BankWest was recently named an APEX Award honoree for the company’s excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. Training magazine, a business publication for Learning and Development professionals, recently announced the winners of the newly rebranded Training APEX Awards (formerly the Training Top 100).
“As COVID-19 continues to spark change in our professional (and personal) worlds, we made the decision to rebrand our Training Top 100 to the Training APEX Awards to reflect the winners’ journey to attain peak performance in employee training and development and organizational success,” explains TrainingEditor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld. “We salute these best-in-class organizations for their laser-focused commitment to learning and development, their brilliance in continuing to successfully deliver training despite the ongoing pandemic, and their unwavering belief that Training Matters—and not only can it change the world, but transform it.”
The APEX Awards ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics and a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including: total training budget, percentage of payroll, scope of training programs provided, detailed formal and informal training programs, training linked to business goals, and business outcomes resulting from training.
“Learning and development in community banks is typically on-the-job training. It is common for a community bank to have a minimal L&D staff focused on technical skills only,” explains Becky Burke, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for BankWest. “However, BankWest has a robust L&D staff that facilitates training, eLearning and employee development. BankWest takes pride in hiring the best of the best and equipping them with the training to deliver the highest level of customer care.”