PPD Recognized for Employee Development Programs

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PPD, headquartered in Wilmington, has been recognized for the 10th consecutive year as one of America’s leading companies for employee learning and development, according to a press release.

The global contract research organization has been named to Training magazine’s Top 100 Companies list, which “recognizes companies that demonstrate measurable results through effective employee learning and development linked to strategic goals,” says the press release.

“PPD’s learning strategy is directly tied to corporate goals and is laser-focused on helping its business achieve its critical priorities,” Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine, said in the release. “Over the past year, the company has launched historic project delivery skills development initiatives to boost the performance of the thousands of its employees who conduct clinical trials. PPD training leverages state-of-the-art technology, measurement methods, and collaboration for optimal learner experience and engagement. »

This year marks a significant milestone for PPD as it is the highest ranking the company has received on the list, ranking 39th, up from the previous year’s ranking of 49th.

The training ranking is based on a variety of benchmark statistics, including total training budget, percentage of payroll and number of training hours per employee program, the statement said.

“Receiving this recognition for the 10th consecutive year underscores PPD’s commitment to delivering effective employee training and development outcomes that deliver tangible benefits to our customers and their drug development initiatives,” said Jay Dixon, senior vice president of quality and corporate learning at PPD. , said in the statement.

Rita Bragadesto, Senior Learning Specialist at PPD, was also named by Training magazine as one of the 5 Emerging Training Leaders 2020, an honor that “recognizes training professionals who have worked in the industry for two to 10 years and have demonstrated exceptional skills in leadership, savvy business instincts and drive,” the statement said.

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