-Written by Erik Sargent
When it comes to running a business centered on customer service and hardworking individuals, high levels of proper training are at a premium.
That’s why at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, training comes first and foremost with our team members and franchisees. A variety of online, in-person, and annual events are centered around training on everything from operations and customer service for our frontline team members. For franchisees, a host of training materials, webinars, and in-person educational classes are provided when they first join our system and anytime they need training for new program roll outs or even just to get brushed up on their skills.
We take training seriously here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, and this dedication to training was recognized on a national level this week when the brand accepted an award from Training magazine after being recognized on their “Training Top 125” list. This was the brand’s first year appearing on the list, coming in at 119. Businesses also ranked included those in a variety of fields including services, health and medical services, finance and banking, insurance, and hospitality industries, with high-profile companies like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan featured on the list.
“We salute the 2018 Training Top 125 winners’ fierce commitment to employee learning and development and their passionate belief that training matters,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine in a press release. “We hope they continue to revel in their training success and unmask the possibilities of continuous learning and innovation in their organizations.”
Members of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Home Office training team submitted an application to be considered for the list back in the fall, and on Monday, traveled to the Georgia Congress Center to accept their award.
“There are several moving companies out there offering similar services, but what sets TWO MEN AND A TRUCK apart is that we invest heavily in our employees and franchisees to provide them with top-notch training so they can excel in their jobs and in their businesses,” said Home Office Training and Development Manager Denyse Berkeypile.
TWO MEN AND TRUCK’s application for consideration highlighted the extensive training programs offered by the company that allow employees at all levels throughout the system to grow and expand their knowledge. From the Mary Ellen’s Moving People Forward® scholarship program to the First Gear program, these programs have proven incredibly effective in moving our team members to where they want to be.
Applicants who submitted applications to be featured on the Top 125 list were scored on a variety of factors that included demonstrable results, progress of the programs’ innovation, success factors, training strategically linked to business goals, corporate commitment to training, and the potential applicability of best practices company, among many more.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK being featured on the list for the first time is a major step forward for our brand and what we are doing in terms of training for our frontline and franchisee teams and encourages everyone in the system to keep building on their own initiatives.
“We can see a lot of ways to improve existing programs as well as create better programs in the future,” Berkeypile said. “We are already looking for ways to improve our ranking.”
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