Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), a leading floorcovering provider, recently earned national recognition for its education and training efforts. The company has once again been named among Selling Power® magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For and Elearning! magazine’s Learning 100 for its comprehensive approach to education and training.
Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes the list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. The list represents a variety of company sizes and industries. This year there was a newly revised and expanded application with detailed sections covering three broad categories:
Compensation and Benefits
Hiring, Sales Training, and Sales Enablement
"Being ranked as one of the ‘50 Best Companies to Sell For’ continues to validate our approach to provide ongoing learning and growth opportunities for our sales professionals” said Danny Crutchfield, director of corporate training and organizational development at Shaw. “Our commercial and residential sales teams exhibit the industry’s top talent and play a vital role to Shaw’s success.”
Shaw employs nearly 1,200 sales associates globally and supports them at every stage of their career with multi-dimensional training and development. Embedded in this training is reinforcement of Shaw’s customer-centric approach and a focus on helping customers achieve their objectives and grow their business.
ELearning! Magazine® recognized Shaw for the seventh consecutive year as a top private sector company cited for high performance, organizational culture, innovation and collaboration. This ranking is evidence of Shaw’s commitment to providing cutting-edge approaches to implementing new learning projects and initiatives throughout the organization and within the communities.
The Learning! 100 are comprised of 60 corporate enterprises and 40 public sector organizations that are evaluated across three criteria: Collaborative Strategies’ Collaboration Index, Darden School’s Learning Culture Index, and overall organizational performance. Accolades are awarded in four categories of excellence: innovation, culture, performance and collaboration.
This year, Shaw was recognized for its overall learning culture and its strategic, long-term efforts to develop specifically for the program entitled, Developing The Future Workforce. Crutchfield stated, “It’s not just about investing in today’s workforce, but tomorrow’s and beyond. Through our STEM-centric programs focused on everything from reading to robotics, Shaw partners with nonprofits and education institutions from kindergarten to college to provide opportunities that foster the innovation required to perpetually develop next generation products to meet our customers’ evolving needs."