Professional development is critical to the long-term success of employees, and therefore organizations. Good employers know learning doesn't stop when you get a degree — on the job training, done well, can be a real difference maker in employee performance, productivity, engagement and retention.

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* 1. Please describe the basics of your training program:

* 2. What were the objectives of the program, and how were they met? (Please include any relevant metrics, such as number of employees trained, training days, cost per employee trained/day, business improvements as a result of the training, et cetera.)

* 3. Describe the context requirements with respect to the design and development of the training program, including learning objectives, relevant information about the target audience and size, transfer of learning, type of training (classroom, e-learning, et cetera), design or technical constraints:

* 4. Describe how this training program is original and innovative:

* 5. How do you ensure training is applied after the course is finished? How are T&D initiatives follow up on?

* 6. Do you reimburse employees for external training or pay for professional association memberships? Detail:

* 7. Is employee input on training and development requirements sought? Detail:

* 8. Please describe any aspects of your program not covered in the questions above:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

* 9. Organization profile: Please tell us briefly about your organization and the scope of its operations

* 10. How many employees do you have?

* 11. Please enter the name and contact information for the person submitting this information:

* 12. Check the box below to indicate that the above statements are a true representation of what is occurring at your organization, and that you are authorized to act as an agent for your organization in submitting this information to Canadian HR Reporter for judging purposes for the 2018 National HR Awards competition.

Note: Information submitted in this form will not be shared publicly. It will only be viewed by Canadian HR Reporter/Thomson Reuters staff and the judges for this category. If you are selected as the winner in this category, Canadian HR Reporter will approach you for a story we're working on for the October 2018 issue. We will also send a video crew to your workplace to produce a short film on your award-winning program. Winners will be invited to an exclusive gala reception on Sept. 20 in downtown Toronto. (Note: Date subject to change.)

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