Mohawk Industries has been named one ofTraining Magazine’s“Top 125” training organizations for 2010.

Mohawk Industries has been named one ofTraining Magazine’s“Top 125” training organizations for 2010. The honor is considered one of the most elite rankings among Fortune 500 companies for training and learning development, according to Mohawk. To qualify, company training organizations are measured, selected and ranked on both quantitative and qualitative data. An independent research and statistical data company makes recommendations to the magazine, which selects the winning organizations.    

Mohawk’s learning organizations cross all divisions of Mohawk Industries, including Dal-tile University, Unilin, Mohawk Home, Logistics, Customer Service, Human Resources, and Mohawk University. “In many ways, continuous learning is the new normal,” said Mike Zoellner, vp marketing services. “Taking a single class, while helpful, is very short term.  To thrive in today’s environment requires people continuously build upon their knowledge and experiences. We try to accelerate that.”

Tim Gray, director of Mohawk University, said one key value of being part of the Top 125 is looking at how other organizations address training-and seeing how those ideas could benefit Mohawk’s customers.  

“We’ve discovered that by looking outside our industry, we’re finding ideas that help us take professionalism to new levels in flooring,” Gray said. “It’s helping us bring in new concepts faster, and get them into our dealers’ hands.”

Gray added that in 2010, Mohawk is partnering with top training resources to introduce brand new courses to Mohawk University. The new classes are based on retailer input and from what Mohawk has learned by looking at successes in other businesses.  

New courses include Techniques of Professional Selling, a comprehensive sales training course from Don Hutson of U.S. Learning that is offered in 24 modules that can be viewed in the retailer’s store; and Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, a course offered in partnership with the internationally recognized training organization Franklin Covey.

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