Pierre-based BankWest named on Top 100 for employee training excellence list


Pierre, South Dakota, based BankWest was recently included on a list ranking companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

The Training Top 100 ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics and a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including: total training budget, percentage of payroll, scope of training programs provided, detailed formal and informal training programs, training linked to business goals, and business outcomes resulting from training.

Becky Burke is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for BankWest.

At BankWest, we recognize the importance of taking time to properly onboard employees, provide a learning pathway for our staff and provide ongoing education. Common feedback from new hires is that they appreciate the holistic approach to their onboarding and training, emphasizing that they have never had that experience in other jobs. Our belief is that if we take the time to onboard our employees the right way, they will feel like a part of the organization. When employees feel valued, employee engagement and retention grows.”

Training magazine is a business publication for Learning and Development and Human Resources professionals. The Training Top 100 rankings for the companies will be unveiled during an interactive Virtual Gala in February (Feb. 8, 2021).


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