Smiths Medical Awarded ‘Training Top 125’ Two Consecutive Years

February 18, 2014

Company’s Onboarding and Talent Development programs recognized 

St. Paul, Minn., February 18, 2014 – Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, placed 119 in Training magazine’s annual ranking of successful corporate learning and development programs. 

Each year the magazine recognizes 125 companies for excellence in human capital investment. For a second consecutive year, Training recognized Smiths Medical, this year specifically for its LEAD Talent Development Program and its North American 12-Week Onboarding Program for sales and marketing new-hires. 

LEAD is a comprehensive leadership development program designed for supervisors and managers. The curriculum focuses on three areas essential to leadership success: Understanding the Leadership Role, Knowing the Business, and Leading Others. Approximately 100 of 600 managers participated in the program in 2013. In 2014, Smiths’ Talent Development group will expand the program worldwide, conducting it in several locations and in multiple languages. 

The North American 12-Week Onboarding Program is a multi-functional approach to acquainting new employees with Smiths Medical, the business environment and the company’s products and services. Sales and Marketing personnel receive product training, sales effectiveness instruction, field coaching and lessons in territory management. 

“We are honored to be recognized, for the second consecutive year, by Training magazine,” said Ron Leonhardt, Vice President, Global Human Resources for Smiths Medical. “Training’s evaluation confirms the relevance and quality of our efforts. Smiths Medical strives to be a great people company, by helping new employees quickly experience success and through continuous development programs that prepare our employees to have long, productive careers.”

About Training Magazine
Training, published by The Lakewood Media Group, is a trade publication specializing in professional development matters written for training, human resources and business management professionals. The management team behind Training magazine also publishes the brand’s newsletters and hosts the annual Training Conference & Expo.

About Smiths Medical

Smiths Medical is a leading supplier of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on the medication delivery, vital care and safety devices market segments.  It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.  Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries. 

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Marysharon Owens
Director, Global Digital & Branding Strategy