AlliedBarton recognized by Chief Learning Officer magazine

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2012) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has been recognized as a LearningElite Company by Chief Learning Officer magazine for the second consecutive year. Honorees and rankings were announced on Sunday, April 1, at a gala at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. AlliedBarton was the only security officer services company to be honored.

"AlliedBarton's learning culture is paramount to the success of our entire organization, from our security officers to our senior leaders," said Jim Gillece, AlliedBarton Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management. "We have set high learning expectations for our employees as training and knowledge are critical to the current roles and future opportunities. By creating the learning environment that we have developed through the AlliedBarton EDGE, our professionally designed and executed approach to learning and development, we have successfully blended learning with career development."

The LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development. The peer-developed, benchmarking program recognizes organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies to deliver significant business results which are beneficial to their organization, industry and the learning and development field. Based upon the five dimensions of learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, internal learning impact and external business performance results, the LearningElite program serves as an integrated framework for managing a learning organization. The program utilizes best practices in evaluation to establish a list of elite organizations based upon impact, size and industry served.

"We are honored to be given this award for the second consecutive year as it demonstrates our continued commitment to training, learning and career development," said Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton President and CEO. "Career development begins with our learning culture and AlliedBarton employees have a strong understanding of its importance, not only to them but to the people, homes and businesses of our communities that we serve."

AlliedBarton's professionally designed and executed approach to training and development, the AlliedBarton EDGE, provides employees at all levels comprehensive and ongoing training in a variety of formats including eLearning. The AlliedBarton EDGE goes beyond offering traditional learning tools allowing users to be taught in a variety of learning settings. The convenience and accessibility of AlliedBarton EDGE training ensures the highest level of learning can be achieved.

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