CGIRB named a Training Magazine Top 125 finalist

For the second year in a row, CGIRB has been named a finalist in Training magazine’s annual Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

The final rankings will be announced during Training’s 2012 Conference and Expo, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in Orlando, Florida.

Training determines its Top 125 rankings using benchmark statistics and by evaluating corporate commitment, formal training programs, program efficacy and innovation.  In addition to Copernicus Group IRB, other finalists include such powerhouse brands as Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, EMD Serono, Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., PPD, Sprint, United States Navy, Intel Corp., UPS and Verizon.

“The distinction of being selected as a finalist for the Training Top 125 is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to training and retaining the most skilled IRB professionals in the industry”, CGIRB Chief Operating Officer Dawn Pope said.  “The protection of human research subjects demands we maintain the highest training standards.  Better staff education leads to increased employee competence, overall experience levels and, ultimately, improved service and impeccable quality for our clients.”

CGIRB’s corporate trainer, Sydney Douglas, manages the training program which includes new employee orientation, skill development, interdepartmental trainings, accreditation/certification programs and coordination of corporate training initiatives.

The resulting training-focused environment enables new employees to quickly acclimate and contribute to the corporate culture, while ensuring seasoned staffers remain at the forefront of the industry.

“This award not only validates the efficacy of our training program, but also encourages innovation in our training methods and aids in the development of our annual training goals,” Douglas said. “At CGIRB, we fully realize that the quality of service we provide for our clients is directly related to the quality of training we provide for our staff.  Training has always been a part of our culture, and we are thrilled to receive this honor.”