CINCINNATI, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL), a leading, global full-service clinical research organization, today announced the Company has again been named to Training magazine's "Training Top 125," an annual list of the 125 companies that are "unsurpassed in harnessing human capital." Kendle is one of only two companies from the CRO industry to be honored on the 2011 list, which recognizes excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. This is the second consecutive year Kendle has made the list.
"Kendle's recognition among the Training Top 125 reflects our continued commitment to provide highly skilled, highly trained clinical development teams to serve our biopharmaceutical customers," said Daniel J. Hiltz, PhD, Director, Global Training and Development. "As a service company, our associates are our most precious resource. We recognize the value of investing in a comprehensive training program to help them reach their full potential so they in turn can deliver innovative and creative clinical development solutions to our customers."
The Training Top 125 rankings are based on a wide array of benchmarking statistics, including total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and more. Training magazine also uses a range of qualitative and quantitative factors to produce the rankings, including financial investment in employee development, scope of development programs and how closely these programs support business goals. Companies also must show demonstrable results from their training programs.
Training at Kendle is delivered via Kendle College, an international network of learning resources available to all associates. Kendle College is organized around a flexible curriculum with self-paced online courses and live collaborative experiences led by expert facilitators specializing in therapeutic and clinical research disciplines. The Company currently offers 1,340 classes to associates at all levels across the organization.
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Kendle International Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDL) is a leading global clinical research organization providing the full range of early- to late-stage clinical development services for the world's biopharmaceutical industry. Our focus is on innovative solutions that reduce cycle times for our customers and accelerate the delivery of life-enhancing products to market for the benefit of patients worldwide. As one of the world's largest global providers of Phase I-IV services, we offer experience spanning more than 100 countries, along with industry-leading patient access and retention capabilities and broad therapeutic expertise, to meet our customers' clinical development challenges.
Additional information and investor kits are available upon request from Kendle, 441 Vine Street, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45202 or from the Company's website at www.kendle.com.
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