Chief Executive Magazine List Identifies 40 Companies that Excel at Nurturing Leaders
Black & Veatch has been selected as the best company for leadership development in the Private Company category of Chief Executive Magazine’s annual study of the “Best Companies for Leaders.” It is the company’s third consecutive appearance in the top ten.
“Black & Veatch encourages innovative thinking. We view opportunities that allow professionals to grow in their career as a key to our success as a company,” said Susan Lee, Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Director of Global Talent Management at Black & Veatch. “This recognition further demonstrates that the time and energy our professionals dedicate to their personal and professional growth has a strong return on investment.”
“Leaders thrive at all levels within Black & Veatch,” said Steve Edwards, Chairman and CEO of the company. “The investments we make in the development of our professionals are a reflection of our commitment to meeting the complex challenges our clients face, our emphasis on continued growth and entrepreneurialism, and of our employee-ownership model.”
Black & Veatch encourages and develops potential leaders through multiple education and development programs. Its ASPiRE initiative, based on the company’s Core Values, provides tools and principles to help professionals become more effective and productive. Black & Veatch‘s Talent Development Group prepares individuals and groups to achieve business success through a variety of leadership, performance, mentoring and career development courses.
Chief Executive Magazine ranked companies based on the presence of a formal leadership process. The magazine assessed the commitment level of the CEO and senior management to the leadership development programs as measured by the percent of time spent. It also considered the number of other companies that report recruiting from the company being evaluated. The percentage of senior and middle management positions filled by internal candidates was also measured.