DDI Named to Training Industry Top 20 Assessment List for Fourth Consecutive Year

December 11, 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, Training Industry named DDI to its of 2020 Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies in the learning and development market.

Training Industry has produced a list of top assessment companies since 2017, and DDI has been included each time. Training Industry prepares the Training Industry Top 20 report on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

“The companies on this year’s Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies List partner with organizations to deliver top assessment and evaluation tools that create actionable insights for employees and the business,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “These companies are developing new and innovative products that adapt to the changing workplace environment through digital delivery, generating engaging assessment experiences through tools such as simulations, gamification and personalization.”

The selection of the 2020 Training Industry Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies List was based on the following criteria:

  • Diversity of assessment capabilities
  • Quality and innovation of evaluation techniques
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Quality and number of clients/users
  • Awards, recognition and competitive differentiation.

DDI was the first company in the world to introduce the assessment center methodology to the commercial market. Over the last 50 years, DDI refined and innovated its methodologies to provide a wide array of assessment tools, a more engaging participant experience, and greater business impact at every level from individual contributors up to the C-suite. With more than 30 global assessment centers and a host of virtual assessments, DDI’s assessments have enabled organizations around the world to make data-driven decisions in selecting their leaders and maximizing their effectiveness by creating personalized development plans based on each leader’s unique strengths and weaknesses.

DDI-selected leaders are 5.2 times more likely to successfully drive organizational change. DDI assessment participants are more likely to stay with an organization after completing the assessment, and 87 percent of executives gain business-relevant insight about their talent from DDI assessments. Furthermore, major corporations make crucial decisions for 3,000 senior executives each year using DDI’s assessment process. In addition, organizations that use DDI’s Targeted Selection® behavioral interviewing system consistently have reduced turnover by up to 50 percent.

“We’re honored to be selected for Training Industry’s 2020 Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies as we continue working to provide the most effective and impactful assessments for our clients,” said Douglas Reynolds, Ph.D. executive vice president of Innovations and Technology at DDI. “Assessments are especially important in an unpredictable economic climate to ensure we reduce bias in hiring and promotion decisions, and gain insights into leaders’ skills and need for development.”


About Training Industry, Inc.

Training Industry is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. Their authority is built on deep ties with more than 450 expert contributors who share insights and actionable information with their peers. Training Industry’s live events, articles, magazine, webinars, podcast, research and reports generate more than 7.7 million industry interactions each year, while the Top 20 Training Companies Lists help business leaders find the right training partners.

About DDI

DDI is a global leadership consulting firm that helps organizations hire, promote and develop exceptional leaders. From first-time managers to C-suite executives, DDI is by leaders’ sides, supporting them in every critical moment of leadership. Built on five decades of research and experience in the science of leadership, DDI’s evidence-based assessment and development solutions enable millions of leaders around the world to succeed, propelling their organizations to new heights. For more information, visit ddiworld.com.