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

November 18, 2021

DDI Among Top Assessment and Evaluation Companies in 2021

For the fifth consecutive year, Training Industry named DDI to its list of 2021 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.

“This year’s Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies showcased high-quality techniques within their evaluation process to improve employee performance and create actionable insights for organizational training needs,” said Jessica Schue, market research associate at Training Industry, Inc. “With innovative approaches and strong evaluation techniques, like simulations and personalization, these companies offer an engaging experience for learners. Covering a wide range of assessment types, such as employee development, performance, knowledge retention and leadership potential, these organizations lead the assessment and evaluation market.”

The selection of the 2021 Training Industry Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies List was based on the following criteria:

  • Diversity of assessment capabilities.
  • Quality of evaluation techniques.
  • Industry visibility, innovation, and impact.
  • Strength of clients and geographic reach.
  • Company size and growth potential.

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 thrilled to be selected for Training Industry’s 2021 Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies again. It’s a testament to how DDI’s assessments impact the way our clients hire, promote and develop exceptional leaders,” said Douglas Reynolds, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Innovations and Technology at DDI. “High-quality assessments are critical for identifying hidden talent and future high-performers while reducing bias and fueling objective hiring and promotion decisions. Plus, data from assessments deliver powerful insights for leaders and allow for personalized development.”


About Training Industry, Inc.

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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.