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Ҵý Ranked In Top 10 Percent Of Most Innovative Leadership Programs

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Ҵý today announced it was recently awarded a Leadership Excellence Award for its Management Advantage Program, a 10-week leadership development program designed for high-potential directors and senior managers. HR.com, the largest online community of HR executives, and Leadership Excellence, an HR.com-sponsored publication, ranked Ҵý in the top 10 percent of the most impressive leadership program award winners in 2015.

"We are honored to be recognized among the very best for the Innovative Deployment of Leadership Programs category," said Liz Aguinaga, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Ҵý. "We created Management Advantage in 2014 to address the development needs of our critical middle manager population, and confront the unique challenges that can arise for leaders at this level by encouraging them to think differently about themselves and their organizational position. This successful program rounds out our suite of leadership offerings available to employees at each step in their career progression."

For more than three decades, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the organizations around the world with top leadership development programs. This year's competition had more than 4,500 entrants, and 600,000 people voted on programs. Award recipients are selected based on an application and nomination process, as well as votes cast by leadership program users.

"Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today's business. Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective," stated Debbie McGrath, chief executive officer, HR.com. "Programs recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders."

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