Training magazine names CarMax to its Training Top 125, ninth year in a row

Company Makes List Of Best Employee Development Programs For Ninth Consecutive Year

RICHMOND, Va., 2016-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has been named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125 for the ninth year. CarMax ranks No. 56 for 2016. Training Top 125 recognizes organizations for providing extraordinary employer-sponsored workforce training and development programs.

Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, annually selects 125 organizations that excel at employee development. These companies are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including the best leadership development, outstanding training initiatives and demonstrable results of training programs.

“Strong and relevant training programs are a vital key to our company’s success,” said Bill Nash, president of CarMax. “As the company grows, we continue to develop training programs to enhance our associates’ career opportunities.”

Associates at all levels receive individual development plans tailored to prepare them for success in their current role, as well as for future career development.

“We take an individualized approach in training and development to ensure that every associate is equipped to provide an exceptional customer experience and has the opportunity to be their best,” said Debbie Edwards, manager, talent management. “The content, technology, and pace of training we provide is based on the interests and abilities of each individual.”

CarMax offers a wide variety of training programs that take this specialized approach, focusing on the needs of the individual, from classroom instruction; self-paced e-learning; on-the-job learning, practice and demonstration; one-on-one mentoring and coaching; and virtual learning opportunities. On average, each CarMax store associate completes more than 60 hours of training per year.

In addition to this award, CarMax annually wins numerous national and local awards for being an employer of choice. CarMax is recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®; 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity; and 20 Best Workplaces in Retail. CarMax is currently recruiting for more than 1500 positions nationwide and encourages interested candidates to visit jobs.carmax.com to apply today.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the Fortune 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® for 11 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 156 superstores in 78 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2015, the company retailed 582,282 used cars and sold 376,186 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com

Media Contact
Jennifer Bartusiak, CarMax Public Relations, (804) 747-0422, ext. 4429, Jen_Bartusiak@carmax.com

CarMax named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125 for the eighth straight year

Company Makes List of Best Employee Training Programs for Eighth Consecutive Year

RICHMOND, Va., 2015-2-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has been named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125 for the eighth straight year. CarMax ranks NAo. 61 for 2015. Training Top 125 recognizes organizations for providing extraordinary employer-sponsored workforce training and development programs.

Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development professionals, annually selects 125 organizations that excel at employee development. These companies are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including the best leadership development, outstanding training initiatives and demonstrable results of training programs.

“Associate development is a key to our success and to our future,” said Tom Folliard, president and CEO of CarMax. “Regardless of an associate’s position within the company, opportunities to grow personally and professionally are always at their fingertips.”

CarMax regularly adds new training and reviews existing material to guarantee that the curriculum meets the needs of associates and the business. Over the past year, training enhancements included the rollout of a world class on-boarding program for new associates, as well as a new change management training tailored specifically for all levels of the organization. Also, many top instructor-led classes became available as on-demand, bite-sized online modules, now accessible to all associates at any time to fit their work schedule.

Additionally, CarMax’s most comprehensive programs and training tools include:

  • Development programs that deliver individualized, targeted training opportunities
  • Extensive use of technology to support the needs of the associate, including eLearning, student response systems and video testimonials
  • Classroom training that employs hands-on activities combined with real-world application exercises

On average, each CarMax store associate completes more than 60 hours of training per year. Through KMX University, CarMax’s learning management system, associates can view position development plans, launch online courses, register for classroom training, print self-paced training workbooks, take exams that automatically register course completions, add self-reported training, and review their own personal training histories.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 10 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 143 superstores in 72 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2014, the company retailed 526,929 used cars and sold 342,576 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contacts
Michelle Ellwood, CarMax Public Relations
pr@carmax.com
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