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PPD Recognized for Superior Employee Development

Posted on: 21 Feb 18

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced it has been honored for employee learning and development programs that help the global contract research organization deliver service excellence to its pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

For the seventh consecutive year, Training magazine named PPD to its Training Top 125 list of businesses that excel in employee learning and development.

“At PPD, we work to create, adapt and implement innovative approaches to foster industry-leading talent and culture,” said Judd Hartman, executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer for PPD. “We are committed to delivering enriching development programs to keep our employees ahead of the curve in honing the skills necessary to drive our clients’ success.”

The Training Top 125 list honors companies that demonstrate measurable results from effective employee learning and development tied to strategic goals.

PPD’s learning and development initiatives – which encompass leadership, employee development and training – are closely aligned with the company’s purpose, mission and strategy. PPD designs, develops and deploys a wide range of learning and performance opportunities that help the company meet the specific needs of its clients, while advancing their clinical research programs.

“Our overarching vision is to foster a best-in-class learning culture by driving learning programs that proactively, measurably and efficiently improve employee growth, readiness and performance,” said Jay Dixon, senior vice president of quality and enterprise learning at PPD. “In turn, our strategic approach enables PPD to deliver superior performance and quality for our clients, advancing their critical research and development programs.”

PPD was recognized for excellence during the Training 2018 Conference and Expo in Atlanta.

“PPD maximizes employee engagement by providing top-notch learning and development opportunities,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “The organization delivers workplace training in the most effective and efficient formats possible, depending on what learners need to know, when they need to know it and where they are in the world. That unwavering focus on learning is paying off, as PPD's learning culture survey revealed the company’s overall learning environment score was 9 percent ahead of other companies’ scores.”

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and approximately 20,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health. For more information, visit

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Last updated on: 21/02/2018

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