ASTD announced today that applications for ASTD's annual BEST Awards are due March 31.

The ASTD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. Winning organizations use the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results. Award winners show that they are BEST at Building talent, Enterprise-wide, Supported by the organization's leaders, fostering a Thorough learning culture.

Companies who win a BEST Award will:
• Be honored for their contributions and identified as among the BEST in the world
• Establish the organization as a leader recognizing learning has an enterprise-wide role
• Share innovative ideas with peers in the industry at the Learn from the BEST conference
• Teach others to embrace learning and development as a strategic initiative.

The top five recent BEST Award winners include: Sun Microsystems, MTR Corporation, SCC Soft Computer, DPR Construction, Inc., and BB&T.