Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. of Athens, Georgia, was named a 2011 Champion of Learning in recognition of its commitment to workplace learning and understanding of its impact on organizational and employee performance. Zaxby’s employs 175 in Athens and specializes in prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Jumbo Buffalo Wings, sandwiches, Zalads, and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane.
The designation, given by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development, is awarded to Georgia-based organizations that, through their workplace learning programs, have demonstrated a deep understanding that the most important asset in a knowledge-based economy is talent and that a skilled workforce is the key to realizing results.
Recently, Governor Nathan Deal recognized the contributions of professionals who make the state’s highly skilled workforce a reality and declared December 5-9 as Employee Learning Week in the state of Georgia. The new, annual Employee Learning Week (ELW) observance enables the public to recognize organizations that are committed to learning throughout the year.
“Businesses and organizations that are committed to creating a highly skilled workforce recognize the competitive advantage employee education gives them,” says Mark Myette, president of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD, the premier association for Georgia workplace learning and performance improvement professionals. “We’re pleased to award this designation to Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. for their commitment and realization of the benefits of workplace learning.”
Zaxby’s Franchising has always supported learning from the very first location to number 540 today. The organization’s second core value is developing talent. Zaxby’s maintains a best-in-class approach to the design, development, and delivery of training to ensure its licensee audience receives the best training possible.