Allied International Credit (AIC) is proud to announce that it has been named to the Training Top 125 for the 5th consecutive year as announced on February 7th in San Diego , California.  Janine Burch (UK Manager of Human Resources) and Joel MacCharles (Global Vice President of Training) were present for the honour and to share best practices with participants from around the world.

“The Training 125 represents an achievement for the entire organization,” said MacCharles.  “To be recognized amongst the elite training organizations in the world requires buy-in, support and active participation of every team across the organization.”

Allied uses training to influence the culture and develop it’s people – a value that’s so critical to the organization that people development is one of the companies core thrusts for the next 5 years (and into the foreseeable future beyond that).

“Everyone is part of our approach to training,” says MacCharles.  “Senior Managers create and train training material for Managers, Managers create and train training for Team Leaders and so forth.  Training is not the commitment of a single team or department but is a requirement of all levels of Leadership across the organization.”

Blending classroom and technological approaches to building new skills is an integral component of how the company ensures it’s people grow in – and beyond – their current roles.  “Some of our current Management team will attend a class taught by Global Vice President before entering another classroom to teach a group of perspective Team leaders.”

Background to the Award:

Each Top 125 company was measured on quantitative (75 percent of total score) and qualitative (25 percent of total score) data. Factors influencing the rankings include:

  • Training tied to business objectives
  • Demonstrable results
  • Number of trainers
  • Employee turnover and retention
  • Leadership development
  • Tuition assistance
  • Training technology and infrastructure
  • Certification
  • Training budget and percentage of payroll.

An outside research and statistical data company, under the guidance of Training magazine, scored companies on this data supplied by applicants.

More info can be found on through their magazine (a soft copy of the Top 125 list is available at:

Allied international Credit is a privately held Canadian collection agency with 3 offices in Canada, 2 in the United States and 3 in the UK.  It was founded in 1955 and continues to be a Platinum Member of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.”

The Company employs approximately 1,400 people and it’s head office is in Newmarket, Canada (just North of Toronto)

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