FCC recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer for 2020
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s best employers, part of Kincentric’s Best Employers global certification program that measures and recognizes leading employers.
“Our employees are our greatest asset and the number one reason why FCC is one of the most highly adaptive and customer-inspired companies in Canada,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. “This has been especially true this year, as we’ve had to tap into the passion and creativity of our 2,000 employees across Canada to find new ways of serving our customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Kincentric annually certifies companies that have captured the full potential of their employees. To certify a company as a best employer, Kincentric compares organizations to identify those that strive to continuously inspire their people, spark change and accelerate business success.
To achieve this recognition, FCC was assessed on four measures:
- Employee engagement: employees speak positively about their employer, intend to stay and are motivated to exert extra effort at work.
- Organizational agility: employees see the organization is highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of its customers.
- Engaging leadership: leaders are deeply connected with employees to drive engagement, communicate a clear vision and demonstrate strong personal values.
- Talent focus: employees see the organization is focused on attracting and retaining great talent and creating an inspirational environment where people can thrive.
This is the 18th consecutive year FCC has been identified as one of the nation’s best employers by the international human capital and management consulting firm.
Hoffort said this year’s recognition is especially gratifying, and he’s proud of the employees who had to quickly adapt to a work-at-home environment and rely on technology to maintain their strong relationships with customers. Employees embraced the need to provide increased lending support to ensure producers, agribusinesses and food processors would continue to have access to necessary capital during these challenging times.
“Like any other business, we’ve been challenged to quickly adapt to changing circumstances in order to continue to serve the needs of our customers, while supporting our employees and respecting our core values of integrity, fairness, commitment and good judgement,” Hoffort said. “Recognition as a best employer is really secondary to the satisfaction we feel when we are able to come together and overcome the challenges that are thrown our way.”
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $38 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and food. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, we provide an appropriate return to our shareholder, and reinvest our profits back into the industry and communities we serve. For more information, visit fcc.ca.
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