Regina, Saskatchewan, November 30, 2021 – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has once again been recognized as one of Canada’s best employers, even as organizations around the world grapple with the challenges posed by the pandemic.
“We have always known that in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers, we need to provide an equally positive and engaging employee experience – and that feels especially true now,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO, speaking about Kincentric’s Best Employers global certification program that measures and recognizes leading employers.
“Like everyone, we have navigated tremendous change and complexity over the last year and a half, and through it all, FCC employees have remained engaged, adaptable and committed to working together in new ways to maintain strong relationships with our customers,” Hoffort said. “Our employees continue to be the number one reason why FCC is one of the most highly regarded companies in Canada.”
Kincentric, an international human capital and management consulting firm, 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 19th consecutive year FCC has been identified by Kincentric as one of the nation’s best employers.
Hoffort said FCC’s work environment will continue to evolve to ensure employee safety during the pandemic, as well as to promote flexibility without compromising on teamwork, performance or strong customer relations.
“The pandemic has accelerated our move toward a more flexible work environment for most of our 2,100 employees across Canada, depending on their roles within the organization,” Hoffort said. “Our commitment to this exciting and dynamic industry will never change – we are 100 per cent invested in the success of Canada’s agriculture and food industry.”
FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $41 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.