FCC again recognized as a great employer

November 05, 2015
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Nov. 5, 2015, Regina — Farm Credit Canada (FCC) continues to be among the nation’s best employers, according to the annual Aon Hewitt Best Employers study.

“FCC is a great place to work because we have great employees who are passionate about agriculture and who care about our customers, as well as each other,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO.

“While we’re happy to receive positive feedback, the journey to ensure FCC is a great place to work never ends and we always use the study results to improve our employee experience.”

While Aon Hewitt no longer ranks organizations, they assess them based on their performance in four areas: employee engagement, leadership, performance culture and employer brand.

CONSISTENTLY AMONG THE TOP 15 IN CANADA

Over the past 10 years, FCC has consistently ranked among the top 15 organizations in Canada.

Based on this year’s study, FCC was recognized as a Platinum employer – the top category – which means Canada’s leading agriculture lender performed strongly in all four areas.

“When our employees are fully engaged, everybody wins – our employees, our business, and most importantly, Canadian farm families and business owners who work every day to help to feed the world,” Hoffort said.

Feedback from Aon Hewitt’s study has helped FCC to improve and simplify processes, strengthen risk management practices, operate more efficiently and better serve customers, according to Greg Honey, FCC executive vice-president and chief human resources officer.

'AN ONGOING CONVERSATION'

“This is so much more than an employee engagement assessment,” Honey said. “It’s part of an ongoing conversation with our employees to generate ideas on how we can improve the way we do business to ensure a great customer experience.

“In our work culture, we always focus on listening to employees, and taking their suggestions to help make the work environment better.”
 
FCC is a self-sustaining federal Crown corporation with more than 1,700 employees working from coast to coast, in over 100 offices.

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