Egg producers play an important role in the organization’s working environment
By Diego Flammini
A Canadian farm organization recently received praise for its positive corporate culture and for helping sustain the country’s egg industry.
Waterstone Human Capital, a Mississauga, Ont. executive search firm, recognized Egg Farmers of Canada as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
A good corporate culture is an “organization’s greatest asset,” Marty Parker, president and CEO of Waterstone, said in a statement today.
And it’s the contributions of Canada’s egg farmers that help the organization maintain a good employment environment, according to Tim Lambert, CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada.
“People want to know more and more about food,” he told Farms.com today. “Farmers have a high degree of trust in the community and farming is among the most trusted professions. There’s a real pride in being a farmer. That pride extends to what (Egg Farmers of Canada) does and right through to our employees.”
Egg Farmers of Canada employs 58 people.
Being recognized as a good employer not only brings in better staff but it can also help steer job seekers toward a career in agriculture, Lambert said.
“Our philosophy is that eggs can make a difference and we want to be the best employer we can be,” he said. “We already get great applicants on our website. What’s exciting about this award is that, as people become aware of it, it could make us a more desirable employer to work for.”
Egg Farmers of Canada will officially receive their award during a gala event on March 1, 2018.