September - October 2019

Strategic Talent Management

Having a plan and structure for selecting and developing the right talent, moving people to the right place at the right time, and understanding key areas of engagement to retain and motivate that talent will set your team apart from the competition. Strategic organizations take a comprehensive approach to talent management – aligning it with their business strategy. This newsletter edition features strategic talent management strategies and best practices to help you retain and develop your greatest asset – your employees.

Getting Strategic about Strategic Talent Management

Talented and engaged employees differentiate your organization and are becoming increasingly important at the same time that the talent market is becoming increasingly competitive. These conflicting pressures make it essential for organizations to focus attention and resources on their Strategic Talent Management (STM) approach. Read More.


Customer Spotlight


American AgCredit Enhances Strategic Talent Management

Enhancing its broad strategic talent management (STM) plan, American AgCredit (AAC) is working with FCC Services on a multi-pronged effort designed to attract high-caliber talent, develop internal leaders and build effective team communication. Read More.


Services Spotlight


Insight Interview Redesign and Validation

FCC Services recently undertook a project to validate and redesign seven interviews utilized throughout Farm Credit to support associations' hiring decisions, working with SelectionLink, a vendor partner that delivers talent assessment, recruitment and development services including the standardized Insight Interviews being validated. The in-depth validation process included participation and support from 16 Farm Credit organizations including GreenStone Farm Credit Services. Read More.


Passkey Featured Partner


Talent Recruitment Support Providers

FCC Services' Passkey Program has assembled a stellar group of Partners prepared to support recruitment efforts, from building a pool of potential candidates to testing assessments to background checks and more. Here are three companies working with Farm Credit associations to strengthen their recruitment efforts.

AgCareers offers a job board and resume database where Farm Credit associations can connect directly with candidates who have agribusiness experience.

CareerBuilder provides end-to-end talent acquisition solutions to help employers find, hire and onboard great talent.

The IBM Kenexa ProveIt! skills tests provide awareness to employers about exactly what skills a new hire will have when they walk in the door.

For more information about any of these Passkey Partners, contact Heather Tseng, Passkey Sales and Marketing Manager, at Read More.



Company News

Advanced Leadership Program at Gettysburg Leadership Experience

FCC Services has launched an advanced Gettysburg Leadership Experience program focused on the next phase of the Battle of Gettysburg and on new leadership lessons to be learned from these later experiences. Read More.

New Partner Announcement:
Land Broker Co-op

Land Broker Co-op offers Farm Credit the opportunity to market directly to those integrally involved with land buyers and sellers every day: rural land brokers. These brokers can help direct buyers to utilize Farm Credit, the experts in funding farm and land purchases. Read More.

You're Invited: A Panel Discussion on Best Practices in Secured Lending

Wolters Kluwer's Lien Solutions hosted a free webinar on September 12th. Your Farm Credit peers and the Lien Solutions team discussed topics like best practices in secured lending, lien management, new technology and automation. If you would like to receive a link to the on-demand recording of this webinar, sign up here. Once the recording has been created, we will send you an email with a link.

Calendar of Events

The FORUM for Ag Lending

Activate Experience

September 23-25, 2019
Newport Beach Marriott
Newport Beach, CA

Director Leadership Conference

Collective Experience

November 19-21, 2019
The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO

Farm Credit Sales Leaders Conference

October 15-17, 2019
W Fort Lauderdale Hotel
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Gettysburg Leadership Experience

Open Enrollment Programs

  • September 24-26, 2019
  • October 7-9, 2019