McDonald's Amongst Singapore's Top 10 Best Employers
The Best Employers in Singapore 2007 study conducted by global human resources services firm Hewitt Associates in partnership with The Business Times and The Straits Times Recruit assessed more than 750 participating companies based on the respective company’s environment, training schemes, rewards structure, work-life programmes and people practices.
The final results also took into account the findings from employee engagement surveys which Hewitt Associates conducted with a cross-section of each company’s employees.
In the Hewitt survey, amongst other attributes, employees cited McDonald’s:
• as a good company overall that provides a good career opportunity
“This is a wonderful endorsement of what we have been practising all these years. At McDonald’s, it is all about people excellence and opportunities. We value our people – who they are today, who they could be tomorrow. As a first employer, we give our people training and experience that helps them wherever they want to go in life. And if they wish to stay in our restaurant business, the sky is the limit!" said Kenneth Chan, Managing Director, McDonald’s Restaurants.
Since opening in Singapore in 1979, McDonald’s continues to be steadfast in its commitment to training and developing its employees. The company goes beyond offering career opportunities to also ensuring lifetime employability. For example, in 2004, McDonald’s took the leadership initiative to launch the University Accredited Programme (UAP), offering employees a second shot at continuing their education.
The company also takes pride in providing the best service training in the industry and this is continually affirmed by the national Excellent Service Awards (EXSA) accorded annually. Indeed, over the last three years, McDonald’s Restaurant Managers have consecutively won the national SUPER STAR EXSA award.
“It is very heartening to note from the Hewitt survey that our employees value the McDonald’s culture and are proud to be working at McDonald’s," said Kenneth Chan.