McDonald’s UK celebrated for employment practices


Claire Hall, Senior Vice President, People said:

“I am delighted that McDonald’s UK has been awarded its highest ever ranking in the Best Workplaces Awards last night, ranking 2nd by the Great Place to Work® Institute in the 2016 ‘Best Workplaces’ list (for large organisations).

“I am especially proud that this award is determined by questionnaires and interviews with our restaurant and office teams, particularly at a time when our employment practices have come under a lot of scrutiny and unfair criticism. This recognition re-iterates what we already know and hear week in and week out from our people – jobs with McDonald’s are good jobs and we really value the brilliant teams that serve our 3.7m customers every day.

“Additionally we were recognised with a Master award from Great Place to Work following our commitment to creating a great workplace for 10 consecutive years. In the 16 years the awards have been running in the UK, only 11 organisations have achieved this.

“This accolade is the latest in a number of awards we’ve received lately for our employment practices including last month (April 2016) where we once again made the Sunday Times Best Companies list achieving 8th on the list – our second ever highest ranking. We were also awarded a Lifetime award for our sustained credentials in this area.

“These important achievements are based on the responses from our people across a selection of restaurants and offices and publicly recognise the fantastic work our people do. They place McDonald’s among some of the best employers in the country, which is a testament to the importance we and our franchisees place on our employees.

“We employ 110,000 people across the UK and our recent moves on pay and contracts are further proof of our commitment to continue to support, invest and believe in our teams.”

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