McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk

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THE BURGER CHAIN goes large on efforts to motivate its workforce, from getting them involved in the design of their new uniform to offering flexible shared contracts and good career opportunities. A nationwide “with McDonald's, I can” internal competition discovered that people join the business for a range of reasons: to earn money while studying, to have the flexibility to take up new hobbies and for the training, which they consider to be of great personal benefit to them (an unbeaten 77% positive score on this year's list). McDonald's has its headquarters in London and is led by chief executive officer Paul Pomroy. The organisation opened in the UK in 1974 and now employs 37,124 people at 1,250 sites nationwide. It's a young crowd with an average age of 18, and 95% are on zero-hours contracts. The business has helped its people to gain more than 70,000 qualifications over the past decade. It invests £40m a year in a package of learning opportunities, from a foundation degree in business operations to new degree apprenticeships. A scheme for school leavers, which aims to attract future management talent, is run in association with Manchester Metropolitan University. Staff feel the job is good for personal growth (80%, second) and that managers motivate them to do their best every day (73%, first). www.mcdonalds.co.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

Giving Something Back

72% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

The Wellbeing programme offers McDonalds employees a variety of support and helpful information to enhance their wellbeing both at work and at home. A dedicated Wellbeing Hub on ourlounge contains handy articles and information about what employees can do to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It has advice and support on topics like staying active, eating well, work/life balance and mental health. As part of the Wellbeing Programme, the team research and feature apps of the month, which have included apps like HeadSpace. Every employee receives a ‘How's it Going Chat' with their direct reporting Manager on a regular basis. This provides an ideal opportunity for the employee to have an open and frank discussion with their direct reporting Manager. Employees have the opportunity to discuss any issues that could be causing workplace stress and discuss what support or changes are needed. In recent Senior Leadership Engagement Drop In sessions, workload and workplace stress were some of the discussion topics to enable employees to openly discuss concerns and solutions with Senior Leadership.

My Team

86% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

McDonald's are aware that no single factor is more important to their success than the dedication and efforts of their employees. As a result of this the company operate the “Employee of the Month” (EoM) award in all restaurants. Every year 12 employees per restaurant have the chance to win this accolade and a gift box to go with it. Every employee of the month receives a range of prizes ranging from an Employee of the Month gold name badge and a personalised congratulations card to a specially designed ‘Make It Special' USB stick, an engraved black Congress pen in a presentation case and an engraved black A6 mole notepad to name but a few. Four times a year each restaurant will select an employee from the EoM winners to be their Employee of the Quarter and winners from all restaurants are then entered into a competition to find the “Employee of the Quarter” for each Operations Manager group. The winners of this quarterly competition are then considered for the Director of Operations “Employee of the Year”. Finally, each person selected as the Director of Operations overall winner will go forward to compete to become McDonald's Employee of the Year final, which takes place at McDonald's Head Office with the COO and Senior Vice President. As finalists they receive £250 worth of Love to Shop vouchers and the overall winner will also receive £2,500 worth of Travel Vouchers. All also receive recognition trophies.

My Manager

87% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The Wellbeing programme offers McDonalds employees a variety of support and helpful information to enhance their wellbeing both at work and at home. A dedicated Wellbeing Hub on ourlounge contains handy articles and information about what employees can do to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. It has advice and support on topics like staying active, eating well, work/life balance and mental health. As part of the Wellbeing Programme, the team research and feature apps of the month, which have included apps like HeadSpace. Every employee receives a ‘How's it Going Chat' with their direct reporting Manager on a regular basis. This provides an ideal opportunity for the employee to have an open and frank discussion with their direct reporting Manager. Employees have the opportunity to discuss any issues that could be causing workplace stress and discuss what support or changes are needed. In recent Senior Leadership Engagement Drop In sessions, workload and workplace stress were some of the discussion topics to enable employees to openly discuss concerns and solutions with Senior Leadership.

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