McDonald’s has been named the 14th best multinational workplace in Europe by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company was presented with the accolade during the Europe Award Ceremony Gala at Mansion House in Dublin on 27 June.
The award recognises McDonald’s Europe’s management, excellent workplace culture and the company’s commitment to be an employer of choice and a high-quality workplace for McDonald’s 415,000 European employees. It is the latest in a series of workplace-related achievements the business has been recognised for this year, such as McDonald’s Europe's certification as a Top Employer Europe for 2013 in March. It also follows the 16 HR awards the business won in 2012 which included Best Place to Work awards for Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK with McDonald’s Denmark awarded first place in its national programme and McDonald’s Italy and McDonald’s Ireland ranking in fifth place in theirs.
David Fairhurst, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s Europe said:
“I’m exceptionally proud of our achievement with this award. The Great Place to Work Institute is a highly-regarded organisation but what makes this recognition even more special is that a large proportion of the points awarded are based on employee feedback.
“Last week was a special week for everything we do at McDonald’s to celebrate our people as we also held Europe’s inaugural Ray Kroc awards for restaurant managers. So the Great Place to Work award was truly the icing on the cake.”
In order to be eligible to participate in the multinational list, McDonald’s had to have been recognised in at least three national lists in Europe over the past year, have at least 1,000 employees worldwide, and have a minimum of 40% of its total employees working outside the country where the company is headquartered.
In 2013, 2,119 companies participated in national Best Companies list competitions across 19 countries in Europe.
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