McDonald’s Singapore will kick off its first large-scale National Hiring Day on 13 May 2017, as 700 crew members and managers gather for a mass hiring drive, aiming to attract 2,000 applicants signing up to become their next colleagues.
About 120 participating McDonald’s restaurants are also conducting “open houses” from 13 to 19 May to give interested candidates a back-of-house tour that will help them better understand the culture and various roles in a McDonald’s restaurant.
McDonald’s prides itself as a fun, modern and progressive employer that cares for the different needs across its employee segments. Employees ranging from millennials to mature workers are offered a variety of continuous training and education opportunities such as hospitality and management development programmes, as part of McDonald’s ‘Archways to Opportunity’ promise.
It is not uncommon for McDonald’s restaurant managers to have started as a crew member and reach their fullest potential through series of internal and external training programmes provided by the fast food chain.
Flexibility in the workplace is also an appealing factor to the different groups of employees at McDonald’s. 50 percent of the company’s current workforce consists of Millennials aged 35 years and below.
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Students who work with McDonald’s are given flexible hours that fit their schedules, while family-friendly policies allow other employees with family commitments to enjoy work-life balance. McDonald’s was also one of the pioneers to begin hiring mature workers in the 1980s and has since provided an operations-friendly environment for them.
“As one of the best employers in Singapore, we have always been committed to putting our people first,” said Lynn Hong, Director of Human Resources at Hanbaobao Pte Ltd (licensee of McDonald’s Singapore).
“We believe in offering our employees opportunities to learn, grow and lead in an inspiring and nurturing workplace. This is also the motivation behind our first-ever large-scale National Hiring Day as we aim to maintain and grow a sustainable workforce at McDonald’s by engaging all of our potential employees including students, stay-at-home mothers or even retirees.”
“Working at McDonald’s is more than a job to me. It has been a fulfilling journey of almost 40 years where I always have the opportunity to learn new skills through the training and education programmes, work with passionate people and help my team to grow professionally. I’m proud of the progress that I have made here at McDonald’s and I wish to continue my career here until I retire,” said Jennifer Hoo, a 57-year-old Restaurant Manager at McDonald’s.
McDonald’s aims to attract 2,000 new crew member applicants during the week of National Hiring Day and remains committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all employees.
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