KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Dec 2019 – McDonald’s Malaysia was recently accorded four prestigious Human Resource awards, spanning the month of November.
The company’s accolades included the Best Employer Award 2019 and Commitment to Talent Focus Award 2019 by Kincentric; Best Company to Work for in Asia 2019 Award by HR Asia; and Malaysia’s Most Improved Healthiest Workplace for Large Organisations by AIA Vitality.
These acknowledgements are a testament to McDonald’s continuous commitment and efforts in engaging and building their talent holistically, as well as its strong people practices.
“Our people have always been our priority – they are the very reason for McDonald’s Malaysia’s success today. Being acknowledged by Kincentric, HR Asia, and AIA Vitality is truly an honour, as we continue our journey of building a strong brand that always puts its people first,” said Managing Director and Local Operating Partner of McDonald’s Malaysia, Azmir Jaafar.
At McDonald’s, opportunities are in abundance for its people to grow. This is strongly supported by its strategic career planning initiatives, which maps out available opportunities and avenues for growth within the company.
On top of that, McDonald’s provides the necessary training and skills development programmes to elevate each person to excel in their individual capacities.
McDonald’s Malaysia is also passionate about reaching out to local communities that it operates in, and this is especially evident through their community programmes.
One of their key workforce programs which benefits the community directly, the National Dual Training System (NDTS), is an 18-month industry-oriented training programme which combines both workplace and institutional learning for underprivileged youths. The selected students will be awarded with the Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 2 and Level 3 in Food Services upon successful completion of the programme.
“Human capital development remains a central focus for us, and we have invested more than RM8 million annually to drive our human capital development initiatives. We believe in going beyond traditional training and development, where we take into account our people’s personal and professional growth trajectories,” added Azmir.
McDonald’s Malaysia currently employs more than 14,000 people in over 290 restaurants across the country. With plans to open 450 stores by 2025, McDonald’s Malaysia also targets to add 10,000 more people to its workforce.