Human Relations, not Human Resources at McDonald’s
At the end of February, CVWarehouse customer McDonald’s Belgium was chosen by the Vlerick Management School as “Best Workplace” of the year. That provoked a lot of reactions, both positive and negative. The ideal opportunity to take a closer look at the company’s HR policy – and “McJobs”.
What McDonald’s has to say about it
According to Sabine Gekiere, HR Director for McDonald’s in Belgium, nobody in the company had expected to come in first place. In recent years, we noticed that we had been climbing higher and higher in the rankings, but to come first was certainly a surprise. We have been using the study by the Vlerick Management School for some years now as a tool to assess how we rate in the culture audit, a questionnaire about HR policy, and what employees think about McDonald’s as an employer. But we never even thought about making it an objective to come top of the list. So this is a very gratifying award.