Employee-first approach pays off for McDonald's(R) Canada

    50 Best Employers in Canada distinction comes on the heels of Most
    Admired Corporate Cultures nod

    TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - For the seventh time in the study's 10-year
history, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has been chosen as one of
Canada's 50 best employers - the only quick-service restaurant in the country
to earn this honour.
    Compiled by Hewitt and Associates for the Globe and Mail's Report on
Business Magazine and La Presse, this national ranking is unique in that
employees - based on a comprehensive opinion questionnaire - determine which
organizations make the list.
    "Our ability to attract and retain top talent is at the core of our
employment value proposition and we are extremely proud of the high level of
engagement of our workforce," said John Betts, President of McDonald's
Restaurants of Canada Limited. "Earning this distinction for the seventh time
since 2000 is no small feat and I want to congratulate everyone for making the
work environment at McDonald's Canada what it is: creative, inclusive and a
whole lot of fun."
    Each year, McDonald's Canada conducts internal employee surveys to get
feedback on how well the company is doing. The most recent survey of nearly
42,000 people showed that 84% agreed or strongly agreed that they felt valued
as an employee of McDonald's, and that 86% said they were proud to be working
at McDonald's.
    From an employer image perspective, it was the second major award of the
season for McDonald's Canada, which also earned a nod as one of Canada's 10
Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
    Conducted on behalf of the National Post by Waterstone Human Capital, a
leading retainer-based search firm, the results of the survey of 340 Canadian
executives showed how strong leadership drives corporate culture and how
culture drives performance.
    McDonald's Canada was a first-time recipient of this prestigious
distinction which was based on the following criteria: vision and leadership,
cultural alignment, measurement and sustainability, rewards, recognition and
innovative business achievement, corporate performance, and corporate social

    About McDonald's(R) Canada

    McDonald's is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald's
Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate
more than 1,400 restaurants and employ more than 77,000 Canadians coast to
coast. Approximately 70 per cent of McDonald's Canadian restaurants are
locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. For more information
about McDonald's Canada, visit the company's web site at www.mcdonalds.ca

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