Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited (HRPL), a Master Franchisee for West & South India operations of McDonaldâ€™sÂ® Restaurants and a subsidiary of the BSE listed Westlife Development Limited has been ranked at first place among food retailers in India, by the Great Place to WorkÂ® Institute. The coveted ranking is Indiaâ€™s largest annual study of workplace excellence and is based on confidential employee feedback and an audit of management processes by the Great Place to WorkÂ® Institutein partnership with the Retailers Association of India.
Commenting on the announcement, Ms. Seema Arora Nambiar, Senior Director â€“ People Resources, McDonaldâ€™sÂ® India- West & South said, “It is an honour to be recognized as a leader among Indiaâ€™s best places to work â€“ in the food retail category.Our unique Employee Value Proposition of Fun, Flexibility and Future is the very foundation of business at McDonaldâ€™sÂ®. Our ranking among the best places to work is a testament to our strong people policies. We believe that our people are our strongest brand attribute, and we strive to provide them a positive, friendly, collaborative working environment.
McDonaldâ€™sÂ® also offers them an outstanding opportunity to grow through diverse career development choices. In addition, employees have the option of working across functions with market-leading technology and innovations â€œ
Ms. Basuri Dutta, Practice head, Great Place to WorkÂ® India added, â€œRetailers Association of India (RAI) and Great Place To WorkÂ® Institute came together to study various retail organizations in the country, to identify a list of Indiaâ€™s Best Retail Companies To Work For – 2015. In the second year of this Best Workplaces List, over 40 organizations from the Retail Industry in India reached out to Great Place To WorkÂ® Institute to be considered In order to be considered for a spot on this prestigious list, organizations undergo a detailed assessment. The assessment studies employeesâ€™ perceptions and strength of people related management practices. McDonaldâ€™s (Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited) was ranked as the 4th best organization on this list.
McDonaldâ€™s in India (Hardcastle Restaurants) has the distinction of being an organization that has scripted many a success stories. Young employees for many of whom McDonaldâ€™s was their first job, have built successful careers or learnt to aspire for one here.