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For the second consecutive year, Yum China Holdings, Inc. took home Top Employer China for 2020. The award is presented by global certification program, Top Employers Institute, to recognize leading employers in more than 115 countries that use "People First" HR practices to provide great working environments, a news release said.
The certification covers more than 100 issues and up to 600 specific human resource practices in 10 areas like talent strategy and acquisition, onboarding, learning and development, compensation and culture.
"In the digital era, to respond to the fast-changing environment, every company must stay agile with a well-structured talent strategy that empowers employees to unleash their innovation potential," Yum China CEO Joey Wat said in the release. "As a digital leader in the restaurant industry, we must not only create an environment grounded on our 'fair, care and pride' people philosophy, but also foster a mindset and the capabilities to drive breakthroughs.
"We must also strive to provide a best in class work experience and growth opportunities for our employees, which we believe is a vital step in achieving our vision of becoming the most innovative pioneer in the restaurant industry."
After 32 years in China, Yum China is now the country's largest restaurant company with more than 450,000 people. Yum China's systematic training and development opportunities include programs like its Yum China Leadership Development program, KFC Business School, Pizza Hut School of Management, mini-MBA programs and the Restaurant General Manager Family Care program.
"With the rise of digitization and artificial intelligence, the ability to innovate will have to become a fundamental skill of every employee," Yum China Chief People Officer Aiken Yuen said in the release. "Yum China has always encouraged our employees to stay committed to constant disruptive innovation and self-development for future employability. This certification recognizes Yum China's commitment to ensuring that the growth and development of our employees remains firmly at the heart of our long-term development strategy."