At McDonald’s, we pride ourselves as being a premier education and training institution. From our long legacy of preparing restaurant managers to run multi-million dollar businesses through their training at Hamburger University to our leadership development programs, we are constantly looking for more opportunities to provide our employees the tools they need to success at McDonald’s and in life.When it comes to inclusion and diversity, it is the same story. We have developed a diversity curriculum that teaches our employees how to move from awareness to action in the area of inclusion and intercultural management. We also have a series of career development classes that provides insights to groups who may need additional assistance in navigating their careers.
Our inclusion and diversity curriculum courses include:
Asian Pacific Middle East Career Development
Black Career Development
Hispanic Career Development
Lesbian Gay Career Development
Women’s Career Development
Intercultural Learning Lab
While mentoring is not a new concept, McDonald’s has taken mentoring into the 21st Century by introducing and offering a web based tool used for matching, tracking, and facilitating Advisor/Learner (mentor/mentee) relationships across an entire organization. Our program incorporates the latest technology features of both informal and formal mentoring approaches, providing a virtual environment to encourage Career Engagements (one-to-one), Topical Engagements (group/peer learning/sharing), and Situational Engagements (short-term, special projects) that benefit individuals, groups, and McDonald’s.
Employee Business Networks
McDonald’s has a long history of supporting and building employee business networks. These networks began and continue to be voluntary interrelated groups of employees who provide support and act as advocates for the employees they represent. In addition, they serve to provide a sense of community within McDonald’s among the participants. Additionally, today they provide information, education, and advice for both the employees and the company. They have also aligned themselves with the company’s strategic business plans and have positioned themselves as networks that can positively impact the bottom line of McDonald’s.
Our current national Employee Business Networks and Employee Resource Groups are: