November 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - Yum Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) ), one of the world's largest restaurant companies and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has been named one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® in North America for its unique and comprehensive leadership development programs and practices.
Conducted since 2001, the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is an analysis of talent management and leadership practices of organizations around the world. This year's winners were selected and ranked by an expert panel of independent judges based on a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, company reputation, business and financial performance.
"Yum! Brands is honored to be recognized as a top company for leaders," said Anne Byerlein, Chief People Officer, Yum! Brands. "This recognition demonstrates our focus on building people capability at all levels and investing in training and development programs to grow our next generation of leaders around the globe. We are providing the tools, systems, processes and support needed to equip our leaders to run great restaurants worldwide."
Yum! Brands has a unique people-first culture that is centered around reward and recognition to drive results. With more than 40,000 restaurants in 125 countries and over 1.5 million associates, Yum! Brands' approach to developing talent is customized and highly interactive. The Company creates programs and offers training and tools around the world – for restaurant team members to Restaurant Support Center employees – in order to unlock individual talent and foster business and personal growth. Some examples include:
"In today's complex and unpredictable business landscape, Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders are passionate about cultivating resilient and engaging leaders who take the time to know and develop their talent and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest," said Pete Sanborn, Global Talent practice leader. "We congratulate Yum! Brands on being among a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment."
Visit www.aon.com/topcompanies-winners for the full list of Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders.
With more than 1,500 data points and more than 300 executive interviews, the 2014 Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is the most comprehensive, global research on leadership in the market, examining the link between leadership practices and financial results. This study explores how organizations assess, select, develop, and reward leaders, and examines the execution of leadership practices, as well as the strategy that guides it. To learn more about this study, please visit www.aon.com/topcompanies .
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 40,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #216 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion. In 2014 Yum! was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility. The Company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a leader in international retail development.
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