February 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), one of the world's largest restaurant companies with more than 41,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in over 125 countries and territories, announced today that Chief People Officer Anne Byerlein has been named one of Forbes' Top 10 Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO). The Top 10 CHRO list was developed by Mike Myatt, a Forbes contributor, author and leadership expert and advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and Boards.
Byerlein, who has served as Chief People Officer since 2002, is one of an elite group of human resources executives on the list. In Myatt's February 11 article on Forbes.com, he recognized Byerlein for her role in leading global Human Resources for Yum! Brands, which includes recruiting, staffing, benefits, people development and training, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, security, and facilities for more than 1.5 million employees and franchise associates across all the Company's divisions. He noted that Byerlein has been behind many of the Company's successes over the years. In addition, he said she has a reputation for strategic thinking, tactical precision and a nose for talent. Myatt also discussed how today's successful CHROs are change agents who help fuel growth and development, corporate strategy and culture at their companies. To read Myatt's article, visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2015/02/11/my-picks-for-the-top-10-chros-why-it-matters/.
"It's important that leaders in our company are Smart with Heart," said Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer, Yum! Brands. "Anne lives and breathes our culture and exemplifies someone who is Smart with Heart but also has the Courage to make the big decisions that drive successful results. Her recognition is well deserved and demonstrates our Company's focus on building people capability at all levels."
Yum! Brands was recognized late last year as one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® in North America for its comprehensive leadership development programs and practices. Over the years, Yum! has created a unique people-first culture that is centered around reward and recognition to drive results. 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:
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 41,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #216 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion and in 2014 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. 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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