- January 24, 2022 / 5 min readAs of the end of September 2021, Yum China operated 11,415 restaurants and over 400,000 employees in over 1,600 cities across the country.
Yum China Holdings, Inc, has announced that the Top Employers Institute has certified the company as a Top Employer China for the fourth consecutive year, with Yum China the only restaurant company named among the top 20 employers.
In 2021, as the challenges of COVID-19 continued, Yum China adhered firmly to its "People First" philosophy, further upgrading employee benefits and striving to support sustainable career development for over 400,000 employees.
"We are proud to be named as a Top Employer China for the fourth consecutive year, a recognition of our continuous efforts to create an industry leading sustainable workplace," said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China by adding that he is grateful to his employees for the diligence and resilience they have shown in their day-to-day work.
Despite the challenges brought by the resurgences of COVID-19 outbreaks in 2021, Yum China continued to place top priority on the health and safety of employees and further upgraded employee benefits. This included upgrading medical insurance coverage for its approximately 10,000 Restaurant General Managers ("RGMs") and upgrading its "Family Care Fund" plan for the restaurant management team (RMT) and restaurant service team leaders, helping eligible employees and their families mitigate the financial risks brought by critical illness.
To further protect the health and safety of employees and customers, Yum China encourages and rewards employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. As of the end of December 2021, over 90% of all Yum China employees were fully vaccinated.
"People is one of the three pillars of Yum China's sustainability strategy. The cmpany is committed to accelerating employee growth guided by our principle of Fair, Care and Pride," added Aiken Yuen, Chief People Officer of Yum China.
As of the end of September 2021, Yum China operated 11,415 restaurants and over 400,000 employees in over 1,600 cities across the country.
The Top Employers Institute program certifies organizations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. The survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion and more.
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