As part of Yum! Brands’ dedication to cultivating unrivaled culture and talent, our organization attended The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management’s (CGSM) Annual Orientation Program and Career Forum. Our Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Operations teams from throughout the organization were there to show support and meet with potential future talent.
In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global recognition that there are basic inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms that apply to every human being. The Declaration made clear that men and women have the same rights to basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
GM’s chief talent officer, Michael Arena, knows the power of culture and employees. In an industry that is poised for radical disruption, like automotive, it is critical to disrupt the way employees work to not only keep pace with start-ups, but to transform veteran companies. Arena’s core objective is to develop a culture where people feel connected and empowered.
It all started in 2014 when he asked the company futurist what will be important from a workplace and employee perspective in the year 2020. Four main areas emerged.
Last month, 180 top-performing Arrow Electronics employees from around the world gathered with senior management for the company’s annual President’s Club meeting, which honors individual employees who made significant contributions to the company during the prior business year.
Earlier this month, members of the Arrow Electronics Toronto-based sales team donated their time to cook and serve dinner for more than 150 people at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) location in downtown Toronto. The Arrow team arranged the event, purchased the provisions, and prepared and served a multicourse meal to families currently calling the facility home.
by Brian Tippens, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
At no time in history has more attention been paid to the lack of diversity in the technology industry. An increasing demand for transparency from customers, stakeholders, and employees alike, has led to growing pressure to diversify a predominantly white, Asian, and male workforce. New companies are mobilizing to take a stand on social issues, while others with a strong history of human rights are aiming to increase accountability within management to foster inclusion among their teams.
FSG’s Efrain Gutierrez recently presented in front of more than 200 grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues in Seattle, WA, as a part of the Pacific Northwest Plenary for Funding Forward 2017, a conference organized by Funders for LGBTQ Issues (FSG is a proud member). While the session focused on supporting LGBTQ communities in the Pacific Northwest, funders in the U.S.
by James Fripp, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Yum! Brands
As a global restaurant company, we understand that diversity and inclusion are critical to the long-term success of our business – it’s part of the fabric of who we are as a company. We believe that the more our workforce reflects the global marketplace in which we operate, the more we will be able to satisfy our customers. In fact, one of our core values as a company is Believe in ALL People.