McDonald’s to send employee to compete in US for Voice of McDonald’s

June 23rd, 2011 by H&R | Categories: food, industry, restaurants

The annual Voice of McDonald’s competition, a competition aimed at employees, will see local employees from around the globe sent through to compete for the grand prize of US$25 000 in Orlando, Florida in April 2012.

“The Voice of McDonald’s is a worldwide singing contest showcasing the talents of our crew and managers worldwide, as we show the world the kind of opportunities McDonald’s provides for our restaurant employees,” says the group.

“Even though it is primarily an international competition, we’re recognizing our local Voice of McDonald’s contestants closer to their communities, to shine an even brighter spotlight on their talents. The South African Voice of McDonald’s competition takes place at the local level, and contestants will be able to enter in the various regions. The purpose of this internal competition is to create motivated and highly engaged restaurant employees through strengthening our company’s employment and brand image.”

McDonald’s South Africa will compete in the competition for the fourth time this year after the announcement of Mpilonhle Buthelezi from Durban as the local winner for 2011.

“McDonald’s is not only committed to offering world-class training and benefits, but also to helping our employees realise their hopes and dreams. For many, the Voice of McDonald’s is considered the chance of a lifetime,” says Rich Floersch, executive vice president – chief human resources officer.

Locally, the top three contestants each win a monetary prize as well as being given opportunities to perform at various functions in the year ahead. In addition to prizes at the local, country and area of the world levels, each global finalist will win a paid trip (with a guest) to Orlando to compete for top honors: First Prize: US$25,000, Second Prize: $17,500, Third Prize: $12,500, Fourth Prize $7,500, and all other Global Semi-Finalists: $3,000.

HR Director for McDonald’s South Africa, Dineo Moledi, says that competition is a true testament to the fact that McDonald’s “is a people company” and that it strives to create exposure for employees looking for exposure in the music industry.