The UK's Top Employer: Interview with KFC's James Watts

KFC’s James Watts on how the fast-food giant, does more than train its young recruits – it prepares them for life
Mar 21, 2014 2:15 PM ET

Originally published by HR Magazine

If you were asked to guess the UK’s top employer, it’s unlikely your thoughts would immediately turn to chicken. Fantastic development opportunities, a culture of fun and recognition and treating employees like family, yes, but probably not chicken. Well, you’d be wrong.  

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About Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with over 38,000 restaurants in more than 120 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #213 on the Fortune 500 List and generated revenues of more than $12 billion in 2011. 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 approximately four new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development. The Company has consistently been recognized for its reward and recognition culture, diversity leadership, community giving and consistent shareholder returns.