“Corporate Idol”

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There is a fun article in the Times about a great contest that McDonald’s is running. They have created an “American Idol” knock-off for its employees. McDonald’s put out a casting call to its 1.6 million restaurant workers worldwide and was overwhelmed by the response. Video auditions came in from 3,600 singing workers across the globe, all vying for a chance to win the $25,000 prize. 14 finalists get to compete in a final showdown in April at a McDonald’s convention in Orlando.

This is a great example of the little (and not so little) things that employers can do to make things fun. Companies cant buy advertising like this article in the Times or on this blog, and I guarantee that all 1.6 million McDonalds employees told their friends and families something positive about McDonalds after participating.

Happy employees are your best advertising, and happy teenage employees are even better.

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