Nando’s UAE to pri­ori­tise hir­ing women ac­cord­ing to re­cently ap­pointed MD Ge­orge Kun­nap­pally

Cur­rently less than 20% of its work­force is fe­male

Caterer Middle East - - News -

Nando’s UAE MD Ge­orge Kun­nap­pally has said that the firm is aim­ing to pri­ori­tise the hir­ing of fe­male staff as women cur­rently make up l ess than 20% of its work­force.

Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to Caterer Mid­dle East, Kun­nap­pally said the peri-peri chicken brand will be hold­ing open houses in a bid to bring in new staff.

“We are pri­ori­tis­ing hir­ing more women in the work­place, whether it is in the front-of-house or the back-of-house, and we be­lieve that’s some­thing we need to em­pha­sise as part of our val­ues,” he said, giv­ing a tar­get of in­creas­ing the num­ber t o 30-40% of the ent ire work­force.

Al­though there is a large gen­der im­bal­ance at its branches, Kun­nap­pally said the dif­fer­ence is less pro­nounced at cor­po­rate level. “We are ex­tremely proud that many of our key func­tions are headed by women. Mar­ket­ing is headed by a lady, op­er­a­tions is headed by a lady, hu­man re­sources is headed by a lady. We need to achieve that bal­ance in our restaurants .”

Kun­nap­pally has been in the role for just over three months and in­creas­ing the gen­der equal­ity of the brand is only one of t he ideas he has for the fu­ture of Na ndo's.

You can read more from Kun­nap­pally’s in­ter­view on p.24-25.

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