Today, Food Folk – the leading Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business in Scandinavia and the master franchisee for McDonald’s Nordic operations – announce the selection of HR software innovator elementsuite as their HR software provider for the Nordic region, encompassing their Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish operations. The iconic McDonald’s brand is taking its HR system to the next level by delivering a people-centric, mobile-first HR experience for their staff, and continuing focus on growth and digital transformation.

elementsuite’s HR software will deliver value for McDonald’s staff at all levels in all regions, to provide a multi-language, and localised solution for McDonald’s Head Office and covering over 20,000 employees and over 400 restaurants. The system deployment builds on elementsuite’s previous successes in McDonald’s Swedish market, and integrates seamlessly into existing systems as part of McDonald’s common Nordic design.

elementsuite is already delivering significant value for McDonald’s UK and ROI markets where elementsuite’s strength in delivering highly engaging HR systems for hourly and salaried workers, is also deeply configurable to include support for the unique McDonald’s Franchisee business model in the Nordic international markets.

“McDonald’s is a unique and growing business and underpinning all people operations we needed a People System that we were confident could run across different regions, multiple sites and numerous franchisee organisations, as well as support central functions. We chose elementsuite because of its proven track record, and partnership focus that works for our Franchisees and our staff, accommodating all aspects of HR, and accessible on any device” says Maarit Vepsäläinen, Head of Employee Experience (McDonald’s Nordics).

“We are really proud that McDonald’s have selected us to implement a common Nordic system across 4 Nordic markets” Says Steve Elcock, CEO at elementsuite. “Our HR software is very powerful, and is based on a combination of great user experience with ensuring legislative compliance in different markets with multiple languages. It simplifies and eases the burden of complex processes, delivering complete transparency across the business. Managers and franchisees will now be able access to what they need, remove all paper from their operation and use HR as a strategic enabler for growth”



About elementsuite

Elementsuite is a disruptive, single platform cloud-based SaaS HR software solution that’s agile, flexible and moulds seamlessly to a client’s DNA. Mobile-first innovation is designed for employee experience covering the entire employee life cycle from hire to retire. ONE intuitive HR software solution to attract, manage and optimise your talent that simplifies complex HR processes.

Clients can future-proof their HR systems as they benefit from continual updates and enhancements. A complete suite of HR features can be tailored to business needs and complex organisational structures. Everything is delivered in client branding, so employees know they are home.

A unique implementation methodology is transparent, removing cost and protracted implementation processes. Implementation can be delivered in weeks and months, not years, enabling customers to benefit faster.

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About McDonald’s Nordic

Acquired in March 2017, Food Folk is the master franchisee for McDonald’s Nordics operations. This was a unique transaction for McDonald’s in that they had not previously let someone else take over a franchised system within the organisation.

With over 400 restaurants in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland and underpinned by c.€590m of property value, Food Folk is the leading quick service restaurant (QSR) business in Scandinavia. Over 93% of the restaurants are operated by franchisees. The restaurants serve over 152 million guests every year and generate €1.3bn in sales.


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