Diversity & Inclusion

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♯Selfie for Inclusion

What does “inclusion” mean to you? As part of the celebration of National Inclusion Week 2014 Enterprise employees across the country tweeted selfies featuring descriptions of what the inclusion means to them.





Driving improvement to all corners of the business

In September, Opportunity Now led a workshop to discuss the implication of Project 28-40 to Enterprise, to create regional action plans for further improving opportunities for all employees.

Project 28-40 is a study of over 20,000 employees which aimed to identify the tensions within the workplace that may explain why UK employers are struggling to create a more gender-balanced business.

General Managers nominated one person from their group to attend. The result was a truly diverse gathering featuring rental managers, remarketing directors, finance and HR managers.

All agreed the two most important findings in the report for Enteprise are: the need for regular and transparent performance review, objective setting and appraisal processes; and a clear definition of role/level to help you understand what is expected at the next level and for promotion.

Opportunity Now will shortly be a report outlining how Enterprise can further use the findings of Project 28/40 report to improve conditions for women and men in the business.

Progress will be reviewed in six months and there is a plan for a customer and supplier event to share best practice with business partners.

Enterprise in the BITC Top 10 (again!)

The results from the Business In The Community (BITC) “Gender and Race Benchmark 2014” are now in, and once again, Enterprise has made it into the top 10 performing private sector companies for both our gender and race diversity practices. The BITC benchmark is the most comprehensive survey of gender and race equality in the workplace.

The Enterprise benchmark data received an overall rating of Gold, which to quote from BITC “acknowledges the brilliant work you are doing to support diversity and inclusion.”

Well done Enterprise!

We are Women of the Future

Enterprise employees were celebrated for their achievements in supporting women by being shortlisted in two categories at the 2014 Women of the Future awards.

Adrian Bewley, head of business rental, was shortlisted for the mentoring award for his outstanding commitment to the development of women.

Joanne Vickers, strategic account manager, was nominated for the community spirits award for her exceptional work in community projects. Joanne set up a charity to support community cohesion before setting up a school and becoming a school governor, then running a marathon for charity.

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