Diversity & Inclusion

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Directing Diverse Talent finalist

Enterprise made it to the finals of this year’s Opportunity Now Excellence In Practice Awards when UK HR Director Leigh Lafever-Ayer was shortlisted for the Directing Diverse Talent category. She narrowly missed coming home with the prize but congratulations for achieving this prestigious nomination.

We make it on the BITC Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, which lists the organisations that are leading on workplace gender equality. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community, during Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week.

Leigh Lafever-Ayer, UK HR Director for Enterprise, said: “We’ve been named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for 10 consecutive years now. We’re hugely proud of this achievement - it reflects our successful initiatives and hard work to make Enterprise a company that truly represents UK society.”

Kathryn Nawrockyi, Opportunity Now Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Enterprise Rent-A-Car on being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015. They have recognised that making gender equality a business priority not only benefits the women they employ, but also the organisation as a whole and the clients, customers and communities they serve.”

Our research shows shared parental leave is a complicated issue

Many of you will be aware that as of the 1st April, new legislation came into force allowing mothers and fathers to share maternity leave and benefits between them.

But did you know that less than one in four people working in Britain think this new legislation will help women be viewed more favourably by employers in general (though of course not Enterprise)?

And that a third of the UK workforce believes these reforms will have a negative impact on men?

These were some of the results of an in-depth research project into attitudes surrounding the new legislation amongst over 2000 UK people employed in many different organisations across the country. Click the image below to view our infographic with all the information.

Enterprise takes the diversity message to customers

At the end of April a special customer event co-hosted with Opportunity Now was held in London to discuss diversity issues and make customers aware of why diversity is so important to our business.

At Enterprise, diversity doesn’t stop at our front door. It is vital that we share the diversity message with our customers, partners and suppliers so that they understand why it’s so vital for us to provide opportunities for everyone as part of developing a diverse pool of talent. #inpursuit2015

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