Posts Tagged ‘HR director’


Ford Retail has recently appointed Sharon Ashcroft as their new HR director. After eight years in the company and playing an instrumental part in their £2 million customer services training programme, what are Sharon’s plans for HR success? The new HRD discusses the future with Katie Richard. Read the rest of this entry »

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With a ‘Women of the Future Award’ under their belt and 45% of their hires female, Enterprise Rent-a-Car is racing towards a balanced workforce in a male-dominated industry. Leigh Lafever-Ayer, HR director, shares with Katie Richard their plans for future success.

What are your responsibilities as the HR director of Enterprise?

As UK HR director for Enterprise, I oversee all aspects of HR, talent, training and development for nine operating groups and the corporate headquarters.

Diversity is a key business strategy for Enterprise and is a major part of my role. I am responsible for diversity initiatives from new projects, training, systems, benchmarking and communication. We also reach out to our suppliers and customers, as well as to a wider network of businesses, through our activities during International Women’s Day, with our membership at Opportunity Now and our involvement in The Cherie Blair Foundation’s Women Entrepreneur programme by providing employee mentors. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the hustle and bustle of the modern day workplace, how can you ensure your organisation puts the health of your employees on top of the priority list? Jo Lloyd, HR director at Arco, the protective equipment company, discusses their award-winning wellbeing philosophy and offers top tips on how to strengthen your own.   Read the rest of this entry »

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How can you create a workplace that ignites passion and purpose in your employees while encouraging creativity and innovation? Karen Bowes, HR director at Capital One, reveals to Katie Richard how their wellbeing programmes have helped them become a Great Place to Work award winner. Read the rest of this entry »

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