The Hertz Corporation Wins Awards For Human Resources Programs

By The Hertz Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, December 11, 2011

PARK RIDGE, New Jersey, December 12, 2011 -

- Hertz honored with HR & Business Success Award and Dave Ulrich Award of HCM Excellence

- Hertz wins 2011 Apex Award for improving employee health and driving down costs

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announced that it has won three prestigious industry awards in recognition of its human resources programs for improving employee benefits as well as driving excellence in talent management practices: the 2011 European HR & Business Success Award and Dave Ulrich Award of HCM Excellence, and the 2011 Apex Award.

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Hertz received the “HR & Business Success Award” and overall prize win of the “Dave Ulrich Award of HCM Excellence” from the European HCM Excellence Awards 2011 bestowed by Stamford Global. The European HCM Excellence Awards recognize and reward organizations that demonstrate excellence in their talent management practices. The overall winner’s award for 2011 went to Hertz Europe for creating value through its HR practices and the HR contribution. 

Dr. Dave Ulrich, Professor of University of Michigan, and a leading HR strategist said: “The line managers, employees, and HR professionals at Hertz have so much to be proud of. They are truly business partners who contribute to business performance in very specific and important ways. They have made their organization better. They are well deserving of the European HCM Excellence 2011 grand prize.”

LeighAnne Baker added: “It is truly an honor to earn the European HCM Excellence recognition from Stamford Global and Dr. Dave Ulrich. The HR team at Hertz has collaborated very closely with the business to deliver state-of-the-art talent management and related HR programs that create tangible value for employees and the business alike.”

The 2011 Apex Award from UnitedHealthcare is an honor given to employers in recognition of exceptionally innovative health care benefits strategies. The award recognized Hertz’s Journey to Better Health, the company’s comprehensive health and wellness offering for U.S. employees. The initiative incorporates A Credit to Your Health, an incentive program that gives employees substantial discounts on their health premiums for completing a health assessment, seeking preventive care, achieving target biometric values and engaging in wellness coaching.

This year’s judges praised Hertz’s Journey to Better Health as a “multi-faceted program that reflects great creativity and strong corporate commitment.” One judge called the program’s incentive structure “leading-edge,” and another commended the company’s dedication to its employees: “This program addresses workforce complexities, incorporates feedback, and offers incentives that really mean something to employees.”

“Hertz has been aggressively focused on developing a health care program that motivates employees to live a more healthy, engaged lifestyle, while also working on stabilizing its health care costs,” said LeighAnne Baker, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Hertz.  “We wanted our employees and their families to be more aware of their health status and to start making better health care decisions. So, in 2009, Hertz embarked on a Journey to Better Health, and set out to change the course of our health as a company.”

About the HCM Excellence Awards

The European HCM Excellence Awards ( were launched as an initiative to recognize and reward organizations in Europe that demonstrate excellence in their Human Capital Management practices.

About Stamford Global

Stamford Global is an elite provider of business events, thought leader research and publications in the field of Human Capital Management, Project Management, Information Technology and Sales & Marketing. Our motto: “Never Stop Learning” encompasses both our intellectual and professional ambitions. For more information please visit

About the Apex Award

Now in its seventh year, the Apex Awards program honors UnitedHealthcare National Accounts employer customers that have designed innovative, effective health care benefits strategies that are improving the health care experience for their employees. An independent judging panel, composed of leaders from across the health care industry including the previous year’s winners, selects the winners based on employers’ innovative approaches to specific health care challenges.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide.  Visit for more information.

About Hertz

Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand operating from more than 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 83 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company also has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and services such as Hertz #1 Club Gold(R), NeverLost(R) in-car GPS system, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company’s Prestige, Adrenaline and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the Advantage car rental brand at 26 airports in the U.S.  And, Hertz operates one of the world’s largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment for rent, including tools and supplies, and new and used equipment for sale, from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia.

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