PARK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use car rental brand, announced that the company was named a Learning! 100 Award Recipient by Elearning! Media Group (EMG), placing among the top three ranked private sector companies. Hertz was awarded the prestigious accolade for its learning innovation, global learning structures, senior leadership development, and learning and development effectiveness.
"We are very honored to become a Learning! 100 Award Recipient and to earn the plaudits of Elearning! Media Group," said Mark Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Hertz Corporation. "Hertz is highly focused on attracting, retaining and developing the best talent, underpinned by a strong investment in learning. This award is a great testimony to our progress, but never resting on our laurels, we will continue to seek to ways to further enhance our learning programs for our people."
The Learning! 100 Award recognizes 60 corporate and 40 public sector organizations for outstanding learning culture, innovation or collaboration that drives performance. "We are honored to recognize these top-performing learning organizations for 2013. Altogether, the Learning! 100 winners represent the best-of-the-best in learning and development throughout both the public and private sectors," reports Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group.
The Learning! 100 Award program has a solid, research-based approach. Applicants were evaluated across three criteria: Aberdeen Group's Best-in-Class Learning & Development assessment, EMG's Learning Culture index, and overall organizational performance. Each submission received a rating for each section and scores were totaled to identify the top 100. The organizations' Learning! 100 ranking was determined by overall performance and the impact of their learning leadership.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, through approximately 350 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain and Saudi Arabia, as well as through its international licensees.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation