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Alphabet named one of UK’s Top Employers in 2017

13 February 2017 - Alphabet is extremely pleased to announce that it has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading employers for 2017 by the Top Employers Institute. The internationally-recognised accolade was awarded this week at the Guildhall in London.

The fleet leasing, business travel and mobility specialist, based in Farnborough with over 400 employees, manages over 156,000 company cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) for some of the UK’s largest Corporate, SME and Public Sector organisations. In 2016 Alphabet was one of the leading companies involved in the support and uptake of electric and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK.

The international research, undertaken annually by the Top Employers Institute in The Netherlands, recognises leading companies around the world that provide excellence in employee conditions, develop talent at every level of the organisation, as well as continuously strive to improve employment practices. The Top Employers Institute assessed Alphabet’s approach in key areas including talent strategy, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership, career management, compensation and benefits, as well as cultural development.

Crucial to achieving Top Employers Certification is the completion of a stringent research process – which is independently audited – to meet the required standard and earn a coveted spot among a select group of certified companies.

James Gooding, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute: “Companies are all at different stages of their HR journey, but to be eligible for certification they must have all the basics. They want to be assessed against established HR best practice and get affirmation of how well they compare with other companies. It’s a very rigorous process which some companies can find challenging, but there are a number of positives that come with being certified.”

Adam Lupton, HR Director at Alphabet commented “We’re really pleased to have been recognised as a Top Employer in 2017. Last year we relocated all of our 400 plus employees to our new home at Farnborough and the fact we’ve been recognised again as a Top Employer shows how well we have settled in and how smooth the transition has been to a new working environment and culture.

We take our Top Employers certification extremely seriously as it helps us to globally benchmark our development as an organisation and enables us to speak with confidence to other HR professionals who have responsibility for ‘corporate mobility’ under their remit. Decisions around business travel and mobility at an organisational level are as much influenced by HR, sustainability, reward or motivation considerations as they are by finance and procurement these days. Mobility moves businesses – both physically and motivationally. We understand this and so we provide a range of products and services to help organisations meet their mobility challenges, whether that’s company car drivers or non-company car eligible employee populations.

Finally, this award is recognition of the contribution and engagement of our employees to create and develop the unique company culture at Alphabet. We want to be known as the company where talented, energetic and forward thinking people choose to work. The company which cares passionately about our customers and adds real value to our relationships in the increasingly complex and diverse area of mobility.”

For more information more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers certification visit: www.top-employers.com