Does your mum know what your job is about?

Yettel celebrates Mothers’ Day with a special open day

A Mothers’ Day survey conducted by Yettel Hungary among its employees and their families has revealed that one in three mothers have only a vague idea of what exactly their child’s job involves. The idea of the open day was inspired by the fact that although everyone talks to their parents about their work, they rarely get the chance to show what they do in real life. The survey also revealed that mothers see the development of work-related technology tools as the biggest change in the labour market over the past 20 to 25 years, alongside home office and hybrid working arrangements.

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Yettel’s Mother’s Day event, a half-day program to welcome family members to the Yettel House, proved more popular than initially expected. The aim of the event was to give relatives a deeper insight into their children’s daily lives at work. The initiative included an internal survey which revealed, among other things, that one in three mothers could only vaguely define what their child’s job involved.

From fax to smartphones

While most of the parents interviewed (82%) have spent more than 15 years in the same job, and 16% have only worked for one company in their lifetime, the career paths of their children are much more varied. Three in four colleagues asked had 2 to 5 employers already and one in four spent only up to 5 years with one company. Despite this, parents feel that finding a job is more of a challenge today than it used to be.

Interestingly, both the group of parents and the group of Yettel employees surveyed considered home office and hybrid working to be the biggest changes in the labour market over the past 20 to 25 years, but the older generation perceived the development of technology tools to be a much more significant change than younger respondents. Most parents continue to use landline phone in addition to a smartphone, while this technology is completely absent from their children’s workplace environment. In addition, while older people tend to use desktop computers and paper calendars, younger people use laptops and online calendars as their most common tools at work.

“Bring Your Mum to Work” day

It is common for children to spend a day at their parents’ workplace, but not the other way round. But it is also reassuring for the older generation to know that their adult children are working in good conditions and in a good community. At Yettel’s Mothers’ Day event held for the first time this year not only were mothers proud of their children but children were also proud to show their mothers the environment in which they work every day.

“With nearly a hundred participants, the event was even better received by colleagues and their families than we had initially expected. We also received a lot of positive feedback after the program. It was a touching experience in many ways, and we are proud that our colleagues were so enthusiastic about showing their close family members everyday life in the company and at the Yettel House.  I think it also proves that it is good to be a Yettel employee and that it is worth showing this to our loved ones”, said Enikő Szalai, Chief HR Officer of Yettel Hungary.

After an introduction to Yettel’s business, the participants were given an exclusive guided tour in the House including the solar farm and the community garden. Colleagues were invited to submit their favourite family recipes to the canteen beforehand, three of which were added to the daily menu under the theme “My Mom’s Cooking”. The day’s program ended with a photo session to capture the day’s memories.

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The survey was conducted among a sample of nearly 100 Yettel Hungary employees and their immediate family members.