Did you know that ŠKODA AUTO has currently about 900 employees at
maternity/paternity leave? In the context of the Czech Republic, that's about
the size of one medium company. This number shows that it's quite necessary
to keep close contact with this community and offer support when it's time to
return to work.
That's why the third year in a row, we organized an event ŠKODA Family to
renew our contact with parents and provide them with current updates in the
company. Our invitation got accepted by 150 parents who could learn about
the new benefit program Cafeteria, about new ŠKODA Space, many health
programs, and projects funded by ŠKODA AUTO endowment fund.
As we wanted to do something special, we introduced a new segment of the
panel discussion with colleagues working in a shift mode, about their return
to work. The forum brought up interesting topics like how to align family and
work-life when both parents are working in a shift mode. The problems that
changing shifts bring to a family but also about the possibilities of part-time
jobs or some very sound personal advice about the importance of education
during parental leave.
In the more informal part, our parents could visit different booths that
offered information about health program offers, get their flu vaccination, talk
with colleagues from the personal care department. Visitors could also take a
look at the newest addition to our product line ŠKODA KAMIQ.