In ten of the certified domains the Bulgarian telecom outperforms the benchmark for the telecommunication sector in Europe.
In a total of ten employer categories Yettel Bulgaria achieves results that are above the average for the telecom sector in Europe. This becomes clear after the international organization Top Employers Institute announced this year's Top Employer certified companies.
The Bulgarian mobile operator continues to be the only telecom in the country to receive the prestigious accolade after being certified as a Top Employer at the end of 2023 for its high quality HR practices.
"There are a total of 60 telecom companies in Europe certified as Top Employer 2024. We are happy that Yettel is among them and that we rank among the top employers. We are even more pleased that this high international and independent assessment is confirmed by our colleagues. According to our internal survey for 2023, 93% of the respondents fall into the most desirable category for any employer – "happy and engaged employees", Galina Chuleva, Chief Human Resources Officer at Yettel Bulgaria, commented.
In ten areas, the Bulgarian telecom industry outperform the telecom industry in Europe, according to data from the Top Employers Institute. These include people strategy, work environment, employer branding, sustainability, etc.
The biggest lead is in the Diversity, equality and inclusion category, where Yettel achieve a score of 90.74% – 17% above the European telco industry average.
The topic is one of the key ones for Yettel. Among the most distinctive programmes are Side by Side, which supports the professional development and social integration of people with different abilities, as well as the Hub by Yettel, Second Shift and Yettel Teen Academy programmes to support the career development of young people.
The company also partners with various STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) schools and universities to increase the number of women in technology positions, and regularly engages its employees with internal training and initiatives to raise threir awareness and consciousness on the topic of diversity and inclusion.
The other two categories in which the Bulgarian operator performs better than other telecoms in Europe are purpose and values and wellbeing. In the former, Yettel achieved a score of 100% – 14% above the industry average, and in the latter – 81.49%, which is 10.28% above the sector average.
Top Employer certification is the result of a thorough and independent audit of the company's employer practices. Over the course of half a year, HR policies are assessed in six key areas divided into 20 themes, including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning and development, organisational change, wellbeing and more.
In each of these areas, Yettel applies different practices and policies to empower its more than 1,900 employees to be themselves, to grow and develop and to make an impact with their work.