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Bring your daughter to work day 2023

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On the fourth Thursday in April, it is Bring your Daughter to Work day!

Originally an American celebrated day that encourages parents to bring their children to work, it is slowly but surely becoming more and more popular in the UK as well.

At HF, we manage to go further than just bringing your daughter to work for the day.  Across the entire group, we have multiple family members working side by side at our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen. And this year, we wanted to celebrate the newest addition to this story.

Diane is our Office Manager in HF Comms and has been an integral part of the team for nearly a decade. At the beginning of 2023, we got to welcome her daughter Dionne into the HF family having also joined us in HF Comms. So we sat down with the both of them to find out what it is like working together in the competitive telecommunications sector so far.

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So Diane. What is it like working alongside your daughter?

Depending on how you look at it, we don’t work directly together in the office so that actually helps keep a balance.  Dionne’s desk is on another floor from mine so we can actually go an entire day without seeing each other.  That being said, it is really nice to have her here and we get to spend quite a few lunch breaks together during the working week.  It actually allows me to see more of her now than I normally get to so I am delighted that she is here. She may have only started working at HF this year but so far she is really enjoying life at at the company so all is good.

Is it hard being a parent one minute and a co-worker the next?

Because we don’t work on the same floor, I have not had that issue yet but I’ll be making sure that she is kept busy and there is no slacking.  HF demands a high working standard so I will be keeping an eye on her (as all Mothers generally do).

Dionne.  Welcome to HF.  What is it like working alongside your Mum?

As my Mum said, because we don’t work in the same office, it probably makes things a bit easier.  It was a bit daunting when I first started working here but it is really nice having my Mum working in the same office environment. I know I can turn to her for advice which is comforting and being able to spend time with her on lunch breaks is great fun. It has been a great experience so far.

A company well connected in the office

Working at HF

While it may seem silly to some that we mark an American celebrated day like ‘Bring your Daughter to Work Day’, to us, our family culture is very important to our ongoing success. It means much more than dates and numbers and is quite literally, the core of the business. We consider all of our employees as part of the family and invaluable assets to our ongoing success. Which is why we continually invest in training and development, allowing the entire team to share in a thriving and mutually supportive working environment.

With such a rich company history and offices across the UK, the workplace culture within HF is always about the collective success of the company.  With this shared working goal and close collaboration between the different divisions of HF, it is little wonder why our company tagline is ‘A Company Well Connected’. 

Employees working at HF get to work across a variety of business sectors in exciting, ground-breaking projects.  We make sure that new members who join the HF family join us with a clearly defined development path that is supported by regular reviews, training and ongoing support from our senior level management team.

If you would like to know more about what it is like working at HF and the potential to make a career here, please click here.


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