Held in Ho Chi Minh City, Great Place to Work® ASEAN launched the inaugural Vietnam’s Best Workplaces™ list. A total of 15 companies were honoured in the Vietnam Best Workplaces™ List, and 11 Certified™ Companies across industries such as technology, agricultural, manufacturing and electronics were also present to receive their Great Place to Work-Certification™. In the last 1.5 years, Great Place to Work has certified more than 30 companies.
The event adopted the theme People-First, Purpose-Driven, acknowledging the approach that companies have taken in their workplace practices over the past year. There were a total of 120 participants who attended the event along with the Vice-Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Mr Vo Tan Thanh, and the Executive Director of European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Mrs Delphine Rousselet.
In the welcome speech to the audience, Ms Evelyn Kwek, managing director of Great Place to Work ASEAN and ANZ said:
To determine the 2022 Vietnam’s Best Workplaces, Great Place to Work®️ analyzed confidential survey feedback representing about over 20,000 employees across different industries in Vietnam. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™️.
85% of the evaluation is based on what employees say about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do. Great Place to Work®️ analyzes these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make up, and what’s typical in their industry. The remaining 15% of the rank is based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced.
Certified companies honored with recognition
TTC Sugar, the agriculture arm of the TTC Group, was one of the Certified companies who received the recognition.
What is the future of employee engagement in the new normal?
The event also discussed the future of employee engagement in the new normal with a business leader, Cisco’s Ms Luong Thi Le Thuy and HR representatives Mrs Nguyen Thi Nam Phương, vice president, Human Resources Association and Mr Lê Hồng Phúc- founder and president, Vietnam Human Resources Association. The panel expressed and acknowledged that the post-pandemic way of working within companies have changed. Many are adopting a hybrid and flexible work model complementing the younger generation’s increased pace of working. Coupled with the impact of digital transformation, companies should develop HR policies that are agile, can cater to the current workforce, and to respond with timely measures and policies that are aligned with the companies and the individuals.
Great Place to Work also published a Vietnam Insights Report that captured the data from the Best Workplaces List-certified companies that show what a high-trust workplace is in Vietnam. The report is available for download here.
Daphne believes in building community-relatable content, telling stories through narratives that add value in today’s workplace and in culture-building. Her idea of a great workplace is one that thrives on openness, support and inclusivity while building trust and working towards a common business growth and purpose. A journalist, she spent 15 years writing for trade publications, lifestyle magazines and broadsheet supplements. Daphne was also active in the Parent Support Group of her daughters’ school, chairing the volunteer-run committee for 3 years. A mum of two teenagers and two adopted dogs, she enjoys riding on her trusty bicycle to discover new sights and sounds in Singapore.