HDBank honoured again as top company to work for

October 26, 2021 | 10:00
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Ho Chi Minh City-based commercial lender HDBank has once again been named among the best companies to work for in the continent by HR Asia, an authoritative regional publisher in human resources.
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HDBank has been consistently strong for years in employee supportompany to work for

Notably, HDBank was the only winner in the banking sector to make the list for the fourth year in a row.

The awards were based on the responses of about 30,000 employees in over 580 companies across several industries to HR Asia’s exclusive Total Engagement Assessment Model survey to measure their satisfaction with the workplace environment.

HDBank honoured again as top company to work for

The survey leveraged the three criteria of collective organisation for real engagement; emotional engagement, intention, motivation, advocacy, and behaviour; and collective consciousness, workplace sentiment, and team dynamics.

According to HR Asia, HDBank has an outstanding human resources (HR) policy and attractive remuneration packages, and regularly organises “exciting” internal activities to increase employee engagement.

HR Asia highly appreciated businesses’ flexibility when confronting vulnerabilities amid the pandemic, when social distancing resulted in business disruptions on a global scale and in Vietnam.

In light of the survey, HDBank’s 7,000-plus employees are motivated for self-improvement, willing to do more than their responsibilities to support other departments, and always supporting colleagues when needed, attesting to a close bond and trust between employees and the leadership, and a strong culture of teamwork.

Amid the ongoing pandemic, HDBank quickly formed the Business Continuity Plan Committee, whose members are the bank’s top executives, using digital technology benefits to ensure continuity in the bank’s operation as well as staff connection.

Towards realising the goal of becoming a “Happy Digital Bank”, HDBank has made strides to fully digitalise HR management, giving birth to innovative tech solutions such as apps to serve timekeeping, health declaration, and information management of staff easily; or applying effective tools like a “Workplace Chat” for information connection and work exchange, and deploying e-learning into training, among others.

The bank has also grown into an appealing and modern employer through piloting the application of the remote working model to the positions at its Digital Transformation Centre, and those working in IT and e-banking divisions. Accordingly, the employees are treated as staff even though they do not need to leave home for an office. HDBank also allows a work-from-home model and annual leave in rotation for employees in the whole HDBank system to ensure connectivity and also seamless implementation.

Not only that, during social distancing periods, diverse teambuilding activities in online format between the employees and the Board of Directors continued, enjoying the engagement of the whole system. Some prominent programmes involve a CEO Speakout as well as writing and photography contests.

The bank also introduced special care policies to support employees and their families who became COVID-19 patients, helping them to recover and put their minds at ease.

For many years, besides the professional working environment, the bank has offered robust welfare and benefits to employees dedicated to building up a good common home, such as giving bonuses to those exceeding the target, offering the staff preferential loan interest rates and unsecured loans, and periodical medical care at prestigious hospitals, including international health insurance for loyal employees of at least five-year employment with the bank, among others.

Diverse training courses at home and abroad on various soft skills as well as developing new skills have been held periodically at HDBank, helping to improve HR quality in the technology era.

HR Asia is one of the leading magazines in the field of HR development in Asia with publications widely circulated, especially among high-profile HR experts.

By Anh Duc

What the stars mean:

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