HEINEKEN Vietnam once again honoured as best place to work for in Asia

July 16, 2019 | 15:54
For the second consecutive year, HEINEKEN Vietnam has recently been recognised as one of the best companies to work for in Asia for its impactful programmes that continue to empower its employees.
heineken vietnam once again honoured as best place to work for in asia

Leo Evers, managing director of HEINEKEN Vietnam (left), receives the award of the best place to work in Asia for the second consecutive year

The award came from HR Asia Magazine, one of Asia’s leading publications for HR professionals. The recognition was announced at a ceremony held last Wednesday in Ho Chi Minh City which witnessed the crowning of the best companies to work for in Asia, centred on Vietnam.

Always putting people at the core of its business, HEINEKEN Vietnam has been continually empowering and developing its employees by offering many practical training programmes at all levels to maximise their prospects and offer them a safe, proactive workplace for continual learning and growth.

“We believe the better trained our people are, the bigger the impact they will have on our company and the country,” said Leo Evers, managing director at HEINEKEN Vietnam.

He added that HEINEKEN Vietnam has incorporated its sustainability strategy into its core business, with a key focus on caring for the People, Planet, and Prosperity.

“HEINEKEN Vietnam’s business success was very much due to its commitment to its people,” he noted.

Because people are at the heart of HEINEKEN Vietnam’s business, HEINEKEN Vietnam has invested immensely in developing staff, at all levels.

heineken vietnam once again honoured as best place to work for in asia
Business representatives attending the event witnessing the crowning of the best companies to work for in Asia, centred on Vietnam

Employees working at HEINEKEN Vietnam benefit from the Company’s people development programme to increase their capacities and skillsets, as well as innovative programmes like short-term assignments (STA) which provide the employees the chance to experience a new work field, a different working environment, an unfamiliar culture, and work with different team members.

Besides, the HEINEKEN Vietnam graduate programmes (HVGP) as well as its regional initiative, the Asia-Pacific Graduate Programme (APGP), nurtures high-potential individuals, giving them the opportunity to work and learn in HEINEKEN offices around the world.

Since launching, the “Accelerate Your Talents” programme saw 12 employees attending overseas short-term assignments in Laos, China, Singapore, Japan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico.

In 2018, the company invested VND31 billion ($1.35 million) in developing its people. These investments are a testament to HEINEKEN Vietnam’s commitment to ensure a highly skilled workforce.

heineken vietnam once again honoured as best place to work for in asia
HEINEKEN Vietnam team is proud to work for a business recognised as the best company to work for in Asia for the second consecutive year

HEINEKEN Vietnam understands that the effectiveness of human resource strategies are measured by employees’ satisfaction and engagement, therefore, it creates the platforms to listen to employees’ feedback and takes prompt action to improve the working environment.

HEINEKEN Vietnam does this by hosting periodic town hall meetings and an annual Climate Survey, which encourages employees to share their feedback, ideas, and suggestions to the management team for improvement.

The results are consistent with its own 2018 Climate Survey in which the company achieved the highest engagement score within HEINEKEN with breweries (score of 92), with an exceptional participation rate (98 per cent of employees responded to the survey).

The long-term commitment of staff having served the company for more than 10, 20, and 25 years is compelling evidence of not just their passion – it also shows that staff truly enjoy working for HEINEKEN Vietnam and that this company is truly an employer of choice in Vietnam and Asia.

By Anh Duc

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