ManpowerGroup Vietnam: How to maintain an agile workforce

June 17, 2021 | 16:35
ManpowerGroup Vietnam on June 16 partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) to organise a virtual event titled “Maintaining an Agile Workforce” to share best practices around what organisations should do to maintain an agile workforce during the pandemic.
ManpowerGroup Vietnam: How to maintain an agile workforce
Representatives from ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Bosch Vietnam, and TVL Group shared what organisations should do to maintain an agile workforce during the pandemic

COVID-19 has rapidly evolved into an economic and social crisis around the world. Under the pandemic impact, employers aim to keep their people safe while coping with the challenges to keep their organisation’s normal and effective operation. According to the ManpowerGroup research paper titled “What Workers Want”, employee well-being is one of the top priorities of organisations during the crisis. The pandemic has especially forced businesses around the world to rethink how they work.

Nguyen Thanh Huong, Country HR manager, ManpowerGroup Vietnam, shared, “Agile working refers to individual and organisational practices that leverage technology and flexibility to enable employees and their organisation to better collaborate across departments, locations and working environments. This model should become a part of our everyday work culture with the goal of achieving an optimal balance between agility, productivity, performance, information security, compliance, client satisfaction, well-being, and much more.”

According to Skills Revolution Reboot research by ManpowerGroup, three of every four employers will require at least 50 per cent of their workforce to be based in the workplace at all or most of the time due to the type of roles they are in. Yet most are working to build new kinds of flexibility into roles traditionally seen as inflexible.

Meanwhile, the research “What Workers Want” by the leading global workforce solutions company on 8,000+ employees over 18 years old also reveal that workers are united in what they want for the future – to keep their job, stay healthy, learn, and keep developing skills, and to not go back to the old way of working. Notably, 43 per cent of the respondents believe this marks the end of full time 9-5.

Commenting on this fact, Tran Thi Thu Tham, head of Human Resources at Bosch Vietnam said, “Agile working requires managers and employees alike to develop an even stronger culture of mutual trust and responsibility.”

To keep their current job in the pandemic, local workers need to know how to adapt their working model to stay an integral and valuable part of their organisation. Thai Van Linh, CEO and founder of TVL Group shared her practical experience in applying this model.

“Agile working means how to work efficiently, to balance between tight deadlines, pay attention to detail, and to achieve the target results and it also means balancing work and personal life,” she said.

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