Nestlé Vietnam recognised for positive work culture

November 01, 2023 | 19:39
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Le Thanh Khang, head of Organization Department & Talent Management of Nestlé Vietnam, told VIR's Thai An about efforts to ensure welfare and encourage employees to promote value in the working environment, contributing to helping Nestle be honoured four times as a top Typical Enterprise for Labour.
Nestlé was honored as “Typical Enterprise for Labor” for fourth year

This is the fourth consecutive year that Nestlé Vietnam has been honoured as a "Typical Enterprise for Labour". What are the highlights of being a Nestlé employee?

As the world's largest food and beverage company, Nestlé believes that its employees are one of the most important resources. Nestlé Vietnam takes care of the physical and mental health of its employees through various initiatives.

The company's employee welfare policy focuses on five goals: ensuring competitive salaries and bonuses, regularly reviewing and improving welfare and building a safe working environment, taking care of the physical and mental health of employees, investing in professional skills development and long-term career orientation, create a cohesive environment among employees and between employees and the company's common goals. These policies have been consistently maintained, even during the pandemic.

One of the highlights of Nestlé Vietnam's human resources policy is creating a flexible and inspiring working environment, where career development opportunities are built on everyone's strengths, through policies that nurture and promote employee potential and empower young people.

Nestlé Vietnam has promoted a culture of experimentation and creativity, helping employees push beyond their limits, opening in-depth coaching, mentoring, and training programmes combined with rotation plans among departments or international working environments. Employees may have opportunities for advancement regardless of seniority or rank.

On average, each year Nestlé Vietnam invests more than $844,000 in diverse training activities both domestically and internationally to improve the professional qualifications and skills of workers.

What makes Nestlé Vietnam's working environment different?

Nestlé believes that each individual can spark their ways to contribute to the overall success of the company. We continually listen to the feelings and emotions of each individual, to know each person's strengths, thereby building a flexible and multi-generational working environment, where generations bound together for common goals.

Every year, the company provides job opportunities through internship or trainee management programmes, a key programme that started in 2000 and lasted for 23 consecutive years.

We also prioritise recruiting employees with professional skills and development potential to become Nestlé's future leadership team. Many people in this programme are holding leadership positions at the company.

In addition, training programmes for staff working in foreign Nestlé markets will support the building of the company's next generation of Vietnamese leaders, increasing the proportion of Vietnamese people in the senior leadership ranks.

Sustainable development is a top priority for the company, with commitments to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future for people and the planet. Therefore, employees are inspired and proactively participate in creating common value, positively impacting the community and the environment, through initiatives being implemented by Nestlé Vietnam on climate change action, sustainable packaging, responsible sourcing, and water stewardship.

What factors help Nestlé attract and retain employees, especially young employees?

At Nestlé Vietnam, we commit to develop the young generation, providing them with job opportunities as well as the necessary skills to develop themselves in future workplaces.

Through Nestlé Needs YOUth, Nestlé Vietnam carries out various career orientation programmes, experience sharing and practical coaching. In addition, we also create job opportunities through recruiting official and seasonal positions for fresh graduates. In the first nine months of 2023, these schemes have reached and directly or indirectly supported more than 26,200 young people under 30 years old.

Also, as share previously, thanks to our training and rotation programmes, including domestic and international ones, more and more staff from Nestlé Vietnam have the opportunities to take managerial positions in Nestlé’s offices/factories overseas, even in our headquarters in Switzerland. Upon their secondment’s completion, these staff will return to Vietnam to take key leader positions in Nestlé Vietnam, contributing to the higher rate of Vietnamese leaders in the Management Board of the company.

Previously, Nestlé Vietnam continued to rank in the Top 3 of the list of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Vietnam for the fifth consecutive year from 2018 to 2022. The ranking is based on survey results of more than 57,000 employees nationally, conducted by Anphabe, and independently verified by Intage, a market research company.

Established in Vietnam in 1995, Nestlé Vietnam currently operates four factories and two distribution centres located in Dong Nai and Hung Yen provinces, employing more than 2,300 employees, and creating indirect jobs for more than 10,000 workers.

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By Thai An

What the stars mean:

★ Poor ★ ★ Promising ★★★ Good ★★★★ Very good ★★★★★ Exceptional