Unilever and Mobile World top biennial HR awards

December 07, 2018 | 14:38
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A major awards ceremony ­celebrating successful human resource strategies unveiled the 14 victorious businesses in Ho Chi Minh City last week.
unilever and mobile world top biennial hr awards
A total of 28 awards were picked up by top businesses

Since its inception in 2014, the biennial Vietnam HR Awards have been co-organised by the Labour and Social Affairs Newspaper, and Talentnet, endorsed by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

This year, the awards attracted over 200 applications from local and multinational enterprises. After an arduous six-month period of applications, presentations, employee surveys, and on-site visits, 14 outstanding businesses were granted a total of 28 awards, including two Best Winner prizes, 24 category awards, and two Judges’ Choice awards.

The categories were divided into Group A – Leading HR Strategy and Group B – Effective HR Practice. Unilever Vietnam scooped the top award of Group A for its astoundingly effective HR policies, while Mobile World topped Group B. Both best winners of the two groups won the largest number of categories and gained the highest overall score.

Other award-winners included FPT, VietinBank, Techcombank, Novaland, FTV-Nokia, Sun Life Vietnam, Nestlé Vietnam, and FrieslandCampina Vietnam, among others. Addressing the event, Nguyen Thi Ha, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said, “After three seasons, Vietnam HR Awards is now not only a competition: it has evolved into a common playground for businesses and the HR community in Vietnam. Thus, the individual pride and joy in winning each award has expanded exponentially, bringing excellent policies and strategies to the whole community.”

Talentnet CEO, vice chairwoman of the awards, and head of the judging panel Tieu Yen Trinh commented, “Through every season, the Vietnam HR Awards brings with it a wish to accompany businesses in Vietnam on their journey to self-assess their strengths and limitations of their HR strategies, while encouraging businesses to learn from each other to optimise their policies to match business goals.”

“From a judge’s point of view, not only were we ­convinced that businesses are gradually becoming more skilful in implementation, but we were also impressed by how far these businesses have come in catching up with ­international standards,” she said. “I firmly believe that the winners will be the ones inspiring and ­influencing other enterprises in the country in the effort of ­lifting the potential of ­Vietnam’s workforce and ­sustainable ­development.”

By Thanh Van

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