15/08/2017, 00:00

HCMC, 11 August 2017, the signature executive seminar Vietnam HR Awards Forum 2017 hosted by Talentnet Corporation under the theme “Agile talent – Disruptive technology for growth” has been held successfully in association with the Newspaper of Labour and Social Affairs, the official publication of Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)

Ms. Tieu Yen Trinh presenting about the talent landscape 

Gathering more than 400 CEOs, business leaders and HR experts in Vietnam, the  forum offered high-level views of business strategies as well as updated practical HR practices taken from high-caliber speakers from many industries: Nguyen Thi Bich Van – Chairwoman, Unilever Vietnam; Hoang Nam Tien – Chairman, FPT Software; Nguyen Duc Tai – Chairman & CEO, Mobile World Investment JSC; Derek Goldberg - Managing Director, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Aetna International; Marco Breu - Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Vietnam; Lim Lai Cheng - Executive Director, SMU Academy; Le Tran Bao Duy – Account Delivery Lead DXC Technology Asia, Middle East & Africa; Lee Murphy – HR Head, Asia Pacific, Microsoft and  Tieu Yen Trinh – CEO, Talentnet Corporation.

Dr. Lim Lai Cheng from SMU Academy during her presentation about “Decoding the leading-edge talent magnet for Asia”

Covering real-time case studies from top regional and local businesses, the VNHRA Forum 2017 offered a variety of new ways following technology-driven trends in human resource management. Mr. Nguyen Trung Chinh, Deputy Chief Editor - Newspaper of Labour & Social Affairs, Head of Organising Committee of Vietnam HR Awards, shared "Aiming to connect and raise the Vietnam workforce, Vietnam HR Awards has come out with many insightful activities since 2014 and always look forward to bring more trendy content, overview outlooks as well as updated strategies for enterprises. This year, under the theme "Agile Talent – Disruptive Technology for Growth", the Newspaper of Labour and Social Affairs and Talentnet Corporation hope to collaborate with businesses to share the latest information on resource planning by applying innovative technology."

Mr. Nguyen Trung Chinh - Deputy Chief Editor - Newspaper of Labour & Social Affairs, Head of Organising Committee of Vietnam HR Awards

When technology supports organisational operations, it consequently begins to replace people, or in other word, jobs in organisations. As a result, the importance of human resource (HR) management will be the top priority in any business strategy for companies worldwide. Not only does it help increase efficiency, simplify and automate processes, technology is also a useful tool to gather necessary data in assessment and analysis, from which better decisions are drawn. Particularly in talent strategy and leadership capability development, technology could provide comprehensive data, transparent analysis which business leaders can rely on to determine their people strategies such as spotting and retaining talents, growing leadership team, raising the performance bar and enhancing business outcomes.

Panel discussion – Future of HR in technology trends

Guest speakers also pinpointed some of the key challenges for enterprises in this digital era regarding talent retention, such as the open job opportunities, flexible lifestyle as well as global workforce mobility. Creating an attractive environment to make employees think that "going to work" is less stressful has become one of the main focus that enterprises need to implement. Besides, cultural factors should be seriously taken into account whenever technology is applied to minimize institutional and cultural separation between those who design technology and those who actually use it.

According to the guest speakers, the technology era is creating both opportunities and challenges for businesses in the procesess of enhancing and managing resources:

  1. Understand clearly internal strengths and business strategies when applying technology in human resource management;
  2. Be more skillful and strategic in the course of applying technology so as to enhance working efficiency, process standardisation, internal communication, while ensuring “talent retention”.;
  3. Have a good sense of data analysis, leverage correctly and adequately the numbers and indicators to support business development strategies;
  4. Promote and take advantage of the many benefits of technology in talent and leaders assessment; which in turn, creates the opportunities for these two key target groups to uplift their skills, enhancing their technical knowledge to keep up with the ever-changing pace of the market;
  5. Prepare infrastructure that serves for assessing and analyzing the workforce more accurately and coherently while maintaining a collaborative, sharing environment.


Panel discussion – Leadership and Regional outlook

Vietnam HR Awards Forum 2017 reveals the official strategic partnership between Talentnet Corporation and Singapore Management University (SMU Academy). Accordingly, Talentnet will be the local host of seminars and workshops on people management strategies and HR future skillset with SMU Academy’s support on content and regional updates. "For both Talentnet and the Vietnam HR community, this promising milestone provides us the opportunities to access advanced, practical and updated knowledge from the region’s best HR practices. Hopefully, this collaboration will become the vital cornerstone that can raise up Vietnam’s workforce to integrate and keep pace with the regional trend of human resources management,"said Ms. Tieu Yen Trinh, CEO of Talentnet.

SMU Academy & Talentent parnership

Dr. Lim Lai Cheng, Executive Director of SMU Academy, said, "SMU Academy is pleased to partner with Talentnet Corporation to jointly develop the vast and talented pool of manpower in Vietnam. We hope to contribute to the sharpening of skills and knowledge of Vietnamese managers and leaders in helping them stay ahead and to gain an edge over their competitors with leading edge HR, leadership and people management practices.”

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