HR Champions: Giving back to coffee farmers with Le Hoang Diep Thao


Title: CEO, King Coffee Office headquarters: Vietnam Company operations: Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Pakistan, China, UK, and USA Industry: Food & Beverage Employees: 1,001-5,000 The King Coffee magnate has built a company and global partnerships by creating trust and value for her suppliers, franchisees, and partners. “That is the root of what we do. If […]

Mental health risk rises among employees in Asia


A study has found that a majority of employees in Asia are at risk of developing mental health illnesses, with stress, anxiety, and burnout identified as key drivers of reduced productivity. The Aon TELUS Health Asia Mental Health Index report surveyed 13,000 employees in 12 countries across Asia including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand […]

Moving On Up: New HR leaders at MUFG Bank, NetExpat and more


Here’s what’s new, and who’s changing roles and stepping up across the HR community in Southeast Asia. Paul Simons Chief Human Resources Officer for Asia Pacific MUFG Bank Singapore Paul Simons is the new Chief Human Resources Officer for Asia Pacific at MUFG Bank. He is based in Singapore and has over 30 years of […]

PouYuen Vietnam to lay off 1,220 workers


PouYuen Vietnam, the largest garment manufacturer in Ho Chi Minh City, is set to lay off 1,220 workers this month. The company will provide financial aid totaling VND165 billion to the laid-off workers, equivalent to 0.8 months of salary for each year of service. The average allowance per employee is VND133 million. The decision to […]

Vietnam faces challenges in creating ‘green jobs’


Vietnam is facing challenges in creating enough qualified workers for new roles in the green energy transition. The demand for green skills is outpacing its availability, and around 60% of young people may lack the necessary skills to thrive in the green economy by 2030. The International Labour Organization estimates that there will be about […]

Malaysia Top 3, Singapore ranked 14th in offshore services

Malaysia ranked 3rd, Singapore rose 24 steps in offshore services

Malaysia emerged among the top three locations worldwide for potential offshore services, ranking 3rd in the list according to Kearney’s 2023 Global Services Location Index (GSLI).  Singapore ranked 14th this year compared to 38th in 2021, noting a significant advancement. Although APAC markets remained prominent within the top 10, the Philippines descended from the list, […]

Vietnam shines in global banking digital transformation

Vietnam shines in global banking digital transformation

Vietnam’s banks are among the earliest in the world to embrace digital transformation, revealed at the Financial Services – Retail Banking Forum in Ho Chi Minh City. Vu Viet Ngoan, former chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Commission, underlined that over 30% of Vietnamese are utilising banking apps, ranking the nation second globally after China. […]

Employment surge in Vietnam’s IT sector amid digital shift

Employment surge in Vietnam's IT sector amid digital shift

Vietnam’s transition to digital technology is accelerating job opportunities for professionals skilled in IT and high-tech industries. Vice-Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Vocational Education Association, Tran Anh Tuan, suggested that engineering technology could meet around 35% of Vietnam’s job requirements. Fields such as automation, automotive technology, electronics, industrial design, and environmental technology are […]

Vietnam and Philippines emerge as talent hotspots amid economic downturn

Vietnam and Philippines emerge as talent hotspots amid economic downturn

Economic pressures have led companies to turn to Vietnam and the Philippines for affordable, skilled talent. A report from Recruitery showed a 300% growth in companies utilising their Employer of Record and payroll services in these countries for Q1 2023. However, local job markets saw a 51% downturn. Software, product, marketing, and accounting roles found […]

Vietnam encouraged to invest in AI ecosystem for economic growth

Vietnam encouraged to invest in AI ecosystem for economic growth

Vietnam needs to invest in the AI ecosystem across various factors and fields to benefit from the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to Torus.AI Company’s Director, Nguyen Tien Dung. Speaking at a talk titled “Investment for AI: Opportunities for Vietnam” held by Tia Sang Magazine on May 7, Dung emphasized the importance of investing […]

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