On 25th October 2021, ManpowerGroup Vietnam convened with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to host the webinar “Digital Transformation: International Experience in Employment Security & the Future of Skills for Vietnamese Workers”. ”. The event was aimed to discuss international experiences of digital transformation and the new in-demand skills, as well as solutions to sustainable employment and the future of skills for local workers. It also witnessed the launching of ManpowerGroup ESG report 2021 on Environment action, Social impact and good Governance. The event saw the participation of Mr. Le Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Mr. Vu Trong Binh, Director General, Department of Employment (DOE), MOLISA, Ms. Tran Thi Lan Anh, Deputy General Secretary, VCCI, senior executives from ManpowerGroup in APME as well as representatives from international companies in Vietnam.
Mr. Le Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of MOLISA, delivered the opening speech mentioning about the impacts of the global health crisis and digital transformation on the national employment, in which he said “The pandemic, which is forecasted to be very unpredictable, will require the labor and employment sector to be more prepared, to change most of the way it operates in the direction of modernity and digitization to adapt to the ‘new normal’.” Mr. Vu Trong Binh, Director General of DOE then shared about the department’s project to apply information technology in connecting local workforce with suitable jobs.
In the next part, Mr. Simon Matthews, Regional Manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Thailand & Middle East discussed workforce trends and future of skills in the digital age and COVID-19, and what should be done to provide sustainable employment. According to a survey by Manpowergroup, up to 94% of FDI businesses have clear directions in enhancing the application of new technologies and automation in manufacturing activities in the next 3 years. Mr. Simon Matthews also introduced the organization’s ESG report 2021 Working to Change the World which outlines our progress and plans toward the sustainable development goals by United Nations.
Another honored speaker, Mr. Pham Hong Quan, HR Head of Piaggio Asia Pacific, shared how the company’s employees were taken care of in terms of mental health during the pandemic. Meanwhile, Mr. Sam Haggag, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Malaysia shared case study about reskilling for employees during the digital era and global pandemic.
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