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Webinar: Thriving in The New Normal


Impact Of COVID-19 On Global Employment, Informal Economy & Enterprises

Full or partial lockdown measures due to COVID-19 pandemic are now affecting almost 2.7 billion workers, representing around 81% of the world’s workforce, while the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides an estimated indication of global unemployment impact at 305M jobs, approximately 10.5% of global workforce.

In Vietnam, ILO estimates that by the end of the second quarter, COVID-19 can affect the livelihood of 4.6 to 10.3 million Vietnamese workers, whether through a decline in working hours, in wages or job loss. According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in February, 47,164 people applied for unemployment insurance, an increase of 59.2% compared to January and an increase of 70% over the same period last year.

On-the-job Training To Upskill Workers And Retain Talent

Digital transformation requires new skills, new roles and new approaches to leadership. Hence, companies need new approaches to upskill people at speed and at scale to develop the talent they need to remain competitive. According to ManpowerGroup, on-the-job training increase retention of talent with in-demand skills.

Employment Opportunities In The New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing the fastest reallocation of labor since World War 2. Companies and governments are mobilizing an army of idled workers into new roles that urgently need to be filled as the crisis rages on. We've seen a record number of jobless claims -17 million in April this year - but millions of jobs in other fields remain available, according to Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America.

Great efforts have been made to re-deploy/reallocate labor across a wide range of industries such as aviation, ground services, ride hailing etc. in the US, Singapore, Malaysia etc. ManpowerGroup supports hospitality employers to create job landing pages to help their employees find temporary or permanent jobs in the regional markets.

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Safely Back To Work In The New Normal

  • ​Enabling a safe return to work: Health & Safety approaches across sectors and

    countries play the significant role.

  • Remote working: employers should encourage remote work in roles that do not require physical presence; ensure large meetings are held online; provide webinars on remote-working and leadership best practices.

  • Work and shift planning: differentiated shift plans and break times should be optimized. Companies should set differentiated check-in, food and check-out times; identify and isolate critical employee groups.


How The HR Services Industry Can Help?

The global HR services industry adds huge value in the current situation. Specifically, we can leverage best practices of countries that are ahead of the curve and sectors that remained open, have in-depth knowledge of labor market processes in various sectors and companies; understand the problems/challenges faced by employers and employees and serve both interests.

As HR services industry have large global networks covering all relevant stakeholders; we have proven agility with changing circumstances, and in helping clients and talent to prepare for the future.

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Who Should Attend

This webinar is ideal for VPs, CEOs, Division Heads, Senior Managers in Human Resources, Operations, Productions and Organizational Development. It is also useful for FDI enterprises planning to expand in Vietnam and professionals dealing with change management, strategic planning, talent management, learning, development.


8:00 – 8:30 AM: Welcome and registration

8:30 – 8:40 AM: Opening remarks

8:40 – 8:50 AM: "Latest analysis of impact of COVID-19 on global employment, informal economy and enterprises" by Ms. Valentina Barcucci, Labour Economist, International Labor Organization in Vietnam.

8:50 – 9:00 AM: "Local labor market during Covid-19" from MOLISA representative.

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Sharing from Mr. Simon Matthews, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Thailand & Middle East and Mr. Sam Haggag, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Malaysia & Indonesia.

  • Employment opportunities during Covid-19 outbreak

  • Labor reallocation: case studies

  • #SmartRestart tips for employers

9:30 – 10:00 AM: "Initiatives by Vietnamese corporate community to create jobs for unemployed workers" by Ms. Tran Thi Lan Anh, Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Director Bureau of Employer Activities and Ms. Tran Thi Thu Tham, Head of Human Resources, Bosch Vietnam.

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Panel discussion hosted by Ms. Cao Thi Thanh Thuy, Deputy Director General of Department of International Cooperation, MOLISA.

10:30 AM: Event ends.