Vietnam, 8th September 2020 - ManpowerGroup Vietnam today convened with PwC and Dynamic Retail to organize “People Strategy During and Beyond the Pandemic” webinar. The event shared valuable insights on the workforce demand during Covid-19, how the global pandemic is reshaping in-demand skills and value-based, empathetic leadership is essential to leaders.
COVID-19 is playing out as an economic and social crisis. Work literally left the building and whole industries are disrupting at speeds never seen before. According to “The Future for Workers, By Workers: Making the Next Normal Better for All” latest research by ManpowerGroup, the pandemic caused typical impacts at work.
First, it is the hybrid future of work represented by strong remote leadership, transparent frequent communication, culture that’s fit for the combination of work /home workplace and accessible wellbeing. Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang, Country Head, PERM and HR Consulting Services, ManpowerGroup Vietnam shared: “To get beyond the pandemic, it is notable that leaders should focus on prioritizing emotional wellbeing with the same importance as physical and organizational measures and build resilience - in people and the organization.” She also mentioned key ways to make the next normal better for all, including encouraging all the workforce to reskill and engage in continuous learning in this changing world of work.
Second, the pandemic is reshaping in-demand skills. It is accelerating the demand for technical and human skills. Acute skills shortages are exacerbating in tech – demand for cyber security, software development and data analysts continue unabated. Human skills or the so-called soft skills are more important than ever in workers and in leaders, namely communication, prioritization, adaptability, initiative taking, integrity, analytical thinking, relationship building, empathy, coaching and resilience.
As part of people strategy amidst the pandemic, Mr. Thiet (Ted) K. Nguyen, Director, Management Consulting, People & Organization, PwC Vietnam commented: “Value-based, empathetic leadership and emotional intelligence are what needed to get through and beyond the pandemic. Thriving with new deliverables, new products or services is a must. Moreover, leaders are required to maintain or increase workforce efficiency and productivity while keeping employees from a state of anxiety.”
ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower, Experis and Talent Solutions – creates substantial value for candidates and clients across more than 75 countries and territories and has done so for over 70 years. We are recognized consistently for our diversity - as a best place to work for Women, Inclusion, Equality and Disability and in 2020 ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the eleventh year - all confirming our position as the brand of choice for in-demand talent.
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