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Great Place to Work Vietnam introduces Certification methodology

Great Place to Work Vietnam introduces Certification methodology

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 09:00 GMT+7
Great Place to Work Vietnam introduces Certification methodology

Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture held its inaugural Vietnam Best Workplaces event on May 12 at Sofitel Saigon Plaza with the theme People-First, Purpose-Driven, acknowledging the approach that companies have adopted in their workplace practices over the past year.

The event was attended by 120 participants, including Vo Tan Thanh, vice-chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Delphine Rousselet, executive director of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

In the welcome speech to the audience, Evelyn Kwek, managing director of Great Place to Work ASEAN and ANZ said, “The best way to do great business and take care of our customers is to take care of our people first.

“When we are purpose-driven, the company is here to do more, a lot more than just make money; we’re here to take care of each other, respect each other, build great teams, and help each other perform in a way that is better for people, better for business, and better for the world.”


In addition to honoring the 15 companies in the Vietnam Best WorkplacesTM List, certified companies across industries such as technology, agriculture, manufacturing, and electronics were also presented with a recognition of their certification journey because they had met the Great Place to Work Certified standard.

About 30 companies are Great Place to Work®-Certified in its first year of operations in Vietnam.

To determine the 2022 Vietnam’s Best Workplaces, Great Place to Work®️ analyzed confidential survey feedback representing about over 20,000 employees across different industries in Vietnam.

Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organization creates a Great Place to Work For All™️.

Eighty-five percent of the evaluation was based on what employees said about their experiences of trust and reaching their full human potential as part of their organization, no matter who they are or what they do.

Great Place to Work®️ analyzed these experiences relative to each organization’s size, workforce make-up, and what is typical in their industry.

The remaining 15 percent of the rank was based on an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they were consistently experienced.  

TTC Sugar, the agriculture arm of TTC Group, was one of the Certified companies who received the recognition.

“TTC Sugar is a Vietnamese company but we want to have global orientation as we export our sugar products to over 24 countries,” said Tai Quach, talent acquisition manager of the company, who oversees recruitment, employee branding for the head office and 22 business units of TTC Agricultural Industry.

“We want to build the best culture for the employees as they are also our decision-makers.

“The company will continue to grow and we want to have a workplace culture that can be compared to MNCs."

Cisco Systems Vietnam topped the Best Workplaces List in the small category (10 to 99 employees).


“We believe when people are given opportunities, they will shine!” said Luong Thi Le Thuy, general director, Cisco Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

“We honor the conscious culture we’ve been fostering for years.

“The work we’ve been doing isn’t just to serve our business goals or employees, it’s for the community and people who live and work within Vietnam.

“So this award is recognition that it’s a way to honor and celebrate the efforts we’ve put in.”

DHL-VNPT Express Ltd., who was given the top-ranked Best Workplace company in the medium and large category, shared, “Our highly motivated teams constantly strive for excellence.

“We work together to create a trusting environment that allows each person to feel empowered.”


The event also discussed the future of employee engagement in the ‘new normal’ with Luong Thi Le Thuy, general director, Cisco Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and HR representatives Nam Phương, vice-president of Human Resources Association, and Le Hong Phuc, founder and president of Vietnam Human Resources Association.

The panel acknowledged that the post-pandemic way of working within companies have changed.

Many are adopting a hybrid and flexible work model complementing the younger generation’s increased pace of working.

Coupled with the impact of digital transformation, companies should develop HR policies that are agile, can cater to the current workforce, and to respond with timely measures and policies that are aligned with the companies and the individuals.


“We entered Vietnam in late 2020 and, over the past one and a half years, we are humbled and honored to have worked together with some of the most amazing companies here,” managing director Kwek said.

“We are committed to our mission and look forward to partnering you in building great places to work for all in Vietnam.”

Yen Viet


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