The Vietnam HR Awards 2018 were presented on November 27 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam HR Awards 2018 were presented at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on November 27.

Introduced in Vietnam in 2014, the biennial Vietnam HR Awards have been organised by Talentnet and the Labour & Social Affairs newspaper – the official publication of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

Twelve businesses won prizes in different categories which were divided into two groups of “Leading HR Strategy” and “Effective HR Practices”.

Unilever Vietnam was top dog in the former group, while The Gioi Di Dong topped the latter as they won the largest number of categories and gained the highest overall score.

Other award-winning firms include Olam Vietnam Co. Ltd, Hoan My Medical Corporation, FPT, Vietinbank, Techcombank, Novaland and FTV – Nokia Manufacturing Service.

MOLISA Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha said the Vietnam HR Awards not only honour enterprises with prominent HR management models but also aim to create a platform for the HR community to meet and exchange.

Vietnam needs to improve the quality of its workforce so as to make use of benefits generated by free trade agreements amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Therefore, businesses’ participation in this programme showed the Vietnam HR Awards have become an encouragement for HR quality improvement, she added.

Tieu Yen Trinh, Talentnet Director General and deputy head of the organising board, said each Vietnam HR Awards season helps participating companies assess both strong and weak points in their HR strategies and learn from each other’s experience.

Their HR policies have become more and more professional and increasingly match international standards, she noted, adding that award winners will be an inspiration for other firms to improve their staff and develop sustainably.-VNA