Enterprises awarded for treatment of employees

Saturday, Oct 03, 2020 07:28

Eight enterprises are awarded certificates of merit from the Prime Minister for their treatment of employees in Ha Noi on Friday. — VNS Photo Minh Huong

Fifty enterprises were honoured for their treatment of employees in Ha Noi on Friday. Eight of them were awarded certificates of merit from the Prime Minister.

Organised by the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the awards aimed to celebrate firms which have treated their staff well in Viet Nam.

Nguyen Van Binh, Head of the Central Economic Commission, said: ” Employees are the most valuable asset of the enterprises. Building harmonious and stable labour relations reflect good employers.”

He added: “Motivating and encouraging enterprises to take care of their workers' lives, improve their working environment, building harmonious and beneficial relationships between enterprises will help Viet Nam achieve sustainable development in the process of integration and development.”

Binh said these efforts contributed to help Viet Nam achieve positive growth.

According to VGCL, it was the second time the awards have been announced after the first time in 2016, and thousands of firms have been participating in the "enterprises for employees" movement, in which incomes have improved, especially those with salaries of more than VND20 million (US$860) per month, while the number of employees with a monthly salary below VND6 million has decreased.

Nguyen Dinh Khang, chairman of the confederation, said bonus policies and better welfare offered by the firms had been motivating employees.

Making products for big brands like The North Face, Lululemon, Under Armour, Patagonia, Athleta, Hill City, Marmot and REI, Thai Binh Province-based Manufacturing Sportswear Joint Stock Company (MXP JSC) has 15,000 employees working in seven factories.

The firm’s chairman Nguyen Tien Phuong told Viet Nam News: “In addition to implementing social and health insurance policies, MXP has spent nearly VND160 billion on different welfare activities for employees. Currently, our company has signed production and export orders with customers in the USA, Canada, South Korea to ensure regular jobs for our employees until the end of 2021.”

Also at the event, Tran Thi Anh Phuong, head of the trade union at pharmaceutical firm Traphaco told Viet Nam News: “Over 47 years, we have considered our employees our most valuable asset and tried to do our best to make them happy at work.”

Phuong said the firm’s employee happiness index was 82.7 points, much higher than most firms in the pharmaceutical industry, according to a study by a local research firm in 2017.

"What we have gained is our employees' hearts. We stay with our firm for a long time,” said Phuong.

Tran Tuc Ma, general director of Traphaco said as human resources were key for the development of the firm, Traphaco focused on improving their professional qualifications and relevant skills with continuous training.

Ma told Viet Nam News: “Traphaco maintains a policy of training and developing human resources. Every year, employees are facilitated and required to participate in the firm's training courses" adding: “When the enterprises are for the employees, the employees will try their best for the business”.

As another of example of treating employees well, BRG Group, which runs premium hotel services and golf courses, did not lose any staff during the pandemic, but re-arrange schedules to keep their employees.

“During the pandemic, the BRG group has opened dozens of its new minimarts in central Ha Noi, it has recruited and created jobs for hundreds of employees”, Duong Van Anh, Director of Human Resources of the firm added

Also among the 50 "enterprises for employees" this year, Truong Bich Dao, Human Resource director of Nestle Viet Nam, said as employees were key for the firm's development, they have tried their best to keep incomes stable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eight firms awarded the PM’s certificates of merit included: Electromechanical and Explosive One Member Limited Company 31 or Factory Z131, Bim Son Garment, Samsung Electronics Thai Nguyen, Hyundai KEFICO, Vietcombank, Manufacturing Sportswear Joint Stock Company (MXP JSC), Traphaco Joint Stock Company and Vingroup. — VNS

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