The demand for personnel in the IT sector continues to rise, with an increasingly strong rising recruitment serving post-pandemic business recovery and growth, according to a report on the Vietnamese labour market in the second quarter.
According to Nguyen Thu Ha, director at Adecco’s Hanoi office, digital transformation, big data, cloud computing, and Internet of Things trends not only provide ample local opportunities for Vietnamese IT staff, but also open up remote opportunities at overseas companies and projects.
Consequently, despite many enterprises offering attractive salaries and bonuses, they still need to put in all-out efforts to recruit highly specialised candidates.
She also noted that labour demand among manufacturing businesses, such as electronics, textiles, and chemicals, has climbed significantly this year and is likely to increase moving forward.
“Since a few years ago, we have benefited greatly from a wave of production relocation and signed free trade agreements with the EU, Japan, and the Republic of Korea,” Ha explained.
Along with manufacturing and tech-related enterprises, firms offering food and beverage services, consumer electronics, and energy are also showing significant hiring demands.
Dang Thi Thai Hoa, associate director at Adecco Ho Chi Minh City’s Recruitment Business, has noticed a labour shortage in financial services and insurance sectors. She assessed that the stock market has fluctuated dramatically in recent months, resulting in employees quitting to seek employment in more stable and promising industries.
According to her, the number of specialised candidates in these industries is now at an insufficient level compared to the continuous recruitment need.
Andeco believes that many businesses are now in the process of taking advantage of both online and physical interviews as it seeks to boost recruitment efficiency and attract tech-savvy applicants.
"For high-volume or mid-level vacancies, the first few rounds can be conducted using online platforms. Some businesses also prepare additional candidate assessments to swiftly screen a large number of resumes. The best-fit candidates will then join the in-person interviews, which are one of the last hiring phases. Companies, on the other hand, continue to prefer meeting directly from the start for senior management roles," Hoa said.
Le Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, country director of Adecco Vietnam, said the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 coupled with recent inflation has made employees more cautious with the work culture of companies, additional wellbeing support, career paths, as well as salary increment.
Employees are also showing a greater interest in the hybrid working model, she said, adding that this will be a challenge for the manufacturing and retail sectors, but more feasible for the service and technology industries.
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