Podcast: Recruiting Practices in Vietnam

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By Dezan Shira & Associates

Oscar Mussons, Associate of Dezan Shira & Associates’ operations in Vietnam, speaks with Jon Whitehead. Jon is the Country Manager for Robert Walters Vietnam – a global, specialist professional recruitment consultancy working with clients across the region and the world.  Together Oscar and Jon explore the Vietnamese landscape with regard to human resources, hiring and retaining Vietnamese workers, and Vietnam’s prospects for the years to come.  

Key takeaways

Vietnam finds itself at the epicenter of lucrative trade agreements, rising wages in China, and increasing interest from a variety of foreign investors. While the country has and will continue to attract investment from across the world, in many cases the rate at which investors would like to scale operations is inhibited by the limitation of human talent. Emerging rapidly from a state of low education and poverty, Vietnam’s supply of skilled labor can often prove limited and difficult to tap into. Within the podcast, Jon elaborates on this challenge and the manner in which it can be overcome through the engagement of recruitment services. 

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Naturally, certain sectors within Vietnam are particularly exposed to human resource issues. Within the podcast we highlight the growing industries of pharmaceuticals, retail, and manufacturing as key areas where human resources can be of great assistance, and point out ways in which progress can be made. We also dive into the growing capacity of foreign companies to source skilled labor from Vietnamese nationals living outside of Vietnam. 


Asia Briefing Ltd. is a subsidiary of Dezan Shira & Associates. Dezan Shira is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in China, Hong Kong, India, Vietnam, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN. For further information, please email vietnam@dezshira.com or visit www.dezshira.com.

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