Monday, 27 May 2013

The Ideal Working Environment for Vietnamese

Everybody has their ideal working environment and this will be one of their consideration factors before accepting any job offer. Local Vietnamese do have their own consideration no matter what generation they come from in determining their career path.



State Enterprise or Private Business

According to research by a market research company Cimigo Vietnam, among 1000 Vietnamese in Saigon, 6 in 10 Vietnamese women choose to work in state enterprises and 6 in 10 men choose to work in private businesses. Most of them are definitely looking for job security and satisfaction. For women workers, the workload in state enterprise is normally lesser and it’s come with a standard salary system. Meanwhile for man, working in private business is more promising with a higher pay which is important for them to support their family monthly expenses and needs.

Salary Stability & Incentive

It is okay for Vietnamese to earn a low stable salary with lower risk instead of facing a high risk with high salary for their career. In other situation, minimum wages with higher commission does not really attract Vietnamese towards employment as they prefer to have security and stability. Most of matured employees choose to have a stable normal salary without any commission.

Job Mobility & Outside Communication

There are numbers of Vietnamese that prefer to work with less travel requirement. This might be happening because of early marriage and having small children will make traveling is inconvenience for them. The cost to send children to child care centre is increasing and many parents will feel it as a financial burden. However, the trend will slowly change when the children grow up and the family is more independent.

Computer Based Work & Indoor Job

Majority Generation Z’s workers prefer to do computer based work such as online business, market research, analysis, accounting & administration work. Different situation happened to mature workers who prefer fewer computers related job and more into communication based job such as outdoor sales and meeting up with customer in coffee shop for dealing the business.

The same happened to indoor based job which is in top list of young generation’s career of choice. Some says that, hot and raining season with pollution in the city is one of the reasons for fewer people choose to do outdoor jobs.

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

According to the same research by Cimigo Vietnam, three-quarters of Vietnamese prefer to work by themselves. You can see many young company directors and CEOs in Vietnamese business market. The factors such as low capital needed to open company, higher education capabilities and influence from global entrepreneurship growth encourage local Vietnamese to have their own business instead of working with others.

As an expatriate employer, all the above can be determination factors for your to make your job offer competitive in order to attract local talent to work in your company. With local habits and working interest, incompatible offers might not sustain the employee that you hired to work longer in your company with high productivity.

This article was previously published in The Vietnam Guide on June 26, 2012

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