Flexible recruitment, face challenges

Flexible recruitment, face challenges - Photo 1.

The demand for personnel in the fields of information technology, applied science … will still increase in the coming time despite the impact of the pandemic – Photo: Olia Danilevich

I consider myself lucky

That is the mood of Ms. Xuan Thi (32 years old, manager of a restaurant chain) when sharing her income over the past time. Due to the epidemic and social distancing, her restaurants were almost “frozen” for more than three months and many employees were laid off indefinitely or completely.

Xuan Thi’s previous income was about 35 million VND/month and bonus at the end of the year, but now her salary has been reduced besides cutting all bonuses from now until the end of the year. She said she was luckier than many colleagues.

“My friends who are managers at all levels are anxious because they see their business owners are weakening in economic potential, their companies are slow to pay wages, but few dare to ask. Low-level personnel are constantly her labor contract was suspended,” she shared.

Similarly, Mr. Tuan Anh (29 years old, formerly a manager in the field of tourism) said that he is switching to the field of English programming.

“I hope I will at least be able to host online events or better become an influencer. Me and a friend who works in the video and photography business shook hands. together in the above projects because our business has been strongly affected in the past time”, Tuan Anh said.

The common mentality of many young mid-level employees is impatient, looking forward to information about the future personnel situation.

According to the survey “Recruitment trends in Vietnam in the second half of 2021” conducted by ManpowerGroup Vietnam in collaboration with the National Employment Service Center (under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs) with the support of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs. participation of 152 employers nationwide), the recruitment demand of domestic enterprises is expected to gradually return to positive.

Flexible response

Specifically, at the time of the survey (from May to mid-July-2021), 64% of employers confirmed that they were affected by the pandemic from mild to severe, and 36% of businesses were still operating. normal movement.

As for recruitment demand, more than 80% of enterprises intend to increase recruitment activities or maintain the current number of employees (compared to the corresponding rate of 93 percent in the first two quarters of the year), about 19.7 percent. % businesses will reduce recruitment. In other words, the recruitment picture will be brighter than the current one, although it may not be as good as the first two quarters of the year.

Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang (Director of Senior Recruitment Services and HR Consulting, ManpowerGroup Vietnam) shared: “In the field of recruitment services for senior personnel and full-time positions, recruitment demand is still increasing. growth in information technology, electronics, energy, high technology, healthcare…

Especially under the influence of the pandemic and the global technological revolution, the demand for human resources with digital skills has increased faster and stronger than ever, for example in the banking and finance sector.

According to Ms. Nguyen Thu Ha (director of Adecco Hanoi office), there will be many scenarios for recruitment needs from now until the end of the year, depending a lot on the ability to control the epidemic, relax the distance and relax. travel in the country.

“In which, the most important thing is the recovery of the supply chain, which was heavily affected by the distance in industrial parks and export processing zones,” emphasized Ms. Thu Ha.

According to Ms. Thu Ha, the worst scenario is when the number of F0 cases continues to increase uncontrollably, vaccination is not widespread enough for workers to return to work, most occupations, middle and high-level recruitment needs high will decrease.

With a better scenario, in case the provinces control the epidemic and reduce the number of F0 cases, the recruitment demand in the manufacturing, transportation and export sectors will increase again.

Personnel in non-essential consumer goods, tourism, hotel services, handicrafts, restaurants, food services, industries requiring direct contact (art performance, sales) …), office leasing service continued to be severely affected.

She affirmed that regardless of the scenario, the following industries will still have strong recruitment demand, such as applied science, biomedical engineering, chemistry, biology, data analysis, and natural technology. automation and artificial intelligence (AI), e-commerce, digital healthcare…

In particular, the demand for recruiting information technology engineers will increase very high in the coming time.

One thing in common is that most human resources experts believe that the trend of remote working, working from home, making the most of the support of technology will be inevitable in the near future due to fear of unexpected changes. strain of COVID-19 or the impact of Revolution 4.0.

And according to a report by Vietnamworks titled “Applying human resource management technology to businesses”, Vietnamese businesses are gradually becoming more interested in applying technology in human resource management (of which 66% choose to use software from Microsoft). abroad, 34% choose to use local software).

However, most businesses only apply technology to one or a few parts of the process instead of the entire system for reasons such as budget constraints, fear of information disclosure due to insufficient trust in security factors. secret, it takes time to adapt…

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