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Expatriates: Expectations and Challenges when working in Vietnam

"Expatriates: Expectations and Challenges

when working in Vietnam"

Ho Chi Minh City, August 20, 2019 - Navigos Group, the leading provider of recruitment services in Vietnam, published a report on "Expatriates: Expectations and Challenges when working in Vietnam". The report is conducted based on the analysis of the results of the survey of candidates from different continents and a variety of professions.

I. CORPORATE CULTURE

  • Without specialized integration training, there is still a "culture shock" in the workplace
  • "Cultural shock" (described as a lack of interaction, disconnection, and sense of isolation) occurs because of differences in language and social attitudes.
  • Top 3 best things about working in Vietnam related to living conditions
  • “The top-down” is the best description for the management style in Vietnam

II. CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS

  • Coming to work in Vietnam because of their interest in new experiences, foreign candidates did not show much ambition in being promoted
  • The language barrier makes it difficult for foreign candidates to advance in Vietnam

III. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Special benefits for foreign candidates are not what they feel is most important
  • Benefits in Vietnam achieves the satisfaction of expatriates candidates, but theirs in home country is considered to be better.

IV. SUGGESTIONS FROM NAVIGOS GROUP

  • Exclusive induction course for foreign employees
  • Clear and fair promotion policies for foreigners
  • Building a working environment with global leadership style
  • Utilize technology to attract and recruit foreign candidates
  • Flexibility in compensations and benefits policy if you want to recruit foreign candidates