"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