Vietnam needs talents to build an economy with modern corporate governance, but problems remain at the state level. Quang Ninh province is moving ahead with the $7 billion plan to turn Van Don into a liveable city in Asia Pacific in the next 10 years. Quang Ninh’s plan to hire foreigners for the important posts has caught the special attention from the public, especially when the National Assembly’s members removed the ‘lifelong official’ regime to exclude unqualified officials from the state apparatus. Hiring foreign managers is not a new idea in Vietnam. At Techcombank, five members of the management board are foreigners, and VP Bank has two foreign deputy directors. Foreign managers have the task of bringing optimal economic benefits to enterprises, but they must follow the state’s directions. Linh Mai Labor Ministry projects monthly salary of $3,000 for SOE chairs, CEOs The monthly salary offered to chairs and CEO of state-owned … [Read more...] about How should state companies hire and use foreign talent?
In Singapore, the percentage of technology companies planning for increased headcount remains steady at 6.0%.Salary increase budgets remain steady in Singapore at 4.0% but are forecasted to be higher in India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and South Korea. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 November 2019 - Workforce trends data at technology companies across Asia-Pacific reflect a cautious hiring environment in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the prior quarter, according to the Radford Global Technology Survey. Radford is part of the Rewards Solutions practice at Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions.In many countries throughout the region aggressive hiring declined, most notably in India, where the demand for technology talent was robust in previous quarters. Despite the dip in hiring, India remains the top market for technology company growth with 12.1% of companies planning … [Read more...] about Technology Companies Report Hiring Slowdown in Asia Pacific
The technology community several days ago was stirred up by the rumor that most of the development team of a large Vietnamese technology firm had left for another company, causing many key projects of the firm to be delayed. The large firm’s project on developing a Vietnamese speaking chatbot still has not been launched in the market. The beta version was introduced late last year. Meanwhile, Google Assistant in Vietnamese has become popular in Vietnam, which has put pressure on the firm’s chatbot project. The technology community several days ago was stirred up by the rumor that most of the development team of a large Vietnamese technology firm had left for another company, causing many key projects of the firm to be delayed. A report from Talentnet made in cooperation with Mercer showed that in the last three years, the software industry has been leading in terms of wage increases with the average increase of 10 percent. A recent report of TopDev showed … [Read more...] about Vietnam lays out red carpet to attract technology talents
Japan’s Watabe Wedding Corporate recently signed an agreement with Empire Group Vietnam to organise wedding ceremonies for 1,000 Japanese couples in the latter’s Cocobay Complex in Da Nang in the next three years. The figure is expected to increase to 16,000 in the next 10 years. This year, Watabe has already organised 120 weddings at Empire Group’s properties. A view of Cocobay Complex in Da Nang. —Photo viettimes Why is one of Japan’s leading providers of marriage services tying up with Empire Group? The latter’s properties like Coco Ocean Resort with Park Regis and Leisure Inn hotels, and Coco Skyline Resort with Golden Tulip and Coco Ocean Spa Resort offer a number of advantages. The Empire Group’s properties are mostly situated between Hoi An and Da Nang along private and pristine beaches that also offer guests direct access to a dining and retail strip. Major tourist attractions there include the cities of Hoi An and Da … [Read more...] about Vietnam attracts world leading hotel management brands
The mortar shells and grenades were discovered at a market construction site, an official said Monday. The 60mm and 80mm mortar munition and grenades will be disposed of by officers of the Military Zone 7, which is in charge of military affairs in southeastern Vietnam. The sappers of the 319 South Construction Investment Joint Stock Company under the Ministry of National Defense discovered two ammunition tunnels on November 15 after being hired to clear the ground to construct the market. The two tunnels lay 60 centimeters to nearly two meters underground. Senior officials have said that there could be more unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in the residential areas built between 1985 and 1990, as they cover a lot of ground. The site of the market used to house a garrison under the South Vietnam regime during the Vietnam War. Local authorities have repeatedly detected small quantities of mortar shells in this area. Years after the end of the Vietnam War, UXOs continue to threaten the lives of … [Read more...] about 352 unexploded mortar shells, grenades found in southern Vietnam