Speaking at a conference to highlight labour market trends, Nguyen Ba Hoan, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has urged the government to implement policies that facilitate flexibility and promote reskilling.
To address Vietnam’s challenge in improving labour quality, the MOLISA and its units have implemented many schemes, including the application of technology and digitisation in connecting labour supply and demand, strengthening the consulting and job placement activities of employment service centres across the country and giving priority to improving vocational skills for workers to meet new requirements.
Andree Mangels, General Manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, said technology is constantly evolving alongside the digital skills of workers. Employers need to adopt an agile approach to employee skilling and create long-term learning strategies that enable their workforce to do jobs that exist now and those that will be created in the future.
As the world of work and employees in Vietnam continue to change because of the digital age, Nguyen Thi Nga, a representative of the World Bank on employment, emphasised the importance of digital skills. “This is an important requirement for workers in the context of constantly changing work patterns and nature,” she said, reported VNA.
This article was first published on HRM Asia.