RMIT Vietnam NewsTop “HR” leaders meet to tackle labour challenges

Top “HR” leaders meet to tackle labour challenges

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 15:39

More than 80 experts in human resource management from Vietnam and Australia met this week to discuss latest workplace developments affecting Vietnam, at an event organised by RMIT University experts from Australia and Vietnam.

The event was the second international Human Resources Management (HRM) conference to be organised by RMIT, following the success of an initial smaller event last year.

This week’s conference has included Vietnamese and international academics, government organisations, inter-governmental organisations including the International Labour Organisation and local businesses.

According to those involved, the gathering of experts from both countries has helped examine more closely some of the major human challenges facing business in Vietnam, including costly labour turnover, productivity concerns and labour shortages.

“Development of human resources is one of the major challenges facing Vietnam today as the country moves to achieve its social and economic development goals,” Professor Julian Teicher, one of the event organisers, said today.

Professor Teicher, Head of RMIT Vietnam’s Centre of Commerce and Management, said organisers hoped the latest event would further strengthen the productive links between RMIT University, government and industry.

Presentations at this week’s conference were made by distinguished speakers from leading government agencies, departments and Ministries, Can Tho University, Vietnamese companies, and RMIT University academics from Vietnam and Australia. Presentations also included a comparative study of industrial relations between Vietnam and Indonesia, along with some insights from China, India and other countries.

This week’s event, held at the New World Hotel in HCMC, was a joint project between the Centre of Commerce and Management, RMIT International University Vietnam and the Asian Research Cluster of RMIT University’s School of Management, based in Melbourne, Australia.