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Navigos: Recruitment demand for managers up 48% in Q1

Released at: 13:37, 12/04/2016

Navigos: Recruitment demand for managers up 48% in Q1

Higher demand seen in a range of sectors, according to Navigos Search report.

by Thu Hoang

Recruitment demand for mid-level managers and senior managers in Vietnam in the first quarter saw rapid growth, according to Navigos Search’s latest report based on requests from clients. The recruitment requirements of its clients in the first quarter increased by 48 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2015.

Recruitment demand for mid-level managers in the Industrial and Manufacturing sector ranked first, with 29 per cent, followed by Consumer Goods & Retail and Banking - Insurance - Securities - Finance, with 16 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

The most recruited positions involved Sales & Marketing, IT Engineering, Electricity / Electronics Engineering, and Human Resources, among others.

The first quarter also saw remarkable movements in senior managers in Food & Beverages and Logistic & Supply Chain Management, according to the report.

The Food & Beverages sector has been increasingly competitive with more and more foreign companies entering the local market. Many senior managers working for enterprises in the sector have been replaced by foreigner counterparts sent from overseas groups.

A similar situation has been seen in Logistic & Supply Chain Management, with many changes made in senior management. They are often replaced by foreign managers who are internally appointed by overseas groups.

In the first quarter Navigos Search received many recruitment requirements for senior managers from Vietnamese groups and corporations.

One common point among these groups and corporations is that they wish to develop professionally after a long period of applying family-based management models. “They are ready to pay high salaries to attract Vietnamese or overseas Vietnamese talent to work for them,” the report noted.

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