Hanoi, Vietnam, August 14, 2023: Microsoft Vietnam has earned esteemed recognition from HR Asia Magazine with the titles of the “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” and “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards” for 2023. This outstanding achievement marks the third consecutive year that Microsoft Vietnam is honored with the prestigious title of “Best Companies to Work for in Asia.”
The international accolade “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” is an annual event hosted by HR Asia to recognize and promote workplaces that foster exceptional work environment, outstanding HR policies, and attractive remuneration packages. This year witnesses extensive participation and engagement from numerous prominent businesses across the region and was first introduced to Vietnam in 2017.
The new categories “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards” was introduced by HR Asia to honor businesses who not only provided employees the best place to work, but also focused on specific efforts to develop and apply HR policies that foster a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for employees, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, seniority, or other attributes.
Nguyen Quynh Tram, General Director of Microsoft Vietnam, emphasized, “At Microsoft, our core mission is to empower every person and organization on planet to achieve more. We place our employees at the heart of our endeavors and consistently strive to establish a work environment that is both diverse and inclusive, leaving no one behind.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized by HR Asia as one of the Companies with the Best Working Environment in Asia for three consecutive years. Notably, this year Microsoft is doubly honored for being acknowledged as the enterprise with the most outstanding Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion policy, reflecting our dedication and efforts in empowering every employee in Vietnam to develop holistically and be their own true self in the workplace,” Ms. Tram added.
Since its inception in 1996, Microsoft Vietnam has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to its employees and its culture of D&I (Diversity and Inclusion). Over the past 27 years, Microsoft Vietnam has consistently placed its people and growth mindset at the core of its operations. The company fosters a flexible work environment that enables employees to achieve a harmonious work-life balance. Irrespective of role or position, every employee has access to soft skills and knowledge training courses, personal financial assistance programs, as well as wellness initiatives catering to both physical and mental well-being.
Moreover, the company actively engages in community-based initiatives to encourage employee involvement and contribution to underserved segments of society. These initiatives include building a website for the visually-impaired at the Vocational Training Center of the Hanoi Association of People with Disabilities; assembling and distributing bicycles to disadvantaged children in Ha Long and Tra Vinh; organizing skill development courses for female programmers; and conducting contests to develop artificial intelligence solutions that enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and other projects, etc.
This year, 49,508 employees from 642 businesses in Vietnam participated in a survey to assess employee engagement with the working environment. The Total Engagement Assessment Model (T.E.A.M), Asia’s leading large-scale employee survey today, shows that businesses have been making strides in promoting diverse and inclusive corporate culture, creating equal opportunities for all employees at all levels.
The TEAM model offers a comprehensive view of employee interaction, motivation, and expectations based on three criteria: Core, Self, and Group, which are then compared with industry and market averages. As per survey results, the average scores of Microsoft Vietnam across all three criteria surpass the average of the entire Asian market:
- Core score: 4.45 (industry and market average: 3.76)
- Self score: 4.50 (industry and market average: 3.89)
- Group score: 4.63 (industry and market average: 3.99)