On 23 January 2020, the first-ever cases of COVID-19 in Vietnam were recorded. One and a half years later, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc and showing no signs of slowing down. Nonetheless, it is sometimes necessary to look back to see how far we have come.
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After an TRG Talk: Talent Management event, one of our attendees raised a question about the impacts that the workplace environment has on us, asking whether we should change the environment or try to get adapted by changing ourselves.
Back in 2017, our team at TRG organised a TRG Talk Talent about "The Golden Circle of Self-Motivation", where we discussed the three core elements of this fascinating concept.
April 28, 2021– In 2020, TRG International had the pleasure of collaborating with Andree from Adecco Vietnam to discuss recruitment and salary updates during the most challenging time and amidst COVID-19. Today, exactly one year later, we revisited the same topic to reflect on how the hiring landscape has changed and how we, business leaders and HR professionals, can effectively navigate the turbulent times ahead.
27 May 2020 - Ensuring every customer has a smooth and positive experience is what every business aims to achieve. Customer Experience is critical and can make or break a business. This month's TRG Talk In Person allows participants to take a deep dive into what makes Customer Experience matters, and what a career in customer experience looks like.
Blog Topics: Talent Management
Recorded Webinar - TRG Talk Virtual: Talent Management
Topic: After COVID-19 - Ten ways in which work has changed forever
Date: 18 May 2020
April 22, 2020 – Changes are inevitable, and things will soon resume their normal pace. Businesses need to be prepared to cope with the new normal.
Our long-awaited TRG Talk: Talent Management on the topic “Recruitment and Salary trends in 2020” is finally live to address some of the most pressing challenges HR professionals are facing today.
February 26, 2020 - Almost all of us face challenging questions everyday in both our personal and our professional lives. Many of these questions are enticing and can potentially be a catalyst for growth. Others, on the other hand, are confronting and full of negativity. How can you handle these negatively challenging questions in a professional context?
A day in the life of an intern from an intern’s perspective.
One of the many great things about being an intern at TRG International is the opportunity to be a part of many events and activities. You could, for example, help represent TRG at a career fair, which allows you to get out of the office, visit different universities around Ho Chi Minh City and promote TRG to students.
You could also help out with other TRG's events regularly hosted at the office, namely the TRG Talk series. If you do not want to be part of the organising team, you can still support by writing an article summarising the event.
Still can't quite imagine what's it like being an intern at TRG International? Here is a sneak peek into my normal day at work.
I arrive at work a little before 8 AM and sit with some of the other TRGers down at PJ’s Coffee to enjoy a nice cup of coffee before beginning with our day. Fun fact: when you work at TRG, you get to enjoy any drink at PJ's Coffee for FREE!
TRG is quite flexible with working times. So, if you encounter an unexpected issue one morning, you do not need to worry about getting into trouble for being late.
One of the things to get used to, if you are not from Vietnam, is that many members do not show up to work until 8.30 or 9. This can also include some of the people you need information from, meaning you might not be able to get that information right away.
Being an intern, you will have plenty of tasks throughout the week. Sometimes this, of course, does not go exactly to plan, and you might be juggling a couple of tasks simultaneously. But most of the time, you know exactly what you will be doing that week.
Once the clock hits 8:10, I start tackling my tasks. If any problems arise, I quickly ask the task creator (can be anybody from the Marketing team) to clarify their requirements or get in touch with our supervisor to get more information.
Once everything is settled, I work on my task until lunch, with some occasional coffee-breaks, before I head for lunch at 11.30 AM. We found that it is much better to get lunch a bit early to avoid the big rush that starts at 12.
After lunch, it is time to get back to work. Normally, if you have not talked to one of your supervisors, this is the time where messages start flying around. They could be, for example, approval or feedback for the work you did in the morning, or just a quick chat from your supervisor asking how you are doing.
Since you know what you will be doing for the entire week, it is easy to predict how long you will need to complete a task and what kind of activities to expect next.
I finish work at around 4.30 PM and head out the door, either going home to rest or out to dinner with mates or co-workers.
December 18, 2019 – Industry 4.0’s disruptive technologies like cloud computing, blockchain, or artificial intelligence are making huge impacts on not only how businesses create and deliver their products but also how they manage their people. In the context of talent management, will technology 4.0 benefit talents and leaders, or will it cause more confusion?