In a press release on December 20, Navigos Search announced its findings of the survey on mid-level personnel’s opinions about their current jobs.

The majority of the participants said that they were not happy with their employers’ personnel policies, including salary, promotion, training and employee engagement programs.

Specifically, 59 percent of the respondents said that their companies did not have a feasible promotion scheme, while 23 percent mentioned the complete absence of such plans at their workplace.

Some 25 percent of the participants aired dissatisfaction with their current salary, Navigos Search said in the report, adding that 76 percent of the interviewees had a monthly wage of between VND10 million (US$439.5) and VND50 million ($2,197).

Regarding training in a company, 53 percent of the mid-level employees complained they were not allowed to take part in any external training programs while 33 percent confirmed they were not offered such programs.

In terms of incentive policies, only 17 percent of the respondents were frequently rewarded for their work achievement; meanwhile, a quarter of them stated they had never received the type of motivation.

Navigos Search considered its survey Vietnam’s first report that studies the impact of stress on the health of mid-level personnel.

Accordingly, nearly 90 percent of the participants said they were often affected by work pressure at different levels.

The survey also reflects the employees’ attitude toward their job, highlighting that 58 percent of the respondents acknowledged a lack of interest in their work.

Only 22 percent of them felt proud of their companies, while 35 percent said they were not proud or had no feeling of their company brand.

With regard to the aspects of a company that attract them the most, 14 percent answered they would pay attention to salary.

Some 23 percent said it should be a company with a clear promotion roadmap that appealed to them and 11 percent claimed they preferred working for start-ups.

Nguyen Phuong Mai, regional director of Navigos Search South, recommended that enterprises’ leaders and HR executives take into account and develop proper policies to improve the situation in order to prevent brain drain.

Navigos Search is the leading provider of executive search services in Vietnam with experienced and qualified consultants as well as a comprehensive database.

The survey was conducted in November with the participation of over 1,100 senior and mid-level Vietnamese personnel who have from five to more than 20 years of work experience.

Tuoi Tre News - December 25, 2016