London-based magazine Finance Digest has named Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam “Banking Employer of the Year in Vietnam 2017.” The Bank was also ranked in the top 5 best places to work in Vietnam’s banking industry and in the top 100 best places to work in Vietnam in the “Top 100 Vietnam Best Places to Work 2017” survey. The survey was jointly conducted by career networking platform Anphabe and research firm Intage Vietnam. 

“At Standard Chartered, we consider our employees to be our greatest asset and we are dedicated to empowering them to achieve their goals, both personally and professionally,” said Mr. Nirukt Sapru, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam. “As we continue to grow our business in Vietnam, investing in our people will remain a priority to ensure that we provide the best possible service to our clients.  Being named ‘Banking Employer of the Year’ in Vietnam 2017 only reaffirms that we are a market leader in this area.”

In addition to having international standard workspaces, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam also provides enhanced benefits to create a people-oriented culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and work-life balance. In mid-2017, the bank updated its flexible working policy to allow staff to work in a way that meets their needs and balances their professional and personal lives. The bank also enhanced its parental leave policy to provide staff with better support around the time of childbirth and adoption. Female employees are now entitled to 20 weeks of maternity leave with full pay and male employees receive two calendar weeks of fully paid paternity leave. 

Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam is also a leader in training and development. The bank organizes training courses in-country as well as abroad to help employees improve their knowledge and skills. They are sent to new leadership training programs that focus on building high performing teams and are given more training options to improve their technical knowledge.  Educational sponsorships for staff to pursue further studies are also offered. Employees are encouraged to rotate internally between departments to explore opportunities with the bank in other markets to gain international exposure and experience and build a career within the organization.

Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam currently has more than 1,400 employees, a number which continues to grow as the bank expands its business across all customer segments.