Using the family model to create a thriving workplace

In the late 1950’s, Pope John XXIII famously described the family as the first essential cell of human society, or as we say in Vietnamese: “gia đình là tế bào thiết yếu đầu tiên của xã hội loài người”. Our government has also adopted this phrase as one of  the main slogans for Vietnam Family… [Read the full article]

Encouraging a learning culture

The theme of this year’s International Human Resources Day on May 20th is “shaping the new future”. It is a topic, which highlights how working in HR is about so much more than hiring employees and managing their benefits. It is about ensuring that every staff member has a clear career path and the opportunity… [Read the full article]

Sisterhood in leading a family business

In Vietnam, we have a very famous proverb: brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. Anyone who has a brother or sister will instinctively understand this. Our siblings loom large in our lives no matter how often, or how little we see them. They not only share much of our DNA, but… [Read the full article]

Financial Planning to Manage Uncertainty

The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way that most of us work. One of the most visible examples is the growth of remote office environments and they are likely to continue, in one form or another, after the pandemic ends. But there are many other less visible but equally important changes governing the way… [Read the full article]

THP’s 2021 in review: gone but unlikely to be forgotten

Regular readers of this blog will know that at THP we live by the maxim that “Nothing is Impossible.” It is one of the company’s seven core values, embodying the spirit of both of my parents who faced one challenge after another establishing a livelihood in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and then setting… [Read the full article]

Why camaraderie is now more important than ever

What do managers mean when they talk about fostering a spirit of camaraderie in the workplace? And why is it so important for a well-functioning company? If we take a look at the origins of the word itself, then it derives from the Middle French for camarade, which means a group sleeping in the same… [Read the full article]