Tun Min Sandar, CESD Research Associate, participated in a panel discussion on human resource management at the Human Resources Institute (HRI) “Managing human resources in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar (CLMV) – Trends, challenges, and lessons learned” symposium, held in Bangkok, on 22 December 2015.
Tun Min Sander was one of four panelists in the first session of the conference, which examined the backgrounds, characteristics and trends of human resource management in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.
In an accompanying concept paper, Tun Min Sander, introduced the characteristics of Myanmar’s labour market, including:
- high levels of employee turnover at entry level;
- poor English language skills limiting job opportunities for the youth population;
- labour migration from rural to urban areas;
- overseas labour migration, resulting in a skills shortage in Myanmar, with higher wages and greater job opportunities offered overseas;
- the lack of labor market data – the Labor Force Survey was conducted over 25 years ago and did not include child labor statistics. The results of the International Labour Organisation’s survey of 2015 are not yet available.
The concept paper also describes the legislative framework for the labour force in Myanmar.
A copy of the concept paper and Tun Min Sandar’s presentation at the symposium are available below:
- Concept Note – Managing human resources in Myanmar – December 2015 (PDF; English language; 4 pages; 59Kb)
- Presentation – Managing human resources in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar (CLMV): Background, characteristics, and trends – December 2015 (PDF; English language; 15 pages; 220Kb)
The HRI International Symposium was organized by Human Resources Institute (HRI) and Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand.
A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here (PDF; English language; 2 pages; 694Kb).