Truc Le, HR Business Partner, Vietnam

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Years with AD


What attracted you to your chosen work?
I prefer to work with people, and I looked for work opportunities with the Human Resources field upon graduating from university. My passion for HR also comes from my awareness about the roles and the values that HR function contributes to an organization. Caring for, engaging and developing people to sustain a great workplace and an effective workforce inspire and motivate me to work in this field.


What skills did you develop early that are still useful today? What qualities are essential for someone in your role? 
Communication and partnering skills helped me to understand my internal customers so I could provide the right support at the right time. As a HR business partner (HRBP), I must have expertise in key HR functions and understand the organization so I can provide valuable consults and services to my stakeholders. Balancing an organization’s benefits with improving employees’ experience is a crucial mindset for an HRBP.


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How have you grown in your career at Avery Dennison?
I joined Avery Dennison as a fresh Employee Relations Executive - a true newbie in this role. At that time, I was assigned to execute engagement activities and be in charge of local communication channels. My goals were ensuring those engagement events were executed as planned and delivering internal information to the employees effectively.


After two and a half years, I was promoted to Senior Executive and continued with this role for another six months. As a senior staff, I was more involved in planning and managing internal engagement programs, employee relations issues, new projects and CSR activities.


I decided to take a major career shift to HRBP in early 2020, and I have been in this role for one and a half years. As a HRBP, I’m able to work closely with business units to consult and provide timely, effective support. One of my priorities is helping teams develop their workforce and engagement.


What's the biggest stretch opportunity you've taken on?
Being a HRBP for Operations has been the biggest opportunity and challenge. Operations teams are so diverse, with different backgrounds, personalities and working styles. I have to be flexible and understand my stakeholders in order to build effective approaches and collaboration. Taking on a new role while handling existing Employee Relations tasks created a huge workload, which required me to prioritize in order to deliver good results. I appreciate this opportunity, and consider it the starting point of my new career journey. I strive to adapt and develop myself, and it’s worth every of my day to work.



I strive to adapt and develop myself, and it’s worth every one of my days to work.


What role has mentorship played in your career?
Mentorship gives me the perspectives to learn and guidance to grow. Working with people can be a difficult job because you can’t follow a fixed approach for each person. It requires knowledge, situational awareness and experience to deal with different cases. I am grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with experienced and dedicated managers who guide me on how to handle new challenges and make self-adjustments.


What’s the best career decision you’ve ever made?
I worked in the Talent Acquisition function for four years before moving to Employee Relations. Although I had to start it all over again as a newbie, this was the best career decision I’ve made so far. Being in charge of Employee Relations, made the most of my strengths, gained greater HR knowledge, and built relationships. This move created an important foundation that I needed to become a HRBP.


What do you enjoy most about your work?
There are always new challenges every day, which I view as new experiences that add perspective to my joyful work life. It's all about learning opportunities as well. Working as HRBP requires me to have comprehensive knowledge of all HR functions to effectively consult with stakeholders. Finally, I’m motivated when I get to listen to my stakeholders’ concerns and give them advice and support. To me, that’s a meaningful contribution to the organization.


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