To make ethical recruitment effective and sustainable, governments must become partners.

International Organization for Migration

  • Ethical Recruitment
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    The ALTER project is leading a consortium of partners to improve labor recruitment industry practices by supporting and incentivizing the effective, sustainable adoption of ethical recruitment in the Philippines. With a particular emphasis on domestic workers and hospitality workers, the project aims to reduce the prevalence of trafficking among overseas Filipino workers in the COVID-19 context.

    IOM Philippines, in partnership with local government, is working to raise awareness of trafficking among the most at-risk communities in the Philippines and build capacity for pre-migration training providers. This includes direct outreach to vulnerable communities and enabling providers to train labor migrants on migration risks, access to quality support and resources, and resiliency in the face of trafficking risks in the COVID-19 context.

    This project supports fostering recruitment agencies’ ethical practices and accountability, as well as supporting the Government of Kenya (GoK) to pilot a recruitment oversight mechanism and community feedback mechanism to prevent TIP: This project is creating sustainable business models for recruitment of migrant workers that are consistent with international ethical recruitment standards. It addresses the drivers of human trafficking by enhancing ethical recruitment services on the supply side and will pilot oversight and community feedback mechanisms with the National Employment Authority (NEA) to monitor and report unscrupulous practices by recruitment agencies. Using IOM’s International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS), this project trains private recruitment agencies on ethical recruitment practices.

    IOM Uganda, in partnership with the Government of Uganda and the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA), is training private recruitment agencies to implement ethical recruitment practices based on the International Recruitment Integrity System Standard. This project also engages government stakeholders to ensure the implementation of ethical recruitment practices is more effective, standardized, and sustainable.

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