Thematic Focus

Business and private sector engagement

Fair recruitment helps to create decent work, provides new job opportunities, and improves labour market functioning. It also helps to prevent labour and human rights violations, including discrimination, which occur during the recruitment process that can lead to situations of forced labour such as deception, illegal retention of documents, and worker debt resulting from the payment of recruitment fees and related costs, among others.

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Empowering and protecting workers

Explore and exchange on how workers organizations can enhance their action to build migrant workers power, monitor recruitment practices, tackle abuses and advocate for improved policies and regulations.

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Promoting Labour Inspection’s role on recruitment

Labour inspectorates can play a critical monitoring and enforcement role on fair recruitment. Tools, guidance and peer to peer exchange and support are needed to enhance their capacities to address recruitment related challenges.

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Innovating for fair recruitment: harnessing the potential of digitalization

Digital applications, virtual gaming, behavioral insights, AI powered chat-bots… all of these are innovative approaches that stakeholders can leverage to improve recruitment processes and promote fair practices, facilitate safe and regular migration, and prevent risks of forced labour and other abuses to decent work.

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Access to Justice

The recruitment of migrant workers should take place in a way that respects, protects and fulfils internationally recognised human rights. When these rights are violated, workers irrespective of their legal status, gender, religion ethnicity, caste or any other social or economic considerations should have access to appropriate and effective remedies. Migrant workers can face a number of obstacles securing remedies for recruitment abuses even when, in principle, their legal rights are established in law.

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Media and Public engagement

Journalists have a voice that many workers do not. They can shine a light on abusive practices and the denial of fundamental human and labour rights.

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Latest News

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Latest Resources

Achieving fair and ethical recruitment: Improving regulation and enforcement in the ASEAN region

Visual tool on the ILO definition of recruitment fees and costs

How digital technology can protect migrant workers from forced labour and exploitation

Guía práctica sobre contratación equitativa para el funcionariado público del sector trabajo en Colombia

Master class on fair recruitment

Extracts of the first thematic dialogue of Alliance 8.7 Pathfinder Countries

Fair recruitment and access to justice for migrant workers

Programa de Trabajo Temporal del Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social Guatemala

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