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.
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.
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.