Migrant Worker Guidelines for Employers
This publication is to provide practical guidance for business enterprises on how to recruit and employ international migrant workers ethically and responsibly. The guidance offers concrete steps employers across various sectors can take to run their businesses in a manner that respects human and labour rights of migrant workers. The guidance is primarily for human resources and personnel engaged with migrant workers and can be integrated in existing company policies, procedures and practices.
The guidance builds on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and relevant international human rights and labour standards and frameworks on international migration. It has been developed as part of the IOM’s Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking (CREST) initiative, through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process.
The guidance is accompanied by a set of supporting tools including checklists, guidance notes and other useful documents, to help employers develop and implement the system, principles and practices to manage the labour migration process.
- Summary - Common challenges and Risks Experienced by Migrant Workers at All Stages of Labour Migration
- Checklist - Labour Recruiter Service Agreements
- Guidance Note - Recruitment Fees and Related Costs
- Checklist - Employment Contracts
- Checklist - Migrant Workers' Accommodations
Watch an informational video of the Guidelines here.
This resource is also available in Arabic, Bahasa Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Vietnamese.