Introduction to Ethical Recruitment for Labour Recruiters in Viet Nam

IOM and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), held a 2-day introduction for private recruitment agencies in Hanoi, Viet Nam, focusing on topics related to ethical recruitment of international migrant workers. The event took place in the framework of the Fair International Recruitment Against Slavery and Trafficking (FIRST) project, implemented by IOM, RBA and ILO and funded by the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and the IOM Development Fund (IDF). FIRST aims to reduce exploitation at work, particularly forced labour and debt bondage experienced by Vietnamese women and men migrant workers. 

The meeting was attended by 18 recruitment agencies from Viet Nam. On the first day, participants learned about the latest international migration trends and legislative developments that require businesses to demonstrate how they address modern slavery risks in their labour supply chains. This was complemented by discussions around the commitment of many international brands to the “employer pays” principle, which prohibits charging recruitment fees or related costs to job seekers.

The session also discussed why this trend is increasingly driving demand from these actors for ethical recruitment practices and services throughout the labour supply chains utilized in their operations and by business partners. In addition, participants discussed what ethical recruitment means and how the ethical recruitment business model can benefit market access in several countries. 

The second day focused on standards that participants can adopt for a more responsible business model. The session focused particularly on the Viet Nam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS) Code of Conduct, which are principles of ethical recruitment and certification available to agencies interested in pursuing a responsible business approach to recruitment. These included the Responsible Business Alliance Responsible Recruitment Programme and IOM’s International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS).

For more information on the FIRST project, please visit the project's webpage.

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This 2-day introduction will bring together representatives of private recruitment agencies in Viet Nam, focusing on topics related to ethical recruitment of international migrant workers. It will provide participants with an overview of current international migration trends, the importance of responsible recruitment for the recruitment industry, and how to implement it. The session will focus on existing standards and principles of international recruitment and available certifications for agencies interested in pursuing a responsible business approach to recruitment.

This introduction is organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO). It is funded by the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), with co-funding provided by the IOM Development Fund (IDF) in the framework of the Fair International Recruitment Against Slavery and Trafficking (FIRST) project.

OBJECTIVES
It aims to provide participants with a better understanding of:

  • International migration, ethical recruitment principles and practices, as well as market developments driving their increasingly important role as a business requirements
  • What ethical recruitment is, how to implement it and the management system approach
  • Existing standards and certification/assessment systems for the ethical recruitment of international migrant workers applied by RBA and the IOM’s International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS)
  • How to sign up for these certifications

FORMAT
Presentation, discussion and group exercises. The language used in this event is Vietnamese.

ADMISSION
•    Fee: Free of charge | Pre-registration by 22 Sep 2019 is required
•    The event is limited to 30 participants only. Admission will be on a first come first serve basis

Registration has been closed. Many thanks for your interest! 

If you wish to learn more about the event and its content please email

•    Ms. Huong Nguyen (IOM Senior Project Assistant) at thuongnguyen@iom.int AND
•    Mr. Khai Yau Chua (RBA Program Manager) at kychua@responsiblebusiness.org
 

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Time

Session

DAY 1

8.00am

Registration

8.30am

Welcome Remarks
Introductions and Expectations
Pre-test (10 mins)

9.15am

International Migration Trends and Ethical Recruitment Context

10.15am

Tea Break

10.30am

The Business Case for Ethical Recruitment

12.00pm

Lunch (60 min)

1.00pm

Warm-up Exercise

1.30pm

Ethical Recruitment – What is It?
Ethical Recruitment Standards

3.00pm

Tea Break

3.15pm

Ethical Recruitment Standards (cont.)

4.30pm

Day 1 closing

DAY 2

8.30am

Day 1 Recap

09.00am

Ethical Recruitment - How to Implement It?
Introduction to the Management System Approach

10.15am

Morning Tea Break

10.30am

Management Systems Approach (cont.)

12.00pm

Lunch

1.00pm

Warm-up Exercise

1.30pm

Certification/Ranking Mechanisms in Ethical Recruitment and How to Sign Up

2.30pm

Afternoon Tea Break

2.45pm

Certifications/ Ranking Mechanisms in Ethical Recruitment and How to Sign Up (Cont.)

3.30pm

Ethical Marker Development and Negotiation

4.30pm

Post-test (10 mins)

4.40pm

Day 2 Closing and next steps

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