Introduction to Management System Approach to Assessment of Private Recruitment Agencies

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About 1.5 million people enter the Vietnamese labour market each year. The Government of Viet Nam recognizes the important nexus between migration, employment and poverty reduction and considers labour migration an important development opportunity. In 2018, the Department of Overseas Labor (DOLAB) reported over 142,860 migrant workers (37 per cent women) deployed overseas. The majority of Vietnamese workers migrating overseas do so using recruitment and placement agencies. Recruitment agencies play an important role in matching jobseekers with employment opportunities. However, exploitation of migrant workers during recruitment is common, which in many cases can be beyond the management of recruitment agencies. Unethical recruitment practices expose recruitment agencies to the risk of reputational damage, facing legal liabilities, as well as losing the increasingly expanding market which demands for ethical recruitment.

This event will bring together representatives of agencies associated with deploying Vietnamese migrant workers overseas to discuss how to improve international recruitment management systems, particularly through assessments, internal and/or external, of private recruitment agencies. This event is suitable for private recruitment agencies to improve their risk management and strengthen their internal audits. It is also recommended for organisations which aim to contribute to promoting ethical practices in the recruitment of international migrant workers from Vietnam.

This introductory event is organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It is funded by the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, with co-funding provided by the IOM Development Fund. The event aims to provide participants with a better understanding of:

  • Ethical recruitment and latest market trends towards employer pays principle;
  • How a management system contributes to manage risks of unethical recruitment practices;
  • Why internal and external assessment of private recruitment agencies is important in the management of risks of unethical recruitment;
  • How to conduct a management system assessment to private recruitment agencies. Participants will receive guidance and tools to conduct assessments.

Presentation, discussion and group exercises.

The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Vietnamese.

Date and time

Tuesday 17 Dec 2019 (9am – 5pm) and Wednesday 18 December 2019 (9am – 1pm)


Registration and participation are free of cost and will open on 29 November 2019 and close on 9 December 2019. Space is limited to 30 participants and will be selected on first-come-first serve basis. At the moment, the registration has been closed, for further queries, please contact Ms. Yen Bao NGUYEN at [email protected] or at 02838222057 (ext 158).

Day 1

09:00 - 17:00

Session 1


Giới thiệu

Introducing the aims and learning objectives

Sơ lược về hướng đi và mục tiêu của Sự kiện

Session 2

Recruitment Related Risk

Rủi ro đối với hoạt động tuyển dụng

A review of risk that is specific to recruitment and the recruitment process

Tổng quan về những rủi ro điển hình đối với hoạt động tuyển dụng và quy trình tuyển dụng

Session 3

Ethical recruitment and latest market trends

Tuyển dụng có trách nhiệm và xu hướng thị trường

The business case for employer pays principle and global recruitment trends

Nhu cầu thực hiện nguyên tắc người sử dụng lao động trả phí và các xu hướng tuyển dụng toàn cầu.

Session 4

Recruitment Standards

Tiêu chuẩn tuyển dụng

What ethical recruitment standards are out there and how they interact

Các bộ tiêu chuẩn về tuyển dụng có trách nhiệm hiện hành và sự tương tác giữa các bộ tiêu chuẩn

Session 5

Management System Overview

Tổng quan hệ thống quản lý

An overview of what constitutes an ethical recruitment standard management system

Tổng quan về những yếu tố tạo nên một hệ thống quản lý các tiêu chuẩn tuyển dụng có trách nhiệm

Day 2


Session 6

Applying Management system approach in conducting assessments

Áp dụng hệ thống quản lý trong hoạt động đánh giá

Understanding and applying how to assess PRAs ethical recruitment programme based on the management system approach

Hiểu và áp dụng phương pháp đánh giá chương trình tuyển dụng có trách nhiệm của các công ty tuyển dụng thông qua hướng tiếp cận dựa trên Hệ thống quản lý

Ms Jenni Edwards

Senior Manager | ESC International

An industry leader in the area of responsible recruitment and ethical trade with 15 years experience of working across international supply chains and labour supply chains for government, private, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations. Jenni is the owner of ESC International, a UK based human rights consultancy who specialise in research, advisory services and training on a range of global recruitment, labour and human rights issues

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