Southeast Asia represent! Last November, the International Labour Organization (ILO) led delegates from Vietnam to pay a visit to Staffhouse International Resources as part of its study to exchange information on Philippine labor migration, ethical recruitment, and migrant worker protection.
The delegation was led by Mr. Dan Ngoc Xuan, director general of Vietnam’s Department of Social Affairs. Through the engaging visit, Staffhouse briefed the Vietnamese delegation on the company’s ethical recruitment practices and even exhibited how Staffhouse operates under its ethical hiring model.
The ILO is an agency of the United Nations that aims to promote social justice and internationally recognizes human and labour rights. ILO is the first and oldest specialized agency of the UN, being founded in 1919. It was created under a treaty that ended World War 1 and reflected the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice.
ILO serves its constituents in several ways, including:
● Formulation of international policies and programs to promote basic human rights, improve working and living conditions of employees and bolster employment opportunities
● Creation of international labour standards backed by a unique system to supervise their application
● An extensive program of international technical cooperation formulated and implemented in an active partnership with constituents to help countries implement these policies effectively.
● Training, education, and research activities to help further all these efforts.
The ILO brings together governments, employers, and worker representatives of 187 member states to work together to foster and promote social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.
The Philippines became an ILO member in June 1948 and established an office in Manila In 1970. The Philippines was also the first Asian country to participate in an ILO pilot program on decent work in 2002.
ILO Philippines’ Decent Work Agenda serves as an integrated strategic roadmap for national stakeholders and international partners in supporting labour and employment goals and priorities. The program was crafted following extensive consultations with major stakeholders in the recruitment industry and aims to continue supporting Filipino people during the most difficult of times amid the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the program, workers, employers, and government get a chance to collaborate in advancing economic and working conditions.
ILO’s global Decent Work Agenda aims to:
● To promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work
● To create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment
● To enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all
● To strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.
For recruitment agencies, making the right hire is like winning the lottery. If ethical hiring is done from recruitment, selection and even up to onboarding, then it reflects how employers strive to protect workers in the recruitment process.
The main function of staffing agencies, like all businesses, is to generate profit. However, the profit motive does not absolve them of their obligation to engage in fair and ethical business practices. Migrant workers have rights and the governments of their countries of origin, transit, and destination are duty bearers with the responsibility of upholding and protecting these rights.
As a trusted recruitment agency in the Philippines, Staffhouse will benefit from continuous partnerships with companies and organizations like ILO because it can propel their ethical hiring standards to the highest level. Staffing an organization with ethical employees will minimize fraud, prevent discrimination or harassment, raise customer satisfaction, and build a reputation.
Staffhouse partnerships can foster more overseas partners and can allow them to better understand the recruitment industry in different countries. This visit from ILO could also improve their working relationship with partners in Vietnam.
Staffhouse brings over 2 decades of experience in recruiting Filipino talent and highlight them to the global market. As a 100% Filipino-owned firm, Staffhouse’s mission is to help the Filipino people find better employment opportunities so they can provide a better life for their families in the Philippines. Filipino migrant workers, better known as Overseas Filipino Workers, have done more than become modern-day heroes. They have also helped lift the Philippine economy through their remittances and other contributions.
At Staffhouse, we proudly adopt a model where it does not collect any placement fees from applicants. This is to ensure that every Filipino who aspires to a better life gets the opportunity to be qualified for a position despite his financial circumstances. This model furthers our commitment to ethical hiring.
Staffhouse is licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and has deployed over 30,000 Filipinos to work for big companies from Asia, Australia, North America, the Middle East, and Africa. We have successfully placed Pinoys who trusted us with their migration journey in various fields including, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, healthcare, automotive, construction and engineering, and hospitality, among others.
We have trusted overseas partners and accolades abroad to ensure that our ethical recruitment goals are implemented from the start of the hiring process until the onboarding process. Our ethical recruitment practices are recognized by the International Labor Organization, International Organization for Migration, and Public Services International.
Browse through our website to learn more about Staffhouse. Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries. You can contact us at +632-8913-3333 or on social media. Visit our Facebook page to get the latest update on events, news and even job postings. You can also drop a visit at our head office in Cubao, Quezon City and in Cebu City.