Fair recruitment

Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME)



The REFRAME project is a European Union-funded global action aiming at preventing and reducing abusive and fraudulent recruitment practices, and maximizing the protection of migrant workers in the recruitment process and their contribution to development. The project seeks to support the dissemination and operationalization of the ILO General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment, at global, regional and national level, and is implemented under the framework of the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative.

The REFRAME project works in the Guatemala-Mexico corridor, and the Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan-Arab States corridors. The project takes a multi-stakeholder approach, partnering with government, social partners (workers’ and employers’ organizations), business, labour recruiters, civil society and the media to address fair recruitment. The project’s three objectives are:
  1. Undertake integrated action on fair recruitment across migration corridors to demonstrate the benefits and feasibility of fairer recruitment models
  2. Enhance capacities of social partners, business, civil society organizations and the media to deliver better information and services to migrant workers throughout the recruitment process
  3. Produce and disseminate global knowledge and tools to inform policies and build capacities of relevant actors at different national, regional and international levels

Latest

  1. Fair recruitment

    Workforce and migration patterns of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry: Implications for growth of the sector

    April 2021

    This report considers factors that drive workers from the Sri Lankan tourism industry to migrate overseas; seeks to understand the impact of labour turnover on the local industry; and identify the recruitment channels workers use to secure labour market opportunities overseas.

  2. Report

    Rapid Assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on labour migration governance, recruitment practices and migrant workers in Pakistan

    April 2021

    Covering the period from March to November 2020, the assessment examines the pandemic’s impact on labour migration from Pakistan, primarily to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Its findings are drawn from an in-depth survey, key informant interviews and discussions with migrant workers, regulatory bodies, relevant stakeholders and facilitators of migration processes.

  3. Report

    Evaluación preliminar sobre el impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19 en la migración laboral y las prácticas de contratación: corredor migratorio Guatemala - México

    December 2020

    La presente evaluación preliminar rápida busca identificar de manera cualitativa los impactos de la COVID-19 en la migración laboral y el reclutamiento de trabajadores en el corredor Guatemala-México. Para dicha evaluación, se entrevistaron representantes de empleadores, sindicatos, organizaciones de la sociedad civil, gobiernos y personas migrantes.

  4. Event

    Awareness-raising workshop for domestic workers led by the National Union of Malagasy Domestic Workers (SENAMAMA)

    29 November 2020, Foyer AFAKA Antsirabe, Madagascar

    The ILO's REFRAME project, with the help of the International Federation of Domestic Workers, supports the creation and strengthening of the domestic workers' organization SENAMAMA in Madagascar.

  5. Fair recruitment

    Recruitment of Guatemalan migrant workers

    October 2020

    This video highlights the context and trends of labour migration in the Guatemala to Mexico corridor, with a focus on preventing and reducing unscrupulous practices during recruitment.

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    REFRAME project in Pakistan

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    Recruitment agency business practices and role of intermediaries in the foreign employment industry in Pakistan

    25 September 2020

    This study employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for the profiling of recruitment intermediaries, understanding their business practices and developing a set of recommendations for effective management.

Publications

  1. Fair recruitment

    Workforce and migration patterns of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry: Implications for growth of the sector

    21 April 2021

    This report considers factors that drive workers from the Sri Lankan tourism industry to migrate overseas; seeks to understand the impact of labour turnover on the local industry; and identify the recruitment channels workers use to secure labour market opportunities overseas.

  2. Fair recruitment

    Rapid Assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on labour migration governance, recruitment practices and migrant workers in Pakistan

    16 April 2021

    Covering the period from March to November 2020, the assessment examines the pandemic’s impact on labour migration from Pakistan, primarily to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Its findings are drawn from an in-depth survey, key informant interviews and discussions with migrant workers, regulatory bodies, relevant stakeholders and facilitators of migration processes.

  3. Contratación equitativa

    Mujeres migrantes centroamericanas en México: Informalidad en la contratación y el empleo

    29 January 2021

    La presente nota resume la situación actual de las prácticas de contratación de las mujeres migrantes centroamericanas y se circunscribe a cuatro sectores clave, a saber, agricultura y ganadería, trabajo doméstico, trabajo sexual y venta ambulante, y se centra en las migrantes de Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, con especial hincapié en las guatemaltecas.