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. 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.

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    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

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    Central American migrant women in Mexico: Informality in recruitment and employment

    18 December 2020

    This brief summarizes the current state of recruitment practices for Central American migrant women, focusing on four key sectors including agriculture, domestic work, sex work and street vending, and focuses on migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, placing specific emphasis on Guatemala.

  2. COVID-19

    Recomendaciones prácticas para empleadores y reclutadores en México para asegurar la contratación equitativa de trabajadores migrantes durante la pandemia.

    10 December 2020

    Estas recomendaciones prácticas están dirigidas a empresas, incluyendo reclutadores de mano de obra, así como a trabajadores migrantes. Las recomendaciones tienen el objetivo de promover procesos de contratación seguros, confiables, libres de riesgos y abusos a fin de que las personas trabajadoras Migrantes, que muchas veces son requeridas en sectores esenciales, puedan seguir viajando, viviendo y trabajando en condiciones de seguridad y salud frente a un contexto de crisis sanitaria.

  3. COVID-19

    Caja de herramientas para implementar la contratación equitativa en el sector agrícola en México

    10 December 2020

    Colección de documentos diseñados para apoyar a las empresas a que pongan en práctica políticas, medidas y acciones que logren una contratación laboral que respete y proteja los derechos de la población trabajadora, establecidos por las leyes nacionales y estándares internacionales. Las empresas pueden adaptar, editar, o asimilar la caja de herramientas a sus propios procesos.