Labour recruiters play an important role in matching jobseekers with employment opportunities. However, exploitation of workers during recruitment is far too common. Unethical recruitment practices expose labour recruiters to the risk of losing business, incurring reputational costs, and facing legal liabilities.
IRIS supports ethical labour recruiters by:
Recognizing businesses that comply with ethical recruitment principles
Improving management systems and recruitment processes through capacity building
Leveling the playing field to gain market advantage
Fostering industry-wide adoption of ethical recruitment principles
A reliable and credible certification scheme is currently being developed and will be tested to ensure its effectiveness. Once rolled out, the certification system will enable a wide range of recruitment businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the fair treatment of jobseekers and workers.