Publications on fair recruitment


  1. Labour inspection and monitoring of recruitment of migrant workers

    23 August 2022

    With a view towards contributing to achieving fair recruitment of migrant workers, this paper offers an overview of the main challenges pertaining to monitoring of recruitment of migrant workers by labour inspectorates, along with suggested ways forward and pointers for possible action by the ILO.

  2. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists in Uganda

    29 July 2022

    The ILO has facilitated adaptation of its global media toolkit on reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment, for use in Uganda. The toolkit is designed to help journalists and other media practitioners in Uganda to effectively report on labour migration and promote fair recruitment practices.

  3. Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment: An ILO toolkit for journalists in Nigeria

    29 July 2022

    Within the framework of the FAIRWAY Global Programme supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, ILO has facilitated adaptation of the Global Media Toolkit for reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment for use by stakeholders in Nigeria.

  4. Media-friendly glossary on migration: Fair recruitment and forced labour- Uganda Edition

    29 July 2022

    The Glossary is part of the International Labour Organization (ILO) series of media-friendly glossaries on migration. It is intended to guide media practitioners on use of appropriate terminologies when writing/reporting about labour migration.

  5. Fair recruitment and access to justice for migrant workers

    30 June 2022

    The ILO has developed this paper to present good practices regarding migrant workers’ right to access to justice in the context of their labour recruitment.

  6. Frequently Asked Questions on Fair Recruitment

    24 June 2022

    The ILO has developed this series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on fair recruitment challenges to respond to questions commonly received by constituents. The FAQs are designed to provide user-friendly answers to technical questions related to the implementation of fair recruitment in practice.

  7. How digital technology can protect migrant workers from forced labour and exploitation

    22 June 2022

    Digital technology can be a game changer in migrant worker protection. But where to start? What digital products are already out there? How to make sure that technology delivers real benefits? A new research under the ILO Fair Recruitment Initiative provides answers.

  8. ILO Pledge for the International Migration Review Forum 2022

    13 May 2022

    Fair and effective labour migration frameworks are critical to achieving the objectives set out in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and to creating a more equal and just society. ILO will continue to bring together governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, UN agencies and other stakeholders to support the achievement of these objectives.

  9. Executive summary - Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers in an Irregular Situation and Addressing Irregular Labour Migration: A Compendium

    21 April 2022

    The original report was published on 23 December 2021 and updated in April 2022.

  10. Behavioural insights in employers’ choice of recruitment services for domestic work

    04 April 2022

    The ILO launched a campaign based on behavioural science, in a bid to influence the market in Hong Kong towards greater demand for fair recruitment practices. This report presents the results of the randomised control trial that was designed and used to identify the most effective message frame to trigger the behaviour of employers of domestic workers in Hong Kong (China) and influence their choice of private recruitment agencies when hiring foreign domestic workers.