Publications on fair recruitment


  1. Fair Recruitment Initiative Newsletter - Edition March 2019

    11 March 2019


  1. Ending forced labour by 2030: A review of policies and programmes

    10 December 2018

    The latest Global Estimates indicate that 25 million people are in forced labour globally. How can the world community get firmly on track toward eliminating forced labour? The International Labour Organization report Ending forced labour by 2030: A review of policies and programmes points the way with policy approaches and responses.

  2. Recruitment experiences of South Asian migrant workers in Jordan’s garment industry

    15 August 2018

  3. Fair Recruitment Initiative Newsletter - Edition July 2018

    09 July 2018

  4. Agents of Change? Assessing Hong Kong employment agencies´ compliance with the Code of Practice

    17 June 2018

    This report, based on a survey of over 450 migrant domestic workers, examines the implementation of the Hong Kong government’s Code of Practice for Employment Agencies (CoP), and its impact on the human and labour rights of domestic workers in the territory.


  1. FAIR SHARE? International recruitment in the Philippines

    24 October 2017

    This working paper brings together evidence on the culture and practice of fair recruitment for overseas employment in the Philippines.

  2. Attracting skilled international migrants to China: A review and comparison of policies and practices

    28 September 2017

    The report reviews the existing policies and practices of China concerning the attraction of foreign professionals and other skilled international migrants with a comparative analysis of talent attraction policies and their outcomes in Germany, Japan, and Singapore. Based on a comparative study, recommendations are put forward for China to improve its foreign talent policies and practices in order to be more successful in the international competition for talents.

  3. Deficiencies in Conditions of Work as a Cost to Labor Migration: Concepts, Extent, and Implications

    18 September 2017

    This paper sets out three goals. First, it provides a conceptual framework for analyzing migration costs associated with deficiencies in the conditions of work abroad, which is an insufficiently explored aspect of the existing theoretical frameworks on migration decision making. Second, using a novel data set, the KNOMAD migration surveys, it examines the nature and extent of the losses that migrant workers experience due to deficiencies in working conditions.

  4. The Migrant Recruitment Industry: Profitability and unethical business practices in Nepal, Paraguay and Kenya

    13 September 2017

    This publication documents the process of foreign recruitment in case-study migration corridors across different regions. The result of the research brings to the fore the abuse of migrant workers by recruiters and seeks to contribute to broadening the choices workers have to find decent work at home and abroad.

  5. Labour Migration From China to Europe: Scope and Potential

    06 September 2017

    The research presented in this report was conducted under the “EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project”, funded by the EU and jointly carried out by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).