Policy brief 6. Regulating the recruitment industry through incentives: POEA awards for recruitment agencies

This policy brief calls on the ways to improve the POEA awards based on the assessment results. While stakeholders up hold the principles underlying the awards, they pointed out the limitations and suggested improvements to enhance the awards' relevance to current directions in ethical recruitment and migration governance.

Ethical recruitment is necessary for the promotion and protection of migrants' rights. Philippine based recruitment agencies continue to be active in the dynamic global labour market and are important links in ethical recruitment between migrants and employers.