Policy brief 9. Unveiling promising practices among private recruitment agencies: Looking for the business case for ethical recruitment

This policy brief presents promising good practices stemming from case studies of recruitment agencies recruiting Filipino and Indian health professionals for foreign employment. Raising awareness of promising practices in various aspects of the international recruitment process are ways to curb illegal recruitment, excessive fee charging, unsafe deployment, and other harmful situations affecting migrant workers, including skilled health professionals.

Despite government regulations, private recruitment agencies are cited to be sources of problems experienced by migrant workers at their workplaces in destination countries. However; not much is known about the private recruitment agencies' point of view with regard to migrant workers, employers and governments and their efforts to observe standards and regulations.