Migrant workers

Cost of recruitment in the Indonesia–Malaysia migration corridor: Employer perspectives from participating plantation companies

This study looks into the recruitment costs borne by select companies that employ migrant workers in Malaysian palm oil plantations. It examines the companies’ roles and the processes involved in the recruitment of migrant workers; identifies the costs borne by these companies; and identifies good practices and areas for improvement.

The study looks into the Indonesia–Malaysia migration corridor and the recruitment of Indonesian migrant workers into palm oil plantations in Peninsular Malaysia. It provides insights into the recruitment costs borne by select companies; examines their roles and the processes involved in the recruitment of migrant workers from the perspective of employers; identifies the costs borne by these companies according to the various stages of the recruitment process; and identifies good practices and areas for improvement. The final section reviews data collected from the companies against the results of another ILO study on migrant worker borne migration costs.