News on Fair Recruitment

  1. An ecosystem approach to skilling: Insights from 85 innovative programs

    Opportunities for continuous up- and reskilling should be accessible to all workers in order to maintain the competitiveness of the workforce. However, our current systems for skill building are not ready to tackle this challenge: government, academia and employers chronically underinvest in adult learning, and do not (yet) collaborate efficiently to provide at scale, end-to-end skilling solutions. In our research at the BCG Henderson Institute, we studied early examples of "skilling ecosystems”, innovative programs that involve multiple stakeholders to deliver up/reskilling solutions to address a specific skill gap. In this session we will discuss the different types of such ecosystems, key success factors and selected best practices based on our database of 85 examples around the world.

  2. Support the Government and PrEAs in Ethiopia to establish fair recruitment practices for overseas worker placement

    Strengthening the capacity of Ethiopian Overseas Private Employment Agencies (PrEAs).

  3. Parallel Session F.4 at the International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) 2023: Measuring SDG 10.7.1 on migrant recruitment costs: Recent advances and way forward

    07 February 2023

    The session, organized by ILO with support from WB KNOMAD, showcased recent achievements to promote measurement of SDG 10.7.1 on migrant workers’ paid recruitment costs and reflected on the lessons learned and way forward

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    New ILO initiative to help protect migrant worker wages in Malaysia

    03 February 2023

    Wage protections for women and men migrant workers in Malaysia a key focus of new phase of the International Labour Organization’s Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy project.

  5. Gatekeeping the labour market: How Recruiters use AI to find and assess talent

    Advances in artificial intelligence, such as the advent of machine learning and the growth of big data, enable AI to be utilized to recruit, screen, and predict the success of applicants. This seminar will cover recent research on how employers can feel empowered to use AI responsibly so they can build a diverse, qualified workforce at scale.

  6. ILO announces winners of the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    16 December 2022

    Winning entries provide balanced and ethical reporting on migrants and labour migration and encourage the media to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

  7. Agreement to increase inclusion of labour rights in business school education

    05 December 2022

    A Memorandum of Understanding to increase the inclusion of labour rights issues in business education has been signed by the ILO, the Global Business School Network and the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva.

  8. Africa-Arab States fellowship for journalism students in labour migration reporting

    The ILO FAIRWAY programme has conducted back-to-back activities in Uganda and Jordan for journalism students and recent graduates of four universities: Makerere University (Uganda), Uganda Christian University (Uganda), Yarmouk University (Jordan) and Middle East University (Jordan). These activities are the first part of a broader cross-border fellowship aimed at increasing the interest of journalism students in international labour mobility, enhancing their labour migration reporting skills, and fostering cross-border networks to report these stories along a corridor approach.

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    What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

  10. COP27: ILO events on labour migration and climate change