Guidelines for Labour Recruiters on Ethical Recruitment, Decent Work and Access to Remedy for Migrant Domestic Workers

The English version of the Guidelines for Labour Recruiters on Ethical Recruitment, Decent Work and Access to Remedy for Migrant Domestic Workers was launched in September 2020 in the IOM Publications Website, together with a press release globally. The guidelines aim to inform labour recruiters on best practices for promoting, facilitating and ensuring the ethical recruitment of migrant domestic workers. The guidelines are derived directly from the International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) Standard, developed by IOM through an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process. The guidelines follow the seven IRIS principles, offering special guidance and best practices tailored for the migrant domestic workers recruitment industry.

The guidelines were developed under the project Asia Region: Promoting Ethical Recruitment and Decent Work among Private Sector Partners by Strengthening Company Policies to Protect Domestic Workers. While the project focuses on the recruitment of migrant domestic workers to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, from Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines, these guidelines are relevant to recruiters of migrant domestic workers across migration corridors and globally.

Bahasa Indonesia version of the guidelines has just been launched in IOM Indonesia Website. Given new regulation No. 9/2020 will be implemented in July 2021, we believe that it is a great opportunity to promote the uptake of the guidelines to the recruitment industry in Indonesia, as well as the stakeholders in promoting ethical recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Indonesia.