Fair recruitment

In today’s globalized economy, workers are increasingly looking for job opportunities beyond their home country in search of decent work and better livelihoods. In addition, millions of workers migrate internally in search of decent work. Public and private employment agencies, when appropriately regulated, play an important role in the efficient and equitable functioning of labour markets by matching available jobs with suitably qualified workers. However, concerns have been raised about the growing role of unscrupulous employment agencies, informal labour intermediaries and other operators acting outside the legal and regulatory framework that prey especially on low-skilled workers.

In response to those challenges, the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI) was launched in 2014 as part of the ILO Director General’s call for a Fair Migration Agenda.


Guidelines and training courses on Fair recruitment

  1. Guidelines

    General principles and operational guidelines for fair recruitment and definition of recruitment fees and related costs

  2. Training course

    Establishing Fair Recruitment Processes: An ILO online training toolkit

    Available as an interactive version (online) and as individual downloadable modules (PDF)

  3. Training course

    E-learning on fair recruitment processes for practitioners

    ITC-ILO annual training course