5 Major Reasons Why We Advocate Zero Placement Fee

While the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) allows recruitment agencies from charging placement fees from candidates, 9 out of 2,000 firms oppose the tide as an ethical practice to serve Filipinos.

Even if the no-placement-fee system may cause indifference to some foreign clients because of the inevitable higher cost, these agencies brave to pursue ethical recruitment with integrity in mind assuring that this is the way of fulfilling everyone’s goal for success.

Here are the main reasons why “zero placement fee” is the future of the Philippine staffing and recruitment industry:

  1. Technical Skills minus Financial Capacity equals High Ethical Corporate Standards

Workers should be selected and screened based on their technical skills and qualifications rather than their ability to pay placement fees to get endorsed for a job. No placement fee allows the partner recruitment agency to only factor out candidates based on their capabilities and experience, and not their financial ability to pay to get a job.

Employers who shoulder the cost of recruitment of workers abroad can be assured to receive a more ethical recruitment process from their partner agency. Paying this on behalf of their future employees give them the leverage to choose what kind of workers they need. They can also be insured with due diligence from their strategic manpower partner. They can be guaranteed that recruiters will work for the client’s best interest by not putting poor candidates just for the sake of extra commissions.

  1. Magnet to Best-Performing Candidates

The “no placement fee” tag on recruitment advertisements is an effective tool for talent attraction. Most qualified and experienced candidates are wise enough not to patron agencies which will just make money out of them.

While there is no doubt, availability of candidates in the Philippines, one would also have to understand that opportunities are being presented to them left and right.  The common factor among the most successful recruitment agencies is their unwavering policy of not passing on the cost of the recruitment and processing on the candidates. If a candidate is presented 5 opportunities, and 2 of them are for companies who are professional and will not allow their agent nor their companies to burden the candidate any cost, the said 2 opportunities will be the one that the candidate will surely focus on.  

Predominantly, the promise of ethical recruitment is the main selling point of each job order.

  1. Avoidance of Exploitation of Skilled Workers

Some recruitment agencies tend to charge high recruitment fees. This practice is already categorizable as illegal recruitment and is already an exploitation to their vulnerability even before they arrive at their job destination. In cases of maltreatment and abuses, migrant workers are subjected to “forced labor” when they find no way out of their job because of the debt bondage they had incurred to attain it.

Additionally, a worker not charged with a placement fee is in a better position to contribute effectively to the job he signed up for because he no longer needs to worry about loans to pay. The Institute for Human Rights and Business attested that “zero placement fee” will surely fortify the company with better workers. This scheme guarantees every worker’s financial wellness, which will, in turn, maintain their happiness and productivity at work. (Read more: https://rensol.com/ethical-recruitment-agencies-people/)

  1. The Philippine Government Encourages Fair Recruitment
    With many reports on abuses and financial ruins to families of OFWs because of placement fees, government’s efforts to minimize victimization to exorbitant fees and fraudulent recruitment by means of overcharging was given the highest penalty under the law.
  1. A Commitment to Social Responsibility

The reputation and integrity of an employer is measured by how committed they are with their public service to provide opportunities that the less privileged, yet globally-competitive ones could afford. Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IKEA, and Unilever are some of the employers that believe they should pay on behalf of their hired workers.

Anel Grup, a global Mechanical Electrical Plumbing company in the Middle East and Renaissance Heavy Industries, the construction branch of Ronesans Holdings – is a leading construction, oil, gas and power generation company in the Commonwealth of Independent States also promote the fact that shouldering the service fee of workers is a long-term investment and an element for their successes.

The report from IHRB reflected that zero placement fee works effectively for starting companies but for the case of Rensol Recruitment, this has been the aromatic scent, the word of mouth, and the integrity that makes these small companies, the fastest-growing in the industry.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Arnold brings decades of Technical Administration, Processes and Operations Management experience at Rensol. His key experience includes Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. His expertise in Human Resource includes Recruitment and Headhunting, Training and Development, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, HR Policy Formulation and Performance Management.

I Wish Dealing with the Philippine Government is Easy

I had an eye-opening touch base meeting with the HR Director of a well-known hotel in Doha, Qatar yesterday. She was telling me how pleased she is with Rensol. Saying that we are worlds apart different from all the other recruitment agencies they’ve connected with as we are quick on our toes and really do the extra mile. She was also expressing her excitement in employing additional Filipino workers as their management is aware of the professionalism and good work ethic of Filipinos in the hospitality industry. Her compliments came in one after the other until she turned 360 degrees when she expressed her regret that they are postponing their immediate plans of hiring Filipino hospitality workers. Their reason is simple. They do not want to deal with all the complexities of the Philippine government.

On our previous blog we discussed that ethical recruitment would still exist even without the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or any other regulating body because love and compassion is innate in all human beings and protecting each other from situations of high risk would be a normal occurrence. However, injustice, like compassion, is also a normal happenstance in our society. Hence, the actual need for a governing body upholding standards and regulations to ensure that the right thing is done all the time. Compliance to the Philippine government, or specifically in this case, the POEA, is difficult to say the least. Scanning through pages of blocked text, trying to interpret only the information that is really needed and understanding Philippine labor laws really are arduous tasks for any foreign employer especially if it’s their first time.

I was not surprised at all when my hospitality prospect pronounced their desire to “postpone” their recruitment amidst all the positive experiences they had with us even when we are still in the preliminary stages of the process as I myself is aware of the backbreaking measures foreign employers take when hiring desired Filipino workers, regardless of the position and industry. From accomplishing a detailed Manpower Request Letter to various types of Affidavit of Undertaking – depending on the territory, to dealing with two government entities that needs to verify and accredit the job order respectively. Managing corporate objectives and making sure that the right thing is implemented on each accreditation document and each step of the recruitment process can really be taxing. And it makes the process even more daunting and chaotic if you’re doing it alone.

Co-operation, in evolution is defined as, “the process where 2 or more organisms work or act together for common or mutual benefits.” By applying this method in the international recruitment space, once a foreign principal commissions a partner recruitment agency in the Philippines, both should expect full co-operation from one another. Connections shouldn’t just be limited to the firm finding a quasi-qualified candidate for the open position and then get paid for their service. More than a hand from beginning to end, a true co-operation transcends costs and the boundaries of what is stated on the contract.

Explaining this to my prospect plus assuring their management that Rensol Recruitment will be more than just their representative in the Philippines, rather a partner in all its professional sense. I enrolled her and her team to lift the planned suspension and proceed with the recruitment.

Adhering to Philippine labor laws is indeed hard – and that’s a fact. No one can bend and bypass how stringent POEA is with regards to their regulations especially now that President Rodrigo Duterte is in close watch of deploying Filipinos abroad for professional purposes. What foreign employers can do is pick the right reliable recruitment partner that will carry over their vision and values and will act as a shock absorber to soften the hard blows of interacting with the local government.

We can all wish, pray and hope that dealing with the POLO and POEA when recruiting quality manpower in the Philippines will be as easy as reciting the alphabet. However, we can’t really hold on to the uncertain. What’s certain is that there are a select few partner recruitment agencies in the Philippines that are willing to act as a cushion and go above and beyond just for you to realize your employment needs.

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For more information on how to conduct a successful recruitment campaign in the Philippines, please connect with our Business Development Team at [email protected] We will be ready to sit down with you and understand your concerns and configure a recruitment plan to ensure better success.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

 

Book Reader. Writer. Educator. Dreamer. – Johann joins Rensol Recruitment and Consulting with 8 years of extensive experience in Sales and Business Development, Brand Marketing, Content Development, Social Media Marketing, and Management. He leads in the creation and moderation of internal and external content and assists in thought leadership in the market to drive the bottom line. He loves the challenges at work and always thrives for customer satisfaction.

The Boon, The Bane, and The Busy: An Overview of the “No Placement Fee” Policy

According to Asianjournal’s ‘2017 Philippine Recruitment Outlook’, the recruitment industry will be experiencing a stable growth of 4% in the next five years. For that matter, new and old agencies are expected to take part in the game. As competition intensifies, there will surely be more overseas professional opportunities available for Filipinos. The challenge for trusting job seekers is to properly identify a reliable recruitment firm providing the right recruitment service, to help them find that perfect job for their great pursuit of a better life.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) allows licensed recruitment agencies to collect placement fees from their candidates as payment for successfully securing them a position abroad. As per Workabroad.ph’s compiled data on recruitment fees, placements are commonly calculated to be at 1 months’ worth of the candidate’s salary. Some Manila recruitment agencies use a 50-50 payment system to lessen the burden on both the candidate and principal. While this method may seem to be the most cost-effective approach for everyone, there are still some unseen factors that need to be considered.

World-PSI states that placement fees, regardless of the job grade, can deteriorate the quality of a worker’s disposition before he even starts working for the employer. Due to the pressure brought by raising the needed amount to get the job, as well as straightaway providing for his family back home, he is immediately impacted mentally and emotionally. Another good example of an adverse effect of placement fees is the “debt trap”. From an article written by Ana P. Santos and Sofia Tomacruz of Rappler, debt trap is the usual situation OFW’s get into when they deal with placement fees. Poor Filipinos wanting to get a shot at working abroad will go to a bank or a lending company to get a loan. When their initial earnings are not enough to pay their debts on time, high-interest payments are factored in; it becomes difficult or impossible for them to repay what they borrowed. This results in the loss of employee morale leading to a subpar service for the employer; after which they’d come to a realization that they have a growing mountain of debt that even their job abroad won’t be able to compensate for. Thus, having to prematurely leave their employer.

Although taking placement fees is a common practice in the industry, there are a few that implements the reverse. Selected recruitment firms administer a more humanitarian approach in conducting their business processes by employing a “no placement fee” policy resulting in a more positive impact not only for candidates but also for the employer. A no placement fee agency forwards the would-be expenditures of the candidate to the hiring company. Although this seems to be less attractive to employers as they will shoulder all fees, it is, in fact, the opposite. If Filipino candidates can pursue their careers without paying any fees and they will not encounter any of the negative points raised above, everyone can ensure the candidate’s longevity with their employer. Retaining talented and loyal employees is an absolute win for any company.

“The International Labor Organization (ILO) has named the Philippines as one of the pilot countries for its global program for promoting migrant workers’ protection, citing the country’s improving policies on ensuring safe and fair recruitment.” – Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific

There have been arguments from the ILO Organization regarding ethical recruitment and the motion to scrap placement fees completely. There are also many indicators that suggest the recruitment industry should shift completely towards this policy. When that happens, it will most definitely reduce, if not completely wipe out recruitment scams in the Philippines and it will impose the goal of ethical recruitment to prioritize helping less fortunate Filipinos get better chances in life.

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Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, a POEA licensed agency, has been advocating a no placement fee policy, since its inception in 1999. Focusing on opportunities that incorporates the same vision and values and upholds ethical recruitment practices beneficial for all parties of People, Partner Agency and Principal.

For more information on how to conduct an above and beyond recruitment campaign in the Philippines, please connect with our Business Development Team at [email protected]. We will be ready to sit down with you and understand your concerns and configure a recruitment plan to ensure better success.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

A business administration graduate from De La Salle College of St. Benilde, Angelo is experienced in business development, market research, logistics and analytics. A self-proclaimed romantic, he started writing as a hobby where it slowly turned into a passion, he allows his emotions to flow through his literary works to capture the heart of his audience and deliver his ideologies through wordplay and creative thinking, his specialty is freewriting and poetry, but he is also venturing to short stories and novels.

8 Reasons Why Filipino Healthcare Professionals Stand Out Globally

Being in the healthcare and medical profession is an act of kindness – may it be a physician, a dentist or a nurse, anyone can expect that they will only offer care to those who are in need. With caring comes a helping hand and a loving heart, willing to commit time and effort. It miraculously heals a tired body and a burdened spirit. It eases the job of looking over someone, simply because the desire and enthusiasm to help come from within.

To care requires passion in what you do; this translates to the values which Filipinos intrinsically possess. It makes them stand out among other nationalities which continuously win over employers all over the world. To date, there is close to a million Filipino medical professionals across the globe.

Here are the 8 primary reasons why Filipino Healthcare Professionals are in demand all over the world.

 

  1. Excellent English speaking professionals. The Philippines is on the 5th place of the “Top 10 English Speaking Countries in the World 2017”.  This is one of the main reasons why Filipino healthcare professionals are loved and are thriving abroad. Employers are not having a hard time communicating with them.

 

  1. Naturally compassionate people. As they grew in an environment where it is natural to extend kindness to other people; Filipino healthcare professionals have been known to be one of the most caring workers ever. They know how to empathize; therefore they understand how to approach and address their patient’s needs. It’s the reason why they are easily loved and trusted.

 

  1. Adaptable. Filipinos in the medical industry fit in different workplaces because they are in an automatic “professional mode” when they’re set to work, meaning they always thrive to adjust to their surroundings. They don’t give their workmates a hard time coping up, instead, they do extend the effort to fit in.

 

  1. Optimistic. Born with faith, they never lose hope in any circumstances. When others perceive the situation impossible, they will always find ways to turn it possible, and eventually do great!

 

  1. On-the-Go. “Yes, I’m ready!”, this is the fighting spirit you’d always get from Filipinos, in general. They get into the job with initiative, the presence of mind, and diligence. Limits will not stop a Filipino from doing it. You will rarely hear them say “no.”

 

  1. Enthusiastic. Filipinos offer a lively vibe on their workplace, which they also pass on to their patients. They are loved because their free spirit influences the mood of the toxic hospital environment. They remain fueled and happy to serve no matter what.

 

  1. Passionate. This is one of the remarkable assets of Filipinos in the healthcare industry. They get into the job and do it, not only with the hand that works but also with the mind and heart which ensures that love and quality of work are provided. This passion shows to their actions and communicates through their words.

 

  1. Committed. As Filipinos, they were trained to give total focus on their goals; they take a good grip on it and never let go. As they concentrate and pour out all their passion in the job they love, they also spend emotions in it, therefore making them attached to their duties. Commitment for Filipinos is equal to integrity.

With the mind that critically thinks, with the ear that attentively listens, with the eyes that keenly observes, and with the heart that completely feels, Filipino healthcare professionals bring healthcare institutions services and customer experience into a higher level.

For more information on how to conduct a healthcare specific recruitment campaign in the Philippines, please connect with our Business Development Team at [email protected]. We will be ready to sit down with you and understand your concerns and configure a recruitment plan to ensure better success.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Shemah is a marketing professional with a solid experience in digital marketing. At Rensol, she assists with inbound marketing efforts. She is passionate about growth techniques that utilize search optimization, paid promotions, blogging, online reputation management, social media marketing, and other digital methodologies.

The Heart in Harmony: Would Ethical Recruitment Exist without POEA?

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA is the government agency, which is responsible for optimizing the benefits of the country’s overseas employment program.

Created in 1982 through Executive Order 797 to promote and to monitor the overseas employment of Filipino workers. In 1987, through Executive Order 247, POEA was reorganized to include the following expanded functions:

  1. To respond to changing markets and economic condition; and
  2. to strengthen the workers’ protection and regulatory components of the overseas employment program.

POEA is also the lead government agency tasked to monitor and supervise all recruitment agencies in the Philippines.

Now I wonder, if the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) does not exist dealing out fines and revocation for non-compliance, would ethical recruitment exist?

In my opinion, yes, ethical recruitment would still exist without standards and fines from a regulating body. Governance, risk management, and compliance are all in our nature. Often, people believe living creatures tend to have a basic selfishness that steers all their decisions. This may be partially true, but what most overlook is our heart full of compassion that is also at the base of all human beings.

We have a part of our brain, the anterior insular cortex, which allows us to feel empathy. When we see someone endure pain, emotional or physical, we can practically feel the same pain and experience a sense of compassion for that person. With that said, it is in our DNA to try to protect ourselves and each other from situations of high risk.

The story of a Pack of Deer: Scientists did a study on a pack of deer to discover what factors drive their decision-making when choosing when and where to drink water. The timing of when to go to the watering hole and the location of the watering hole were the basic decisions that had to be made. If they left too early, there was a chance the nourishment would not last long enough, but if they went too late, some of the weaker deer might get dehydrated. The location of the watering hole had to be considered as well, because if it was too far, then there was a bigger chance of encountering a predator or leaving stragglers behind.

What the scientists found was extremely interesting and relatable to humans as well as the risk management & compliance in recruitment. You would think that the big, leader buck would make the final decision. Instead, what happened was, multiple deer would point in a direction of a watering hole at certain times; but the herd did not leave until 51 percent of the deer pointed in the same direction. It was as if the deer were voting and considering all risk and danger involved until the majority agreed on a final decision. Only then did they make a move to a watering hole. Deer, obviously, do not have regulations or standards to abide by, but this just shows that species tend to have a way of governing, managing risk, and complying with group decisions that best fit the entire community.

Therefore, I think it is just part of the evolution of our beings to create the risk management and compliance space. We have the natural tendency to manage risk in our everyday situations and decisions. As we evolve, we strive to make things easier for ourselves, and this is where ethical recruitment comes in to play.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in the Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

“Genz” is a self-made Entrepreneur and a Seasoned Business Development Professional with an extensive background in all levels of sales and business development. He is a dedicated and enthusiastic manager with more than 6 years of experience in research and lead generation from the initial phase to completion. He is also flexible and empathic with a strong work ethic and professional demeanor.

Ethical Recruitment and The Triple Bottom Line – People

The most successful recruitment agencies incorporate the principles in which the triple bottom line of People, Partner, and Principal work together, hand in hand to achieve the best results. Maintaining high ethical corporate standards and incorporating the recruitment regulations and criteria required to demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility is the key. 

In this dissertation, the focus is on ensuring the win of the most precious bottom line metric in a successful recruitment campaign, “People”

As per the Stock Estimate of Filipinos Overseas in 2018 by Commission on Filipinos Overseas, we have about 9 million Filipinos working abroad and countless of them must go through a needle hole just to survive the financial demand of landing a job abroad.

While there is an abundance of talents expansive in the country, a number of skilled laborers attempt their fate abroad because of the financial requirements needed to land their dream job. While opportunities keep from popping out here and there, Filipinos are dubious to select only those offers that they can afford given their financial climate.

Economic capacity thwarts some skilled workers from vying a professional opportunity abroad. While there is no doubt that competitive candidates in the Philippines is in surplus, employers and recruiters should understand that there are limiting factors for global talents from pursuing a career outside of the country.

Apart from the cost of documentary requirements and miscellaneous fees for food and transportation, the prevalent burden among aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) is the weight of placement fees charged by some recruitment agencies.

Section 51 of the Revised Rules and Regulations allows recruitment agencies from charging a placement fee as approved by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). This is usually equivalent to a worker’s basic salary for a month that should be paid by the worker once an employment certificate is furnished.

In many reported cases, an amount of P80,000 to P120,000 are collected by some agencies even to domestic workers, which are exempted from this ruling. Apparently, recruitment fees or placement fees only led to exploitation of OFWs even before they went abroad. Majority of OFWs fly overseas with their feet buried in debt because of such charges.

In lieu with this, The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration released Memorandum Circular No. 03, stating all licensed recruitment agencies are suspended from processing household service workers from March 6, 2018, onwards, given the ballooning number of abuses among domestic workers.

Only 9 out of 1,500 recruitment agencies in the country don’t collect placement fees from workers. They usually charge it from employers, who must also shoulder a greater chunk of the costs to bring a worker to their country. 

Many Filipinos decide to work overseas to gain better compensation and to improve the lives of their families left behind. Even if the price at stake is high, many of them could sacrifice even their own house or land title just to fund their way abroad.

Non-collection of placement fee is a public service for the majority of Filipinos who have not enough to shell out to pay for a job. This could mitigate the risks of debt bondage among OFWs. This also prohibits recruitment agencies from turning to the brink of exploitation.

Zero placement fee will need agencies to charge it from employers. This scheme will not just benefit the worker but the company itself because the worker would become happier and more productive in the workplace. Financial stress significantly affects productivity of an employee, so alleviating worries about money woes and supporting their financial wellness will not just benefit them, but the efficiency of service that they could render at your workplace.

Job offers with no placement fee would essentially factor out candidates based on their capabilities and experience, and not their financial ability to pay for a profession. A candidate’s capacity to fund his application doesn’t equate to his effectiveness and compatibility to vacancies.

Non-fee charging agencies would slightly cost more for client companies but along their ranks are attested undisputed producers of best workers and professionals to foreign markets. “No placement fee” tag, apparently, is an effective magnet to best-performing candidates.

These few agencies with no alike fees collected believe that reaching the green pasture doesn’t need to be as costly as it was, because there is a better option that recruitment agencies could offer the Filipino working class. No placement fee is true, and working abroad is not an impossible dream, especially for the less privileged portion of the society.

Even with few pioneering agencies like Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, who employs zero placement fee, efforts to enrich ethical recruitment in the market is on the works and the employer-paying market has been realizing the importance of non-fee charging agencies to the plight of underprivileged yet globally-competitive Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in the Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

 

Upon finishing a journalism degree with flying colors, he has discovered his niche as a freelance journalist in a health and lifestyle journal, a travel magazine, a science blog, multiple news websites, various advocacy blogs, and a social entrepreneurship network. His innate affair with writing eventually brought him to the business of recruitment and human resource. A writer and an advocate at heart, serving people through his capacity for words has been his passion.

Workplace Diversity: Biggest Criteria Impacting Recruitment and Workforce Performance in the New Age

As business environments, markets, and trends keep evolving, companies are coping up and adapting to changes through a multitude of strategies in talent sourcing. According to Glassdoor, 67% of job seekers consider diversity as a factor when looking for work. Competition forces innovation and having a global impact is a big advantage.

Internally reinforcing a company’s workforce through cultural diversity is now a common strategy. As businesses deal with global clients, the probability that they will be dealing with someone who also practices diversity within their company is high. This practice is slowly becoming a requirement rather than a competitive advantage.

Globalization having the biggest impact in this movement, recruitment agencies in the Philippines are now in demand as companies are now turning to implementing a more diverse workplace as it is proven to increase productivity, creativity, and opportunities to do business. Not only is this good for the performance of the business but it also affects the image of the company as it shows an openness to do potential business with other companies of other countries.

(https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2018/4-trends-shaping-the-future-of-hiring)

Whether a company started its foundation building a diverse workplace, or a company just starting to venture into diversity, there are numerous benefits of having a multi-cultural workplace; such workplaces will thrive in a healthy environment and will enable any business to better meet the needs of different markets, as it to widen the international scope of your operations and give better ideas and strategies from the perception of people from different cultures.

 

  • Skills & Experience

    A workplace of different cultures and different skillsets unique to each such as language and market knowledge that is working to attain the same goal will be a powerful force in any company; crossover of skills to better fit the position and optimize the performance of that position by acquiring an expat is a common practice for companies optimizing their workforce.

 

  • Productivity & Creativity

    Innovative ideas will start from people of different origins as their experiences and uniqueness will play a big factor in brainstorming, as their concepts will pass through one unique person to another resulting to an output that will better solve a problem than the traditional means. This being said, it will also affect productivity as there are more skills the company has access to, wherein certain roles can perform better from a different perspective; being able to use every strength and to make them collaborate with each other will produce better results.

 

  • Positive Reputation

Reputation affects multiple areas of a company. Diversity welcomes job seekers to be drawn to a company practicing a nondiscriminatory recruitment process; not only will the company acquire new talent but will raise its employee retention due to morale and motivation of the workforce.

Not only will reputation affect potential talent but also clients, as clients are more attracted to businesses that have a workforce that includes their fellow nationals. It will be easier to engage with clients of different cultures, as language barriers and comradery will be factors whether a deal is achieved or not.

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Rensol Inc., a POEA licensed agency, has been advocating this campaign since 1999 by influencing and promoting this movement through their service. They focus and partner with companies that are implementing or open to implementing diversity in their workplace, as it is beneficial for both parties where their candidates are happy and are willing to stay longer with such a company. This is important as Rensol believes in finding the right people for the right positions at the right place.

What sets Rensol apart from other recruitment agencies in the Philippines, is that their methods of service allow them to better assess quality by constantly keeping in touch with their candidates and clients even after deployment. Diverse workplaces will always be a good potential for growth and relationships with the company.

Rensol will always be willing to work with companies who welcome the diversity of their people. Together, let’s combine the uniqueness of each individual to create a healthier, more beautiful and more productive workplace.

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https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2018/4-trends-shaping-the-future-of-hiring
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http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/recruit/diversity/diversity-in-the-workplace-benefits-challenges-solutions.asp
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ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

“Genz” is a self-made Entrepreneur and a Seasoned Business Development Professional with an extensive background in all levels of sales and business development. He is a dedicated and enthusiastic manager with more than 6 years of experience in research and lead generation from the initial phase to completion. He is also flexible and empathic with a strong work ethic and professional demeanor.

How Hotels Can Cope Up with the Airbnb Generation Through Information Outsourcing

Sharing services like Airbnb and Uber are disruptive innovations.

In a study conducted by a researcher from the Research Centre at The Netherlands, the emergence of the sharing economy may have been favorable for most of today’s consumers but affected industries consider these advancements as enemies to economic growth.  These unintendedly push for the demise of its traditional counterparts (Oskam, 2016).

Only a few have initiated to reinvent themselves to play along with the game their modern competitor has been winning. As per hotels, Airbnb is not just an enemy but is the technology they still have to adapt.

The Hurting Impact

Airbnb is now regarded by the Business Insider as the largest hotel chain without owning a single hotel since its conception in 2008. This platform has been doing the old things by trying the new ways. The utilization of digital technology and social media in the marketplace provided a holistic user experience with regards to consumer choices.

It has been inconclusive if Airbnb really caused the deflating hotel bookings, but the ballooning industry of Airbnb is undeniable in its own extent. Apart from moving people to spaces away from establishments, their recent campaign on “living like a local” was embraced by millennial travelers. Airbnb has also established their online reputation system where previous guests can leave a rating and review.

Intimate and Personal

At the very least, learn from your toughest competitor.

Personalizing the experience like has been the trend among generation renters, the millennials. However, hotels need staff who they can talk to 24/7 and to be accountable for their whole hotel experience.

Information outsourcing equips industries with the kind of technology to supplement this need. Apart from better quality of personalized services, hotels will also have access to in-house advertising campaigns and marketing designs, alongside. Technology workers could also provide hotels with specified programs and apps, organize their logistics, and even manage their internal processes. Recruiting highly-skilled staff of solutions team is not as risky as partnering with outsourcing companies yet as cost-effective as it will upgrade your services a lot to a whole new level. (Read more: https://rensol.com/hospitality-industry-recruitment/)

Equipped with your own technology department, you can now easily outsource direct services such as laundry, cleaning, restaurant, janitorial, and even emergency issues. It can also scope reservations, technical support, customer care, airport transfers, and a lot more. This may also include add-on services such as access to airline bookings, travel agents, tourism offices, public transport, or car rentals.

The Philippines, which is a hotspot for information technology talents, has deployed over a million workers to aid in various industries to different parts of the world (Read more: https://rensol.com/fill-local-employment-retail-hospitality-industries/). The hospitality industry has been shifting to higher degrees of process automation. Recruitment of technology talents in hospitality would be a great leap to take the game to your advantage and to reclaim the territory back to its rightful owner.

Reference:

Airbnb: the future of networked hospitality businesses by Jeroen Oskam, 2016 (https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JTF-11-2015-0048)

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Upon finishing a journalism degree with flying colors, he has discovered his niche as a freelance journalist in a health and lifestyle journal, a travel magazine, a science blog, multiple news websites, various advocacy blogs, and a social entrepreneurship network. His innate affair with writing eventually brought him to the business of recruitment and human resource. A writer and an advocate at heart, serving people through his capacity for words has been his passion.

Will My Nursing Career Improve by Being Multilingual?

Your bilingual capacity can heighten your competitiveness in your nursing career!

The ability to read, write, and speak a second language is a skill which is desired in virtually every career.  It is very much true especially if you’re aiming to get a job in an international based company. Competition is real!

This also applies in the healthcare industry; wherein multilingual nurses are a critical necessity to having a successful career.

Is English good enough? Obviously, English is the native language of countries like the United Kingdom and the United States, but that doesn’t mean that every resident is an English speaker.  These two populations taken together form less than 5% of the world’s population.

The answer is often…No!

In England and USA there are still many residents and visitors that speak Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, sign language, and more. In the Middle East, it is Arabic while Germany and Austria opening their healthcare opportunities to Asian populations, nurses eyeing to work there are required to learn and be certified in German. These people will at some point or another need healthcare services. This is where the value of being a bilingual nurse really comes in. This is just one of the many advantages you will have as a nurse that speaks multiple languages.


It is increasingly necessary for nurses to learn a second language; a few additional benefits are:


 

#1 POTENTIAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

There are over thousands of hospitals in the UK – and many of those serve cities with high immigrant populations. Those hospitals need healthcare providers that can communicate with patients who only speak other languages. This means greatly improved job prospects for your nursing career, more chances of getting hired. Moreover, German and Austrian opportunities are opening up to hire healthcare Filipino candidates; therefore, requirement to build German language skills is increasingly important.

 

#2 THE ABILITY TO HELP DIVERSE GROUPS OF PEOPLE


Being a multilingual nursing professional can help you reach out to diverse people.

Most people go into nursing because they recognize the fact that they gain great satisfaction in helping others. Being a bilingual nurse gives you the opportunity to help an even more diverse range of patients.

You could help patients be able to comfortably communicate their thoughts to you. Remember that a single information in conveying a symptom of an illness is of huge help to know whether a patient needs a simple or a major treatment. In this case, being a nurse that can effectively communicate the local language of the country he serves could really beat this simple yet necessary international barrier – Communication!

Start saving other people and yourself!

Start saving yourself a sure place in the healthcare industry by trying to invest to language seminars or trainings. You will not just help yourself, you will also have more impact on different people’s lives. It is not just about communication, it is about the impact you can offer when you have the necessary skills to communicate.

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Our world is becoming more diverse and interconnected each day. With that in mind, being a bilingual (or even better, multilingual) nurse is a huge advantage. The ability to speak multiple languages makes your nursing skills more valuable and marketable and helps increase patient outcomes and safety.

Have you encountered scenarios where bilingual nurses saved the day? Or have you found yourself out of zone, unable to communicate to a patient? Do let us know by leaving your comments below!

References:
https://msnonline.arizona.edu/resources/articles/3-benefits-of-being-bilingual-in-the-nursing-field/

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

“D” is an experienced Senior Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the human resource and talent acquisition industry for 5 years. Her goal is to always employ her knowledge and skills as well as her ability to work well with people to provide the best professional opportunities to her subjects while enriching her own knowledge and gaining new skills on the side. She is skilled in screening, management, and on-boarding great talents for Rensol’s wide range of clients.

High Employee Turnover as a Silent Construction Manpower Crisis

Human capital is one of a company’s largest asset. Today, in order to succeed and achieve operational efficiency, overseas construction companies rely heavily on reliable, productive and competent labor force. These employees play a crucial role in the success of the company. As Alfred Marshall once said, “The most valuable of all capital is invested in human beings.”

Losing an employee may not hurt your business but losing a dozen more may cause your company to stumble. Furthermore, losing a bad employee can give way to a better one, however, not all loss of employee can bring back good to your company. You may find and hire new people to work for you, but are you willing to sacrifice your company’s delay in production?

Replacing your employees can be damaging to your company. According to an article written by Heather Boushey and Sarah Jane Glynn, HR experts of Center for American Progress, replacing your employees may hurt your business’ productivity for it all results to increasing direct costs and turnover costs.

Now, despite the unpopularity as a career choice, the construction industry is one of those labor markets struggling to get along with the continuously growing demand for output. Apart from skills shortage, the ADP Workforce Vitality Index 2017 reported that one of the major but unnoticed problems that affect construction companies and contractors is the high turnover among employees. Turnover refers to the rate at which workers voluntarily leave the company. This has a negative impact most especially in a specialized industry like the construction sector.  Turnovers pose risks from losing a skilled machine operator to a top engineer.

Finding and retaining the best employees is a competitive edge in the construction industry. However, addressing turnover has been not prioritized and was deemed normal by some human resource managers. Executives should be reminded that turnover is a sign of unhappiness in the workplace. It is beyond cancerous.

In a journal entitled “Investigating Employee Turnover in the Construction Industry: A Psychological Contract Perspective” published in 2016, authors identified what predicts employee’s turnover in the construction industry. Apparently, emotional exhaustion emerged as the top reason for the younger construction workers to suffer greater levels of exhaustion and who are more likely to exit the construction site.

Other causes of turnover included; conflict with management, toxic work environment, and job dissatisfaction. This problem constitutes unprofessional management, poor compensation, insufficient recognition, or even isolated cases like discrimination in the workplace and bullying among workers.

 

The Cost of Turnover

This industry long suffered from workers who keep on looking for better working environment, salary increases, and shorter working hours. Persistently high workers turnover affects operational efficiency and morale of employees. Without efforts to keep employees, a company may find it hard to establish a lasting culture within the organization if people continuously come and go.

High turnover hurts productivity and revenue due to constant hiring and training of new employees. This greatly affects continuity of services which is vital for a company to compete.

Based on a study of the Society for Human Resource Management, the cost of losing a salaried employee can cost as much as twice as their annual salary. This is a summation of the exit and separation costs; cost of recruiting a replacement; training and onboarding costs; lost expertise; administrative costs; and cost of lost productivity. This doesn’t include all the intangible and untracked costs prior to resignation and recruitment of vacated position.

Turnover may also push other employees to follow suit and leave you crippled with impaired human resources.

 

Effective Recruitment and Employee Retention

Managing employee turnover and exerting efforts toward employee retention is not just a tough job among contractors but among construction recruitment agencies as well where the burden of attracting skilled professional starts. Retaining employees and reducing employee turnover could be managed as early in the recruitment stage.

Turnovers, which may not be an issue within the workplace, might be an issue on recruitment when we initially hire the wrong person. Successful recruitment practice in construction should not just involve finding capable and qualified workers, but also those who can fit your work environment and could stay for a longer term.

Recruiters can easily spot job hoppers by simply looking at their resumes and by checking their references. During the recruitment stage, employees who are most likely be committed is easily detectable.

As soon as they landed on the job site, employers should find time to check out to their employees to pre-diagnose any chance of turnover. Establishing a comfortable environment and an ambiance of mutual respect among supervisors and workers could also cut issues that lead to turnover.

Finding a good employee is tough, and it will be more difficult if we have to lose the ones we already got. We can no longer extinguish the bills once it gets burned. We can no longer take them back once they walked out your door.

Seasoned recruiters will always have an eye for star performers. Learn more of our best practices in talent acquisition and let us collaborate to achieve your business goals.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.

Upon finishing a journalism degree with flying colors, he has discovered his niche as a freelance journalist in a health and lifestyle journal, a travel magazine, a science blog, multiple news websites, various advocacy blogs, and a social entrepreneurship network. His innate affair with writing eventually brought him to the business of recruitment and human resource. A writer and an advocate at heart, serving people through his capacity for words has been his passion.