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Russia to Riches: A Rensol Worker’s Story to Success Part 1

Many are called, but only a few are chosen.

Opportunities to work abroad are scarce, being deployed abroad with an ethical recruitment agency is a golden opportunity of a lifetime. Every worker is expected to treasure the limited chance to earn better and become successful by just being a hardworking and responsible flag bearer of the country while overseas.

Here is the first installment of success stories we collated from our successful hires deployed to different parts of the world.

Ramel Tanon Sofranes was deployed to Russia to work as a tig/arc welder for Cherepovets and Yamal LNG Gas Plant project for Renaissance Heavy Industries (RHI) during our first batch of deployment, last March 2016.

Ramel shared that he came upon an advertisement from Rensol in Facebook. He tried his luck to apply where he passed the skills trade testing without any fees to pay. He was urgently deployed to Russia with his qualifications.

He survived to withstand working for 10 hours during the winter season with an extreme temperature of negative 30 degrees Celsius.

“Mahirap mawalay sa pamilya, mahirap dahil sobrang lamig, mahirap communication doon, mahirap salita nila, pero pagdating sa trabaho, kayang kaya (It is hard to live far away from your family, it’s hard because it is too cold, it’s hard to communicate, their language is difficult to understand, but when it comes to working, everything is doable.),” he shared.

Ramel was sent to the good hands of RHI who he claims to be very good as employers.

“Maganda at walang bitin ang sahod, ayos din naman ang accommodation (It is good and there is no delay on salary, the accommodation provided for us is also great.),” he said.

Thousands of Filipino skilled professionals were already deployed to Russia.  Filipino workers were tapped and have been provided with a quality job opportunity through Rensol Recruitment’s partnership with most of RHI’s gigantic projects.

This opportunity definitely helped his family to reach the greener pasture in life.

“Nais ko lang magpasalamat sa inyo (Arnold Mamaclay) at sa Rensol dahil nagkaroon ako ng pagkakataon.. thank you very much sa Rensol agency at wala akong ginastos at ako’y nakaalis patungong Russia (I just want to thank Rensol because I was able to fly to Russia without paying for anything),” Ramel said.

Renaissance Heavy Industries (RHI) has been one of the long-standing satisfied partners of Rensol in providing quality job opportunities to Filipinos for almost five challenging yet productive years. Some of RHI’s projects which involved Rensol’s manpower services are Yamal LNG Plant, Gas-To-Gasoline Project (GTG), Turkmenhimiya Ammonia and Urea Plant, Sibur Tobolskneftekhim Polypropylene Plant, Phosagro Ammonia Plant, etc. Rensol has provided thousands of pipe fitters, scaffolders, welders, and riggers to the said projects, both in Russia and Turkmenistan.

RHI contracted Filipino workers from Rensol Recruitment to man its mechanical, construction, civil activities, and other EPC services which includes concrete works, steel erection, equipment erection, heavy lifting, piping works, cable pulling, insulation, and painting.

Ramel was able to buy his own car, which he uses as a source of income here in the Philippines. He is now working as a full-time driver for the ride-sharing service mobile application, Grab.

Rensol, being an ethical recruitment agency, reaches out especially to the less privileged Filipinos to alleviate their lives. The agency doesn’t collect anything to make opportunities attainable even by those in the poorest of the poor. That’s why it is with great delight that we celebrate even the smallest successes of our deployed workers overseas. 

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.

 

Rensol Recruitment Ties the Knot with Sankyu Saudi Arabia

Sankyu, an international service provider for engineering, logistics, and operational support originated in Japan, tied a partnership knot with Rensol Recruitment – the fastest growing recruitment agency in the Philippines, in upgrading their manpower of skilled professionals for maintenance, rotating, and static equipment to big projects based in Rabigh/Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Sankyu, which name was derived from the English expression “thank you”, expressed their overwhelming appreciation to Rensol for attracting hundreds of potential new hires and for effectively selecting the most fitting and most qualified candidates in every vacancy provided through the agency’s intensive recruitment practices and backgrounding.

With the fountain of world-class laborers in the Philippines, Rensol’s recruitment and headhunting schemes were able to provide solutions to what Sankyu specifically asked for.

Latest deployment of workers bound to Sankyu Saudi Arabia already commenced with the start of the new year, 2019.

Sankyu has been requiring workers with oil and gas and maintenance experiences for the following positions: piping engineer, civil engineer, piping supervisor, rotating supervisor, rotating foreman, rotating technician, welder, pipe fitter/ fabricator, estimator, planner, rigger 3, electrical foreman, electrical technician, instrument foreman, instrument technician, static supervisor, static technician, and E&I supervisor.

The century-old company has been expanding their network overseas for over 30 years now. Sankyu’s technology and services have been competing to be forefront in the world by recruiting highly- specialized technicians and equipping them with development programs to upgrade their skills and to adopt proper discipline.

Sankyu and Rensol shared this mutual vision to invest a lot in human resources to achieve the top spot in the industry. Sankyu find this as a common denominator with Rensol as on how the agency values people as invaluable assets to attain excellence in the global arena. Like Sankyu, Rensol also serves more than just being a service provider, they are also passionate of providing an above and beyond service as solution providers.

We, at Rensol, are more than thankful not just for the opportunity to be an excellent manpower provider for Sankyu, but a reliable partner for them as well, to foster a lasting relationship within the long run.

Railroading Railway Construction Recruitment: An Industry Guide

The railway construction recruitment is globally booming and is growing at a rapid rate with the overlap of projects coming out from here and there. Wherever in the rail industry, demand for engineers always remains buoyant with no sign of slowing down, stimulating skills shortage to worsen in a serious note.

While overlap of potential projects signifies massive activity in the sector, opportunities and demand for resources are huge from right now until the future. The need for skilled people across the whole industry remains strong despite the low number of licensed engineers. The overlap stretches each country’s limited resources for railway manpower.

Derailing Railway Recruitment

The railway construction recruitment has always been fierce. Everybody’s hiring, and it hasn’t stopped. Medium-sized companies poach top talents from smaller firms while larger firms pick up top talents from them. The expertise of railway workers is just being shuffled within a small community.

Skills needed to be were being poached by other industries needing similar skills, making railway construction recruitment tougher for recruiters. The industry is stereotyped as an industry full of stressed, tired, and exhausted workers. Many railway workers literally walk and work even in their sleep.

The job requires long hours and a stressful work environment. Most of whom worked overnight, during the evening, weekends, and long hours. Workers spend irregular hours that makes people with the right skill turning away from this industry.

Many companies have already noticed the shortage of qualified engineers during their recruitment processes. While most of them are striving to recruit locally, hard-to-find skills push them to go globally. Overseas workers have been key contributors to the sector in preventing skill shortage to jeopardize delivery of railway infrastructure projects.

Railway Construction Recruitment

The railway industry remains to be home for a lot of engineers from various industries who were seeking shelter. There is an enormous workload that is needed to be done, and which is going to need more skilled staff.

It has a huge growth potential with top talents are always in demand for various roles to maintain and digitalize the industry. Having an electrical engineering and mechanical engineering background is an advantage among any other disciplines with transferable skills. A career in rail has been the most exciting and interesting engineering jobs any highly-skilled workers can get.

A different height of job security, travel benefits, and a lot more decent benefits was guaranteed to every worker. With this, railway engineers are expected to be multi-skilled, with a strong background in engineering and technical support from the production phase to maintenance areas.

Railway construction recruitment has been crucial with the work of recruitment professionals in navigating a quite small labor market yet an ever-evolving employment landscape. Recruiters have been fishing in the same pond. Indeed, railway recruitment is getting harder and the only solution is to improve the industry itself to attract new people into the sector.

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.

New Zealand Engineering: Rebuilding the World Down Under

New Zealand engineering is desperately short of skilled professionals across all disciplines while in the middle of the largest infrastructure boom in its history brought by reconstruction efforts after the destruction of major earthquakes.

Billions of dollars have been overpouring into projects due to the two major earthquakes that have destructed most of its largest cities. Engineering firms are finding ways on how to deliver each project in a faster, safer, and cheaper way. But despite all the massive undertakings, enough engineers to man each project were found lacking.

New Zealand engineering firms have been doubling efforts to attract talents. Some of which have even hired non-Kiwi applicants. Even the smallest companies in the industry find it strange to not receive any application from a New Zealand qualified engineer in every job posting they had recently. The good news is, engineers in New Zealand need not be registered by law.

It so happens that local talents are deeply scarce due to snaffling by larger firms and overseas employment or emigration. While local engineers are going out of their own country, talents from abroad were queuing from overseas to get into New Zealand engineering.

Engineering NZ’s statistics reflected that only 7 percent of Kiwi graduates had studied engineering. This shortage eventually leads to New Zealand engineering crisis.

Engineering Recruitment Boom

Apart from the holistic lifestyle within its scenic landscapes, working Down Under also means unique and complex roles that will grow your skills and experiences. The calmness of Kiwi culture attributes a lot to the kind of living any aspiring worker will expect in New Zealand. It is affordable to live in NZ given the great quality of life it can offer.

With a maximum of 40 work hours per week, flexible work arrangements, competitive salary, New Zealand is an ideal country. With a relatively small population, the country has always been seeking workers from overseas to fill skill shortages across many industries.

New Zealand engineering has been booming in recent years. This comes along with the fast growth of the Kiwi economy and the lowest unemployment rate in the developed world.

Skill shortage has given way to the entry of skilled migrants. Engineers, carpenters, joiners and building surveyors are in high demand. These key positions play a pivotal role in shaping the country’s infrastructure landscape.

A number of roles which include civil and structural engineers, highway and transportation planners, water resource engineers, geotechnical engineers, and landfill design engineers are being recruited in various locations across the country.

Structural engineers are in demand to check the safety of existing buildings, while civil engineers will be needed to help in the massive rebuilding. Chemical engineers have remained steady and strong while petroleum engineering showed significant growth with increased activity in oil exploration.

While electrical engineers are the most abundant in the country, it is still not enough to fill in all vacancies.

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.

How Rensol Came To Rescue a Steel Factory in the Middle East Flocked with Unfit Workers: A Case Study

Case Study - Oil Company

Client Problem: Steel Factory in Qatar Discovered their Partner Recruitment Agency to Supply them with Workers who Fail the Required Medical Exam

  • Client notices that accidents became frequent with the deployment of foreign workers in his factory.
  • The steel factory in Qatar finds out that the bulk of candidates deployed by a recruitment agency from the Philippines failed their medical exam and are unfit to work.
  • The said Philippine recruitment agency allegedly fakes the medical status of their workers despite the safety risks in a factory workplace.

Rensol’s Solution: Assist in Revocation of Former Partner Agency to POEA, Expedite Process to Replace Incompatible Workers with Fit-to-Work Workers

  • The steel factory sought the help of Rensol to solve the health and safety hazard of retaining unfit workers.
  • Rensol advised to disconnect with the former recruitment agency and assisted with the revocation process as faking medical status is a serious violation of the Revised Rules and Regulations on overseas recruitment imposed by POEA.
  • Due to the urgent need to fill in the large gap on vacated position, Rensol executed a contingency plan in accreditation and recruitment process in the fastest, yet more ethical way.

High standards of physical fitness are vital in a factory workplace with all those rotating equipment and heavy machinery one may be exposed to. Apparently, accident-proneness of a worker is correlated to one’s fitness for the job. With all the hazards, a worker’s technical skills and medical fitness are necessary factors during staff recruitment to an unsafe environment.

Apart from the danger that this pose to their health and their co-workers’, the cost of an accident to the company, even with the worker’s own negligence, is financially hurting and practically troubling to the factory’s operation.

That’s why the pre-employment medical examination is one of the important requisite before a worker’s deployment to the job site. Assurance from an accredited clinic that the worker is fit enough to work is the final go signal for a recruitment agency to pursue one’s application. The medical result is a significant determinant of a candidate’s effectiveness in the workplace, as well as his compatibility to survive the harshest of the conditions.

Case on Point: A Steel Factory Flocked with Unfit Workers

After a month of deployment of a bulk of Filipino workers to a steel company in Qatar, the management complained of the number of accidents happening each day despite the specialized skill training, strict supervision, and safety policies being imposed. Each accident cost them a lot. Apart from the financial assistance they provide, impediment of processes caused serious harm to their operations.

The owner finally decided to reevaluate their medical status as he suspected that their negligence and proneness to accident might be caused by something their company may not have control.

After evaluation, more than half of the newly-deployed employees failed the medical exam. Some workers were found to be obese, diabetic, anemic, and high-blood, while a big slice even has liver and lung diseases. Some are even over-age to their prescribed age during recruitment. The client company got back to the responsible recruitment agency, but the latter insisted that they could no longer do something about it since they were already deployed and have been working for a month in their factory. They insisted the legitimacy of their medical certificate and the contract they were bound to follow.

To lessen safety issues and possible legal complications in case of serious accidents that may possibly happen with the kind of workers they have, the client company seek an agency from the country to assist in resolving their dilemma.

Rensol’s Intermediation and Emergency Substitution

The client company sought the help of another recruitment agency to aid this serious human resource problem. When the case was presented before Rensol, it was made under study and it was concluded that the company was misled by their former partner recruiters when the bulk of deployed employees were confirmed to be unfit to work even before their deployment.

Under investigation, their medical exam was forced to be conducted in an unaccredited clinic by the Gulf Cooperation Council-(GCC) Accredited Medical Clinics Association (GAMCA). Papers of their medical results even suggested that some details were forged and manipulated. Rensol was easy to conclude that this is a clear ground for revocation due to non-compliance with the rules and regulations set by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Rensol reported the incident to POEA and the partnership of the two were soon dissolved. Unfit workers, whose lives may just be put in danger with the hazardous environment of a steel manufacturing, were subjected to repatriation.

Because of the immediate need to fill in the large gap of vacated slots, the client company decided to affiliate with Rensol to replace the ill agency and to continue the disrupted partnership to aid in their manpower needs.

With Rensol’s proven track record in the easy, convenient, and fast processing of accreditation documents and their sound relationship with the government, the process was expedited, and recruitment was even started earlier than expected.

The first batch of deployment of legitimately fit-to-work workers was made successful in a short span of time.  With Rensol’s strict compliance with the Rules and Regulations on recruitment processes provided by POEA, the steel company was able to equip its manpower with highly-competitive and qualified workers and medically fit ones that can survive the inevitable health hazards.

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.