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Filipinos to Range Over Gabon’s Wood- Working Paradise

Gabon Wood Industries chooses Rensol Recruitment as their manpower provider bound to their 400,000- hectare of forest concession in West Central, Africa.

The country’s wood-working paradise has generated millions of jobs and has boosted their economy. Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) has also been regarded as the best woodworking SEZ in Africa. Apart from increasing job opportunities and generating income for locals of Gabon, the company has extended their manpower orders to the Philippines with their lack of skilled workers.

Gabon Wood is an advocate of anti-illegal forest harvesting as Rensol advocates anti-illegal recruitment. Their main business activities are container handling and stuffing services, kiln drying, warehousing, and manufacturing of doors, moldings, finger- joints, and furniture.

Gabon’s tropical forest is home to more than 400 species of trees and an enormous logging potential with an exploitable timber stock of 400 million cbm. Most of their byproducts were exported to Gulf and Middle East countries, Europe, China, and Northern Africa. It also supplies 90% of the world’s demand for veneer and plywood raw materials.  These materials, also known as okoumé, has been considered as the pink gold from Gabon.

Rensol Recruitment is set to outsource and deploy highly-qualified Filipino workers to grab administrative to technical roles soon such as: Office Manager, Accountants, Account Executive, Purchasing Executive/ Assistant,  Store Clerk, Store Keeper, Marketing Executive,  Marketing & Shipping Coordinator,  Shipping Clerk,  Admin Executive / Assistant, Construction Supervisor,  Construction Worker, Structural Welder, Sawmill Manager, Sawmill Supervisor, Camp Supervisor, Bundling Supervisor, Sawmill QC, Mechanic,  Ranger, Log Grader, Tally Clerk, Loader Operator,  Tractor Driver, Logging Truck Driver, Sawyer/ Assistant Sawyer,  Electrical TAC/DC, Motor Grader Operator, and Workshop Coordinator.

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.

2 Major Reasons Why Rensol is Not Your Ordinary Recruitment Partner

High-quality talent pool; cost-effective alternative; affinity to Western Culture – there are more than a dozen reasons why foreign employers prefer to hire manpower in the Philippines.

The first; the biggest; the most well-known – conjointly, the Philippines is known to house several international recruitment agencies, big, medium and small, some are able and are all willing to support foreign principals to overcome their respective recruitment endeavors.

Forthrightly, foreign employers will find themselves sorting through all viable firms in the Philippines and this task alone can be overwhelming. Having to go through more than a dozen websites and reading about their services can have prospects mentally exhausted. Up to the point that they might even end up throwing in the towel and just settle for the safest choice but not necessarily the best-suited recruitment firm just to get it over with.

 

What set Rensol apart from other recruitment agencies?

1.Ethics

It was previously discussed that Rensol Recruitment & Consulting is a known duty bearer for all its stakeholders and is a celebrated advocate of the “No Placement Fee” Policy. While the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) allows the recruitment industry from charging placement fees from candidates, Rensol chooses to administer a more ethical and humanitarian approach in conducting their business processes by employing the reverse, resulting in a more positive impact not only for workers but also for their partners.

They may have not started ethical recruitment in the Philippines, but they are clearly one of the more prominent and one of the most consistent front liners. Thus, influencing the Philippine recruitment industry trends to change and their recruitment peers to follow the path to a higher road.

2.Analytics

It’s more than just being logical, perceptive, and systematic. Analytics in Rensol terms means that they are dedicated to delivering only the best to their partner. Analytical consultancy ensures that only the most qualified candidates are lined up for every vacancy. It also assures principals with a rigorous screening process that will lead them to hire the best candidates with the most fitting capabilities.

Rensol as a renowned analytical recruitment partner is a cooperative problem solver. Partners are protected as the kind of cooperation they provide transcends costs and the boundaries of what is stated in the contract.

Like any undertaking, Rensol went to some of the most backbreaking struggles and grueling challenges to get to where they are now. Equipped with a commitment to integrity, honesty, and sustainability, as well as the promise of an above and beyond service, they were able to achieve both reflected and literal success becoming the fastest growing ethical recruitment agency in the Philippines.

RENSOL TEAM

It takes a remarkable group of individuals to form a team. Yes, there is no ‘I’ in a team, but there is an ‘M’ and an ‘E’.
Yet the ME aspect will always fall short, will always have lapses.
Hence, you need other “me’s” to complete something that never collapses.

 

A team is a collection of efforts and tears.
Built by a common goal and fought together all looming fears.
A goal that is burdened by the extraordinary sum of spirits
A team made of imperfects and driven by souls who never quit.

Johann Legis Bautista

 

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.

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Honest Rensol workers in Russia return found wallet to Uzbek colleague

Three Rensol workers in Russia make us proud by returning a wallet to their foreign colleague with cash amounting to 40k Rubles (Php 32k) and an ATM last September 1, 2018.

Rensol Recruitment deployed Victor Adel, Jr., Michael Algones, and Norven Antenor, natives of Batangas City, as pipefitters to the Tobolsk project site of the Renaissance Heavy Industries (RHI) this year.

Their Uzbek colleague expresses appreciation to the three Filipino co-workers for returning his wallet.

The three Rensol workers were having their free time walking along the site last Saturday afternoon when they found the wallet hanging on one of the pipes they installed. They said that they immediately look for its owner to return the property.

“We have no interest whatever on the amount inside the wallet because we can earn the money with our own hard work,” one worker said.

“The person who left this wallet might need the money,” another worker said.

Arnold Mamaclay, president of Rensol Recruitment, lauds the Rensol workers for their respectful display of honesty in their workplace.

“The three Rensol workers demonstrated that the traits of honesty and trustworthiness are not lost among every Filipinos wherever they are deployed in the world. Moreover, these workers are worthy of emulation by all OFWs overseas. Such action deserves full appreciation and deep gratitude from their countrymen,” he said.

Rensol Recruitment has the largest deployment to the biggest oil and gas and construction projects in the World’s largest country. Rensol is a top supplier of manpower to RHI’s projects such as Yamal LNG Plant, Gas-To-Gasoline Project (GTG), Turkmenhimiya Ammonia and Urea Plant, Sibur Tobolskneftekhim Polypropylene Plant, Phosagro Ammonia Plant, etc.

The Tobolsk project is one of the biggest projects of RHI, Rensol’s partner in providing quality job opportunities to Filipinos bound to Russia and Turkmenistan for four years already.

This partnership provided thousands of opportunities to pipe fitters, scaffolders, welders, and riggers.

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.

Ethical Recruitment and the Triple Bottom Line – Principal

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 maximum benefits on respective ends. It was established in the first two installments of this series how ethical recruitment mutually benefits People and Partner (agencies). The last sector, on the other hand, shoulders the high cost of ethical recruitment. Is it beneficial for a foreign Principal to invest in manpower agencies with high standards of ethics considering the cost? To cap off this series, here is how ethical policies could be beneficial in the last corner of the triple bottom line, the Principal.

 

Investment to Human Capital 

Ethical recruitment is an investment to human capital, which is the most precious asset of a company and the most critical first step to tap the unnoticed potential. “The workforce is the primary way to drive revenue,” says Scott Pollak, a principal at PwC’s Saratoga practice. Ethics in recruitment will set the company apart in any industry. He added that having an ethical acquisition of the right people, at the right time, and at the right price will surely position themselves to a sustainable competitive advantage.

Cost-effective

Even if ethical recruitment costs higher than placement fee-charging agencies, this protects the principal from the much damaging cost of resignation, retraining, and recruitment. Ethical manpower agency is legally contracted by the government to assist the Principal in the recruiting and hiring process. Even with a higher cost of investing to ethical recruitment, this ensures the company with better quality of candidates.

Compliance with Legislation and Regulation

Being ethical equates to being legal. Dealing with ethical recruitment agencies can make companies less likely run into legal difficulties. Compliance with national, international, and local laws can reduce potential costs of fines and sanctions and other damages in terms of resources, time, brand image, and even customer/employee loyalty. Long-range damage to reputation is even more costly than legal fines.

Better Business

Commitment to integrity, honesty, and sustainability can essentially create a better business. A company built along ethical lines is rewarding and is most likely to survive financial pressures year by year. Having honest and transparent processes and policies for all workers could ensure the efficient optimization of human resources. Ethical reputation can also benefit the company by attracting investment capital effectively.

Survival and Profitability

A study by The Business Roundtable reported that ethics and a strong corporate culture are “vital strategic key to survival and profitability.” Apparently, many studies have proven how values and practices of ethics in recruitment have been correlated to financial performance. The corporate commitment of a company to ethics let them do better financially. It was also reported that in a span of six months, unethical behavior in a corporate setting could easily pull-down stock prices.

Confidence and Peace of Mind

Working with a reputable manpower agency guarantees a Principal with a good deal out of every recruitment agreement. Ethical consultancy firms work hard to line up only the best candidates for every vacancy. Being ethical assures Principal with a rigorous screening process that will lead them to hire only the best candidates who have the right qualifications and most fitting capabilities.

The end goal of ethical recruitment is to achieve a win-win scenario where expatriates are less vulnerable to exploitation while making employers less vulnerable to reputational damage.

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.

Rensol Recruitment Attends 2018 Joint Phil-KSA Industry Conference on the Welfare and Protection of OFW’s

PRAASA Conference

Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines – April 22, 2018 – Rensol Recruitment and Consulting attends the Joint Phil-KSA Industry Conference on the Welfare and Protection of Overseas Filipino Workers.

In line with protecting the welfare of OFWs in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Recruitment Agencies Accredited to Saudi Arabia (PRAASA) board and POEA licensed recruitment agencies all over the country gather for a three-day conference held at Subic Bay Travelers Hotel and Events Place from April 22 to 24.

The conference theme “Working Together on a Common Vision for a Better Protected Overseas Filipino Worker” is so relevant to the issues and challenges on the welfare of OFWs today. Many propositions have been put forth as solutions to improving the welfare and protection of OFW’s in the middle east, specifically, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; but inequity and injustice to Filipino workers are still rampant, hence, the need for the government and licensed recruitment agencies to unite, consolidate their best practices, and move forward with most favorable resolutions.

Rensol's BDM with OWWA Officers

Rensol’s Business Development Manager John “Genz” Del Rosario with OWWA Deputy Executive Director V, Mr. Arnell Ignacio and Former OWWA Administrator, Dr. Carmelita S. Dimzon

PRAASA Conference with Congressman Aniceto "John" D. Bertiz III

Genz with Congressman Aniceto “John” D. Bertiz III

The rapidly growing association had speakers ranging in topics from Dr. Carmelita S. Dimzon, speaking on OFW Rights, Lito Soriano speaking on Ethical Recruitment, Mary Victorino on her presentation on hiring Filipino workers, Noel Litan and John Torres speaking on priority issues on worker protection; Abdullah Shamsi Alfrijy, Atef Al Jehani, and Mazen Al Humaidan spoke on behalf of Saudi Recruitment Agencies and their role in protecting OFWs, and Prof. Jean Encinas-Franco giving a workshop on forming a Technical Working Group for this endeavor.

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 – Partner

Partner

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 maximum benefits on respective ends. The first blog emphasized the importance of “People.”  Here’s an in-depth look at how fairness and ethical practice benefits recruitment agencies themselves, which serves as “Partner,” both for the People and for the last corner of this pyramid- the Principal.

Partner or recruitment agencies play the crucial role of facilitating labor mobility by matching People to the Principal and vice versa. A good recruitment firm impacts the people and their communities (https://rensol.com/ethical-recruitment-agencies-people/) and their clients, but how does a recruitment firm win in an industry where zero placement fee is a minority in the competitive field?

Recruitment agencies have to generate profits yet the motive of having too much of it is the root of evil in the industry. Many resort to unethical practices of excessive fee charging – one month’s worth of the worker’s salary is acceptable as a placement fee under the Philippine law. Anything over that is considered illegal. Unfortunately, practices such as this where the partner has more initial gain are more patronized by a larger base of clients because of cheaper costs and impelled to be accepted as a norm.

Unethical practice can make a company gain big by deploying workers with a lesser incentive to a decent employer or deploying decent workers to an abusive employer.

Above the advocacy of protecting the rights of expatriates and client companies in every service agreement signed, recruitment agencies, being the powerful sector in the migration process, are expected to position themselves as ethical duty bearers for all the stakeholders involved. Ethical recruitment has many facets but the cornerstone of it, as it was broadly used, is the non-fee charging scheme to workers.

Approximately 9 out of 1,500 recruitment partners in the Philippines don’t charge placement fees from their workers. The advocacy of ethical business practices is in the works to level the competitive field fairly and to limit unethical companies from making billions of dollars out of illegal profits.

Even if the Philippine labor laws allow collecting of placement fee, few recruitment agencies took the initiative to apply the “employer pays model,” even if this might not be appealing to the Principal sector because of higher costs, believing that this is the ethical way of doing this business.

The Employer Pays Principle reflects the “Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity” that states that no worker should pay for a job. This principle has been widely adopted by many companies across varying range of industries in the world.

Here are the corresponding impacts of this ethical practice to Partner agencies:

Build and preserve company brand and reputation as an ethical company. Ethical business is a smart business while an unethical one is damaging to the industry’s image. By offering zero placement fee, consumers can be given a choice not to deal with unethical ones. Ensuring ethics in all the activities of the agency enforces a strong brand reputation. Recruitment processes essentially reflect brand communication and flaws in it may risk brand perception and may seriously impact customer satisfaction.

Gain trust and boost company’s market value. Global brands are very much keen with reputational concerns as this will surely affect the public opinion against them. This builds stronger client relationships and even increase the number of “repeat” customers. Coincidentally, these led to building lasting relationships with Principals.

Marketing Advantage. Zero placement fee is also a marketing advantage in talent attraction. Being ethical is attractive in all its sense. Being honest with all the processes builds trust and brand loyalty from your target market. Respect for the dignity of every worker and safeguarding their human rights give them security. Establishing a positive jobseeker morale brings higher efficiency in their respective job sites. Their successes significantly bounce back to recruitment agencies.

Ethical recruitment differentiates themselves in the market. This helps them gain a competitive advantage over their competitors in the industry. Zero placement fee is a compliance to the International Labor Organization (ILO) General Principles and Operation Guidelines for Fair Recruitment. Apart from being a CSR initiative, ethical recruitment is a human rights principle reflected in the international law. Abiding such is an indicator of a company’s competitiveness in the market as a global industry.

Ethical practice lessens the risk for recruitment firms from losing their business. In an industry where illegal recruitment and human trafficking have been a threat that ruins the image of the industry, ethical recruitment is the future in the works. This also entitles an agency for a distinct relationship with the government being a decent provider of jobs to the competitive workforce. This helps them avoid facing legal liabilities, civil, and criminal litigation, and prior administrative penalties.

The ethical practice has been a fueling agent for small-medium recruitment firms to be the fastest- growing in the industry. Good reputation and customer satisfaction are the ultimate “win-win” for a recruitment agency with ethical practices. Ethics maintains their high corporate standards and their commitment to social responsibility where real profits rebound to the partner agency.

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.

5 Major Reasons Why We Advocate Zero Placement Fee

Rensol Advocary

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

Skills over money

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

Rensol Ethical Recruitment - No Placement Fee

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

No to Worker Exploitation

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 RecruitmentPOEA
    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

Rensol's Corporate 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.