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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES’ FUNCTION IN THE EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY

The recruitment industry of the Philippines has gone through several transformations throughout the years. From deploying a volume of Filipino men to construction sites and oil rigs in the Middle East until the boom of domestic and care-giving roles across the world, the country is known to be one of the biggest service exporter countries. As per this day, there are more than 10 million Filipinos working overseas. This is evident as more countries and employers still hire Filipino workers for quality of performance in the workplace.

Throughout the years, several issues regarding illegal recruitment have made the headlines, leaving a bad reputation for the recruitment agencies. Issues regarding practices like charging of excessive fees, misrepresentation during the recruitment process, contract substitution, and unauthorized withholding of documents. In effect, people are distrustful with how agencies operate and how they get business from employment.

Good thing is there is a way to prevent someone from being a victim of illegal recruitment. This is by verifying the recruitment agency’s legitimacy. It is possible through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) website: http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agSearch.asp and its job order validity through: http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/JobVacancies/jobsMenu.asp. But how do legitimate recruitment agencies actually work?

What is a Recruitment Agency?

Recruitment agencies are firms that find candidates for employers.  They deployed over 90% of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The agencies intermediate with employers looking for Filipino talents and candidates in the Philippines. Recruiting manpower takes a huge amount of time and resources. They search for candidates matching the requirement of the employers, identify qualified people, screen and conduct background checks, and process the documentation of the selected candidates for deployment.

What is the Recruitment Process?

The recruitment process begins with the job order containing the job description and specifications from the employer. Recruitment agencies then, source for suitable candidates for the roles. Once the employer finds good candidates, then the agency will arrange interviews with them.

Job offers will be provided to the selected candidates after successful interviews. And then the processing of the candidates begins. This includes medical examination, securing of requirements, processing of visas, and obtaining necessary clearances.

What is the Advantage of Applying to Recruitment Agencies?

A highly regulated industry is what international recruitment is
in the Philippines. Strict compliance to documentary requirements is crucial to the deployment of a candidate to the overseas placement. Legitimate recruitment agencies help both the candidates and the employers in meeting the requirements needed. They ensure that the candidates are fully aware and agree to the terms of their employment. At the same time, they assist the candidates with the necessary documentation to legally deploy them.

Going above and beyond in service, Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. adopted the business model of not collecting fees from workers. This means that Rensol does not collect placement and processing fees from the candidates. It is among the few agencies to commit to International Labor Organization (ILO) fair practices of total prohibition on collecting fees from all job seekers as part of the company’s brand and identity.
Read: https://rensol.com/an-overview-of-the-no-placement-fee-policy/.

5 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. Ethical Recruiters

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. Cooperative Problem Solver

“Recruitment is always a solvable problem,” Arnold Mamaclay, president of Rensol Recruitment always said.

Rensol as a renowned 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. We are a team of good people who are oriented to solve our client’s problems.

To shoulder the weight of the problems of our clients from lack of manpower, human resource development, crisis management, and conflict regulation is not an easy job but with focus on our commitment to address our client’s pain points and to alleviate their headaches, nothing can’t be fixed.

3. Certified Migration Trainer

One of the special privileges of Rensol Recruitment that only a few recruitment agencies in the country have is their in-house Pre- Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS). As a certified migration trainer, Rensol workers need not to go to another center to have their PDOS training, which is a requisite before they could fly to their host country.

This certifies that Rensol’s expertise is trusted enough by the POEA, the regulating body of the government on the overseas recruitment program of the country, in equipping our manpower with all things they need to know before facing various challenges while overseas.

4. Home to Industry’s Finest Experts

Closeup of businesspeople about to put four puzzle pieces together

Apart from upholding ethical recruitment, Rensol Recruitment takes pride that it is a powerhouse home of experts. It is a team comprised of most adept human resource professionals that have already gained years of experience in the industry.

We also have an in-house professional who is experts in key industries such as construction, oil and gas, healthcare, information technology, education, etc.

Delivering excellence is one of its pillars as the fastest-growing recruitment agency. Having said that, clients are ensured that their manpower woes are carefully and thoughtfully taken care of in good hands.

5. Efficient Partner

It’s more than just being logical, perceptive, and systematic. Efficiency 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 stays true with its timelines and deadlines as a sacred rule to follow. With the firm’s untainted record to deliver, Rensol brags an above and beyond service to what they promised to offer.

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.

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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.

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.

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International Recruitment Agency: Rensol 2020

Renaissance Solutions PH or more popularly known as Rensol Recruitment & Consulting, branded as the fastest growing recruitment agency in the Philippines is also confirmable as a leading ethical, international recruitment agency.

From their very humble beginnings up to their now extraordinary present, Rensol as an international recruitment agency has always strived to do the right thing. Their commitment to the highest quality standards, delivering professional and safe services to all jobseekers and workers is their motivation and reason why they remain active amidst all the hardships and challenges they face as a business.

Indeed, success for Rensol as an ethical international recruitment agency did not come easy. Yes, ethical recruitment is already existing when Rensol came to be but it was widely shunned upon. The international recruitment agency encountered dozens of principals who were in favor, were used to and have no qualms charging professional fees to workers for employment. More than a dozen deals were lost and it felt like a losing battle as most of their competition condones and promotes placement fees.

However, times are changing for the better. The challenges Rensol faced finding foreign partners that mirrored their principles as an international recruitment agency did not fazed them. The old negative side of recruitment is slowly wavering. While the demand for highly ethical recruitment is growing. Global organizations who are in favor and in support of responsible and ethical recruitment such as the World Employment Confederation and International Labor Organization (ILO) are now actively regulating employment and recruitment agencies around the world. Local regulating bodies such as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is also now stronger than ever.

Today, more and more international recruitment agencies are mirroring the “No Placement Fee” policy as it enhances their company reputation and enables them to differentiate themselves from unscrupulous competitors. In like manner, more and more foreign principals are recognizing the importance working with an ethical international recruitment agency such as Rensol and protecting job seekers by upholding worker rights, establishing clear worker protection and prohibiting fee-charging for employment.

Truly, ethical recruitment is now widely accepted and even sought after by many employers around the globe. Sticking and committing to what is right has done wonders for the recruitment and staffing industry.

As for Rensol, employment providers are now proactively meeting with them, seeking for their expertise in providing highly ethical recruitment campaigns for their talent acquisition and staffing needs.

From Left to Right: 1. Rensol Recruitment Team with a Retail Manufacturing client from Qatar; 2. with a Healthcare client from Russia; 3. Rensol Country Manager – Mr. Arnold Mamaclay with a Food and Beverage client in Turkey; 4. and with a Construction client from Singapore.

Expect bigger and better things as the fastest growing ethical and international recruitment agency connects with more ethical and international principals in more upstanding industries providing more quality driven professional opportunities for more aspiring Filipino workers.

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.

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.

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

Placement Fee

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.

Employment

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.

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“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.