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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/.

Rensol Recruitment & Consulting Bolsters its job offerings by launching the Rensol Job Site

Quezon City, Philippines, February 21, 2018 – Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines is happy to announce the launch of our job site for aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers – https://rensol.com/jobs/

Rensol’s Job Site has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience of overseas job hunting to filipino professionals with improved navigation settings and functionality. Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes features to help users navigate the site quickly and find what suits their credentials with ease.

Some of the tool’s special features include:

User Login – Jobseekers could sign up to freely explore the site and maximize all its helpful features.

All Jobs – Have an easy access to wide variety of jobs being offered by Rensol. Search toolbars are provided for fast search. Each item includes all the necessary information like job descriptions, country designation, number of vacancies available, status of recruitment, qualifications, and an accessible button to apply and to instantly send applicant’s resume.

Resume Submission – Aspiring candidates could craft their resume in the job site by simply filling up all the required information on the form provided. Jobseekers could also attach a soft copy of their resume for their future employer’s perusal. Rest assured all information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Accredited Employers/Companies – Features a gallery of all our partner agencies abroad where qualified candidates will be deployed. This also features the pool of global partners which Rensol had helped in their manpower and consultancy needs through the years.

Featured Jobs and Latest Jobs – Easy access to the most in-demand job postings and the most recent opportunities available.

With just fewer user clicks, job seekers can easily apply for the job they seem fitting. The site was also made compatible with all major browsers and leading mobile devices.

The job site has a direct link to the main website which features more of the services being offered by Rensol and rich blog contents on recruitment practices, news articles and case studies.

We are formally inviting Filipino job seekers to explore our available overseas opportunities.

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 Filipino Brand: Factor, Flavor, and Fervor

For managers of multinational firms, recruiting Filipino professionals and technical staff means their company will inevitably and undoubtedly experience a bit of Filipino customs and culture. There’s a saying that the Filipinos have grown up 300 years in a Spanish convent, and 50 years of Hollywood, and another 70 years of trying this experiment called “The Filipino People”. This has led to a naturally warm, gentle, and hospitable nation.

For those who are not too familiar with our nation’s history, prior to the conquest of the Spanish conquistadors, there were no known “Filipinos.”  The archipelago was once a mixed bag of language groups and tribes.  It was only at the end of the Spanish Era wherein the local intellectual class awakened and recognized the patchwork of mini-nations is really one in character – The Filipino. The Americans built on their ideals, and transitioned the people to embrace nationhood, and upon independence, the leadership banked on it to ensure that we are one nation of many people.

One cannot find fault, but might even realize how amusing it is that The Philippines today is the only Latin Country in Asia, with a very positive outlook towards the West.  We love our basketball as much as we love our chorizos and tapas.  We cry over our Telenovelas as much as we are gripped in America’s Got Talent.

To define the Filipino character in a few words is like trying to describe how many colors are present in a rainbow to an unborn child.  It really takes one to experience or engage a Filipino to see that we are a hardy yet warm people.  One can probably look at the following:

Filipinos are slow to anger.

When crossing the streets of Manila, even at the point of a near accident and doing a Russian Roulette with the Grim Reaper, a Filipino would still smile and giggle about the incident.  The opposite would have happened if one was in Singapore, Vienna, or New York, where the pedestrian would assert his rights and even slam his hands on the car that cut him off. Filipinos have a concept called “pikon”, loosely translated to be weak tempered or cranky.  A person who displays this attitude would reap more teasing and be the butt of every joke – something that every Filipino wants to avoid as much as possible.  This is one of the first barriers of the Filipino mindset from getting angry.

Filipinos are service-oriented.

The global phenomenon of bumping into a Filipino nurse, flight attendant, or hotel staff across the globe –  from Alaska all the way to New Zealand is no accident.  While the healthcare, hospitality, and airline industries have clearly recognized this trait among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the mindset is deeply ingrained in the national character even beyond the modern times.  Being hospitable and helpful is considered as a matter of honor not just for an individual but even by Filipino families themselves.  If one is not known to be helpful or is churlish, brusque, or ungracious, this would be considered by the community as shameful.

Filipinos are family-centric.

Managers who have worked with Filipinos, and have helped in their onboarding would have an experience of him crying the first 2 weeks as he would grapple with homesickness.  However, that weakness is the very same strength that pulls him through this: his love for his family. His family is his primary motivation. They’re his reason why he would sacrifice to sign a 2-year contract bound to foreign and unfamiliar land thousands of miles away, bid his wife and children farewell so that he could get better chances in life and provide more for them.

Filipinos are cheerful.

This is often confused by many that Filipinos take things lightly.  However, it might be seen part of the overall character of the Filipino when it comes to coping with stress or difficulties.  It’s not uncommon to even visit a funeral in the Philippines and see people who would be smiling and sharing bits of laughter during the wake.  While western humor might be leaning towards sarcasm, Filipino humor is more of slapstick.  It’s no wonder why movies like Mr. Bean or The Gods Must Be Crazy are big hits in the country.  In the workplace, one would find their Filipino staff who has gained some comfort in his surrounding as someone who could bring a joke or two for the day – or light up the office with a little funny line during a stressful moment.

Filipinos are very culturally adaptive.

Whether the OFW ends up working as a nurse in Japan, or as Rigger on an oil platform offshore Brazil, whether it’s in the tundra of Siberia or deserts of Saudi Arabia, he or she would embrace with ease the local culture.  We Filipinos find it no difficulty to assimilate into the local culture.  In the Philippines alone, while there might be spits of racism you will find, not a single concept of xenophobia in and among the people.  Therefore, when Filipinos leave the country, you will never find them insisting their own culture upon the host country.  They will learn the language, they will shadow their hosts and take on their traits as well.

While all of these are true, one would experience a bit of the Philippines when they meet a Filipino.  It might not be a perfect national character, but it does work for those companies who want to improve their customer engagement or customer experience, or if a company desires staff who work with a heart.  That truly becomes an asset to many managers.

Finally, there’s another saying “You can bring out the Filipino from the Philippines, but you cannot take away the Philippines from the Filipino.”

Bring out the karaoke!

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.

Succeed + Triumph + Prevail + Win with a Filipino Worker and the Right Partner Recruitment Firm

The Philippines is one of the biggest sources of manpower globally. Overseas Filipino Workers are preferred and sought after by most foreign employers because we are undoubtedly a gold mine for world-class talents. Moreover, due to the lack of local opportunity, more and more Filipinos are proactively choosing to leave the country for better chances in life. According to a study conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), there’s an estimated 2.2 Million Overseas Filipino Workers (numbers estimated from April – September 2016) all over the world. These digits continually increase because of sluggish growth in the employment rate caused by rapid population growth and increased labor force participation. As per a survey done by the Social Weather Station (SWS) between July – September 2017, an estimated 8.7 Million Filipinos are currently unemployed. Contrariwise, professional opportunities abroad are increasing. In Western Europe alone, there are already 2.6 million jobs available (data-driven from Eurostat Database, 2017) for aspiring workers.

Forthwith, the rapidly growing communities of OFWs is surprisingly being accommodated. Even with stricter expatriate regulations everywhere. Apparently, foreigners love us because we are caring, hospitable, creative, adaptable, honest and passionate in everything that we do.  Case in point, in Saudi Arabia, a Filipino worker named Dawood S. Balindong, was recognized for saving a local from drowning in Jeddah during the heavy rains they’ve experienced last November. While in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Filipino Domestic Worker, Melanie Manansala, was favored to be the “Best Nanny” of the year for her openness, honesty, and commitment. They are just some of the many OFWs who stood out because of their innately good qualities.


Fact –  having a Filipino worker in your team is the next big trend in the international recruitment space, and if you’re desiring to onboard one you must prepare yourself to go through a rigorous process. There are 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on, and so forth meticulous procedures, since the Philippine government strictly observes and regulates the overseas recruitment requirements. As such, you need to find a reliable recruitment agency that will not just fulfill your job requirements quantitatively but will also make sure the qualitative aspect is achieved, both in the process and the candidates.

Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is not an agency that aims to collect resumes for profit. We are a recruitment firm that advocates zero (0) fees for the candidates and promises a long-lasting partnership with our clients. Rensol not only works to get your requirements done but also ensures to give you a win-win recruitment solution – the consultant, the adviser, and the problem-solver, even after the deployment process.

While we provide you the quality workforce and we ease up the recruitment process for you, all we ask from you is to abide by the provisions of the contract to protect our people.

Isn’t that simple?

Hire the best talents now in the Philippines with Rensol! Let’s win together!

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 World is Our Playground and We Will Always be Home: Why Filipinos are in the Forefront of Global Citizenship

Why Filipinos are in the Forefront of Global Citizenship? The Filipino Diaspora was happening long before the term was even coined during the height of Overseas Filipino Workers’ deployment in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  From the pre-Spanish times where, navigational pilots helped traders from China to navigate through Southeast Asia, up to today’s welders in Riyadh or Eastern Siberia, the Filipinos have made a mark as one of true global citizen.

According to the results of the 2016 Survey on Overseas Filipino Workers conducted by The Philippine Statistics Authority, there are 2.2 million Filipinos working outside the country as contract workers. This is a headcount exclusive of those Filipinos who have chosen to migrate to another country – but all the same becoming ambassadors of goodwill in their adopted lands and making the Filipino professional and skilled workers known as a people of exceptional skill.

This has led to a vibrant overseas recruitment industry –  the keepers of the doorsteps to the Filipino job market.  The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is the main government agency tasked to regulate the recruitment industry in the country.  This means that all foreign employers are required to be accredited at the POEA, all candidates are to be certified, and all recruitment agencies must bear a legitimate license.  The POEA ensures that as we send our compatriots to foreign countries that we bring nothing but the best of our people.

It can be argued that this has really left that indelible mark among human resources professionals that when it comes to staff augmentation, the best recourse if the local population will not be able to supply the needs, is to look towards the Philippines.  Overall, it has become beneficial to all concerned – the host country gained the skills that Filipinos brought with them, the employers met their objectives, and the contracted Filipino workers were able to gain experience and pursue greater heights for their own careers.

If we can sum up, why Filipinos are in the forefront of Global Citizenship, we can say the following:

1.           Filipinos have an educational system that thinks global.  This has generated student graduates who know that the horizon ahead of them is not limited to the shores of the archipelago, but the world is their playground.  This has also made most Filipinos to be bilingual speakers.

2.           Filipinos are highly skilled.  Be it the aviation industry or hospitality industry, Filipinos are known to have been on the leading edge of the talent pool.

3.           Filipinos are very adaptive.  You visit Filipinos in Germany, Saudi Arabia, or Japan, and you will find them assimilating easily into the local culture.  Filipinos never have a mentality of “Us vs. Them.”

4.           Filipinos are hardy.  Whether they are in a 50-degree Celsius project site in the middle of the desert, or in freezing temperatures in Siberia, they stick to the job.

5.           Filipinos are naturally service oriented.  This is truly a trait that Filipinos are proud of.  We take care of our customers as if they are guests at our own home.

Now that you know why Filipinos are in the cutting-edge of global citizenship, hire one now with Rensol Recruitment. Be our partner!

For more information on how to conduct a 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.