Fair recruitment initiative - For a fee: The business of recruiting Bangladeshi women for domestic work in Jordan and Lebanon
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Fair recruitment initiative
For a fee: The business of recruiting Bangladeshi women for domestic work in Jordan and Lebanon
Focusing primarily on Bangladesh, Jordan and Lebanon, the study draws on 126 interviews conducted with key stakeholders, to analyse the recruitment ‘business model’ utilised by private employment agencies specialising on the domestic work sector.
Globally, the international recruitment industry is composed of an increasingly complex web of actors. In order to profit, private employment agencies must devise competitive strategies to generate income greater than the costs of selecting, processing and mobilising people into jobs. Such business models are dynamic and responsive to changes in market demands and skills’ availability.
The study also assesses the influence of national laws, policies and regulations on how private employment agencies conduct their business. By illuminating the factors that guide the actions of private employment agencies, the study aims to inform better policies and interventions to protect migrant domestic workers and eliminate abusive practices.
|2. Regulating recruitment in Bangladesh, Jordan and Lebanon|
|3. The labour recruitment business models in Jordan and Lebanon||a. Key features of recruitment industries in Jordan and Lebanon|
|b. Labour recruiter’s competitive strategies||i. Selection of ‘migrant origin’ country|
|ii. Advertising and promoting the recruiter or agency|
|iii. Personalized ‘job-matching’|
|iv. End-to-end recruitment|
|v. Outsourcing recruitment to orgini country recruiters|
|vi. Advice on the employment relationship|
|c. Profitability and business risks||i. Income and profits|
|ii. Recruitment business risks|
|4. The recruitment business model in Bangladesh||a. Income and profits|
|b. Business risks|