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Driving Responsible Recruitment in Asia: Malaysia Roundtable

16 July 2019 Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), IHRB’s Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, Humanity United, and the Responsible Business Alliance's Responsible Labor Initiative, are hosting a Regional Roundtable in Malaysia on Driving Responsible Recruitment in Asia.

Building on successful regional roundtables and governmental dialogues in 2018 and from a similar event in Myanmar June 2019, this practical roundtable meeting offers a rare opportunity for brands, suppliers and recruitment agencies to come together for constructive discussions on transitioning to responsible recruitment based on the Employer Pays Principle and CGF Priority Industry Principles.

The Malaysia Roundtable will explore the challenges migrant workers from a range of origin countries face in securing employment in Malaysia across a variety of locations and sectors. It will also examine the role of recruitment agencies and companies (many of who are suppliers to international brands) and how recruitment processes could be improved,  in order to both protect migrant workers and provide professional efficient service to business.

The meeting will include expert input and practical learnings from those directly engaged at all stages of the recruitment cycle. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the drivers of change in the recruitment industry and how adopting responsible recruitment practices can help their business. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity to share thoughts and openly discuss both the roadblocks and the opportunities in shifting to an ethical recruitment model.

The event is free to attend but pre-registration is essential. We welcome attendance from multi-national brands, suppliers and other companies using migrant workers, recruitment agencies, trade and business associations and civil society organisations.

Further event information and registration is available via this link. Or contact IHRB's South East Asia Regional Advisor Guna Subramaniam.