By Roy C. Mabasa
Filipinos who are qualified to fill up new job openings allocated by the Czech Republic government will not be charged any fees once their applications to work in that Central European country are approved.
This was the assurance made by EDI Staffbuilders International, Inc., one of the first recruitment agencies in the Philippines who discovered the promising labor market in the Czech Republic and who are now gathering manpower resources for Czech companies.
Recently, the Czech Republic government announced the approval of 1,000 job openings for qualified Filipinos as part of its three-country expansion for foreign workers.
According to EDI President and CEO Cesar Averia Jr., not charging any processing or placement fees from their Filipino job applicants abroad has always been a basic ethical recruitment practice and advocacy of their parent company John Clements Consultants Inc.
“All the basic principles applied by John Clements we also incorporated in EDI,” said Averia in an interview.
“We have always vowed that EDI will not charge a single centavo to any applicants who want to work abroad.”
For steadfastly carrying out ethical recruitment, EDI has been frequently invited to speak in Geneva during International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) conferences where they are asked share their best practices with other foreign companies.
“Our basic ethical recruitment policy is that the candidate should not pay a single centavo,” Averia pointed out. “It should be employer pay system.”