A major cause of forced labour in today’s global supply chains is the charging of recruitment fees to migrant workers. Such payments can create situations of debt bondage and leave low-wage workers vulnerable to human trafficking andfurther exploitation.

The Increasing Debt Burden:

This Responsible Recruitment Gateway provides access to a range of tools and information to help companies move towards the ‘Employer Pays’ model of responsible recruitment.


No worker should pay for a job the costs

of recruitment should be borne not by

the worker but by the employer.


The Employer Pays Principle guides companies committed to responsible recruitment to pay the full costs of recruitment. This short guide breaks down the six steps every company should take to know and show they are meeting the commitment in practice.

For more information visit : https://www.ihrb.org/employerpays/


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