The FAIR Hiring Initiative Inc. applies a ‘no-fees-to-jobseekers’ policy at all times.

We are a solutions based organization that has a growing clientele for our recruitment, training and consulting expertise.

The FAIR Hiring Initiative works towards implementing ethical recruitment on an ever-widening scale with other recruitment agencies, corporate coalitions, governments, NGOs and the United Nations.


TFHI provides recruitment solutions to businesses that face the complex nature of employing workers from the developing world, by offering sound information and advice on worker sourcing, Philippine labour laws and requirements, and transparent contracting practices.

By understanding our clients’ business needs, we are able to help them meet long-term recruitment and staffing objectives by devising innovative and practical ways by which they can attract, acquire, enhance and retain good workers within a global retention cycle.

We employ a diversified and targeted sourcing strategy in talent-rich regions outside of Metro Manila. This results in a broad pool of qualified workers, ensuring efficiency and time-bound delivery. We fully represent clients on the ground and use screening criteria and methods that help them achieve their hiring standards and requirements, reducing costly trips and conserving valuable management time  

Our selection process is merit-based. We do not charge recruitment or placement fees to workers or work-seekers. The charging of fees to jobseekers is a common practice in the Philippines and other source countries and results in excluding good, qualified workers from the pool. Our approach avoids negative social and financial impacts on workers and protects employers from reputational and legal risks.

The FAIR Hiring Initiative services extend to the destination country, by recognizing that hiring foreign workers involves adjustment by all parties.  We smoothen the process by keeping open communication channels, processing worker and employer feedback for effective resolution, and helping workers’ families manage in their absence so that workers attend to their jobs productively within a new, foreign environment. 



Ethical Recruitment Courses

TFHI leverages its knowledge from its practical, hands-on experience to develop training courses for other stakeholders in the cross-border recruitment space. With the International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Across Borders Project, we developed Ethical Recruitment Courses for private recruitment agencies, Labour Attaches and other government officials involved in the deployment of overseas foreign workers. Pilots of these courses were conducted for the governments of the Philippines and Vietnam, and for private recruitment agencies in the Philippines and India.

We also offer Ethical Recruitment Appreciation Courses for employers, worker groups and non-profit organizations.


The FAIR Hiring Initiative works at the forefront of global ethical recruitment and recruitment reform initiatives. We collaborate with and advise companies, industry associations and coalitions, national and local governments, other recruitment agencies and their associations, and non-government and international organizations - including the International Labour Organization and the International Organization for Migration - to promote ethical and responsible recruitment on an ever-widening scale.

We believe that ethical recruitment – in particular, the elimination of fees-charging to workers - needs to be a core objective of cross-border recruitment reform at the national and international levels. Infrastructure and procedures need to screen out risks of migration-driven forced labour, human trafficking and modern day slavery in regular migration for formal sector work, and ensure that workers and their employers enjoy the mutual benefits of labour migration.

We share our knowledge and hands-on experience on ethical recruitment with different stakeholders in the recruitment process – employers, workers, governments, and recruitment agency owners themselves – to help them understand ethical recruitment standards and advise them on practical ways for implementing and promoting them within their scopes of influence.