How to Hire Filipino Workers for New Zealand?

How to Hire Filipino Workers for New Zealand?

“They are highly regarded workers.”

This was the statement of New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan in reference to Filipino workers during a press conference held last August.

According to Strachan, there are some 60,000 Filipinos residing in his country, most of whom are engaged in services, information technology, construction, and farming; while there are more than 3,000 Filipinos working in our agriculture sector.

But not only are these Filipino workers growing in numbers through the years, they have also become happier as they stay longer in New Zealand.

In fact, a survey conducted by market research company Cultural Connections in 2017 found that Filipinos are the happiest migrants in the country, as they rated their happiness levels at 8 out of a possible 10, up from 6.8 when they first arrived.

Are you an employer in New Zealand who wants to hire Filipino workers for your company? Feel free to do so by choosing a licensed recruitment agency and hire the highly regarded workers and the happiest migrants in the world today.

General Recruitment Process

Subnet RTA, registered as Subnet Recruitment Training and Assessment Services Inc. on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) website, has outlined the basic recruitment process that foreign recruiters have to follow in hiring Filipinos.

  1. Choose a POEA licensed recruitment agency that will serve as your recruitment partner just like SubNet RTA. We search, recruit, document, process, and deploy highly skilled, professional, and competent workers from the Philippines to any international destination.
  2. Submit the documentary requirements to the nearest *Philippine Embassy for verification purposes. This process will normally take 5 to 15 working days. Documentary requirements include the following:
    • Recruitment Agreement – An agreement between your company and your chosen recruitment agency stating terms that allow the latter to recruit workers for you.
    • Special Power of Attorney – A document that gives your chosen recruitment agency legal permission to issue employment contracts between your company and the OFWs you are hiring before they leave the Philippines.
    • Master Employment Contract – The master employment contract between your company and the OFWs you are hiring.
    • Manpower Request/Job Order – A formal request from your company to your chosen recruitment agency seeking for specific personnel, their job description, etc.
    • Business License/Commercial Registration (Foreign Principal)
    • Identification of Authorized Representative
    • POEA license
  3. After the verification, submit the requirements to your chosen recruitment agency. If you have chosen SubNet RTA, we will be the one to submit your requirements to the POEA for accreditation, which can last either for a minimum of 7 working days, an average of 15 working days, or a maximum of 30 days.
  4. The recruitment process takes place from the moment we have received your signed Recruitment Agreement. Basically, the entire recruitment selection includes sourcing and pre-screening, interview (phone, Skype, or personal), skill/trade testing, final selection, and signing of letters. This process will take 7 to 20 working days.
  5. After recruitment comes the different processes of mobilization, documentation, briefing, and deployment/flight itinerary.
    • Mobilization
      • Certificate of Employment Notarial at the Regional Trial Court (only when applicable) – minimum of 3 working days
      • Medical Examination – minimum of 5 working days
      • Visa Processing by Employer – 3 to 5 working days
      • Authentication of Documents for Professionals (only when applicable) – minimum of 7 working days, maximum of 21 working days
      • Attestation of Individual Contracts (for drivers) – minimum of 15 working days
    • Documentation
      • Master Employment Contract POEA Processing – minimum of 3 working days
      • Overseas Employment Certificate – 0.5 to 2 working days
      • Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) – half-working day
    • Briefing – half-working day
      • Pre-Departure Orientation by SubNet RTA personnel
    • Deployment/Flight Itinerary – 3 to 5 working days
      • Booking Reservation
      • Ticketing

Please take note though that some of the steps indicated in this article may vary from country to country. You may reach out to our Recruitment Team for more information and FREE recruitment consultation.

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*Philippine Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Temporary Location: Level 1, 95 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington, 6011
Tel. Nos.: (+644) 8903741; (+644) 8903742; (+644) 8903744
Fax No. (+644) 8903740
Cellphone (Emergency Hotline 24/7): (+64) 022 074 6517
E-mail: wellington.pe@philembassy.org.nz
Website: www.philembassy.org.nz

– BusinessMirror. “Envoy trumpets New Zealand’s high regard for Filipinos”. businessmirror.com.ph. https://businessmirror.com.ph/envoy-trumpets-new-zealands-high-regard-for-filipinos/ (accessed November 13, 2018)

– Embassy of the Philippines. “Contact Us”. philembassy.org.nz. https://www.philembassy.org.nz/contact-us (accessed November 13, 2018)
– NZ Herald. “Survey: Filipino migrants happiest in NZ, Manurewa Auckland’s happiest electorate”. nzherald.co.nz. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11851665 (accessed November 13, 2018)

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