How to Hire Filipino Workers for Taiwan?
“As a country which always respects the rule of law and human rights, including that of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, the Taiwan government and its parliament have done their best to protect the 150,000 OFWs in Taiwan and have treated the OFWs equally the same as the Taiwanese nationals by law.”
This was the statement of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) executive officer Peter C.Y. Pan after reports of alleged maltreatment abuses against some Filipino workers in Taiwan surfaced early this year.
In May 2018, Taiwan Cabinet unveiled a draft economic immigration bill aimed at boosting recruitment and retention of foreign talents including Filipinos.
“Filipino migrant workers who have stayed in Taiwan for six years have a path to permanent residency while students can work part time,” said ESG Consultancy Services Inc. founder Emmanuel S. Geslani.
Taiwan’s lawmakers will reportedly vote this October on this economic immigration bill.
Meanwhile, if you are a Taiwanese employer planning to hire Filipino workers, here are the processes that you have to go through.
General Recruitment Process
- Choose a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (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.
- Submit the documentary requirements to the nearest *Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) 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
- After the POLO 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.
- 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.
- After recruitment comes the different processes of mobilization, documentation, briefing, and deployment/flight itinerary.
- 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
- 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
Please take note that the process 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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Address: 9F-2, No. 80, Grand 50 Tower, Mintzu First Road, San Min District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
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– Business Mirror. “Taiwan moves to pull skilled foreign labor”. businessmirror.com.ph. https://businessmirror.com.ph/taiwan-moves-to-pull-skilled-foreign-labor/ (accessed October 2, 2018)
– DOLE. “Directory – Philippine Overseas Labor Offices”. dole.gov.ph. https://www.dole.gov.ph/pages/view/24 (accessed October 2, 2018)
– Manila Bulletin. “Taiwan will not tolerate any misconduct, abuses against OFWs”. news.mb.com.ph. https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/01/14/taiwanwill-not-tolerate-any-misconduct-abuses-against-ofws/ (accessed October 2, 2018)
– TECRO-KSA. “Taiwan Cabinet unveils draft immigration bill aimed at attracting foreign talents”. roc-taiwan.org. https://www.roc-taiwan.org/sa_en/post/1417.html (accessed October 2, 2018)
– UNTV. “Taiwan plans to open citizenship opportunities to citizens in Southeast Asia”. untvweb.com. https://www.untvweb.com/news/taiwan-plans-to-open-citizenship-opportunities-to-citizens-in-southeast-asia/ (accessed October 2, 2018)