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The research assessed the regulatory space surrounding private recruitment and placement for local employment and its applicability through electronic and digital means, including prominent areas of policy concerns. Through an ex-ante regulatory impact analysis, particularly with the use of multi-criteria decision analysis, the research identified strategic policy options ranging from regulatory to non-regulatory, including other policy alternatives, and assessed preliminary impacts of identified policy options.

Based on the analysis, a three-pronged approach was recommended to address the present regulatory needs surrounding private recruitment and placement for local employment, which includes the development of a registration program for digital labor market intermediaries, enhancement of existing policy regulating private employment, along with regulating digital platforms whose activities constitute recruitment and placement, and enhancement of auxiliary regulations surrounding recruitment and placement.

KEYWORDS: private recruitment and placement, e-recruitment, online recruitment, digital labor market intermediaries, digital platforms

RESEARCHERS: Carl Sean E. Pablico

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