Sourcing & Deploying Filipino workers into Australia
Placing Filipino workers
Yangwha Global Pty Ltd
Yangwha Global Pty Ltd
Yangwha Global Pty Ltd has successfully placed many hundreds of Filipino workers into a wide variety of Australian companies. Our company has supplied over 700 Filipino workers to the meat industry in Australia.
Liz Hayes explains why so many Australian employers chose Filipino workers in this interview with Mike Smith, Director of Yangwha Australia.
100’s of Australian companies do just this and this is the reason:
Net increase to their bottom line
- Your company will have the potential to increase its productivity as a result of reduced turnover of staff, less time wasted training new staff and as experienced by many of our clients, an improved work ethic.
- Filipino employees have a proven track record of being hard working, reliable and associate well with co-workers and managers.
- If the total upfront placement cost of each worker is amortized over the 4 years of their visa it costs just $2,500 a year to employ a Filipino worker over and above an Australian worker, that is being paid the same salary – any length of time they stay over 4 years and most of them do, is a bonus on the deal.
- Just one extra project completed on time – a happy customer – more orders.
- Less time and money spent drawing up and placing job ads.
- Less time spent interviewing warm bodies.
- Your supervisors and management staff can concentrate more on being proactive within their job roles rather than fire fighting staff issues.
- We have heard stories of companies now being able to put on night shifts, where they had not been able to in the past through issues of drunkenness and drug taking.
- The often superior attendance record of the Filipino worker can lead to a general decrease in absenteeism throughout the rest of the work force.
The Filipino work ethic, the widespread use of English as one of two national languages in the country and the naturally friendly nature of the culture make Filipino 482 workers their first choice for their manpower needs. The committed performance of these workers often raises the performance level of the entire workforce as reduced absenteeism and a strong work ethic driven by their desire to support families back home produces excellent employees.
With our careful screening processes, testing and proven ability to navigate Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requirements for Standard Business Sponsorships, nominations and visa applications we are able to deliver a consistent level of excellent service to deliver skilled workers and follow up on their integration.
Yangwha Australia provides placement services and our sister company Yangwha Visa manages the visa process, giving employers a single point of contact and accountability for the process.
Yangwha Australia is proud to be part of the Yangwha Group. We are the Australia specialists and are proud to be partnered with one of the largest, most success and best regarded POEA approved employment agencies in the Philippines, YWA Human Resources Corp. Here are just a few of the accolades garnered by our ISO 9001 certified partner agency.
YWA Human Resource Corporation has been chosen as “POEA Top Performer” (This is given once every 3 years.) in the Philippines and “Best Recruitment Agency for Australia” by the Philippine Quality Awards for Business Excellence. YWA Human Resource Corporation deploys Filipino workers worldwide. The team at Yangwha Australia focuses exclusively on deploying workers to Australia and we are experts on the process. Yangwha australia, recruitment agency australia, australia outstanding recruitment, agency for australia, hospitality
Top Performer (2008)
4th Outstanding Producer (2009)
Top Producer (2008)
Best Recruitment Agency for Australia
Most Outstanding Recruitment Agency for Australia
Most Outstanding Recruitment Agency for Australia
MOst Outstanding Patronizer
Consistent Top Patronizer
Mike Smith, the Founder/Managing Director of Yangwha Global Pty Ltd, has been instrumental in facilitating the deployment of more than 700 Filipino meat workers, and many hundreds of Filipino workers into a wide variety of Australian companies for more than 16 yrs.
Yangwha Global has over the last 8 years deployed in excess of 300 Filipino meat workers EXCLUSIVELY to one of the largest and most successful meat companies in Australia and is now looking to expand into the rest of the Australian meat industry.
We have over the years evolved our processes to a point that we now have sufficient flexibility and scope of resources to be able to accommodate the varying requirements within the variety of industries in Australia, whilst remaining within the framework dictated by the various governments involved with overseas employment, i. e., the host and donating nations.
Whilst we are a company that is very much aware of the importance of marketing our services, we are also of the opinion that if we get the product right our company will prosper and this is why the Managing Director, Michael Alan Smith, and the greater part of Yangwha Global is based close to our supply line, i.e., in the Philippines and not in Australia.
Our Manila Facilities has 2 conference rooms, 3 lecture rooms,and 12 interview rooms. Our Testing Area has over 16, 400 square feet of space and equipment available for the purpose of evaluating the hand skills of your potential candidates. Aside from meeting and...
For our clients, recruiting employees from the Philippines has provided a number of business benefits: Filipino employees have a proven track record of being hard working, reliable and associate well with co-workers and managers. Your company will have the potential...
Our Manila Facilities has 2 conference rooms, 3 lecture rooms,and 12 interview rooms....
For our clients, recruiting employees from the Philippines has provided a number of...
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The Yangwha Process
To Start the recruitment process, Yangwha will provide an outline of our service agreement and costs to the client. The following steps in the process are illustrated by clicking on the tabs 1 to 11 below.
|Yangwha will determine in as much detail as possible the client’s requirements, with regard to workers, with as much information as the client can provide. We cannot have too much information at this step in the process.
Making the decision whether to take a trip to the Philippines or interview candidates remotely from Australia.
We encourage our clients, when ever possible, to send a representative to Manila to participate in the candidate selection process. Manila, and particularly the Makati area in which we are based, is a safe, lively and vibrant place. A face to face interview between the candidate and the company representative is always going to be the most desirable approach, with respect to securing the best candidate fit, within the culture and expectations of a particular employer. However for a significant number of our clients, a trip to the Philippines is simply not an option and in these circumstances, we can draw on our interviewing experience and an array of skills testers on your behalf. In addition, we can organize customized, monitored tests (for example for engineers or draftsmen), video tape interviews, take high definition pictures of welding, fabrication, carpentry and other trades work.
The next step in the process is establishing whether your company is already approved to sponsor overseas workers. If a current sponsorship approval does not exist, then an application needs to be initiated by Yangwha, together with a discussion on the principle focus of the sponsorship application which, is the client’s training credentials concerning Australian workers.
Pre-screening of CV’s/resumes for the client, based on your detailed requirements will commence in the Philippines.
Yangwha will explain to the client how the 482 assessments and English language requirement of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) affect the process.
By this point a general idea of what workers are available has been conveyed to the client. Through the supplied CV’s the client’s requirements have further been refined through these same discussions.
A date for a trip to the Philippines then needs to be set by the client and a line-up of potential candidates arranged by Yangwha.Yangwha will arrange hotel accommodation for the client. Depending on the time frames involved, i.e., how quickly the client is going to come to Manila, a decision, as to whether the sponsorship lodgment should happen, before the client comes to Manila or at the same time as the visa lodgments, once the workers have been selected, should be made.
The client is met at the airport in Manila by Yangwha and chauffeured to the hotel- throughout the client’s stay in Manila, a Yangwha representative and driver if required will be coordinating all the arrangements for both conducting interviews and any leisure time that might be slotted into the trip.
The client will be chauffeured to the interview and trade test centers by Yangwha.
Once workers have been selected by our Client employer, either through face to face interviews or remote connections such as via Skype, the Yangwha service agreement will need to be signed, together with a deposit made for each selected worker.
Exhaustive 482 visa compliance requirements will then be undertaken, as part of the Yangwha process to ensure a successful 482 visa lodgment. With certain trades, a Cert 3 will need to be gained for the visa application and in this instance an Australian assessor comes to the Philippines to carry out this skills assessment of your future employee. If the applicant is not English test exempt, an IELTS test score of 5 will need to be also gained.
In addition, if the selected job occupation requires it, Yangwha will assist in meeting the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement.
Yangwha’s migration division, Yangwha Visa, will prepare all the documents and lodge the applications for the client’s application to sponsor overseas workers, the nomination of the job and skill that you wish to fill with an overseas worker, together with the worker’s 482 visa application. Having our own, wholly owned Visa company allows us to maintain the quality and timeliness of the process. It also offers you a single point of contact and accountability for the entire process, it is another Yangwha advantage.
Once a visa has been approved a deployment date is then agreed with the client and the employee. The visa lasts for four years and can be used as a qualifying visa for a permanent residency visa after 3 years if they stay with their employer.
Our partner, YWA Human Resource Corp., will arrange the processing of Philippine government mandated Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
Once completed, the employee can be deployed to Australia. We can handle all the travel arrangements for you.
Yangwha will arrange bank accounts, personal insurance and a tax file number once the deployment date has been set.