Reflecting on the Historical Process of Foreign Workers Policies of Taiwan and South Korea -A Solution for Current Taiwan’s Direct Hiring System

Reflecting on the Historical Process of Foreign Workers Policies of Taiwan and South Korea -A Solution for Current Taiwan’s Direct Hiring System
 Title
Reflecting on the Historical Process of Foreign Workers Policies of Taiwan and South Korea -A Solution for Current Taiwan’s Direct Hiring System
 Author
Chiung-Chih Chen
 Keywords
Direct Hiring, Placement Fee, Government to Government, Corporate Social Responsibility, Employment Permit System (EPS)
 Public Information
 7 NCTU L. REV., September 2020, at 195-225.
 Abstract
 Taiwan introduced foreign labor for the first time in 1989, and it has been 30 years. The business model of intermediary competition has shaped Taiwan’s migrant market, making high placement fees always an important issue. The direct hiring of joint service centers, which began in 2007, seeks to provide a different channel beyond the existing agency system. However, the proportion of foreign migrants hired through direct hiring is not high, and there is a downward trend. After the implementation and change of the direct hiring system in the past 12 years, the proportion of hiring foreign workers through direct hiring center is not high, and there is a downward trend. Why are so few people willing to hire directly? This article attempts to review the changes in the direct hiring system, analyze the key actors related to it, and compare the Korean Employment Permit System (EPS), which introduced foreign labor in a government to government manner, and Impacts on broker system in Korea. The reason is that the current system design is to provide another channel other than private agencies, rather than trying to replace it. Therefore, this article proposes three suggestions: 1. Strengthen the function of the direct hiring center platform and the distribution of local services. 2. Strengthen corporate social responsibility and promote direct hiring. 3. Link labor exporting and receiving countries with more key actors, local government, NGOs and academia.
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