Ethical Recruitment Auditor Training

This course unpacks the basics of forced labor, its root causes, and ethical recruitment standards.

This interactive workshop for lead auditors simulates an onsite audit investigation of forced labor indicators. Training will be taught remotely with a blend of self-paced and live, instructor-led sessions.

Using a blend of lecture, discussion, group work, and role play, participants will engage in a document review and get practice interviewing migrant workers, employers, and labor agents.

Sessions cover:

  • The drivers of forced labor risk in recruitment
  • How to plan effective onsite ethical recruitment and employment auditing
  • The role of management systems and risk controls for work site and labor supply chain due diligence
  • Critical data sources and how to use triangulation for validation of findings
  • Selection and analysis of key documents, including payroll
  • Effective engagement with managers and labor brokers
  • Effective rapport building and interviewing of vulnerable migrant workers
  • Analysis of audit data and reporting of findings

Scheduled Trainings (remote)

3-week training takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week.
Week 1: Asynchronous (self-paced)
Week 2: Live sessions, 4hrs per day, 1:30pm – 5:30pm MNL (GMT+8)

Week 3: Live sessions, 4hrs per day, 1:30pm – 5:30pm MNL (GMT+8)

Cost: $1800


Please note:
The August 2021 remote training has been postponed until the fall. We will update this page with more information when available.
Agenda Modules
Week 1 Asynchronous Modules
These modules are asynchronous. Participants will need to complete the modules by the end of Week 1.
Week 2 Synchronous Sessions
Instructor-Led Training via Zoom
12 hours, 4 hours per day
Week 3 Synchronous Sessions
Instructor-Led Training via Zoom
12 hours, 4 hours per day

Course Trainers

Jet Urmeneta, Trainer

Jet Urmeneta, Trainer

Jet has worked with Verité since 2000. She is responsible for managing the development and delivery of training programs for Verite Southeast Asia‐led projects. This includes customized training programs for companies, including training for executive management, internal auditors, buyers, and suppliers. She is a key member of the team that designs, develops, and delivers Verité training courses, including the RBA Lead Auditor Training courses, Standards Awareness Course, RAISE 1000 Course, Social Compliance Management Systems Training Courses and the Verite Systems Approach to Social Responsibility.

She has extensive audit experience and has done significant work in conducting assessments of different migration corridors, to determine the barriers for the effective implementation of the ethical recruitment standards and the Employers Pay Model. This involves conducting on-site assessments of employment sites and the employment agencies in receiving countries, and assessment of the recruitment agencies and their supply chain in the sending countries.

Accredited Certification of Lead Auditors, Certification, and/or Training of Auditors

  • IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) Trainer for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Lead Auditor Course
  • RAISE (Resources for Advancing Inquiry, Standards and Effectiveness) Lead Auditor Course Senior Trainer
  • Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Lead Auditor
  • RAISE (Resources for Advancing Inquiry, Standards and Effectiveness) Lead Auditor
  • Recruited, trained and managed Verité auditing/monitoring teams in Southeast Asia
  • Lead auditor for special investigations of factory based foreign contract worker recruitment
Coco Bagadion, Trainer

Coco Bagadion, Trainer

Mr. Bagadion has served as an accredited Social Compliance Auditor, Productivity Consultant and Network Partner for Verité since 2004 and Verité Southeast Asia’s Managing Director since July 2007. He has been involved in brand risk analysis and social compliance program assessments, training and leading teams that conduct factory audits and worker interviews and factory level remediation training for productivity related and overtime issues around Southeast Asia and Saipan.

Prior to his work with Verité, Mr. Bagadion was with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Philippines) Inc., in various management capacities in the area of strategy development, IT systems implementation, and production management. He headed the team that implemented productivity improvement programs as well as the ISO 9000/9002 Certification of the facility. He also provided executive level training on BPM System and conducted risk assessment trainings for manufacturing managers and supervisors.

Accredited Certification of Lead Auditors, Certification, and/or Training of Auditors

  • IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) Trainer for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Lead Auditor Course
  • RAISE (Resources for Advancing Inquiry, Standards and Effectiveness) Lead Auditor Course Senior Trainer
  • BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines
  • Trained in Production and Quality Control Programs of Roche, Switzerland, ASTRA/AB Denmark
  • Has conducted factory level remediation programs for productivity and overtime issues for Verité client factories in Thailand
  • Conducted training for various process and productivity improvement programs for Abbot Laboratories and AstraZeneca
  • Conducted training on health and safety standards for Verite teams and clients
  • Trains Verité auditors
Cezar Bagadion, Trainer

Cezar Bagadion, Trainer

Cezar’s fields of expertise include change management, organizational design, culture-building, talent management, process-focused quality tools and techniques, performance management, customer service, team building and leadership training & development. He has been recognized for the innovations he has introduced and overall outputs he has delivered over the years. He has also conducted training programs and facilitated work sessions in many countries in Asia, and also in the United States and United Kingdom.

Cezar has hands-on experience and insight from over 20 years of line management work in the areas of organization development, capability building and talent management in industries including oil, pharmaceutical distribution, animation, banking and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Verité, he spent 13 years as the Country Learning and Talent Manager for Unilever (South East Asia Cluster).

Accredited Certification of Lead Auditors, Certification, and/or Training of Auditors

  • IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) Trainer for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Lead Auditor Course
  • Awaiting official accreditation as EICC Lead Auditor
  • Trained factories, governments and suppliers on systems approach, social responsibility standards, auditing skills and effective communication for supervisors
  • Recruited and trained Trainer Partners for the Verité Systems Approach to Social Responsibility
  • Auditor for special investigation for factory-based foreign contract worker recruitment practices

What students have said about the Verité Ethical Recruitment Auditing course:

“Very robust, and all social auditors should definitely attend at least once.”

“I valued the specific examples that [the trainer] provided during her sessions the most. Experience sharing is most helpful to relate to our own experiences.”

“Materials that are given along with the activities were so brilliant! We could check on our understanding of the subject given right away.”

“Extremely helpful. Ethical recruitment remains a sensitive issue and it’s good that we are trained on the topic.”

 

Training Programs

We offer customized web-based training programs in the following areas:

  • Labor and Ethics Auditor Training
  • Verité Management Systems Approach
  • Labor and Human Rights Risk Detection and Management
  • Industry- or Commodity-specific Root Cause Analysis
  • Supplier Code of Conduct Compliance and Due Diligence
  • Ethical Recruitment
  • Worker Participation and Empowerment

Email us at training@verite.org