Why should I Hire A Foreign Worker Iin Malaysia?
Hiring Foreign Worker/s has become necessary due to shortage of Labour either skilled or Unskilled or General Workers or Professionals in any Country.
There are good reasons for this such as lack of Technical Skilled and unavailability of Industry Professionals who can fill the jobs and and that the entry of these workers will not have a negative impact on the Country’s labour market.
Before hiring a foreign national the employer has to demonstrate that they are unable to find suitable inland residents to occupy the position.
Either Employers from all types of businesses or Authorized Manpower agency in Malaysia can recruit foreign workers with a wide range of skills to meet temporary labour shortages.
What are the types Permit Status Issued in Malaysia?
As in any country there are two types of Permit Status available for foreign nationals to live and work in Malaysia:
1. Temporary (Outsourcing): Temporary worker visas can also be defined as “On-Contract Basis” are for persons who want to enter the Malaysia for employment lasting a fixed period of time, and are not considered permanent or indefinite.
2. Permanent: As the name defines its for settling down in Malaysia permanently.
Each of these visas requires the prospective employer or Registered Foreign Worker Manpower agency to first file a petition with KDN. An approved petition is required to apply for a work visa.
Recruitment & Hiring of the foreign worker/s are allowed to citizens or nationals of designated countries, with limited exceptions, if determined to be in the Malaysia interest.
Also based on sectors, where only certain nationals are permitted to work in the specific sectors as per the immigration laws governed by the country.
The chances of rejection by the immigration department for not complying with the foreign workers and immigration policy to hire and recruit the foreign worker manpower, be it Skilled or Unskilled or Professional might be high if processed directly due to ignorance of specified rules.
In this scenario it is advisable and recommendable to hire a reputed, experienced and professional foreign worker supply agency which is well verse with the legal structure, Documentation, Process, Rules and Regulations that are covered and has to be obliged.
Recruitment of Permanent Foreign Worker in Malaysia
Generally Work visas can be obtained by the employer or foreign manpower worker recruitment agencies in Malaysia who engage these work force for various needs.
This is possible only when local hiring or permanent citizens are unavailable to be hired or engaged as per the Ministry Of Home Affairs.
What are the Types of Work Visa issued in Malaysia?
Recruiting and Employing a foreign worker is long drawn process and exhaustive. The work permits are normally issued for period ranging from 6 months to 2 years.
To apply for a Work Permit the applicant should have a passport that is valid for at least 18 months.
With the exception of Spain where the applicant must be 27 years old or more, all others require that the applicant may be at
least 23 years old at the time of application.
There are three types of work visas in this category:
Professional Visa Pass – this is obtained by the company of the country from where the worker belongs. It is for a period of maximum 6 months and allows the professional to work in pre-agreed contract.
Employment Pass – this is a visa obtained for professionals with specific skills (generally, it is for technical people). The visa is for a minimum of 2 years.
Recruitment of Temporary Foreign Workers
The rules state that industries/ companies planning to hire more than 51 workers can apply to the MoHA directly – though most prefer to go through a reputed and experienced foreign workers recruitment agency.
Here, a temporary employment pass is required, which is issued for workers paid less than RM5,000 for a period under 2 years.
Those industries which plan to hire less than 50 must go through an employment agency.
It is very important before hiring such an agency to check whether they are licensed to do this job; check for their KHEDN license to ensure that they are licensed and are operating within the law.
There is much more that the outsourcing agency would do to keep your stress levels about the foreign workers at the minimum such as:
- Provide post-hiring support
- Manage any dispute
- Remind and assist in renewal of documents
- Assist with deportation
In short, hiring and using a recruitment company for your foreign workers requirement is the wisest thing to do.
When you choose an experienced and reputed employment agency such as Foreign Workers Employment Agency Malaysia, you can bid adieu to all your troubles / hassles in bringing them to work at your place.