Under Article 32 paragraph (1) of Law Number 13 of 2003 on Labor (“Labor Law”)  job placement shall be carried out based on these principles:

1. Transparency

Means the giving of clear information to jobseekers, inter alia the type of work, the amount of wages, and working hours. This is necessary to protect employee and to avoid disputes after the placement takes place.

2. Freedom

Means that jobseekers are free to pick up whatever job they like and employers are also free to pick up manpower/jobseekers they like. It is not acceptable if jobseekers are forced to accept a job and employer to accept the proposed employee.

3. Objectivity

Means employers to offer the jobseekers jobs that are suitable with their abilities and qualifications. In so doing, however, employers have to consider the interest of the public and must not take side.

4. Fair and Equal

Means the placement of employees are purely based on the ability of the jobseeker and not based on the jobseeker’s race, sex, skin color, religion, and political orientation.

The functions of job placements are regulated under Article 32 paragraph (2) of Labor Law, job placement shall be directed to place employees in the right job or position which best suits their skills, trade, capability, talents, interest, and ability by observing their dignity and rights as human beings as well as providing them with legal protection.

The placement of an employee is based on his/her expertise. The term “expertise” here refers to the willingness and ability of the employee to execute jobs that have been given to him/her. Every job requires knowledge, skill and good attitude. Besides the expertise, the placement of an employee is also based on his/her skill. The term “skill” here refers to capability and technical operation mastery in a certain field, especially in creation or invention. That skill is obtained through learning and practicing.

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