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Indonesia: Recruitment and selection

Original and updating authors: Richard Cornwallis, Lia Alizia and Candace Anastassia Limbong, Makarim & Taira S.
Updating author: Hendrik Alfian Pasaribu, Makarim & Taira S.

Summary

  • All individuals must have the same opportunity to obtain a job without discrimination on grounds such as sex, ethnicity or race. (See Discrimination)
  • The recruitment and selection process is subject to little statutory regulation, except with regard to equal treatment and non-discrimination. (See General)
  • An employer must notify the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of any job vacancy at least three days before the vacancy is filled or advertised in the mass media. (See Advertising vacancies)
  • Selection practices in the private sector are subject to little statutory regulation. (See Selection)
  • Job offers are not specifically regulated by statute. (See Job offers)
  • The minimum age for employment is generally 15 years, with some exceptions (for example, children aged 13 or 14 may perform "light" work) and employees aged 15 to 17 inclusive must not perform certain types of work. (See Young people and children)
  • The employment of foreign nationals requires a work permit. (See Foreign nationals)
  • Employers with 100 or more employees, and those with fewer than 100 employees that use advanced technology, must employ a certain number of people with disabilities. (See Employment quota for people with disabilities)