Mike Smith, CEO of Yangwha, interviewed by Liz Hayes on 60 Minutes


Liz Hayes explains why so many Australian employers chose Filipino workers in this interview with Mike Smith, Director of Yangwha Australia

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100’s of Australian companies do just this and this is the reason:

Net increase to their bottom line

  • Your company will have the potential to increase its productivity as a result of reduced turnover of staff, less time wasted training new staff and as experienced by many of our clients, an improved work ethic.

  • Filipino employees have a proven track record of being hard working, reliable and associate well with co-workers and managers.

  • If the total upfront placement cost of each worker is amortized over the 4 years of their visa it costs just $2,500 a year to employ a Filipino worker over and above an Australian worker, that is being paid the same salary – any length of time they stay over 4 years and most of them do, is a bonus on the deal.

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    Yangwha Australia has successfully sent thousands of skilled Filipino workers to hundreds of Australian companies. Our clients range from large multinational firms doing business in Australia to successful privately held and family run businesses. They come back to us again and again.

    The Filipino work ethic, the widespread use of English as one of two national languages in the country and the naturally friendly nature of the culture make Filipino 457 workers their first choice for their manpower needs. The committed performance of these workers often raises the performance level of the entire workforce as reduced absenteeism and a strong work ethic driven by their desire to support families back home produces excellent employees.

    With our careful screening processes, testing and proven ability to navigate Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requirements for Standard Business Sponsorships, nominations and visa applications we are able to deliver a consistent level of excellent service to deliver skilled workers and follow up on their integration.

    Yangwha Australia provides placement services and our sister company Yangwha Visa manages the visa process, giving employers a single point of contact and accountability for the process.

    Yangwha Australia is proud to be part of the Yangwha Group. We are the Australia specialists and are proud to be partnered with one of the largest, most success and best regarded POEA approved employment agencies in the Philippines, YWA Human Resources Corp. Here are just a few of the accolades garnered by our ISO 9001 certified partner agency.

    YWA Human Resource Corporation has been chosen as “POEA Top Performer” (This is given once every 3 years.) in the Philippines and “Best Recruitment Agency for Australia” by the Philippine Quality Awards for Business Excellence. YWA Human Resource Corporation deploys Filipino workers worldwide. The team at Yangwha Australia focuses exclusively on deploying workers to Australia and we are experts on the process.

    Awards and Citations

    Yangwha Recruitment Agency

    Yangwha Global Pty Ltd - Hamilton
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    Yangwha Global Pty Ltd - Melchor
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    Yangwha Global Pty Ltd - Anthony
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    • “You guys are sensational! Looking at the work that that you have put into this (and I’m sure I don’t know half of it) you certainly go above and beyond in looking after both your Filipino workers and your employers. Thanks for everything that you have done in finding us a chef that I am sure will fit perfectly with...
      Michael McCafferty, Managing Director,

      Prestige Catering and Event Hire, Rockingham, WA

    • “After experiencing it myself, nothing is going to frighten me”- about the DIBP upon hiring us to take over their overseas worker recruitment efforts.
      George Zamola, Operations Manager

      Auto Frigo, Campbellfield, Victoria

    • “We’ll call you for another Filipino worker…They’re happy to do what you ask them to do.”

      Custom Wheel Manufacturer - Perth

    • “We would like to thank you too Sir for your kind assistance and professionalism in handling our requirement. We could not accomplish such requirement without your help and prompt response. We are happy to deal with you again in the future.”
      V.C., Administrator

      Asia based multinational manufacturer and builder

    • “As our business got busier, we tried adding a night shift. We had nothing but problems-workers sleeping on the job, drug and alcohol use and absenteeism and we were forced to cancel it. As we added Filipinos to our workforce we tried again and this time it was a success and we used a Filipino foreman. We are well pleased.”
      General Manager

      Manufacturing Firm-Perth

    • “When I hired my first Filipino worker, my foreman was skeptical about it. After six months, he came to me and said, “I’ll take a shed full like him if you can get them.”

      Industrial Steel Manufacturing Firm-WA

    • “I used to have to manage my company by counting the number of cars in the carpark in the morning, we had so much absenteeism. One day I came in and we had 20 production workers absent on one day. I thought, “Right that’s it, something has to change!” Since we started to add Filipino workers to our workforce the...
      Production Manager

      Industrial Manufacturing Firm-Perth

    • “Filipinos in Australia are viewed as hard-working, practical, determined and highly personable.”
      Andrew Robb

      Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, speaking about the Filipino presence in Australia,at the Peninsula Hotel, Makati, Philippines, 21 February 2014 “Australia and the Philippines in an Emerging Asia”

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