Presidential Regulation No. 57
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Posted on 28 June 2024

Indonesia's labor market is constantly changing, and employers need to keep up with the trends and challenges to plan their manpower needs effectively. The government has taken a major step in this direction by issuing Presidential Regulation No. 57 of 2023 on Mandatory Reporting of Job Vacancies. This regulation replaces the outdated Presidential Decree No. 4 of 1980 and aims to address the growing labor demand and unemployment problem in the country.

How the New Regulation Benefits Employers and Job Seekers

The main purpose of the Regulation is to create a centralized job vacancies information system that serves as a nationwide job platform. This system allows employers to find workers that match their specific requirements, while job seekers can access vacancies that suit their skills, interests, and qualifications.

This is a positive development for executive search firms like Select Headhunter Indonesia. Our CEO, Andrew Hairs, has always advocated for reliable and accurate data to support decision making in the labor market. This system provides valuable data for labor planning, labor placement, labor market information reporting, and labor market analysis. Having this information freely available to the business community of Indonesia, will help employers improve their manpower planning and training needs.

What Employers Need to Know About the Reporting Requirements

The Regulation sets out a clear and structured process for reporting job vacancies. Employers are required to provide specific information when reporting job vacancies, including their identity, the job title, the number of workers required, the duration of the vacancy, and detailed information about the job itself. This level of detail ensures that job seekers have all the necessary information when applying for a job.

While the reporting requirements may seem cumbersome and time-consuming, the benefits outweigh the costs. Employers will have access to a free job board and a large pool of talent for operational staff. They will also have access to accurate manpower data, which will enable them to plan their hiring and training strategies.

Why Executive Search Firms Are Still Essential for Senior Roles

The Regulation covers all levels of jobs, but it is unlikely that it will be an effective source of senior professional candidates. This is because senior professionals typically do not register on job boards or apply to job adverts. They are more likely to be passive candidates who need to be approached and engaged by executive search consultants.

At Select Headhunter Indonesia, we have a proven track record of finding and attracting senior professionals for our clients. We have a deep understanding of the Indonesian market and the specific needs of each industry and sector. We have a network of contacts and relationships that allow us to identify and reach out to the best talent in the market. We have a rigorous and transparent recruitment process that ensures quality and fit for both the client and the candidate.


The new Regulation on Mandatory Reporting of Job Vacancies is a welcome initiative that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the job matching process in Indonesia. It will benefit both employers and job seekers by providing a nationwide job platform and a wealth of labor market data. However, for senior roles, executive search firms like Select Headhunter Indonesia will still be the preferred partner for finding and hiring the best talent in the market.

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