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Explain why You’re Applying in 50 words

Companies want to identify those with the most potential, quickly.  An ability to stand out from the crowd is essential.  Here are ideas to get you started! Nail it in 50 words A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to the opportunity you're applying for will help you make a good impression. You don't have…
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SPONSOR: Protect business and children’s futures

Recruiters demanding #payslips illegally spy on rival employers when competing for talent. They use #payslips to poach employees and price-fix pay. These actions don't conform to S23.1 of the Constitution nor the Competition Act. We're stopping it! Please sponsor the #payslip protest in South Africa When companies spy on each other during a competition for…
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Explain why you want this Learnership in 50 words

'Explaining why you want to be on this learnership in 50 words' has become a popular question for applicants. Plan your answers around the following suggestions. Why do you want this Learnership? The recruiter wants you to refer to the qualification and work experience. They are looking for responses defining your specific purpose for applying (no…
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Public Protector to smoke out unlawful recruitment

Share a small victory! I'm an activist fighting unscrupulous recruiters asking for payslips. Ethical businesses and the general public can  celebrate a public protector showing intellectual grit. South Africa can expect the Public Protector to thoroughly investigate unfair recruitment practices contravening the Constitution and Competition Act.  Are you concerned about losing your talent investment to a…
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10 Challenges for recruiters demanding #payslips

The recruitment function is under the spotlight. It's official, the Public Protector and the Competition Commission of South Africa have been compelled to investigate unregulated recruitment practice in the public and private sectors. Firms demanding pay slips make themselves subject to scrutiny as this practice contravenes S23.1 of the Constitution, 'everybody entitled to fair practice'…
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REPORT firms asking for payslips during recruitment

The public is encouraged to report companies who demand payslips, or request other information pertaining to a rival firm's pay, during recruitment.  Firms who undermine a fair competition for talent in South Africa must be reported to the Competition Commission using the CC1-Complaint form available here. Protecting Fair Competition for Talent Remuneration and benefits information…
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