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Why #HRMustFall and be redesigned in South Africa

Organisations, both business and non profits, in South Africa depend on a docile, servile population to entrench labour exploitation opportunities. The Constitution allows citizens to challenge perceptions of power limiting socio-economic freedoms and democracy.  Economic disenfranchisement and social destruction is nothing new to South Africa. Apartheid established wealth limitations and a policy of economic exclusion that…
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Three unfair recruitment advantages INFOGRAPHIC

Three unfair recruitment advantages prejudice job seekers in South Africa. Internationally, regulations have been instituted to ensure fair recruitment practice. In South Africa, unfair recruitment persists, suggesting prejudiced wage negotiations. Three Unfair Recruitment Advantages When one party to a negotiation has more information than another, it is referred to as an asymmetric information advantage. This…
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Breaking Laws: Recruitment and the Competition for Talent

This post outlines the significance of the Competition Act for recruiting firms unfairly demanding rival firm pay information from job applicants. Legislation prevents firms from unfair competition for talent and from conducting corporate espionage i.e. spying on competitor firm salary structures in order to price-fix wage offers or poach staff. The same legislation dissuades firms…
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TOP GUIDE: Finding Real #Learnerships and #Apprenticeships

If you're wondering how to find these qualification options, here are killer tips for you! Companies offer learnerships and apprenticeships in order to receive tax rebates and BEE points.  Although this system targets mainly black youth, this  market finds it difficult to find and access legitimate opportunity.  Learnerships and Apprenticeships Both are occupational training programmes supported…
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Eastern Cape Further Education and Training Colleges

The Department of Higher Education and Training provides the public with information on the registration status of private FET colleges. While some private colleges offer a range of qualifications, others specialise in those for entrepreneurs or professionals, e.g.  Project Management or New Venture Creation. Others target trades in mechanical or electrical engineering.  Study at Private…
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What is unfair recruitment?

This infographic describes the unfair advantages employers and recruiters use when trying to find and secure new employees. Most applicants have a gut instinct for fairness but believe they have no right to question the treatment they receive. The good news is applicants do have recourse, the Constitution says everyone is entitled to fair labour…
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What Are Training Provider Responsibilities for POE Assessment?

Learners and employers can prepare and plan for a successful assessment. Training providers must provide easy to read assessment policies and procedures for all stakeholders. Outcomes Based Assessment for Occupational (job) Training To achieve a good assessment, you must understand the specific qualification goals and how to meet them. It's really not as difficult as…
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Are unfair job interviews why more than half South Africans earn R4 200 p/mth?

Interviewers are biased towards the company they recruit for, they want 'bang for buck.' Exploitative companies search for the most talented individuals willing to accept low rates. The working poor and income inequality are rising. Although job applicants are exploited regardless of colour, age or qualification, woman and black people remain worse off. INTERVIEW POLITICS…
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