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Pay Slip Requests Negatively Impact Vulnerable Applicants

Ordinary South Africans have inadequate labour protections and enjoy fewer economic rights than those with financial privilege. Anti poor recruitment behaviors include the omission of pay information in job adverts and the popular payslip requests from recruiters.  Prejudiced recruitment practices strip job seekers of their right to fair treatment and create a culture of sustained…
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Recruiting and the Competition Act

Read about the implications of the Competition Act on recruitment and a fair competition for talent. Unfair advantages during recruitment are not legal. This article explores how common recruiting practices contravene the Competition Act. SA Law Requires Firms To Compete for Talent This article outlines the significance of the Competition Act in the light of current…
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Been asked for your pay slip? Legal Challenge

Employed job seekers possess important competitive information for the firms they apply to. Requesting pay slips has become a norm for unscrupulous recruiters, yet this practice can be legally challenged. The South African Competition Act Is it legit to hand over confidential information contained in pay slips when applying to a competitor employer? The Competition…
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Lies, Policy, an Unequal Society: SA The Recruitment Paradise for Exploitation

No transparency, prejudiced standards and diminishing civil rights and freedoms. Recruitment standards in South Africa currently match ethics advanced during Apartheid. Firms withhold information during recruitment to create a dysfunctional wage system worsening poverty conditions South Africa has been hijacked by institutionalised prejudice against the poor and job seekers. Oxfam's Inequality Report: An economy for the 99% in…
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How #Recruitment Punishes Job Seekers

Do unregulated recruitment practices result in discrimination?  Here's an infograph explaining how recruitment practices in South Africa deny applicants their right to fair labour process. South Africa must question the legitimacy of recruitment practices that fall foul of the Constitution and create an exploitative contractual environment for applicants. The Lawless State of #Recruitment in South…
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How Recruitment Screws South Africa

Many factors impact on success when looking for a job. Certain industry practices are deliberately established to reduce an applicant's bargaining power during the recruitment process. Bargaining power is when people participating in a negotiation process feel like they are on an equal footing. The Political Economy of Recruitment in South Africa When we look…
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Rights Agitation on Social Media

Firm behaviours have negative impacts on economic and social development when unregulated and un-monitored. Many break laws that infringe upon public rights. I don't waste time emailing companies. I'm an agitator protesting unfair firm behaviours promoted on social media. They don't like it, that's sufficient reason to persist. So I do. Why Firm Behaviours Must…
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