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How Job Ads Disadvantage Applicants

When job adverts don't disclose pay information, opportunity is created for unfair wage negotiations. Economists use the term 'Asymmetric Information' to describe the act of purposefully withholding information that could impact a negotiation. Asymmetric Information and Recruitment Policy Using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn I've been encouraging the public to ask why job adverts don't disclose pay…
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LEARNERSHIP STIPEND DEDUCTIONS

Complaints about some employers making stipend deductions and others requiring learners to repay stipends have surfaced more prominently this year than previously. Claims of Deductions and Repayment Threats The following are comments posted on Keep Climbing by learners questioning stipend deductions. Businesses named are welcome to send their statements and I will publish them. Learner…
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Example of a Useful Learnership Advert

These are the adverts we forced from BANKSETA  after they unhappily processed criticism that the recruitment strategy they embarked upon with Kelly Recruitment was anti poor and constitutionally unfair. BANKSETA Tried to Resist the Public It was a lot of agitation before BANKSETA gave in to public demands for recruitment adverts that were anti poor…
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#BANKSETA hires Anti-poor Kelly Recruitment

After complaints that a BANKSETA learnership advert designed by clueless Kelly Recruitment, in which they omitted stipend and vital information, was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public. The ad was swiftly removed and hastily replaced by red faced and defensive Kelly Recruitment. Kelly offered excuses for their lack of professionalism…
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What Learners say about Learnership Stipends

Are Learnership Stipends Fair? Trapped Between Business and Black Tax. Learner complaints show how SETAs fail to support and monitor accredited organisations and employers, thereby allowing for a range of irregularities and questionable practices. Is Business Heroic? Companies are rewarded for providing learnerships. They receive generous BEE points and tax rebates, often raking back millions.…
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Why people work for less pay or below market rate

There is a recruitment belief that there is always someone better and cheaper out there. This pressures applicants to reduce their rate and have their perceptions of 'worth' shaped by a biased interviewer. Ask Why Asking why companies withhold salary ranges from recruitment adverts has quite rightly, resulted in a ripped can of worms. Unfortunately…
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