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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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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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Recruitment Screws SA

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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No Salary Advertised? That’s unfair labour practice.

When unemployment is high, employers and recruiters daringly wield unlimited power during the recruitment process. By omitting pay information they place applicants at a disadvantage during the wage negotiation. Sins of the Secret Salary There are many job adverts specifically targeting inexperienced youth and other vulnerable job seekers.  Sadly, these applicants don't realise the real…
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What Are Soft and Hard Skills? What Skills do Employers Look For?

It's important to know the skills that are most important for companies that are hiring. This information will assist you to be better prepared for the application and interview process. Looking for a Job or Making a Career Change? There are three essential skill sets that applicants should demonstrate when applying for jobs: Transferable, Soft and Hard Skills Transferable Skills These…
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Power Words for Your Cover Letter, CV and Professional Profile

Here are lists of key words you can use to describe your professional skills, talent and interests. Use these specialist terms in your job applications and online profiles. Lists of keywords for specific industries I found this on the New York State Department of Labour website as I couldn't find useful lists specifically for South Africans. When you…
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