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South Africans are challenging the Department of Justice to take action against rampant recruitment exploitation. Recruiting firms abuse their positions of power to exploit vulnerable applicants and persuade them to accept unfair unequal offers.  Recruitment firms appear unable to offer an intellectual response to 'What's fair about asking for pay slips?' Recruiters claim job seekers…
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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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Are Truworths Job Ads Legal?

Truworths, like many foolish lemmings, argue that if others do it they can do it too. Many recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers) using unfair recruitment strategies. Adverts often fail to disclose pay or information that applicants can use to inform their job choice at that specific company. Their…
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No Salary Advertised? That’s unfair labour practice. On your feet SA!

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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