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Asked why recruiters demand payslips?

Unfair Competition

Everybody entitled to fair labour practice
Firms contravene the Constitution and Competition Act when demanding rival firm pay information during recruitment

SPONSOR: Protect business and children’s futures

Recruiters demanding #payslips illegally spy on rival employers when competing for talent. They use #payslips to poach employees and price-fix pay. These actions don't conform to S23.1 of the Constitution nor the Competition Act. We're stopping it! Please sponsor the #payslip protest in South Africa When companies spy on each other during a competition for…
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Competition Commission apartheid style Recruitment Policy

Access to information is essential in South Africa's Constitutional democracy.  Thanks to members of the public providing information, here's The Competition Commission's draft HR policy. The problem the policy indicates is that CCSA has been using an incomplete, if any, operational management system for 17 years! This explains why their conduct fails to conform to…
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Public Protector to smoke out unlawful recruitment

Share a small victory! I'm an activist fighting unscrupulous recruiters asking for payslips. Ethical businesses and the general public can  celebrate a public protector showing intellectual grit. South Africa can expect the Public Protector to thoroughly investigate unfair recruitment practices contravening the Constitution and Competition Act.  Are you concerned about losing your talent investment to a…
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10 Challenges for recruiters demanding #payslips

The recruitment function is under the spotlight. It's official, the Public Protector and the Competition Commission of South Africa have been compelled to investigate unregulated recruitment practice in the public and private sectors. Firms demanding pay slips make themselves subject to scrutiny as this practice contravenes S23.1 of the Constitution, 'everybody entitled to fair practice'…
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How hiring firms prevent fair competition for talent – infograf

Firms not upfront about pay during recruitment usually ask applicants about pay expectations and current salary. This is in contravention of the Constitution and Competition Act. FIRMS COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR TALENT The public can report the names of companies who demand pay slips or request any other information pertaining a rival firm's pay.…
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REPORT firms asking for payslips during recruitment

The public is encouraged to report companies who demand payslips, or request other information pertaining to a rival firm's pay, during recruitment.  Firms who undermine a fair competition for talent in South Africa must be reported to the Competition Commission using the CC1-Complaint form available here. Protecting Fair Competition for Talent Remuneration and benefits information…
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Competition Commission SA Hurts Competition for Talent – infographic #CompComSA

CompComSA is not transparent about pay in job adverts subverting applicant right to fair recruitment process and wage negotiation. The unconditional demand for rival firm pay information allows them to unfairly compete for talent and price-fix wages. This places them firmly on the wrong side of the Competition Act and the Constitution. Competition Commission South…
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The Talent War

Firms compete for talent and want to retain existing staff. Yet many firms spy on rivals when hiring and fear no consequences for spying or price-fixing pay in a free market economy.

Report organisations requesting payslips and help prevent spying on competitors
Companies must compete for talent without undermining fairness
Introducing the Competition Act
Unfair advantages during recruitment are not legal.
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Unlawful Recruitment

SHARE and build a resistance community on Facebook or tweet @1bigLEO. Tag your share #payslipbansa