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Keep Climbing provides career, life and education information. Within in each context the public has rights, each citizen must know and enforce adherence to Constitutional values.

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

The Talent War

Firms compete for talent and want to retain existing staff. Yet many firms spy on rivals when competing for talent and fear no consequences as most applicants fail to understand their rights and the Competition Act.

Report organisations requesting payslips and help prevent spying on competitors
Companies must compete for talent without undermining fairness
Form CC1 for reporting firms requesting CTC or payslips
Public Protector investigation
CCSA spying on rivals competing in the same talent pool?
Unfair advantages during recruitment are not legal.

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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URGENT APPEAL: Protect your business and children’s future

Recruiters demanding #payslips illegally spy on rival employers when competing for talent. They use #payslips to poach ...
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Birthed after 17 years CCSA’s questionable draft Recruitment Policy

Access to information is essential in South Africa's Constitutional democracy.  Thanks to members of the public providing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Please Donate to a Justice Warrior Fighting Against Labour Exploitation

Sustaining the advocacy for legal recruitment practice comes at great personal cost. If you are able to, ...
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Download form CC1 Report recruiters demanding pay slips

The complaint form is simple to complete, The Competition Commission wants you to state the facts about ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Koeksisters, Collusion and The Competition Commission of South Africa #CompComSA

The Competition Commission of South Africa serves the public with lawyers and economists who bake policy. Marginalizing ...
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Does income inequality exist because job applicants trust recruiters? #HRMustFall

In South Africa, unfair wages are a part of life. Carrie Gracie, the former BBC journalist made ...
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Why #HRMustFall and be redesigned in South Africa

Organisations, both business and non profits, in South Africa depend on a docile, servile population to entrench ...
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Three unfair recruitment advantages INFOGRAPHIC

Three unfair recruitment advantages prejudice job seekers in South Africa. Internationally, regulations have been instituted to ensure ...
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Recruitment, Price-Fixing and the Competition for Talent

This post outlines the spirit of the Competition Act and the significance for recruitment firms demanding rival ...
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#HRMustFall Job Applicant Describes Cape Town Recruitment Thug

A job seeker emailed about recruitment abuse in Cape Town.  It's abuse because the applicant suffered at ...
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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 ...
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Social Media #Talkpay

Unlawful Recruitment

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