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The Payslip Price Tag Legal Challenge

Ordinary South Africans face diminishing protections and enjoy fewer economic rights than those with financial privilege. Prejudiced recruitment practices strip workers of their right to fair treatment creating a culture of sustained oppression and inequality. What does that mean? It means those of us who look for work, pay rent, can't afford medical aid, insurance…
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Job Applicants can Sue Recruiters – Infographic

Under South African law, it is illegal to price-fix wages.  Requests for payslips are illegal. The public is warned to report this practice and take legal action. This infograph lists recruitment behavior that can have legal consequences. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PAYSLIP TO RECRUITERS. REPORT THEM. Behaviours to look out for are listed in this…
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Recruitment and the Competition Act

Recruiters are reeling in the shock of being challenged by legislation. Read what the Competition Act says and take action against rogues who abuse your trust during recruitment. SA Law Requires Firms To Compete for Talent This article outlines the significance of the Competition Act in the light of current recruitment practices. Some CEOs, HR…
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Been asked for your pay slip? Legal Challenge

Employed job seekers possess important competitive information for the firms they apply to. Requesting pay slips has become a norm for unscrupulous recruiters, yet this practice can be legally challenged. The South African Competition Act When you provide confidential information such as that contained in a pay slip to a competitor employer, you act UNLAWFULLY.…
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The State of Recruitment in South Africa

Do unregulated recruitment practices result in discrimination?  Check out the infographic explaining how recruitment practices in South Africa deny applicants their right to fair labour process. The good people of South Africa must question the legitimacy of recruitment practices that are falling foul of the Constitution, creating an exploitative contractual environment for applicants. Here's How…
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Recruitment Screws SA

Many factors impact on your 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 Or: Who…
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APPLY FOR UNADVERTISED JOBS

The Job Hunt Plan with Fire Power. A proactive job hunter sniffs out opportunities early and traps them. No need to wait till you spot your favourite company advertising somewhere! The Job Hunt Plan with Fire Power Apply for a job that hasn't been advertised, it improves your chances of getting it. If it hasn't…
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Where are Job Adverts without Pay Info Banned?

The question to Truworths 'Why don't you disclose pay information in job adverts that target vulnerable youth?' started a protest journey against anti-poor and anti-trust corporate behavior that learns from successful international precedents. SOUTH AFRICA MUST BAN ADVERTS THAT OMIT COMPENSATION INFORMATION The practice is not pro-poor nor one that is in accordance with Section…
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Cover Letters for Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships

Recruiters need to filter applicants quickly and often find it necessary to make superficial judgments about the quality of a candidate. Many companies want to find youth with the most potential who are willing to work for the least. Stand Out From The Crowd A great cover letter that's meaningful and relevant to the opportunity you're…
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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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Unlawful BANKSETA Learnership Recruitment Adverts

After complaints that a BANKSETA learnership ad omitting stipend and proper career info was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public - the ad was swiftly removed and replaced by Kelly Recruitment. Kelly apologised - BANKSETA didn't. BANKSETA Fails to Account for Unlawful Recruitment Practices ARRESTED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT BANKSETA indiscriminantly uses…
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Public Enemy: Job Ads No Pay information

Before you apply for a job and enter a wage negotiation, know the salary range the business can commit to.  Job ads withholding pay information are often not real opportunities but labour market surveys conducted by companies to see what skills are available at reduced prices.  Depending on this information, a job is created. There…
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