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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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Is Non Disclosure of Pay in Job Ads Equally Fair to Employers and Applicants? #HRMustFall

Most job adverts fail to disclose pay as it places applicants at a disadvantage during negotiations. Recruiters claim applicants can ask pay details at any time, but when applicants are required to ASK for this information, it labels them as problematic. When job adverts don't disclose pay information, opportunity is created for unfair wage negotiations.  …
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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 Is it legit to hand over confidential information contained in pay slips when applying to a competitor employer? The act…
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Lies, Policy, an Unequal Society: SA The Recruitment Paradise for Exploitation

No transparency, prejudiced standards and diminishing civil rights and freedoms. Recruitment standards in South Africa currently match ethics advanced during Apartheid. Firms withhold information during recruitment to create a dysfunctional wage system worsening poverty conditions South Africa has been hijacked by institutionalised prejudice against the poor and job seekers. Oxfam's Inequality Report: An economy for the 99% in…
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How Recruitment Screws South Africa

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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Rights Agitation on Social Media

Firm behaviours have negative impacts on economic and social development when unregulated and un-monitored. Many break laws that infringe upon public rights. I don't waste time emailing companies. I'm an agitator protesting unfair firm behaviours promoted on social media. They don't like it, that's sufficient reason to persist. So I do. Why Firm Behaviours Must…
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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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Recruitment, Income Inequality and Vulnerability

If you earn more than you need to spend to survive, you can buy property, vehicles, investment funds and have  insurance policies; you are able to turn your income into investment and protect it. You have adequate resources to advance your economic status. The 'working poor' spend their productive time in jobs that don't pay…
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Are Truworths Job Ads Legal?

When asked about unfair practice, Truworths argues if others do it they can do it too. Many of their recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers) using unfair recruitment strategies. Adverts are not upfront about pay, preventing these vulnerable applicants from making informed decisions regarding which opportunities they can afford…
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