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Lies, Policy, an Unequal Society: SA The Recruitment Paradise for Exploitation

No transparency, facile prejudicial standards and the diminishing of civil rights and freedoms, sound familiar? Recruitment standards in South Africa currently match ethics evidenced during Apartheid. Firms withhold information during recruitment to create rules that serve profit and trap employees in dysfunctional wage systems Firms and recruiters create an environment for worsening poverty conditions South Africa…
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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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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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Do Truworths Job Ads Offend Against The Constitution?

Many recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers). These adverts often fail to disclose pay, we must ask why companies need this negotiation advantage over these young inexperienced applicants. Unfair Job Adverts Deny the Right to Fair Labour Practice and Increase Income & Wealth Inequality On 6 July 2017 I…
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