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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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Recruitment Screws SA

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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Are Truworths Job Ads Legal?

Truworths, like many foolish lemmings, argue that if others do it they can do it too. Many recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers) using unfair recruitment strategies. Adverts often fail to disclose pay or information that applicants can use to inform their job choice at that specific company. Their…
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