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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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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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What the public feels about non-disclosure of salaries in adverts

Job adverts that withhold salary or stipend details in an advert do so on purpose and have a hidden agenda. The intention is to attract you to an interview without committing to an amount beforehand. They do this to test what the lowest rate would be for the most willing, strongest candidates. Think about it.…
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