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Pay Slip Problems

Ordinary South Africans have inadequate labour protections and enjoy fewer economic rights than those with financial privilege. Anti poor recruitment behaviors include the omission of pay information in job adverts and the popular payslip requests from recruiters.  Prejudiced recruitment practices strip job seekers of their right to fair treatment and create a culture of sustained…
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Ethical Recruiters State Compensation Upfront

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 Omitting pay information in job averts is not pro-poor and places vulnerable applicants…
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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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Put Pay Info in Job Ads Now!

Being unemployed in today's economic climate places applicants at a disadvantage and limits their negotiating power. Companies exploit this further by making it difficult for applicants to find payment information. Recruiters purposefully withhold salary information till the interview in order to use you to prove that they conducted a range of valid interviews and claim…
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No Salary Advertised? That’s unfair labour practice. On your feet SA!

When unemployment is high, employers and recruiters daringly wield unlimited power during the recruitment process. By omitting pay information they place applicants at a disadvantage during the wage negotiation. Sins of the Secret Salary There are many job adverts specifically targeting inexperienced youth and other vulnerable job seekers.  Sadly, these applicants don't realise the real…
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8 Learnership Recruitment and Selection Strategy Tips

Recruiting unemployed candidates for a learnership? Here are some sensible rules to follow. Learnership Recruitment Tips Elephant in the Room Payment. Let's just be upfront.  Learnerships were conceptualised as pro-poor interventions addressing youth development and unemployment challenges. This training and development space has become highly incentivised with few financial advantages for the poor.  Sure, candidates…
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