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Public Protector to smoke out unlawful recruitment

Share a small victory! I'm an activist fighting unscrupulous recruiters asking for payslips. Ethical businesses and the general public can  celebrate a public protector showing intellectual grit. South Africa can expect the Public Protector to thoroughly investigate unfair recruitment practices contravening the Constitution and Competition Act.  Are you concerned about losing your talent investment to a…
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10 Challenges for recruiters demanding #payslips

The recruitment function is under the spotlight. It's official, the Public Protector and the Competition Commission of South Africa have been compelled to investigate unregulated recruitment practice in the public and private sectors. Firms demanding pay slips make themselves subject to scrutiny as this practice contravenes S23.1 of the Constitution, 'everybody entitled to fair practice'…
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REPORT firms asking for payslips during recruitment

The public is encouraged to report companies who demand payslips, or request other information pertaining to a rival firm's pay, during recruitment.  Firms who undermine a fair competition for talent in South Africa must be reported to the Competition Commission using the CC1-Complaint form available here. Protecting Fair Competition for Talent Remuneration and benefits information…
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Why #HRMustFall and be redesigned in South Africa

Organisations, both business and non profits, in South Africa depend on a docile, servile population to entrench labour exploitation opportunities. The Constitution allows citizens to challenge perceptions of power limiting socio-economic freedoms and democracy.  Economic disenfranchisement and social destruction is nothing new to South Africa. Apartheid established wealth limitations and a policy of economic exclusion that…
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Three unfair recruitment advantages INFOGRAPHIC

Three unfair recruitment advantages prejudice job seekers in South Africa. Internationally, regulations have been instituted to ensure fair recruitment practice. In South Africa, unfair recruitment persists, suggesting prejudiced wage negotiations. Three Unfair Recruitment Advantages When one party to a negotiation has more information than another, it is referred to as an asymmetric information advantage. This…
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Recruitment, Price-Fixing and the Competition for Talent

This post outlines the spirit of the Competition Act and the significance for recruitment firms demanding rival firm pay information. Firms can't compete unfairly for talent, neither may they treat job applicants unfairly by not being upfront about pay. The Competition Act outlines a fair and competitive economic environment Ordinary citizens pursuing a role in…
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