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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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Does Wholesale and Retail SETA Violate Legislation and Fail to Protect the Public?

W&R SETA's  defective leadership condones practices that exploit and victimise the youth and vulnerable.  W&R SETA fails legislation and the public by not knowing legislation and not monitoring industry stakeholders or engaging when the public raise concerns. The DHET must note the W&R SETA neglect of duty and inability to perform. Open letter to the W&R…
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Where are Job Adverts without Pay Info Banned?

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 The practice is not pro-poor nor one that is in accordance with Section…
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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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Unlawful BANKSETA Learnership Recruitment Adverts

After complaints that a BANKSETA learnership ad omitting stipend and proper career info was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public - the ad was swiftly removed and replaced by Kelly Recruitment. Kelly apologised - BANKSETA didn't. BANKSETA Fails to Account for Unlawful Recruitment Practices ARRESTED SKILLS DEVELOPMENT BANKSETA indiscriminantly uses…
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Public Enemy: Job Ads No Pay information

Before you apply for a job and enter a wage negotiation, know the salary range the business can commit to.  Job ads withholding pay information are often not real opportunities but labour market surveys conducted by companies to see what skills are available at reduced prices.  Depending on this information, a job is created. There…
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Why people work for less pay or below market rate

There is a recruitment belief that there is always someone better and cheaper out there. This pressures applicants to reduce their rate and have their perceptions of 'worth' shaped by a biased interviewer. Ask Why Asking why companies withhold salary ranges from recruitment adverts has quite rightly, resulted in a ripped can of worms. Unfortunately…
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