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Unfair Competition

Everybody entitled to fair labour practice
Firms contravene the Constitution and Competition Act when demanding rival firm pay information during recruitment

Competition Commission apartheid style Recruitment Policy

Access to information is essential in South Africa's Constitutional democracy.  Thanks to members of the public providing information, here's The Competition Commission's draft HR policy. The problem the policy indicates is that CCSA has been using an incomplete, if any, operational management system for 17 years! This explains why their conduct fails to conform to…
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10 Challenges for recruiters demanding #payslips

Firms demanding pay slips make themselves subject to scrutiny as this practice contravenes S23.1 of the Constitution, 'everybody entitled to fair practice' and the Competition Act. Fair means Equal Sure, we all understand why recruiters want to know your asking price,  this question gives them the upper hand during wage negotiations. While many recruiters argue applicants…
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How hiring firms prevent fair competition for talent – infograf

Firms not upfront about pay during recruitment usually ask applicants about pay expectations and current salary. This is in contravention of the Constitution and Competition Act. FIRMS COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR TALENT The public can report the names of companies who demand pay slips or request any other information pertaining a rival firm's pay.…
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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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Competition Commission SA Hurts Competition for Talent – infographic #CompComSA

CompComSA is not transparent about pay in job adverts subverting applicant right to fair recruitment process and wage negotiation. The unconditional demand for rival firm pay information allows them to unfairly compete for talent and price-fix wages. This places them firmly on the wrong side of the Competition Act and the Constitution. Competition Commission South…
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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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Breaking Laws and Competing for Talent

This post outlines the significance of the Competition Act for recruiting firms unfairly demanding rival firm pay information from job applicants. Legislation prevents firms from unfair competition for talent and from conducting corporate espionage i.e. spying on competitor firm salary structures in order to price-fix wage offers or poach staff. The same legislation dissuades firms…
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The Talent War

Firms compete for talent and want to retain existing staff. Yet many firms spy on rivals when hiring and fear no consequences for spying or price-fixing pay in a free market economy.

Report organisations requesting payslips and help prevent spying on competitors
Companies must compete for talent without undermining fairness
Introducing the Competition Act
Unfair advantages during recruitment are not legal.
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Unlawful Recruitment

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