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Industry body addresses recruitment fraud

Posted By APSO, 10 June 2015
Updated: 29 May 2015

Industry body addresses recruitment fraud

Skills Portal

South African businesses have been urged to actively participate in the regulation of the staffing industry by the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO).

The aim is to promote transparency in order to stop the exploitation of desperate job seekers by bogus organisations.

KC Makhubele, Vice President of APSO – recognised as a professional body in the industry – says, “Deception in the recruitment industry is forcing employers to carefully consider their options when trying to identify reputable recruitment partner.”

He notes that by only working with employment agencies who have opened themselves to regulations and scrutiny by industry peers, businesses will aid in closing down the operations of fake recruiters.

To read the full article, please click here.

Tags:  agencies  APSO  industry body  legislation  Recruitment  regulation 

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Labour Law Amendments Are Devastating!

Posted By APSO, 01 June 2015
Updated: 29 May 2015

Labour Law Amendments Are Devastating!

Business Brief

The newly amended Labour Relations Act (effective since 1 January 2015) are having  devastating impact not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry but also on the national country’s unemployment rate – which the act itself seeks to relive – if they continue to be interpreted by some stakeholders in a narrow light.

Amendments cause uncertainty

The amendments to the act have caused uncertainty in the market and has been highlighted as likely to cost the country 254 000 jobs. The interpretation of and uncertainty surrounding these amendments has already resulted in the folding of a number of small to medium sized recruitment companies – a number of which are Black-owned – and as a result, goes against government’s intention to support and grow Black business.

In compliance with the Labour Relations Amendments Act, No 6 of 2014 (LRAA) -  which aims to streamline the country’s labour environment and protect vulnerable workers – South African businesses are required to adjust the way in which they have traditionally employed and managed staff in their organisations.

To read the full article, please click here.

Tags:  amendments  APSO  job loss  Labour law  legislation  LRA  recruitment  recruitment agencies  regulation  uncertainty 

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Fake recruiters’ jobs scams

Posted By APSO, 12 May 2015

Fake recruiters’ jobs scams

SUNDAY WORLD

The Federation of African Staffing Organisations (APSO) has issued a warning about job-offering scams.

The organisation urges South African businesses to participate in the regulation of the staffing industry, play a role in promoting transparency and stop the exploitation of job seekers by bogus organisations.

APSO vice-president KC Makhubele says deception in the recruitment industry is forcing employers to consider their options when identifying a partner.

He says businesses will aid in closing down fake recruiters by working with employment agencies that have opened themselves to regulations and scrutiny by industry peers.

Today bogus recruiters pose a threat by offering attractive employment opportunities for money in advance.

This is usually under the guise of work visas, travel expenses or background and or credit checks “required for the position”.

Once the money has been paid over, the job seeker is left with no employment – and no money.

Makhubele says con artists are sophisticated in the way they operate, even posing as companies that already exist. They target job seekers for identity theft and money laundering.

To read the full article, please click here

Tags:  APSO  exploitation  fraud  job scams  placement  regulation  Sunday World  valid jobs 

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