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Labour Law Amendments Are Devastating!

Posted By APSO, 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.


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

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Alarm raised over bogus online recruitment agencies

Posted By APSO, 20 May 2015

Alarm raised over bogus online recruitment agencies

 

Cape Argus
Joseph Booysen

 

AN INCREASE in fake online adverts posted by bogus operators posing as recruitment firms has led to an industry expert warning desperate job seekers to look out for scammers hoping to make a quick buck.

KC Makhubele, managing executive for marketing and strategic relationships at Quest Staffing Solutions and vice president of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), said adverts by fake agencies were becoming more common.

He said bogus recruitment agencies continued to pose a threat, with unscrupulous "recruiters" 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, the job seeker is left with no job and no money, he said.


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Tags:  APSO  APSO Code of Ethics  Cape Argus  employment  industry body  job seekers  negate risk  recruitment agencies  scam 

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