The Benefits of Outsourcing HR Services
Outsourcing HR Services In this blog, Black Mountain explores the benefits of outsourcing HR services, including the main areas such as; HR Administration, HR Audits, and HR Advisory. So what is HR? Human resources (HR) management is an essential aspect of any organisation, regardless of its size or industry. HR processes are critical for the […]
Rise of Formal Grievances in the Workplace
The COVID pandemic jolted society in every country and changed our perceptions in profound ways, but in the UK it also jolted the foundation of a workplace model which had not much changed since the 1920’s.
Hong Kong Legislative Council Updates to HR Policies – 5th July 2022
In our February newsletter we discussed a number of proposals that had been put before the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) for review. In their June sessions the following bills were passed.
Significant Changes to Fit Notes
There are some important changes being introduced to streamline the process for issuing and certifying fit notes which employers need to be aware of and consider.
Digital Right to Work Checks from 6th April 2022 20/01/22
New legislation will be issued effective from 6 April 2022 with the introduction of a new scheme allowing employers to undertake Right to Work & DBS checks to use certified Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) service providers and the team at Black Mountain will send out further updates once recieved – Source|: GOV.UK
Singapore HR Update – March 2022
COMPASS enables employers to select high-quality foreign professionals, while improving workforce diversity and building a strong Singaporean core. It is a transparent system that gives businesses greater clarity and certainty for manpower planning.
Living with Covid-19 & the Workplace – 23/02/2022
Following the UK government announcement on the 21 February, we are now able to understand the plans to living with Covid-19. The start of the withdrawal of the legislation/regulations that came into effect in 2020 will start as of 24 February. There will be further updates/guidance by the government issued over the next couple of months.
Hong Kong HR Update 02/22
A Brief Recap of Some of the Legislative HR Changes in Hong Kong over the past 12 Months Potential Termination of Unvaccinated Staff On 8 February 2022 the Government announced a series of anti-epidemic measures which included banning unvaccinated persons from entering an additional six types of premises, namely shopping malls, department stores, religious venues, […]
Changes to Self-Isolation Rules in England & Other News 14/01/22
The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid has announced that from Monday 17 January 2022 at 12:01am, the self- isolation period for COVID positive individuals, will be reduced from 7 to 5 days
Forthcoming Legislation Changes 06/01/22
The Black Mountain team are ready to help our clients to start budget planning for the next financial year