Process automation is a concern for all companies today. At Ascent Group, this process started some time ago, before the current crisis, and we have chosen from the very cutting edge solutions, based on artificial intelligence.
Expected by an entire country, the extension of the emergency situation was published on 14 April 2020 in the Official Gazette of Romania n. 311, by decree of the President of Romania n. 240.
As of 15 April 2020, the state of emergency will be extended by 30 days throughout Romania. It had been established previously, even for a period of 30 days, from 16 March 2020.
The new decree supplements the first emergency measures directly applicable in a number of sectors. In this article we will focus only on those that have an impact on the business environment. We will report them below, structured on areas, as they were also included in the regulatory document.
In the economic field
the validity of documents issued by public authorities which expire during the state of emergency is maintained;
In the recent days we have received many questions from customers, partners, collaborators, but also from people outside our contacts, on how anti-crisis measures are applied within companies.
In order to cope with the large number of requests, but also because most of the questions are repeated, we are drawing here a list of quick questions and answers, grouped by category, a mini-guide to help companies and employees navigate more easily through this difficult period. Consider it a crisis survival kit.
We are living these days an exceptional period, in which all things happen differently than we were used to. But on how we will all mobilize to overcome this moment will also depend on the future evolution of things. And at such times, we believe that we must prove solidarity and contribute with everything we can to provide support to those around us.
At Ascent Group, our main resource is know-how. And these days we receive an avalanche of questions related to the latest legislative measures, the declaration of the state of emergency, the alternatives that employers have to make work more flexible during this period, medical leave, quarantine, fiscal measures to mitigate the impact of the crisis, etc.
In the context created by the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemia, employers play a major role in reducing the risk of employee contamination with the new virus.
Apart of the implementation of additional hygiene measures and the correct information of employees on how to protect themselves, companies can adopt, in the framework of labour relations, solutions that make work schedule and the way of work more flexible.
One of the measures may be the decaling of the work programme, as state Secretary Raed Arafat recommends in the middle of last week.
As a result of the courses suspension in pre-university education in Romania, between March 11 and March 22, 2020, the public authorities have decided to take measures to help parents who cannot leave their children unattended.
Therefore, the Chamber of Deputies adopted on 12.03.2020, by unanimous vote, the legislative initiative that obliges all employers, both public and private, to grant paid days off to one of the parents in the situation of temporary closure of the schools due to adverse weather conditions or other extreme situations decreed by the competent authorities with responsibilities in the field.
The law also applies to single persons from the single-parent family, to the legal representative of the child and to the person designated to exercise the rights and fulfill the parental obligations towards the child.
Therefore, free days are granted for as long as the authorities decree the closure of schools.
The summer brouth a new Human Resources Manager in Ascent Group’s team. Starting in mid-June, Florina Băbău joined the Ascent Group team to coordinate the human resources activity of the group.
Florina is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Western University of Timisoara and holds numerous certifications in the field of management and human resources. Being very passionate about learning and discovering new ways of developing people, Florina is currently continuing her education at the School of Psychology and Psychodrama.
Professionally, Florina has over 15 years of experience in human resources, both in multinational and local companies, in various roles such as: Improvement Coordinator, and subsequently Training & Development Coordinator for Leoni Wiring Systems Arad, HR Manager within ARED group, or HR Recruitment & People Development at Coficab Eastern Europe.
Ascent Group continues it’s expansion plans, and July 2019 marks the opening of a new office, in Piatra Neamț.
The expansion decision is based both on Ascent Group’s strategic plan to be present in all Romanian’s regions and the business potential of Romania’s North-Eastern region, which is growing mainly on the IT&C serivces and shared services centers. An important role in the office opening decision played also identifiction of the right local partner.
In case you have heard of Service Design and Design Thinking but do not know exactly what they are, this article is for you.
Have you ever entered a store, hotel or restaurant and felt that something was not entirely how it is supposed to be? That what you are looking for is not in the right place, that it takes too long for you to be served, or that many of the employees’ actions or operations are useless? Have you ever accessed a certain website and felt it was very complicated to find what you were looking for, doing unnecessary mouse movements and countless clicks until you found the button you needed
Have you ever felt that the people inside your organization who provide you with internal services (legal, HR, purchasing, ICT, etc.) do not always respond promptly and efficiently enough to your needs? Or that your whole experience in the organization is far from desired?
2017 was a year of business growth and consolidation for Ascent Group, which was confirmed by the reported financial results. With a turnover increase of 14.9%, the group exceeds its own growth forecast, estimated at the beginning of the year at 10%, and for the first time in its history it has reached an annual turnover of EUR 3 million.
Not only the turnover shows a positive development, but all the main indicators of the group registered increases in 2017, respectively all types of services provided by the companies within the group had positive dynamics.
The year 2017 represented also a key year in the recognition of Ascent Group as a global training programs provider. This year, the training and coaching division of the group has won several important international projects, thus engaging in the formation of management teams in different countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Even if it seems hard to believe, in Romania, we will get rid of the stamp requirement!
This provision actually already existed from 2015, when a paragraph of the Law 316 already eliminated the corporate obligation to stamp the claims, declarations or other documents in relation to institutions or public authorities. However, a large proportion of the public sector employees continued to request abusively the application of the stamp on these documents.
In order to improve this situation, on 30 June 2017 it was published in the Official Gazette no. 507 a Government Ordinance that not only reaffirms the lack of stamp obligation, but also qualifies officials`demand to apply the stamp as being abusive.
The recently discussed chenges regarding the minimum wage in Romania became a fact. Thus, in the Official Gazette (Part I, no. 52.2013) was published the Decision no. 23/2013, which states the minimum gross base salary guaranteed in Romania.
The new rates are:
starting with February 1, 2013, the gross minimum wage is 750 lei per month for a full-time program of 168,667 hours in average per month
starting with July 1, 2013, the gross minimum wage is 800 lei per month for a full-time program of 168,667 hours in average per month
The beginning of the year brought some changes related to the legal and fiscal status of the microcompanies in Romania. Specifically, based on the Government Ordinance no. 8/2013, published in the Official Gazette no. 54 from 23 January 2013, the article 1121, c) of the Fiscal Code was modified, it’s new content being: „obtained revenues that do not overcome the amount of 65.000 euro”.
In other words, the 100.000 eur limit for revenues that allowed a company to qualify as microcompany, valid until last year, was reduced to 65.000 euro.
Ascent Group continues its expansion plans by opening a new office in Romania, in Sibiu.
Ascent Group’s office in Sibiu will offer clients all types of services the consulting group Ascent is offering, but also aims to become a catalyst for enhancing business relations between the central part of Romania and other countries in the region.
Not last, Sibiu office aims to provide support to all foreign investors intending to start a business in Transylvania.
The office in Sibiu is the 7th office opened by Ascent Group, after those in Bucharest, Arad, Chisinau, Limassol, Sofia and Belgrade.
The contact details where you can find our new office are:
Ascent Group Sibiu
Revolution street no. 1, apt. 15
Tel: +40 269 211090
fax: +40 269 211722
As a result to the public consultations, the Labour Inspection provides to the employers the new version of the IT application Revisal for establisment and completation of the evidence register of the employees in the electronic format, updated in accordance with the Government Decision no. 500/2011:
Revisal 5.0.6 (for Windows XP/ Vista/ 7)
Installation and use guide (Pdf format- Portable Document Format)
Folosim cookie-uri pe site-ul nostru web pentru a furniza vizitatorilor o experiență de navigare cât mai bună și servicii adaptate nevoilor și interesului fiecăruia. Dând clic pe „Accept”, sunteți de acord cu TOATE cookie-urile.
Acest site web folosește cookie-uri pentru a vă îmbunătăți experiența în timp ce navigați prin site. Dintre aceste cookie-uri, cookie-urile clasificate ca fiind necesare sunt stocate în browserul dvs., deoarece sunt esențiale pentru funcționarea funcționalităților de bază ale site-ului web. De asemenea, folosim cookie-uri terțe care ne ajută să analizăm și să înțelegem modul în care utilizați acest site web. Aceste cookie-uri vor fi stocate în browser-ul dvs. numai cu acordul dumneavoastră. De asemenea, aveți opțiunea de a renunța la aceste cookie-uri. Dar renunțarea la unele dintre aceste cookie-uri poate avea un efect asupra experienței dvs. de navigare.
Cookie-urile necesare sunt absolut esențiale pentru ca site-ul web să funcționeze corect. Această categorie include doar cookie-uri care asigură funcționalități de bază și caracteristici de securitate ale site-ului. Aceste cookie-uri nu stochează nicio informație personală.
Cookie-urile neesețiale nu se încadrează în definiția cookie-urilor esențiale deoarece nu sunt strict necesare pentru funcționarea unui site sau a serviciilor oferite pe acesta, precum cookie-urile utilizate pentru analizarea comportamentului pe un site web (cookie-uri „analitice”) sau cookie-urile utilizate pentru afișarea de reclame.