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Some facilities for protected units and for the employment of persons with disabilities were reintroduced

In Romania, hiring a disabled person is quite difficult. After 1990, social and financial support for people with disabilities increased, but job opportunities declined due to the disappearance of most of the "invalid cooperatives", which were sheltered jobs.

This has led to the creation of so-called protected structures, autonomous economic entities whose main objective is the professional integration of people facing serious difficulties in the labour market, and which are carried out in sheltered laboratories or by means of vocational training and qualifications.

In Romania, this type of enterprise has been defined by invalidity legislation, namely Law 448/2006. In Romania, Law 448/2006 provides that companies must be subject to a social security scheme. read more»

Where can tehnical unemployment documents be sent after the 1st of May?

As of the 3rd of April 2020, the procedures for submitting the documents required to obtain the technical unemployment indemnity have changed. According to the new methodology, all those who submit applications for April (therefore all applications that will be submitted after 1st of May) must send them via the online platform made available by the Romanian Government, namely https://aici.gov.ro/home.

In addition, it is important to know that documents sent by e-mail to AJOFM will no longer be accepted.

The transmission of documents through the above-mentioned platform will ensure faster processing, better record keeping and easier access to documents to be filled in.

In addition, applications will be written intelligently to help employers calculate the compensation to be claimed and therefore errors in identifying the company will be limited. read more»

HOW IS THE TECHNICAL UNEMPLOYMENT FINALLY APPLIED?

On Monday evening, after long waiting, the Emergency Ordinance on the modification and completion of the OUG No. 30/2020 was published in the Official Journal, which refers to the protection that the State will guarantee to the employees during the state of emergency, in the event of suspension of individual employment contracts, at the initiative of the employer, in accordance with Article 52 (1) (c) of Law 53/2003 - Labour Code. Shortly, we are talking about the ordered regulation governing the technical unemployment during the SAR-cov-2 crisis.

As we intended, but did not hope, the ordinance was in support of all employees affected by the spread of SAR-virus cov-2, eliminating the differentiation between employees whose employers have been forced to close down completely or partially on the basis of the decisions taken by the public authorities and those who have been indirectly affected by the measures taken. read more»

"Technical unemployment" - how can we benefit of the new facilities?

In the context of the economic crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many companies are forced to apply cost-cutting measures and to reduce the activity. In this context the Romanian Government adopted on March 21 an Emergency Ordinance (no. 30/2020) to establish some measures in the field of social protection. The decree also brings some additions to the temporary suspension of the individual employment contract, at the initiative of the employer, known in common language as "technical unemployment".

Technical unemployment existed also until now, being governed by the Labor Code which, in Article 53, contains provisions related to the interruption or reduction of the employer's activity:

"Article 2 53 read more»

What do Service Design and Design Thinking mean?

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? read more»

2018. What's really changing in the people development market?

The classical two days training approach is less and less required by companies. The companies are looking for more customised people development programs that include a variation of approaches from hard skills, soft skills training to interactive workshops and coaching and mentoring one on one sessions to consolidate the discovery and the learning. 
 
This new perspective of approaching people development aims to create a culture in which everyone - not just the “high potentials”- overcome challenges, their own internal barriers and vulnerabilities.
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Legal days-off in 2012 in Romania

According to art. 134 of the Labour Code, actualised in 2011 with the Law 40/2011, in Romania the legal non-working days are:

  • 1-2 January, New Year
  • 1st and 2nd day of Easter
  • 1st of May, international worker`s day
  • 1st and 2nd day of Whitsuntide, 3-4th of June
  • Assumption Day, 15th of August
  • 1st of December, National Day of Romania
  • 1st and 2nd day of Christms, 25-26 December

The people who belong to different religions than the Orthodox one have the right to take two days off for every one of the three annual religious holidays, declared so by the legal religious cults.

More additional proposals for days-off have been made: 24th of January, 10th of May or 30th of November, but these haven`t been aproved yet, still having the project status. Therefore, these days are not presently acknowledged as legal holidays.

Entrepreneur versus manager

articol published in the Consulting Review magazine

One of the latest concepts in business is the "corporate entrepreneurship", i.e. implementing entrepreneurial business practices in the management of major corporations.

What does that mean? Shell we understand that the corporate management model, so much praised in the past 20 years is not really the key to success? Or that all the MBA’s and management, leadership, strategic planning courses, etc... involving managers of corporations do not hold the key to success and do not provide all the answers to the challenges these managers should face?

A year ago I was fortunate to know personally Larry Farrell, the American specialist who created the concept of Corporate Entrepreneurship and the No. 1 worldwide specialist in research and development of entrepreneurial practices. read more»

Dismissal - is it the only alternative to the redution of personnel costs?

Personnel layoffs, in both private and public system, are one of the most common topics in the mass-media our days.

Regarding this issue, for most of us 2009 meant fear. It seems that even the new state regulations have formed premises to personnel reduction.

But, we come to ask now if dismissal is really the only alternative to reducing the personnel cost?
The answer is far to be a simple yes or no. Many factors are involved in this decision such as:

  • the business of the company;
  • suppliers and customers;
  • number of competitors in the market;
  • substitution rate of products and services
  • the future strategy of the company

Taking into account all these factors, when the management concludes that a company needs to reduce costs, a careful analyze regarding the following issues is request: read more»

Position versus salary

What is more important? The position you have in a company or the salary?
The fact that on our business card is written manager or director, or the hundreds of euros with which we can get the car or the house of your dreams?

Normally a good salary comes with an important position. But this assumption is not generally valid. It may happened to have a satisfactory salary and a less pleasant position. So, how many of us put into balance the importance of the money and of the position? And, if so, what is the result? read more»

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