A new collaboration between The Migration Agency (TMA) and employment services firm Employment Innovations (EI) means organisations and small businesses will have access to innovative human resources and employment services to support their journey.
Using the tech platform, HR Connect, TMA clients who do not have an in-house HR department can access advice, templates, policies and procedures for their business through the subscription-based platform.
The Migration Agency’s Managing Director, Sarah Thapa, says it is welcome news for TMA’s small business clients who often need employment services and advice but don’t have the resources.
“At The Migration Agency, we are not just an immigration law firm, we are a trusted business partner to our clients, helping connect them with available support services that they might need as part of their journey in hiring global talent,” Sarah says.
“We have strong relationships and mutual trust with our clients, which means they often come to us looking for introductions to the auxiliary services they need. Our relationship with Employment Innovations provides a clear solution for our clients, in particular, SMEs.”
How HR Connect will help employers with global talent
Out-of-date employment contracts, identifying relevant legislation and awards, position descriptions, and handling disputes with visa holders are areas of concern that can arise for many TMA clients because these areas are examined by the Department of Foreign Affairs when a visa application is being processed.
Immigration compliance is an important part of hiring global talent, which many organisations may not be aware of.
“Having appropriate position descriptions, contracts, policies and procedures is fundamental to an organisation having a strong and robust immigration program,” Sarah says.
“It’s important for us to offer solutions like this to our clients while keeping our focus on what we do best, which is immigration. This is an opportunity to provide our clients with preferred rates, fixed-fee HR service through HR Connect and Employment Innovations.
HR Connect clients get access to HR advice, templates, policies and procedures and advice about their unique employment situation. As long as a client follows the advice from a HR Connect advisor, if they do have an issue where an employee brings a claim against them, representation at the Fair Work tribunal will also be provided.
The benefits for The Migration Agency clients include:
- The Migration Agency special client discount.
- Industry experts with 30+ years employment law experience and legislative knowledge as an on-demand advisory and compliance solution.
- Compliance audit including modern awards, Fair Work Act and National Employment Standards; leave management; disciplinary procedures and Work Health Safety (WHS).
- Unlimited workplace advice
- Employment services including policies, guides and contract templates, including employment contract templates, performance and misconduct guides; disciplinary letter templates; processes, policies and forms for leave management; and redundancy guides and templates.
- Legal representation by EI Legal if you need it for unfair dismissal; adverse action; discrimination; bullying and harassment.
What if you don’t need HR advice right now?
If you don’t need HR and employment services at this point in your immigration journey, you are set to benefit in other ways from this collaboration.
“Our clients can expect more value with upcoming information sessions and webinars, including employment, HR and immigration briefings to highlight what’s happening in the market, along with strategic and workforce planning education and information, which will be made available regularly,” Sarah says.
Take advantage of your special HR Connect offer
The Migration Agency together with Employment Innovations is providing our clients with an exclusive offer to take care of all your HR and Work, Health and Safety needs so you can focus on what’s important to your business.
Speak to your immigration business partner for more information and how to access these HR and employment services and benefits. Contact us here.