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    Performance reviews can be a daunting process for any employee, meaning it has to be done in a professional manner with care and consideration. Knowing which type of performance appraisal system to use with certain employees can ensure you maintain harmonious relationships and enhance their future performance, which will benefit your business greatly in the future. In order to ensure you get the best out of your employees while also pinpointing areas of improvement, you need to use the right
  • Working from home can be a huge adjustment for employees in Hong Kong that are used to a more traditional office working environment. Despite the perks of increased flexibility and no more long commutes, many people have quickly come to realise that working from home is a bit of a double-edged sword, with many struggling to maintain productivity while working from home. Depending on your living situation, you may find yourself easily distracted by your family or fun things to
  • Filling in and filing taxes can be a long, arduous and daunting task for companies and individuals alike. One simple mistake could take you down a warren of twists and turns that leave you both tired and frustrated. To avoid falling into this trap, we at FastLane HR have put together an in-depth guide to forms BIR56A and IR56B, which are essential for employers in Hong Kong. This blog will provide all the information on how to fill in these
  • Hong Kong is one of the most desirable places to live and work globally. The territory provides entrepreneurs and employees with excellent career prospects and is known for paying high-skilled labour very well.   With the city well on its way to becoming one of Asia’s biggest FinTech hubs, careers in education, trade, finance and technology offer the most potential for growth.   Aside from prospects of career growth and increased income, living and working in the city on a
  • One of the most important functions of a human resources (HR) team is to process the employee payroll. While every registered business in Hong Kong with at least one employee needs to process payroll, it can be a complex task, making payroll a common HR duty outsourced to external HR service providers.   Especially true for startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and businesses that are growing at speed, payroll processing and other HR functions can drain considerable time and
  • From IT departments to legal departments to human resources (HR) departments, the trend of outsourcing specialised talent is gaining traction across the global business environment. Along with other benefits, outsourcing specific tasks to specialised experts can free up your employee’s time to focus on streamlining activities that affect the business’s bottom line.   While we know HR to be the backbone of any successful business, it also happens to be one of the most time-consuming and cost-draining functions. From employee