Goldy740 wrote:So EP was rejected -
"Your company's turnover does not seem to generate enough revenue to pay your employees' salaries and business expenses. If you wish to employ any foreigner, please give us your company's major active business contracts or sales receipts."
So... the muppets you hired filed for EP online, and then after putting on their stupid hats, either put zero or some ridiculously low amount in your company's annual turnover because a) they were afraid of "lying" on your application by placing a pro forma future turnover amount in the box that supported you salary, and b) too stupid to realize that the online EP doesn't allow for the provision of additional information necessary to support a request.
EP online is for bog standard requests and even companies that regularly use the system know that they need to file manually for anything out of the ordinary. If you look at the LOC threads in Careers you'll see that even when they filed manually, most included a salary of what they _expected_ to make, not current salary. I bet your muppets missed this point. And clearly, they were too dumb to even recognize that MOM could multiply whatever monthly salary they put into the box times 12 and see that revenues wouldn't cover it. Bzzzzt! You're off the show!
If you've paid them anything, I'd demand my money back... and once again, I will assert... they cannot do any more with MOM than you yourself can do. The muppets have bent you over on this one, now you've got to appeal, and I sure as hell wouldn't let your last chance be gummed up by the maroons you hired representing you to MOM. They will be unable to answer the simplest questions about your business in the appeal process.
Maybe they can give you contact numbers or names but they sure won't have any special relationship with MOM that will grease the rails for you. Ask them what they can do that you can't do... you'll get nothing but a bunch of mumbling from your muppets.
In recruitment we refer to these as statements of work which essentially puts you on their talent acquisition preferred supplier list. I think i can 5 pretty quickly,all from $1bn plus well know US technology firms. Will this suffice? Do i need to go into more detail with regards to revenue projections, costs etc...?
You don't need a statement of work, you need a business plan. You need to prove up that your not the average Cro Magnon that MOM sees trying to scam them. Look at this link... http://www.herberts.org/miscdocs/Sample ... ntents.pdf
This is the table of contents for the biz plan I created. The essential features are:
a) We document the experience and background of the partners that will be running the company.
b) We document the company, its structure and its owners for a clear picture of who is involved.
c) We document the services we will offer.
d) We document that we understand the market and know how to differentiate ourselves from others.
e) We provide client lists, contracts, and services to be provided to show that we are not starting from ground zero. Use your client lists as backup material.
f) We provide realistic assessment of income, expense, and financial risk, as well as pro forma financials for 3 years to show MOM how the company intends to grow, how the proposed salaries are to be supported, and what the potential failure points are.
You need around ten pages, max, plus cover page. If you do this, you will have something to discuss with MOM... you have something to counter their every objection. You can provide all the answers.
If you don't do this, one of two things will happen.
a) Your appeal will be summarily rejected because the person looking it over won't connect the dots and won't see a list of big technology names as meaning anything... anyone can do that.
b) If you are fortunate enough to get an appeal interview you are going to be seriously challenged to prove up that your proposal is viable and worthy of consideration.
That's my $0.02.
Edited to add: At least they've left the door open for you to appeal with the statement,"If you wish to employ any foreigner, please give us your company's major active business contracts or sales receipts."