Barbados Best Employers 2014Barbados’ Best Employers award, launched in May 2010, was the first of its kind designed to recognise and honour locally based organisations with exemplary human resources practices, policies and programmes. The programme seeks to publicly acknowledge employers who provide work environments which are conducive to high productivity and who support positive employer/employee relations.

The Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) Award Programme 2014 was launched by Caribbean Catalyst Inc. on February 4, 2014 at the Savannah Hotel.

Its launch, by way of a press conference, was attended by finalists of the BBE 2012 programme, the BBE 2014 review panel and representatives of various business associations.

In speaking about the innovations to the survey for 2014, Rosalind Jackson, Managing Director of Caribbean Catalyst Inc. commented, “In 2010 we did a Satisfaction Survey. In 2012 we added a feature that permitted us to extract an Engagement Indicator. We appreciate that staff being satisfied does not necessarily equate to them being engaged or switched on. In 2014, we have embedded yet another feature. Staff may be fairly engaged and happy to be at work but leaders may not be effectively harnessing that engagement for productivity. We have this year designed the survey in a way that we will be able to extract a Leadership Effectiveness Indicator.

We as leaders have to take ownership for the level of productivity in our respective organisations.”

The programme takes the format of interviews with designated management representatives from participating companies and augmenting these results will be an organisational survey in the following areas:

  • Culture
  • Employee Communications
  • Performance Management/ Recognition
  • Work Environment
  • Work Life Balance
  • Community Involvement
  • Development & Career Opportunities
  • Compensation & Benefits

An award will be presented in each of the following categories:

  • Small companies (25 or less staff)
  • Medium companies (26 to 150 staff)
  • Large companies (over 150 staff)

The application form and information booklet are available on Caribbean Catalyst Inc.’s website, on the Nation’s website and at the Caribbean Catalyst office on River Road.

Applications close on February 27, 2014.

Download Application Booklet

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Read Transcript of Rosalind Jackson’s Speech at the Barbados Best Employers 2014 Launch

Read the transcript of V. Ann Gitten’s Speech at the Barbados Best Employers 2014 Launch

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Caribbean Catalyst is a HR Consulting practice comprising over 50 years' collective experience in HR practices. Primarily specialists in recruitment at every level but in particular at senior level, the team has grown from strength to strength. Caribbean Catalyst offers the full spectrum of HR advisory services and we are considered the English-speaking Caribbean's leading human resources advisory services provider.