Development of the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) Award Programme

In 2010 Caribbean Catalyst Inc. (CCI) pioneered the recognition of organisations operating in Barbados with exemplary human resources practices 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.

Building on our inaugural programme which included a management interview and a staff survey, in 2012 we incorporated additional elements in the survey to assess Employee Engagement. In 2014 we added a Leadership Effectiveness Indicator and in 2016 we incorporated additional elements focused on the established drivers of productivity. We continue to ensure that the process is dynamic and relevant. In keeping with the BBE 2018 theme of Unleashing the Power of Motivation – A Predictor of Success!, we have included descriptors that seek to assess an individual’s level of personal accountability.

The Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) Award Programme 2018 was launched by Caribbean Catalyst Inc. on January 30, 2018 at the Savannah Hotel.

The launch of BBE, by way of a press conference, was attended by participants from the previous BBE 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 programmes.

Nigel Adams, Executive Manager, Guardian General Insurance Limited, winner of the Medium Category, BBE 2016 spoke to the audience about the benefits that accrued to his organisation as a result of participating in BBE 2016.

The BBE programme takes the format of interviews with designated management representatives from participating companies and more importantly a staff 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 is usually presented in each of the following business categories:

  • Small companies (up to 25 employees)
  • Medium companies (Between 26 – 150 employees)
  • Large companies (151 employees or more)

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

Applications close on February 20, 2018.

Presentation by Nigel Adams Guardian General Insurance

Rosalind Jackson’s Speech Barbados Best Employers 2018 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.