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Date: 01 Mar, 2012
Source: Invest Barbados

The Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) Award Programme 2012 was launched by Caribbean Catalyst Inc. on February 16, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

The launch, by way of a press conference, was attended by finalists of the BBE 2010 programme and representatives of various business associations and the Barbados Workers’ Union.

Mrs. Rosalind Jackson, Managing Director of Caribbean Catalyst Inc., reiterated the company’s commitment to BBE as a biennial programme focused on highlighting and improving national productivity and organisational profitability through promoting continuous improvement of people practices in local organisations – both public and private sector. Mrs. Jackson encouraged the participation of firms in these sectors including NGOs and statutory corporations.

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).

Applications close on March 8, 2012.

Application forms and the information booklet are available on Caribbean Catalyst Inc.’s website – www.caribbeancatalyst.com, as well as on the Nation’s website – www.nationnews.com.