Byer Suckoo: Pay Attention To Soft Skills

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has stressed the importance of adopting good soft skills, an area which employers are paying closer attention to during the hiring process. Speaking during the 2017 edition of the World of Work Showcase at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre today, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo told the large gathering of students that the …

Employer Surveys Get Under Way

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Manpower Research and Statistical Unit (MRSU) of the Ministry of Labour has commenced the administration of its Employer Surveys, under the Skills for the Future Program. The surveys will be used to gather the perspectives of various employers on the skills gaps and requirements within the Barbadian workforce. This will provide educational providers, training institutions and stakeholders with the …

Human Potential Remains Uptapped

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Human progress is still uneven in Barbados and the true potential of our nation’s people remains untapped. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo lamented these findings last Tuesday, while speaking at the media launch of the 2016 UNDP Human Development Report, at United Nations House. Making reference to data trends in the report’s Human Development Index (HDI), Senator …

Barbadians Embracing Technical & Vocational Training

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Barbadians are starting to embrace technical and vocational training as a viable career path for themselves and their children, as they would the traditional academic pursuits. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, shared this view recently, during a courtesy call with Canada’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at the Ministry, Warrens Office Complex. …

Workplace Suited For Wellness Policy

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

A workforce that is healthier and more capable of fulfilling its role can improve wellness and productivity on a national level. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, expressed this view recently, while delivering remarks on the second day of the annual Week of Excellence Programme, at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Headquarters. Speaking under the theme: Improving Public …

Labour Dept To Host Two Seminars

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

Members of the public will get an opportunity to pose their questions on employment relations, when the Department of Labour hosts two free seminars to discuss employee rights and best practices in the workplace. The first seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 28, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael; and repeated on Thursday, September 29, at the …

Labour Ministry Studying Tribunal Judgement

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Ministry of Labour having received the judgement of the Employment Rights Tribunal in the matters of the National Conservation Commission versus the National Union of Public Workers and the Barbados Workers’ Union respectively, is currently studying the judgement. This was revealed today by Acting Labour Minister, Senator Harcourt Husbands who noted that the Ministry was studying it and would …

Training For Public Sector Managers

Kathyann Husbands Ministry News

(Stock Photo) Several Deputy Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Government departments will receive training in Knowledge Management under the Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy, beginning on Monday, July 4. The training, which will be conducted by the United States-based Knowledge Management Institute, is an essential step towards implementing a full-integrated and rationalised knowledge management system (KMS) under the Barbados …