Focus On Productivity Bearing Fruit

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The Productivity Council’s 2017 mission to “de-mystify” productivity in an effort to encourage behavioural change seems to be bearing fruit, with an increasing number of Barbadians reporting that they are striving to be more productive. This is according to Productivity Officer at the Council, Jannell Arthur, who said that since 2017 was designated the National Year of Productivity, many Barbadians, …

Collaborative Opportunities Welcomed

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is optimistic that discussions on the future of labour and other matters of national interest will continue between the relevant stakeholders. She expressed this hope while addressing the Barbados Employers’ Confederation’s (BEC) 60th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Apes Hill Country Club, Waterhall, St. James. …

NHC Understands Value Of Productivity

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The first in a series of seminars on productivity for staff at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) got under way today with Housing Minister, Denis Kellman, acknowledging that the NHC understood the importance of embracing concepts and attitudes of productivity and would continue to do so. Speaking at the Baobab Tower, where the nine seminars will be held in May …

NHC Productivity Seminars Start May 17

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) will be embarking on a series of productivity seminars during the months of May and June. The seminars, which are designed to give staff an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of productivity and its impact, also aim to facilitate a unified, organisational understanding of productivity, and to collaboratively procure tools to increase individual and …

Over 7,000 Exposed To Productivity Training

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Over 7,000 persons have received vital training during the past three years on  how to improve their productivity, and there are plans to increase that number significantly in this, the National Year of Productivity. This disclosure has come from Manager of Training and Development at The Productivity Council, Shawn Callender, who is urging Barbadians to sign up for that organisation’s …

Sign Up For Productivity Sessions

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Barbadians will soon have another opportunity to receive valuable personal tips on how to improve their productivity when six Getting Everyone To Understand Productivity (GET UP) sessions are held. The Productivity Council will host the half-day workshops every Wednesday from February 15 to March 22, commencing at 9:00 a.m. Persons interested in participating should call Tara Parris at 535-5901. Some …

Call To Take Productivity Seriously

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has urged Barbadians to take the issue of productivity seriously and give their best to the country’s efforts to increase its output. Mr. Stuart made the call while delivering the feature address at the January 2017 Business Luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, on Wednesday. The Prime Minister, …

Incentive Programmes Get Thumbs Up

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbadian employers have been told that implementing an employees’ incentive programme can be a great way to increase productivity in the workplace. This advice came last Friday from Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, as she delivered the feature address at the Media Launch and Cocktail Reception to launch the National Year …

Focus On Productivity This Weekend

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Productivity issues will take the spotlight this weekend when two activities are held to kick-start the National Year of Productivity. A media launch and cocktail reception will be held this Friday, January 20, in the Garden at the Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, will deliver the feature …

Prime Minister Is Productivity Champion

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is the National Productivity Champion for the Year of Productivity, and he has underscored the importance of productivity, describing it as “the pivot on which the entire society spins”, and the biggest challenge the country is currently facing. “We have to diagnose this ailment of insufficient productivity so that when we are prescribing, it will be …