Benefits of Membership

Membership with the BEC is a key to significant benefits to your business. Our expert personnel can offer advice on various matters ranging from how to proceed with disciplinary matters, to what the law says on employment issues through our complimentary telephone, email and App assistance. Immediately you gain discounts on customised and open enrolment training opportunities and participate in the collective voice of employers on various issues affecting business.

Exploring the Benefits of Membership

Membership with the BEC comes with many benefits which include:

Influencing the creation of industrial relations laws and regulations. The BEC is recognised as the organisation most representative of employers within Barbados. In this position, the BEC is regularly consulted and invited to comment on proposed legislation and regulations that affect the labour market. Through the work of the BEC, supported by research and informed by the business community, the interests of employers are articulated to the decision makers and tangible results are realised. Additionally, as a key player in the Barbados Private Sector Association, the BEC plays a critical role in the Social Partnership for which Barbados is world renowned. 

Being more effective through an organization than you would be as an individual. The BEC endeavours to address the issues of various industries and sectors in Barbados. As a result, our members are organised within Trade Groups where issues that affect your organisation and others within the same industry can be highlighted and solutions discussed. As a group, you will be more effective in advocating for benefits for your industry. 

Discovering new opportunities for developing your employees. The staff of the BEC possess considerable expertise, and through our regional and international affiliations we are able to access considerable information about the development of the most critical business resource; the people that make up the organization. Our staff members are able to design and deliver customised solutions for staff development in several critical areas, including: 

  • Successfully navigating Change 
  • Safety & Health & Wellness Management 
  • Positive Discipline
  • Rights & Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
  • Understanding the Employment Contract
  • Mediation

Should you need support in critical management areas there is also assistance in the areas of Performance Management Systems, Trade Union relations, adjusting to new legislative requirements and others.