Every day there are some employers who battle with the dilemma of trying to decipher what is a reasonably practicable solution to the risks posed by the hazards at their workplace. Some people believe that reasonably practical is calculated as a subjective analysis of the situation however; reasonably practicable is deciphered through an objective test.
In today’s business environment, writing is a normal part of the job, you may have to prepare a report, proposal, or even an article. But let’s face it, many of us fear writing, and are at a loss as to where to begin and what to say! Some may even ask what is so important about writing anyway.
Our now available, most updated edition of “The Red Book – A Guide to Employment Relations in Barbados” not only covers things legislative but it addresses areas where legislation is absent. One of these areas in particular is the system of Flexible Work Arrangements.
Before an attempt is made to highlight the role of the Human Resource Department in an organisational restructure, it is critical that we speak to the paradigm shift that continues to occur within the sphere of human resources.
We are into the final quarter of 2020 and when we take a few minutes to reflect, we can conclude that this was the year that triggered everyone’s acute stress response, you may know it as fight or flight. Among many businesses the early onset panic has somewhat subsided and an adaptation has begun
In the 21st century many employees and employers have come to accept one aspect of life as constant – that is change. Companies are constantly required to adapt to global changes, changes in the economy and changing consumer demands.
Many businesses are measuring how we are faring right now by how many people we have been able to retain, how much of our pre-pandemic business we still have, and how much output we are seeing from our teams compared to pre-pandemic times
At the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) we have been receiving queries regarding the Severance Payment legislation especially as it relates to the threshold where employees can trigger their severance.