Next week is a big event in the calendar of the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago. After an absence of a few years, their annual conference will be held in Port of Spain from May 13-14.
I have the honor of speaking twice at the event which will be headlined by David Ulrich, of HR Scorecard fame.
For more information, visit the HRMATT website.
For the very first time, we are actively doing some outreach efforts to HR practitioners across the region.
Over and over again, I meet HR practitioners across the region who have never heard of any part of CaribHRForum, and it’s such a pity because oftentimes they would have benefited from being a part of the community.
So, we’re going to change our strategy for a few months and actually reach out, rather than sit back and wait.
The way to join is, as you may know, simple and free. Just hit the Join tab at the top of the page!
This past Sunday I wrote an article about networking that mentioned CaribHRForum. It’s all about forming links with other professionals using the new concept of “weak ties.”
How to Use Weak Ties to Form a Strong Network.
Please take a moment to check out our brand new volunteers here at CaribHRForum – Toni Spencer and Lorraine Gray-Grant. They are both introduced on our updated About page!
Welcome to them both – they are bringing a lot of new energy.
During the HRMAB Conference in Bridgetown last week, I came across a flyer that hinted at a survey being conducted by Queens University IRC in conjunction with the Cave Hill School of Business.
It’s the first of it’s kind – an attempt to gain a snapshot of the HR profession in the Caribbean that will include comparisons to a similar survey done in Canada, and also intra-regional comparisons. That means that for the first time we’ll be able to compare one island’s practice of HR against another.
There is a catch, however. There needs to be sufficient participation in each country in order to make the comparison. So, I’d like to urge you as an HR practitioner with working experience in the region to complete the survey ASAP so that enough data can be gathered to make this interesting!
Here’s the link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHSBIRCCaribbeanHRSURVEY
The Human Resource Management Association of Barbados is once again putting on their annual conference, and the topic is a timely one: Conquering the Challenges. Also, there’s a tie-in with CaribHRForum as I’ll be giving the opening speech, partly in my capacity as the founder of our network of HR Professionals. The conference will be on October 18th and 19th at the Savannah Hotel and this will be their 15th renewal.
Here’s the link to their website.
In the past month, I wrote a pair of articles for my column in the Jamaica Sunday Gleaner’s Business Section. They both have to do with maintaining high standards in local companies, and how difficult a task it is. While it’s targeted to Jamaican firms, it applies to all the Caribbean companies that I have worked with over the years.
The bligh we should not give – Business – Jamaica Gleaner – Sunday | July 15, 2012
Do You Have the Courage to Hold High Work Standards? – Business – Jamaica Gleaner – Sunday | July 29, 2012
Leave me a comment here if you agree or disagree!
We’re trying a first on CaribHRForum — a Virtual Job Fair.
These are tough times for many, and we have decided to help. On Friday July 13th we’ll be hosting a Virtual Job Fair on our discussion list.
We have asked anyone looking for a job to post their resume to the list in the hope that this additional act of networking will create some additional exposure, and lead to some employment opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t happen. It’s a way to give the members of our community who are job-hunting during these recessionary times a bit of help, a listening ear and a chance to showcase their passions and talents for a much larger audience than usual.
So, whether you are job hunting or not, read those resumes as they get posted up and support our fellow members in finding the kind of employment that fulfills their potential.