Home affairs first public sector boss to win award

| 29/05/2014

(CNS): For the first time going up against private sector bosses, a government entity has won an award for being a top employer. One of five winners in the ‘small business category’, the Home Affairs Ministry was recognised as one of the best places to work at the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resources Professionals' annual Top Employer Awards Gala last weekend. Now in its fifth year,employers are judged on the physical environment, work atmosphere, camaraderie, compensation and benefits, management practices, employee communications, performance management, learning and development, community involvement and diversity. 

Following the submission of the application, the organisation's employees are surveyed and how well the employees’ survey responses back up the organisation’s claims is a key contributor to its total composite score.  A copy of the survey results will be posted on the society’s website, ministry officials said.

“I am delighted that the ministry’s first time entry has been such a successful one,” said Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. “Kudos to Chief Officer Eric Bush and his able team for proving that government is a great employer and our entities can score equally well competing with private sector firms. I hope to see more departments proving their mettle in such competitions.”

Bush congratulated his team for helping the ministry earn an award on its first try. “This award is a testimony to our staff and I am proud to lead such an able team,” he said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The lack of knowledge by CNS posters continues to be staggering zzzzzzzzzzz. This award is given the the Society of human resources Professionals – the marking is done overseas. Companies like Scotia and CNB have won in the past. Come on being negative is one thing- but showing off your ignorance is so wrong. Remember is you don’t have any good to say- you should probably not say it. Well done Home Affairs!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You guys do like your awards

  3. Anonymous says:

    Labour Department would be last you can bet on that

  4. Good job says:

    Congratulations.  Now we ask that you be a model for other departments and workon succession planning.  This means recruiting talent in the teen years to intern, this means grooming college students, this means take a look at all of your overseas contracted experts and find where a local can get into that position.  Will it take training? certification? cross- department resources?  Take it step further and be the first 100% Caymanian public sector department and we will ALL give you an award.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Don't make me throw up….who decides on these awards????

    • Something to think about says:

      The recruitment firms and HR cartels.. (Coffee shop & Lunch buddies)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes kudos to the winning Ministry. Any idea how the other Ministries fared off?