Businesses struggling with finding skilled workers reminded to use online resources available to them

May 22, 2023 3:20 pm

As some businesses continue to struggle with finding adequately skilled workers to fit their workforce needs, the CEO of a regional recruitment service is sending out a reminder that professional help and hiring support are only a click away.

“There is a wealth of skilled Caribbean talent right under your nose,” says Joseph Boll, Caribbean Employment Services Inc. CEO. “But sticking to old methods of recruitment like relying on word-of-mouth references or physical job fairs can limit your business’ ability to tap into the available market in this modern age where almost everything is now being done online.”

Caribbean Employment Services Inc. is a market-leading digital talent acquisition service that aims to connect the top talent from the Caribbean with hiring managers, HR professionals, and decision-makers in companies both within the Caribbean as well as abroad. Further, it aims to provide the region’s jobseekers and those who are already employed with news and resources related to Caribbean labour.

The organization has successfully helped both local and international companies with their recruitment needs, having clients ranging from regional SMEs to high-profile global businesses that hire thousands of international workers every year.

Business leaders and officials in countries such as Jamaica have publicly acknowledged challenges with finding suitable local talent and hiring in a “tight labour market” as of late. This even as employment is trending up for many of the region’s nations and an almost fully-recovered tourism product is spurring further job growth. But Boll says this is a challenge businesses do not have to tackle on their own.

“By taking the recruitment process online, we help businesses access a wider talent pool than they can with traditional methods like personal referrals,” the CEO noted. “Businesses can better access the best talent even if they happen to be off the island when a job fair is held, or if they don’t happen to know anyone in the hiring manager’s immediate network. Plus, we have a vetting process to help make sure companies get the most relevant candidates to help save time.”

Instead of waiting for the climate to change, Boll is encouraging businesses to seek the kind of professional assistance that will help them to fulfill their hiring needs and beat out the competition even in a challenged labour market.