Businesses urged to modernize recruitment process

March 2, 2023 10:54 am

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS — The way we work has changed, and in this modern workforce, Caribbean businesses should also take care to update the way they source the best talent to join their teams. This is the message the CEO of a regional talent acquisition service reminded organizations, and especially those that find themselves struggling to fill skilled roles.

“Printing newspaper ads and holding job fairs aren’t going to cut it forever,” said Joseph Boll, Caribbean Employment Services Inc. CEO. “The pandemic has changed the modern work environment forever, whether we want to accept it or not, and it’s up to businesses to keep up with the changes or fall behind. Now, your best bet for finding the top talent is taking your search online, where you can cast a wider net and increase your chances of finding the absolute best person for the role.”

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.

Boll’s comments come as many regional businesses have noted a “shift” in the labour market, with resulting challenges in sourcing adequately skilled talent for job vacancies. In other cases, some companies and even some governments have admitted to encountering challenges when competing with the modern labour market.

“You’re not just competing with businesses in the immediate area or even just within your country anymore,” the CEO added. “With remote work, Caribbean workers can now work for employers halfway across the world, and international businesses can recruit workers from this region without ever stepping foot on an airplane. Taking the recruitment drive online helps businesses to keep up with the new way we approach work — including how jobseekers find work.”

To this end, Boll said professional talent acquisition services like Caribbean Employment Services Inc. are an indispensable benefit to businesses looking to transition into more modern recruitment processes.

“We help save you time and effort by modernizing the process and bringing you the best candidates that fit your requirements, even if they happen to not pick up the newspaper the day you advertise your role, or if they happen to be off the island when you hold your in-person job fair. Instead of taking chances with the restricted number of candidates that outdated forms of recruitment can bring, the digital sphere is the future of doing business and recruiting for it as well.”