Scotiabank among the best bosses
Globe Finance Inc., FedEx Express and Scotiabank are the winners of the inaugural Barbados’ Best Employers Awards programme.
The three companies outperformed their competitors in the small, medium and large categories, respectively.
This was announced yesterday during an awards luncheon held at Hilton Barbados and hosted by organisers Caribbean Catalyst Inc in partnership with the Nation Publishing Company and Barbados Business Authority.
Scotiabank’s managing director Kevin Teslyk said he and his staff were “thrilled” about the award.
“I think the real value from all this will be sitting down with [Rosalind Jackson, managing director of Caribbean Catalyst] and her team and learning ourselves what we have done well, what we can do further to improve and to grow as an organisation,” he said.
The managing director noted that staff at Scotiabank “have a very special culture” in which they work hard and play hard together.
“We’re very familial. For an organisation that is 70 000 people around the world, 300 people here in Barbados, we think of ourselves as a family.
“That is behind our modus operandi and how we do things with each other and we all focus collectively,” Teslyk said.
He added that the bank would use the next year or two “to recommit and get better” in anticipation of the 2012 competition.
Meanwhile, Ronald Davis, managing director of Globe Finance Inc., attributed the company’s victory to its 15 employees.
“It is because of them. They embrace the strategies we have in place,” he said.
Davis told the WEEKEND NATION they include everyone in strategic planning and decision making.
Globe also rewards staff when the company is successful, he said, adding that it allows employees the time to take care of personal and family matters.
Davis noted that Globe would seek to improve over the next two years since it would be “even nicer” to repeat the victory.
Attempts to get a comment from FedEx Express proved unsuccessful. (NB)