Barbadian Unemployment should be last resort urges Chamber President – Does BCCI practice what it preaches?

President of the B'dos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 2010/2011: Andrew Armstrong

President of the B'dos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 2010/2011: Andrew Armstrong

In the space of three years, the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry went through 3 officers in their Marketing division. Nevertheless, the current President of the Chamber, Andy Armstrong was quoted in the print media as saying cutting jobs should be last measure to preserve any company’s financial status quo.

This point was reiterated by President Armstrong at the September edition of their regular Luncheon, he feels that revamping the way an organisation runs engenders more profit than removing posts {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Armstrong urges business leaders to consider how their organisations are structured and tweak where necessary, since when recovery happens, the market will not be the same as before…

BNB's Ryan Proudfoot (extreme left, grey shirt - open-necked) was among those at the BCCI's September Luncheon

BNB's Ryan Proudfoot (extreme left, grey shirt - open-necked) was among those at the BCCI's September Luncheon

However, the BCCI leader says if there is no other alternative, then perform whatever pruning quickly {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The BCCI President says only put employees on the breadline when no other option is available, if you have genuinely sought to exercise other options, then and only then do you implement the Final Measure…

Yet between November 2008 and August 2010 the Chamber had three officers assume marketing duties, a high rate of turnover in a small secretariat of only five people, according to the website which appears obsolescent at best – is BCCI really considering the current job market or looking at who caters best to the whims of the Executive?

Previously the post was Marketing Communications Officer then it became Marketing & Communications Executive, now the present-day Communications Officer Ryan Broome may have left Heat Magazine, but it seems the temperature is still high in the new profession he’s undertaking!

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