Brittany Brathwaite is a practicing Management consultant, rendering services to firms across the Eastern Caribbean and a former Labour Management Advisor with the Barbados Employers’ Confederation. She holds a Masters in Human Resources from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelors of Science in Labour and Employment Relations from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, has achieved a level 4 Caribbean Vocational Qualification in Assessment & Internal Verification and is a certified trainer through the and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council of Barbados, additionally she is a Certified Knowledge Manager with the KM Institute of Washington DC.
Having recently functioned as National Project Officer with the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation, charged with overseeing the execution of the International Labour Organization (ILO) / European Union (EU) EDF 10TH Chapter Project. Brittany has successfully collaborated on three cycles of the Inter-American development Bank (IADB) Funded project, namely, The Competency Based Training Fund which resulted in the training and certification of over 500 persons across, three large organizations in Barbados. She has also completed courses in Industrial Relations and Management of Business Member Organizations with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) in Turin, Italy. Further, she was one of the two representatives chosen from the Caribbean to attend The International Organization of Employers’ Global Employers’ Young Professionals Academy, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. Brittany is also former member of the Wages Council of Barbados, appointed by the Minister of Labour and Social Security.
Presentation: CARICOM – Free Movement of Labour
External Sourcing, Labour market shortages and Human Resources Practitioners almost in crises attempting to fill their pools of skilled labour. This has become a characteristic of recruitment throughout CARICOM. All the while, neighbouring countries, have talent pouring into North America and other Markets, simply because it has been made easier to transition to these markets than it is to transition to an island which may only be thirty-minutes away from one’s native home. While it may seem like a National Phenomenon, it truly is not – it is a regional impediment to economic growth.
By extension rising and/or fluctuating unemployment levels is a regional phenomenon and while this is as a result of a number of issues dependent one’s region, there are changes which HR practitioners can make to contribute to improving the Free Movement of Labour. How do you ensure your domestic challenges are being heard and properly actioned at a National level – Come find out!
– Regional & International Trends on Skilled vs Unskilled Labour
– How Trends have and will impact recruitment in 2020 & beyond
– Domestic Level Advocacy- How do we do it?
– How to become a Freedom of Movement Champion