Cayman's Top Employer recognized at 9th annual awards
The Department of Commerce & Investment (DCI) is celebrating after being recognized as Cayman’s Top Employer at the 9th Annual Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals Awards Gala.
DCI Director, Ryan Rajkumarsingh and members of his team attended the Gala at the Marriott Beach Resort on March 16 where they picked up the following honours for 2018:
- Top Employer for Medium Sized Businesses
- Award for Excellence in Office Environment
DCI has previously taken home third place in the 2017 Top Employer category, but the Department can now add first place to its list of accolades.
“We are very honoured to be selected for this award,” Mr Rajkumarsingh said. “It was truly a magical moment for us as a government department to be recognised again with our peers in the private sector. We pride ourselves in making the lives of our citizens better, no matter how small of a part we play.
“We will continue to strive for excellence while ensuring we have a happy environment. Most people chase success at work thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful."
The Top Employer award recognises organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement and positive organisational culture. The CAHRE awards were added more recently and provide a forum for organisations of any size and in any sector to promote best HR practices in specific areas.
“These awards are a testament of the team’s hard work and dedication to improving employee engagement,” noted Alan Jones, Chief Officer for the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure. “It is quite an achievement to be recognised at the national level in this way.”
Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson: “As we seek to become a World-Class Civil Service, this type of recognition confirms we are on the right path. “I commend the team for their focus on our people and their proactive drive to have these achievements recognised. Top Employer and CAHRE awards showcase when we are at our best and celebrate our success with the wider community.”