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Carerras creates employment for inner-city communities

Carerras creates employment for inner-city communities

By Super User | August 01, 2015 | Categories: News

Carreras Limited has launched a new initiative that is creating employment for scores of people living in inner-city communities across the
capital and, hopefully, islandwide in the near future. "The programme is a grass-roots initiative focusing on people who have not necessarily completed high school or secondary education. Steele told The Gleaner, "We all deserve a chance in life and Carreras is offering motorcyclists from communities like Tivoli Gardens, Concrete Jungle or Greenwich Farm the chance to become a courier or salesman for their area. Someone from outside the area might not work or feel comfortable on the job. We need confident riders, male or female, he said."

The trouble with promoting experience

The trouble with promoting experience

By Jendayi Headlam | March 15, 2015 | Categories: Managing and Developing People

Ever heard of the Peter Principle? Well, it’s “the promotion of someone to their level of incompetence” and it’s happening too frequently in Jamaican companies. In 1968 Dr. Laurence J. Peter suggested that as long as workers were competent in their current role it would lead to promotion. The trouble is, somewhere along the promotion ladder, employees get shunted onto a rung that is way beyond their capabilities.

Turning business school learning into business practice!

Turning business school learning into business practice!

By Jendayi Headlam | March 15, 2015 | Categories: Informing the Caribbean Business Sector

Every year thousands of Jamaicans graduate from business schools having successfully attained qualifications in business management and administration at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Indeed, the field of study is so popular, 38% of all UTECH students are enrolled in business programs.

No-one can argue about the quality of teaching in many of our tertiary institutions which is ranked among the best internationally.