The Impementation of Hrm in the Caribbean Has Not Failed

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It is with keeping with the moot that “the implementation of HRM in the public service has not failed” one must bear in mind that the Caribbean region has struggled significantly without the absence of proper human resource management due to several constrains. Just to name a few slavery and colonisation. The legacy of the colonial administrations rather evident in the systems of administration and politics had taken a great toll on proper HR management in the region. This legacy led to the creation of Public sector bodies in the region in the 1950’s such as the Public Service Commission in Jamaica that is still in existence. The region faced with a scarcity of human capital must ensure that efficient human resource management is implemented to facilitate sustainable development. Firstly the implementation of HRM cannot be a failure but a success as one may examine according to human resource management in the Caribbean: planning for the future by Isaacs, that the Public Services of the Caribbean, in their quest for efficiency and effectiveness, place emphasis on human resource management and planning. Human Resource Planning, specifically the establishment of information systems which support planning efforts, takes on increased urgency and significance as the region faces the problem of the scarcity of human capital and the need to plan for, rather than react to, human resource management problems. Secondly the introduction of regional initiatives such as the CaribHR forum which is a free network of Caribbean HRM professionals and other related disciplines. Members represent several Caribbean countries. This forum provides a venue and means for sharing information and discussing topical issues related to the field of human resource management. This innovative scheme assists the region on a whole in its quest for a unified front of Caribbean states with equally brilliant ideas in maintaining efficiency in our environment. This grouping allows ideas to flow...
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