ESO starts new job survey for HR database

| 11/10/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): An important step in the government’s promised overhaul of the work permit system and the country’s jobs landscape is beginning this month with a new survey by the Economics and Statistics Office. Officials from the ESO will be undertaking the first comprehensive Occupational Wage Survey in the Cayman Islands to create a human resource database for the Ministry of Human Resources. Starting next week, the survey will collect information on employment and compensation for all occupations in Cayman.

Participants will also be asked questions about employee qualifications, immigration status, skills, number of hours worked and the type of employment that staff are engaged in. The survey will be administered to all public and private sector employers until the end of December.

The ESO said the survey will be confidential and businesses will not be asked to write their names or their employees’ names on the questionnaires. Only aggregate data will be available to the users of the results, including the Ministry of Human Resources, private sector companies and HR associations that may find the data sets useful for compensation review, officials stated in a release about the new survey.

ESO individual survey data are exempt from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and the survey can be completed by filling-up paper forms, electronically by downloading the forms from the ESO website, or by interview by trained ESO survey staff. ESO staff members will be distributing paper forms to public and private establishments beginning 18 October.

For further information on the survey, please visit the ESO website
or contact the ESO at 516-3329, 949-0940.

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  1. Veritas says:

    From what I read then, all private sector companies will be able to find out what Government is paying their mostly Caymanian employees, what their qualifications, skills and experience are, what they actually do, and the number of hours they actually work. The results shoud be enlightening to say the least.

    • Anonymous says:

      From what I can see is that for such a small country with no exports you have too much beaurocsy and redundancy. In other words, the system is bloated with unnesecary expenditure.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand why immigration don’t have details of all this for expats and the NWDA for the rest? I am probably missing something important…

    • Anonymous says:

      The first thing you are missing is that everyone lies to Immigration. The second thing you are missing is, it’s Immigration.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why is all the data collected not subject to FOI. You can still release data while names and other personal details are redacted? Why be so secretive, this suggests there might be some malmanipulation of data misrepresenting truth in the long run?

    • Nunya says:

      So that they can claim A when B was what was actually reported. That and they know private sector won’t participate if it can be FOIed. And we all know private sector run this country.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A lot to do about nothing…the rules are in place…just apply and enforce them as in the past long before “Work permits for everyone” McLaughlin. Taking time to reinvent a likely inferior wheel will only push more positions out of reach of Caymanians.

    • Anonymous says:

      The zero-sum caveman economics mindset is a far bigger problem for many as it fuels ill-founded festering resentment.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is so true!! I have to agree and many others who have genuine foresight can tell. Seem everyone in the world is chasing soils and ruins these days….

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