Government will be monitoring the performances of persons who land jobs under its ‘1,000 jobs in 1,000 Days’ programme.
Premier Andrew Fahie said this will be done to ensure persons don’t squander their job opportunities and, more importantly, develop themselves within these jobs.
Addressing jobseekers at the recent launch of the programme, Fahie said: “When you go to work, work … Persons places through this and other initiatives must show real commitment. They must make the effort to perform according to expectations. This is why they will be monitoring of the performance of employees and employers in the programme.”
He also said the various private businesses that are a part of the programme should have the necessary mechanisms in place to assess these employees.
“There should be regular performance reviews; as is a normal human resource management practice. There should be periodic verbal feedback and written feedback on performance along with advice on how the employee can improve,” Premier Fahie added.
Fahie, who is also the Minister of Finance, said government will be paying a total 1,000 rebates to the employers involved in the programme.
He said: “In the case of employees who are retained for one year or more, government will be paying a one-off rebate to the employee of 10 percent of the employee’s annual salary up to a ceiling. [This will be done] at the end of the first year of the employee’s engagement as an incentive for the businesses to look [and] hire all Virgin Islander and Belongers.”
He also said each job applicants will participate in a one-week boot camp, which will, among other things, provide training to equip them for the world of work.
“I expect that employers will provide some more measure of on-the-job training where possible and where applicable. I also expect that employers will play a supporting role in helping their charges to succeed and not just for the sake of having them complete the job for one year,” the Premier said.
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