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Recruiting Millennials in Barbados

Results from the Employee View of the Employer Brand survey undertaken in 2017 by Antilles Economics and Blueprint Creative suggest that Millennials are more likely to be actively job hunting than their older counterparts. But does attracting Millennials require companies to adopt an entirely different approach? Our research suggests that Millennials are looking for the same things from an employer as their older counterparts, but they go about their search differently and they encounter different challenges

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Understanding the Customer Experience Reactions of Millennials

In 2015, Antilles Economics and Blueprint Creative embarked on a study to understand how Barbadian customers reacted to positive and negative customer experiences as well as generally what they looked for when choosing the companies and brands they transacted with. We discovered that Millennials looked for the same basic attributes in the companies and brands they did business with as older generations, and they are no more or less sensitive to a brand’s reputation. Where they differ is that they complain less, are more willing to pay extra for excellent service, switch brands faster and are more likely to share their experiences, both good and bad, with others.

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The Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Barbadian Young Adults

The next population census for Barbados is due in two years in 2020. By this time, the oldest Millennials will be 40 years old, comfortably in the middle of adulthood. This article considers how young adulthood has changed between the 2000 and 2010 Population census in Barbados, focusing on differences in timing and degree. The main finding is that Young Adults in 2010 were delaying starting a family and getting married, possibly due to longer stints of formal education and higher probabilities of unemployment.

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The Barbados Mortgage Market After Nine Years of Economic Strain

The mortgage market has proven to be one of the more resilient consumer financial markets in Barbados, growing at elevated rates long after the economic downturn began. But from 2013, growth has been subdued. This article investigates key indicators that may explain the resilience of the mortgage market and shed some light on what will be required to spark a revival in mortgage growth.

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Exploring the Green Economy in Barbados

The Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study provides an assessment of the potential of greening various industries in Barbados (tourism, agriculture, fisheries, housing and transport) as well as outlines a roadmap for promoting the spread of this idea throughout other areas of the economy and society. Through a stakeholder consultation process, the study outlines opportunities for greening each of the above areas within the context of the key cross-cutting issues of water, land, energy and waste.

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The Power of Advanced Education in Barbados

While there is some level of enjoyment in furthering one’s education, schooling is generally viewed as an investment. By opting to undertake additional schooling, one incurs direct expenses (such as tuition, book costs etc.), as well as opportunity costs in the form of foregone wages and/or leisure time. In order to lure an individual to further their education, he/she must be convinced that the benefits of higher education outweigh the costs.

This raises the question, what are the benefits of education?

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The Impact of Climate Change on Caribbean Business

While the effects of climate change are likely to be significant for businesses located in small states like those in the Caribbean, climate change also presents tremendous business opportunities. In this article, Dr. Winston Moore explores the risks and opportunities that climate change poses for businesses operating in the Caribbean.

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Small Business Financing in Barbados Are there really insufficient options?

In Barbados, there appears to be a general consensus that small businesses are vital contributors to economic growth in Barbados. There also appears to be widespread agreement that access to financing is a challenge in Barbados. This article explores the range of financing options available in Barbados and raises the possibility that the financing challenge may reflect mismatches between financiers and borrowers, and not the lack of financing.

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Snapshot of Barbadian Millennials on Social Media June 2017

84% of millennials are active on social media, and they are engaged. They don’t simply passively observe, they click on advertisements, the ‘like’ things, the comment and they post. This infographic outlines their top ten activities and their favorite social media platforms.

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Ron Johnson, MD Blueprint Creative Inc, on Customer Experience in Barbados

Ron Johnson is the Managing Director of Blueprint Creative Inc, a brand development firm based in Barbados. Blueprint Creative Inc and Antilles Economics recently collaborated to …

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Last Chance to Have Your Say in Our Customer Experience Survey

We’re closing our Customer Experience Survey for Barbados on May 31, 2015. If you haven’t already completed the survey, you only have a few days left! This …

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Our Work in the Consumer Finance Industry

Consumer finance is one of the biggest industries in the Caribbean, encompassing commercial banks, credit unions, finance houses, insurance companies, auto dealerships, store cards, hire …

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Our Work in the Tourism Industry in Barbados

The tourism industry in Barbados faces many challenges: declining visitor expenditure, low tourist arrivals, changing visitor preferences, climate change, tighter financial budgets and increased competition from …

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Survey: Customer Experience in Barbados

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Seeking Participants for Focus Group on Savings and Investing in Government of Barbados Savings Bonds

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AE 2014 Research Agenda

Research is a big part of what we do at Antilles Economics. It is also one of the least understood areas of our business. In …

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Introducing AE Group of Influencers

Happy New Year! I’ve been looking forward to 2014 because I’m very excited to introduce a new way for you to interact with us. From …

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Welcome to Antilles Economics!

Have you ever had to read a Minister of Finance budget speech? Was it really confusing? Were you left wondering … what exactly does this …

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Want to improve your customer’s experience? First you have to understand it.

What is customer experience? Customer experience can be thought of as all of the ways that customers engage with your company and brand throughout the …

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Inviting Customers Into the Product Design Process

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Customers buy in the modern world where expectations have changed, where patience is short, where exceptional service and delivery are expected, and where they expect …

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Do you work in Barbados? Are you engaged at work?

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What Next for the Barbados Economy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The current state of the Barbados economy The latest review of the economy from the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) stated that real GDP …

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Greening Vehicular Transport in the Caribbean

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Aim of the Project Caribbean countries are largely dependent on fossil fuels to supply most of their energy needs. In Jamaica fossil fuel imports …

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Our Work in Insurance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Insurance Industry is indisputably one of the most important financial sectors in the Caribbean, managing US billions of dollars in assets. The fact that …

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Welcome 2017!

2016 was a weird year, wasn’t it? As I reflect on last year and start executing our plans for 2017, I’m a bit surprised at how …

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What’s Next for the Global Economy?

Antilles Economics co-founder, Professor Winston Moore, will be hosting the Facebook discussion of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 3rd Caribbean Economic Forum under the theme What’s Next …

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Our Work in the Media and Entertainment Industry

Media and Entertainment has long been recognised as one of the industries that could drive Caribbean economies. But traditional media – newspapers, cable TV providers, …