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Human Resources and Public Affairs Leaders to Headline TriblockHR Forum

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Regional and local leaders of human resources and public affairs will share insights into global technological developments that affect employee relations during TriblockHR’s forum ‘HR in the Digital Era’ in May.




NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Regional and local leaders of human resources and public affairs will share insights into global technological developments that affect employee relations during TriblockHR’s forum ‘HR in the Digital Era’ on Wednesday, May 15. 

The forum, in partnership with Crypto Isle, is free and open to the public, with an aim of fostering informed discussion on the importance of digital transformation for human resources and businesses as a whole. 

Topics will include digital training, remote working, employee retention and digitizing employee records, among others. 

As Disney Cruise Line’s Regional Public Affairs Director, Joseph Gaskins Jr. supports the company’s business initiatives in The Bahamas and Caribbean by building relationships and serving as Disney’s liaison for external stakeholders, including government agencies, community leaders, the non-profit community, media and business leaders and will serve as one of the evening’s panelists. 

Gaskins said when it comes to human resources and overall conducting good business, digital transformation has become unavoidable. 

“No matter how you cut it, if your organization fails to understand and embrace the digital tools that can add value to its operation, it will fall behind and eventually fail,” Gaskins Jr. explained. “In HR, or in the case of my work, communications and public affairs, the risk of not diving in to fully understand the benefits and pitfalls of digital transformation is too great to ignore.”

Doctor’s Hospital Human Resources Manager Antonique Smith said the digital era has transformed the Human Resources landscape by automating much of the administration that acts as cogs in the machine; thereby allowing an evolution of the HR function from primarily administration to strategic business partnership. 

“With a view toward total quality management, this revolution continues to create space for a stronger focus on people, from employees to patients to stakeholders,” according to Smith who will be one of four panelists for the May event. 

“In the interest of creating and maintaining a competitive edge, improving operational efficiency, and offering a consistently enhanced employee experience, embracing digital transformation is a crucial component to a high-touch, high-tech, high-quality strategic outlook.  Leveraging digital tools and systems ultimately drives positive outcomes for both the employees and patients of Doctors Hospital Health System.”

Panelist Nina Maynard heads the HR Department for Myers Group, which serves as the umbrella company for some of the largest restaurant brands throughout the island and said embracing digital transformation is vital for companies and HR departments because of the enormous return on investment; inclusive of enhanced efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. 

“It optimizes HR processes by automating tasks such as recruitment, onboarding, performance management and payroll which makes room for HR to focus on strategic initiatives,” Maynard explained. “The incorporation of digital transformation fosters transparency and collaboration at all levels within an organization.   The data analytics derived from this kind of integration improves the decision-making processes, workforce needs assessment as well as top talent attraction.  In today’s globalized and technology-based business landscape, the utilization of digital transformation is essential for companies to stay competitive, adapt to changing market dynamics and positioning themselves for long term success.”

TriblockHR and Plato Alpha Design CEO Duran Humes explained the importance of the forum and overall need for the conversation, stating “TriblockHR over its life cycle has positioned itself to be a relevant voice in this area of discussion within The Bahamas, seeing that it is the first of its kind in the country, an all-in-one human capital management and payroll software.”

He added, “We thought it would be fitting for us to bring together leaders from varying industries to speak to the public about how companies are adapting to the new age of technology when interacting with their most important resource, their people.”

HR in the Digital Era will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Crypto Isle along East Bay Street.