The 2017 Occupational Wage Survey Starts on Wednesday October 18th

In an effort to assist the Ministry of Human Resources in establishing a comprehensive human resource (HR) baseline database, the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will commence on Wednesday (October 18th) the conduct of the Occupational Wage Survey (OWS) 2017. The survey will be administered to all public and private sector employers until December 29th, 2017.

The OWS seeks to collect data on employment and compensation for all occupations in the Cayman Islands. In addition, questions on employee qualifications, immigration status, skills, number of hours worked, and type of employment will be asked.

The OWS is confidential. Businesses will not be asked to write their names or their employees’ names on the questionnaires. ESO individual survey data are exempt from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.  Only aggregate data will be available to users of data including the Ministry of Human Resources, private sector companies and HR associations that may find the data sets useful for compensation review.

The survey can be completed by filling-up paper forms, electronically by downloading the forms   from the ESO website www.eso.ky, or by interview by trained ESO survey staff.  ESO staff members will be distributing paper forms to public and private establishments beginning on October 18th.

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