The Ministry of Border Control & Labour’s Audrey Hill is the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) Employee of the Month for July.
Ms Hill, the Assistant Human Resources Manager for the Department of Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), was nominated by Deputy Director of Business Operations Allison Lovinggood for ‘Developing Exceptional Leadership’, one of the goals in the Civil Service Strategic Plan.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson presented the award, which is part of the Deputy Governor’s Award Programme. He stated, “Audrey Hill is the epitome of exceptional leadership, as she consistently goes above and beyond in her role as a leader in the HR department at WORC. She leads by example, championing a “People First” approach and demonstrating care, compassion, and a commitment to fairness and equality for all employees.
“Audrey’s proactive measures, coaching efforts, and thorough handling of HR matters have significantly improved the department’s operations. She has also played a crucial role in reducing absenteeism through training initiatives and resource development. Audrey’s dedication to employee well-being, accountability, and support for a positive work environment make her a standout leader who inspires those around her, even if she remains modest about her contributions.”
Chief Officer Wesley Howell expressed his gratitude to Ms Hill for her exemplary contributions to the Ministry and the people of the Cayman Islands. “Your strategic initiative to improve internal key stakeholder relationships has been particularly noteworthy. Your passion for your work shines through in every endeavour.”
WORC Director Jeremy Scott added his commendation: “Audrey surpasses expectations in work ethic, integrity, and confidentiality. She embodies the ideals of a World-Class Civil Service.”
For her part, Ms Hill shared that she derives the most enjoyment from the staff welfare aspect of her role. “I often use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a guide, coupled with the golden rule of treating others as I would like to be treated. If we put ‘People First,’ everything else falls into place.”
Ms Hill began her CIG service at the Department of Immigration in October 2012 as Assistant HR Manager and continued in that role following the transition to WORC in 2019.
On her recognition, the Employee of the Month said, “Being acknowledged at this level fills me with pride. I’ve always focused on celebrating our team’s hard work and resilience, so receiving this award is truly special.”