After a successful establishment of our Tempo offices in both Aruba and Bonaire, our Tempo office in Curacao opened as well resulting in representation on all Dutch Caribbean islands.
Over the years, Tempo has become a successful player on the labor market with customers in Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius.
Tempo is an HR service provider that stands for professionalism and quality. We think along with our customers and deliver solutions. Ambition, development and innovation in our service allows our customers to quickly adapt to the changes in the field.
Tempo offers a wide range of jobs in the Caribbean thanks to our large network. Finding the right person for the right job is just the beginning of the collaboration that both parties engage in. For temporary and permanent jobs, you have come to the right place. Check out the current postings in the Job Openings section of the website.
Meet Our Team
Our services are accessible around the clock, and we have a modern approach. We are socially involved, and we put emphasis into personal relationships with people and organizations in order to build trust and a great connection. Tempo also strives for thinking along with the customer about their HR needs in order to find effective and efficient solutions. Optimal internal and external communication through different channels is of utmost importance, as well as an enjoyable company business culture.
At Tempo we always think in solutions. We always work on any staffing challenge, with a desired positive result in mind. Focusing on the solution is a proven way of bringing change to people, teams and organizations. At Tempo we focus on strengths, and on what’s going well. All of which makes this way of thinking a positive way of making progress for both employees and employers. Together we are standing strong in challenging times (when covid is over: “at all times”), to reach your goals, whether it’s landing your dream job, or hiring great talent in your company.
One of the other vital aspects of Tempo is compliance. This philosophy has helped Tempo outgrow their competition. As companies put their trust into outsourcing their staff with a third party, it’s very important that Tempo coheres to all labor laws and regulations. One of the great benefits working with Tempo is therefore that clients can rest assured that everything is arranged and organized like it should be. This saves each company a lot of stress, time and costs.
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Kirby was born and raised in Curacao and moved back home right after obtaining her master’s degree in accounting & finance from Erasmus University. Once an island girl, always an island girl, is what they say right? Kirby starting her career at one of the big four accounting firms in the Business Consulting department being mainly responsible for internal audit, process (re)design and everything risk management related. Kirby was among the first to join this newly developed department and worked closely together with the Partner during the first couple of years serving all engagements.
After 12 years it was time for a career switch and Kirby entered the dynamic world of recruitment embarking on a new adventure at Tempo Curacao in June of 2021. With her organization skills, a passion for match making and her ability to oversee all situation, Kirby fits perfectly well as the Managing Director of Tempo Curacao and Tempo Sint Maarten.
The daily process of getting to know the clients and working closely to find their right match is fascinating and is what keeps Kirby going every day. It may sound simple, but it takes much more than an interview to find the best possible career matches from both the candidate and client perspective. And this is exactly where she gets her energy from – She is focused on exceeding expectations. Together with her team, Kirby constantly strives to be innovative to ensure superior customer experience to all candidates and clients.
Outside of work, Kirby loves to travel, be among family and friends, scheduling coffee dates and have dance parties at home with her husband and kids.
Senior Recruitment Specialist
Talisa is born and raised in Curacao and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Behavioral Sciences, specialization in Human Resources in 2014. Talisa has been a part of the Tempo Caribbean family for five years, as the inhouse Recruitment Specialist. Since January 2022, Talisa has been promoted to Senior Recruitment Specialist being mainly responsible for all documentation and internal processes.
In the case of Recruitment and Selection vacancies, candidates are recruited by Tempo and the chosen one will work directly for the company. So, when it comes to searching for top (young) professionals for Tempo’s clients, Talisa makes a trip around the sun to find suitable candidates. She focusses not only on face to face recruiting but also on the online recruiting, via LinkedIn, with both local and international candidates.
Talisa has a golden rule when it comes to matching the right candidates with the right employers; she applies the soft skill technique. “Most companies nowadays tend to focus on the hard skills of a job, instead of focusing on the soft skills of a candidate. When your workforce has lots of technical skills but has an absence of soft skills, your company results in a gap. For example, when you have several Managers but no real leaders, that’s a soft skills gap,” according to Talisa.
Outside of work Talisa loves gardening, creating art, working her way through every recipe in cookbooks, traveling the world, drinking coffee and spending time with family.
Sales Recruitment Specialist
Khephrah is born and raised in Curacao and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Communications in 2014. Khephrah has been a Recruitment Consultant for five years at Tempo Curacao. She has worked in different departments within the agency and therefore has a broad knowledge of all our clients and services as well as payroll processing. Since January 2022 Khephrah specializes in Sales and Acquisition, representing Tempo at all of our clients.
She is a proactive planner and is always suggesting ways to improve our work within Tempo. With an eye for detail, Khephrah manages to deliver on her clients’ needs every time and brings a refreshing energy with each interaction. Additionally, she is committed to deliver exceptional service and has a keen intuition for finding great matches for her candidates. “There are candidates who are looking for a new challenge, however when the opportunity actually arrives, they start to have second thoughts. In these cases, I remind them of their own skills and experiences and help them see why the vacancy is indeed their next career move!”, Khephrah explains.
Khephrah can be of great support for candidates and companies operating in fields such as Banking & Insurances, Secretarial or Office Administration during their search in the labor market. Your personal journey with Khephrah can start with a simple message. Connect with her today or check in advance if there is a job available in your field.
Khephrah loves fashion, to go swimming and wishes to travel all around the world.
Ilvia was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Curacao. She has a degree in Horeca Entrepreneur Management. Ilvia has worked at several industries as a travel agent, as a manager’s assistant in telecommunications, sales and functioned as a store manager at a wine importer. Ilvia is a Recruitment Specialist at Tempo Curacao for three years now and has some large client contracts in her portfolio.
Ilvia brings a lot of energy into our office, offering new perspectives and out of the box thinking. These qualities have been valuable to our working environment, and she brings that same energy when interacting with clients and candidates.
Ilvia is driven by the satisfaction that comes from problem solving for her clients. The same passion and excitement that Ilvia brings to her work, she likes to see in her candidates as well. “Candidates who are motivated and determined to find work are the ones that makes it the most exciting when matching them with job opportunities that will help shape their careers,” Ilvia explains.
She specializes in the Accounting, Finance and Administration fields, but also Hospitality & Security. Therefore, candidates who are looking for career opportunities within the before mentioned fields can rely on Ilvia’s expertise to navigate their future career steps.
Ilvia enjoys cooking as well as music, singing and travelling.
Payroll & Recruitment Specialist
Daniel is born and raised on Curacao and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Social Behavior Sciences with a major in Human Resources in 2017. Since January 2022 Daniel will be responsible for the payroll as well as the contact person for all recruiters working at the clients’ sites. Daniel will also function as a coach assisting applicants in writing their resume, assisting in practicing for interviews, and solving issues at the client (if any).
Daniel has a kind and friendly personality that makes his client and candidates very comfortable when talking to him. He works closely with his clients to get a better understanding of what they are looking for in their candidates.
His work philosophy is, “Dedicating time to develop yourself into a professional means contributing to an exceptional and rich future”. Something that he applies to his own career but is also his advice to job seekers. “Whatever step you can take along the way to get to your goal. May it be a part time or temporary job, it can be a steppingstone to the career path you are interested in.”
Daniel continued in the recruitment field these past years because he cares about finding the right people for the right job. Whether you are an individual or a company searching for your match in fields such as Construction, Engineering, IT and Customer Service, Daniel is ready to apply his skills to help you make the most out of your recruitment experience or job search through Tempo. All you need to contact Daniel and he will assist you with the rest or check in advance if there is a job available in your field.
After working hours, Daniel loves to create and write (rap) music. You can also find him outdoors, practicing sports and keeping up with friends.
Marketing & Recruitment Specialist
Julissa is born and raised in Curacao and obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Business & Management Studies in the Netherlands in 2009. She worked at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce during her final year writing her thesis.
Julissa joined Tempo Curacao as a Recruitment Consultant, however next to her recruitment duties, she is also social media specialist as a part of the Marketing department. Communicating Tempo’s services to potential candidates and clients is vital to our recruitment process.
She has a calm personality that fits well with Tempo’s diverse team and enjoys being a Recruitment Consultant, because she meets different people from different backgrounds. Each day brings the opportunity to learn something new, may it be from her candidates or her team members.
“Recruiting can be immensely rewarding when you help someone land a job. Even if the candidate did not match the requirements of the client, I still use the opportunity to guide them so that they have a better chance next time.” Therefore, she makes sure to identify their strengths and skills accordingly, to propose them for vacancies where they will have a greater chance of success. If you are a job seeker looking for career opportunities in the fields Marketing and Sales or Logistics and Warehousing, start by getting in touch with Julissa to get the support you need during your search or check in advance if there is a job available in your field.
Julissa loves to cook, read and do volunteer work.
Kristel Tecla-van de Meent
Kristel was born and raised in Curacao. At 19 she moved to the Netherlands to study Information Technology but soon realized that she wanted to do something different. After 1 year she started her studies in Small Business & Retail Management at the Haagse Hogeschool and got her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2009. After working a few months as a Finance Assistant at the headquarter of a Fashion Company she decided to further her career in Curacao and moved back in 2010. Since then, she gained a lot of experience and knowledge in the payroll and finance field.
As per February 2021 she started working as a Financial Consultant at Tempo Curacao where she is responsible for the final approval of the payroll and for the administration of Tempo Curacao and Tempo SXM.
Besides her job as a Financial Consultant, Kristel enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, travelling, and watching reality TV.