Our office is a virtual office representing all clients and candidates in Sint Maarten with its operations in Curaçao.
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 is 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.
Ilvia is 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.
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.
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.
Demi was born and raised in The Netherlands and has a MBO 4 degree in Management & Administration. Demi has extensive experience with administration, payroll, retail and customer service. Demi has worked in different industries in The Netherlands, prior to moving to Curacao in July 2022. The main reason for moving to our beautiful island is because she fell in love with our Dushi island.
Demi’s passion is to assist people and have good business relationships with people. She brings a lot of energy, is funny, expresses her creativity, and is very social and trustworthy.
We are pleased to announce that Demi Meertens has joined our team as a Payroll Administrator. She started working at Tempo Curaçao per August 1, 2022 and is responsible for monitoring and processing of the several payrolls of our clients in both Curacao and Sint Maarten.
Besides her work, Demi enjoys spending time with family & friends, fitness, watersport, shopping, traveling and cooking healthy food.