Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 22nd 2013 Contents HUGGINS SHIPPING & CUSTOMS BROKERAGE, the leader in
Shipping and Brokerage services for over 100 years, is recruiting
Graded Customs Clerks (Under the Customs Clerk and Customs
Brokers Act Chapter 78:03)
APPLICANTS SHOULD FULFIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
· Experience in the Preparation of Customs Declaration on the
· Ability to clear at all Ports of Entry
· Ability to prepare and process Bonded/Ex-bond Shipments
· Ability to classify goods in accordance with the Customs Act
· A vehicle in good, working condition would be an asset.
Interested persons are kindly asked to submit
suitable applications to:
Huggins Shipping & Customs Brokerage Limited
Mrs. Denise Mendes
11 Charles Street
Port of Spain
One would find problematic employees
everywhere. They need to be dealt with utmost
patience and maturity. An employee with a
"Problem attitude" is a nightmare not only
for the team managers but also for the entire
Let us go through few common employee
Do not carry your ego to work. Remember,
ego has no place in organisations. You need
to respect each and every individual who is
directly or indirectly associated with the organ-
You can t afford to be rude with an individual
just because he is an executive or comes to
office by public transportation. Such things
hardly matter at workplaces where work speaks
for itself. Speak politely and softly.
Employees do not follow the rules and reg-
ulations of workplace. Some employees have
a tendency to come late to work, sit idle and
leave on time.
The entire day, they would either be on
phone chatting with friends or waste their
time gossiping and loitering around. Such
individuals only work when their Bosses are
around. They avoid taking ownership of their
jobs and merely depend on blame games.
Receiving their monthly pay check is the only
reason as to why they attend office. Believe
me; such an attitude will not help you in the
long run. You need to be serious towards your
work if you wish to climb the ladder of success
within the shortest possible time frame.
Individuals prefer working in isolation and
are reluctant to share knowledge and infor-
mation with others. They do not believe in
helping others and are often lost in their own
Employees need to work in teams for them
not only to finish assignments on time but
also brainstorm ideas, think out of the box
and come to innovative solutions, eventually
benefitting the organisation.
Problems arise when employees treat their
organisation as a mere source of earning
money. Some individuals think that taking
office stationery to home is absolutely normal
and does not cause any major harm to the
organisation. What they do not realize is that
taking something home which is meant to be
used in office only is equivalent to stealing.
How would you feel if someone calls you a
Obviously no one would like it. What is the
need of stealing office property? Tampering
with important information is a crime. Do
not disclose confidential matters to any of
your clients. It pays to be loyal towards one s
organisation. You need to respect your organ-
isation to expect the same in return.
Some individuals have a habit of bad-
mouthing their organisation and speaking ill
of their bosses. Never criticise your team mem-
bers. If you have a problem with someone, it
is always better to discuss and sort out issues
in private. There is no point of cribbing over
Avoid speaking lies at workplace. Why can t
we be honest with our bosses? Believe me,
no one will mind if we take leaves for genuine
reasons. No one will ask you to come to office
if you are extremely unwell.
One of the most common employee behav-
ioural problems is that people do not enjoy
their work. Try to do something new and
innovative every day. Discuss with your report-
ing manager immediately if there is a job mis-
match. Do not accept responsibilities just
because your boss has asked you do so. Learn
to say a polite but firm no if you feel you are
overburdened or would not be able to do justice
with the new role.
Some individuals do not willingly participate
in employee development activities. Do not
attend trainings just to mark your attendance.
Try to extract as much as you can. Do not
hesitate to upgrade your skills with time and
acquire new learning. There is nothing to be
ashamed of if you are lacking a particular skill.
Find out what all additional skills would help
you perform better. Register for various online
or distance learning courses to hone your skills.
Employee behavioural issues
If you have a problem
with someone, it is
always better to
discuss and sort out
issues in private.
Every organisation expects its
employees to behave sensibly, adhere
to the rules and regulations and follow
the codes of conduct. There has to be
some ethics at workplace, where every
individual is morally responsible for
his/her own behaviour.
Do not attend office just to receive
your monthly paycheck. Yes, money
is a strong motivating factor but moral
values, discipline, ethics are equally
important. After all, we all are answer-
able to ourselves. Aren t we? How can
we accept our pay check when we
ourselves are not sure of our contri-
bution to the organisation? Please be
honest to your organisation and most
Remember, the way you behave at
the workplace speaks volumes of your
character, upbringing and family back-
ground.Gossipping, stealing, spreading
baseless rumors, fighting over petty
issues do not help in the long run.
Motivation plays an important role
in employee behaviour.
Managers ought to motivate their
team members to behave as a mature
professional. Encourage your subor-
dinates to set an example for others.
Make them understand how behav-
ing well would help them make a mark
of their own and stand apart from the
crowd. They need to realise themselves
the importance of behaving well at
Sit with your team members and
know if at all they are facing any sorts
of problems or need any assistance
and guidance. Trust me, they feel cared
for. Acknowledge their hard work and
appreciate them whenever they per-
form something extraordinary. A pat
on their back and simple words like
"Wow", "Well Done", "Good job done"
go a long way in motivating employees
and influencing their behaviour.
Appreciate them in front of others.
Also put their names on notice boards
for others to see as well. Reward them
suitably. This way, employees not only
develop a sense of attachment towards
their organisation but also motivate
others to behave as per standards for
a healthy work culture.
Why do you always have to tell them
to behave well? Such things ought to
come from within. Employees tend to
behave irrationally either when they
are not satisfied with their organisation
or there is a job mismatch.
Jobs need to be assigned as per
employee s educational qualification,
specialisation, expertise and interest
Make sure individuals are aware of
their duties and what is expected of
them? Small initiatives like "Employee
of the month", "Star of the week", "Best
Performer" not only motivate employ-
ees to deliver their level best but also
encourage them to behave well at the
Trust them, give them additional
responsibilities and let them take some
decisions on their own. Be logical. Do
not expect them to attend office on
Encourage them to wind up work
on time, call it a day and spend quality
time with friends and family. Try to
know them on a personal level as well.
Make them feel comfortable at
workplace if you really expect them
to stick around for a long time. After
all, one spends the maximum part of
his/her day at workplace. Employees
tend to steal whenever they are under
any financial crisis.
Make sure they get their salaries on
time. Individuals should have the lib-
erty to walk up to their manager s
cabin in case of queries. Monitor their
performance and give them correct
feedbacks. Do not ignore their prob-
lems. Let them feel important and
indispensable resources for the organ-
Role of motivation
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