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REGULATED INDUSTRIES COMMISSION
The Regulated Industries Commission (RIC) is a regulatory body, established by Act No.
26 of 1998, to regulate the Water and Electricity Sectors. The Commission is currently
seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of:
ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the Assistant Executive Director -- Technical
Operations is accountable for the management of the regulatory process involved with
the oversight of the utility sectors' operations. The incumbent acts as the Commission's
technical expert for these sectors.
Nature & Scope
The Assistant Executive Director -- Technical Operations develops recommendations for
licence conditions, standards and ensures compliance, and maintains primary working
relationships between the utility providers and the Commission on operating and serv-
ice delivery issues.
Applicants are invited to view full details of the position on the RIC's website:
Applications together with documentary evidence of Academic Qualifications, Training
and Experience and the names and contact numbers of two (2) referees should reach:
The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
Regulated Industries Commission
c/o Furness House, 3rdFloor
Cor. Wrightson Road and Independence Square
PORT OF SPAIN
Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
Closing date: March 04, 2014
We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the RIC but advise that only candi-
dates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Invites suitably qualified persons to join our company for the following
General security duties.
Log in movements of people, vehicle and equipment
Safeguard assets and patrolling of compound.
At least form 3 level education
1-3 years experience working with a Security Firm or Protective Services
Must be between 25-45 years
Applications should be addressed to:
Human Resources Officer
Dumore Enterprises Limited
St. Mary's Junction
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: March 14th, 2014
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED0213104
Employees indulge in politics to
win appreciation from the supe-
riors and tarnish the reputation of
the fellow workers. Individuals who
do not believe in working hard
depend on nasty politics at the
workplace simply to save their own
job.Changing jobs frequently is no
solution to politics. One must try
to avoid politics for a healthy and
positive ambience at the work-
Following are the ways to reduce
politics at the workplace:
Job mismatch leads to politics
at the workplace. Responsibilities
must be delegated as per the inter-
ests, specialization and educational
qualification of the employees.
Task must not be imposed on
Individuals must enjoy their
work for them to stay loyal towards
the organisation. Employees
indulge in politics when they have
ample free time and nothing inno-
vative to do.
Employees must be clear with
their KRA s and duties. They
should know what they are sup-
posed to do in the organisation.
Transparency must be main-
tained at all levels to reduce pol-
Employees must be aware of the
goals and objectives of the organ-
isation and strive hard to achieve
Company policies should be
same for everyone.
Promote team work at the work-
place to strengthen the bond
amongst the employees. Individ-
uals should be made to work in
teams so that they come closer
and develop a liking for each other.
Celebrate various festivals at the
Once in a while take your
employees out for informal get
together and picnics. Such initia-
tives go a long way in reducing
misunderstandings amongst the
Issues must be discussed on an open
forum and everyone related to the mat-
ter must be allowed to participate in
the same. Problems arise when matters
are discussed in closed cabins and
employees do not get a common pic-
Employees should be able to express
their views and grievances in front of
Hierarchies must be well defined to
The subordinates must have an easy
access to the boss s cabin at the time
Effective communication reduces the
chances of politics at the workplace.
Employees should not play with
words and pass on the information in
its desired form.
Information must not be manipulated
at any cost.
Individuals should prefer written
modes of communication to avoid con-
Communicate through emails and
do keep your boss in the loop. This
way the superiors are aware of what is
happening around and no employee
can cook up stories against anyone.
Maintain the decorum of the work-
Politics never benefits anyone in the
long run. Employees must concentrate
on their own work rather than inter-
fering in their colleague s work.
Remember your organisation pays
you for your hard work and not for
finding faults in others.
Avoid backstabbing or making fun
Don t spread unnecessary rumours
about anyone at the workplace.
The management must not be partial
to anyone. Don t blindly support any
of the employees.
Don t take action against anyone just
because one of his team members has
said something negative against him.
Don t believe anything unless and
until there is a proof.
Positive frame of mind
Employees must enter office with
calm and a positive frame of mind.
Don t think of doing harm to others.
Remember bad deeds will fall back on
you as well.
Don t take things to heart. Avoid
overreacting at the workplace.
Being overfriendly with everyone also
Don t let others know all your secrets.
An individual should know where to
draw the line. Don t take undue favours
from anyone at the workplace.
Never ever use derogatory words
against your boss in front of any of
your fellow workers.
Ways to reduce politics at the office
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