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CORPORATE SECRETARY/LEGAL OFFICE
The Corporate Secretary/Legal Officer will be responsible for providing administrative support to the
Board of Directors and ensuring that all statutory, compliance and corporate governance require-
ments are fulfilled. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing legal services to the compa-
ny and liaising with external attorney whenever additional legal support is required.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
• Maintaining statutory and other records including but not limited to: Minutes of Board of Directors
Meeting and Shareholders' Meeting; Register of Shareholders; Register of Charges; Register of
• Convening any meeting under the provisions of the Companies Act requested by Directors,
Shareholders and key stakeholders e.g. Directors' Meeting, Annual Meetings, Extra-Ordinary
Meetings and Special Meetings.
• Ensuring compliance with the requirements of legal and statutory guidelines on behalf of the
• Assisting in the reviewing and preparation of all contracts, legal and quasi-legal documents on
behalf of the Company.
• Instructing Legal Counsel on litigation matters in which the Company may be involved.
• Executing any other duties and powers delegated by the Board of Directors.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Attorney at Law and/or a Chartered Secretary
• 5-10 years experience in a similar position.
Applications along with resumes should be addressed to:
Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited
Team Leader - Human Resources Unit
Or sent directly to
Deadline for submission:
2014 February 28
We thank all for their interest however, unsuitable applications would not be acknowledged0218013
Employees indulge in politics to make their position
secure at the workplace and spoil the reputation of
their fellow workers. Individuals play politics for instant
fame, recognition and to achieve something beyond
their control in a short span of time.
An organisation is at loss when its employees play
dirty politics. Individuals find it extremely difficult to
concentrate on their work in a politically driven organ-
Management plays an important role in avoiding
politics at the workplace:
Roles and Responsibilities
The management must delegate responsibilities as
per interests, specialization and educational qualification
of the individuals. Job mismatch leads to politics at
When an individual gains nothing out of his job, he
tries his level best to harm his fellow workers as well.
Employees make sure that their colleagues also do not
achieve their targets within the stipulated time frame
and receive strong criticism from their superiors.
Employees indulge in all sorts of non productive
tasks when they have nothing innovative to do.
Management must have good control on its employ-
ees.The management must ensure that each and every
employee adheres to the set guidelines and follows the
predefined rules. No employee should be given special
benefits. Policies should be same for everyone.
Well defined hierarchies reduce the chances of politics
at the workplace.
Transparency must be maintained at all levels.
The management must respect the employees to
expect the same from them.
Every employee should be aware of the goals and
objectives of the organisation. Issues should be addressed
on an open platform for all to get a common picture.
Problems should not be discussed in closed cabins.
In such situations individuals do not know what is
being discussed with the other member and eventually
develop a feeling of hatred and jealousy against him.
The management must regularly interact with the
employees to find out their grievances. The issues must
be sorted out immediately to expect loyalty from the
employees towards the organisation.
The concept of morning meetings must be encouraged
and even the management should be a part of it. Don t
make it too formal. Let the employees speak, discuss
all their problems and work with a calm mind.
Avoid being partial to anyone. The management
must not blindly support any employee. Unnecessary
favoritism leads to politics at the workplace.
The management must not jump to any conclusions
unless and until there is a concrete proof. Don t give
anyone a low rating just because one of his fellow
workers has said something negative against him. Find
out the exact reason.
Team Building Activities
A good and a healthy relationship amongst the
employees reduce the chances of politics at the work-
place. The management must promote team building
activities to strengthen the bond amongst the employ-
ees.Celebrate important festivals at the workplace.
Once in a while take the employees out for picnics
or get togethers. Informal meetings bring the employees
closer to each other.
Set an Example
The management should set an example for all.
The management must take strict action against
employees involved in politics. Subordinates should
not get any wrong message.
Role of management
in avoiding politics
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