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The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is a dynamic student-oriented institution
providing a broad spectrum of high-quality, career-oriented programmes that span the
diploma-doctoral spectrum of Higher Education (H.E.) quali cations.
Applications are now open to join UTT in any one of the following positions:
Interested persons should visit www.u.tt
quali cations, duties and responsibiliti
Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering
UTT Accredited by ACT
Deadline for applications: Friday February 28th, 2014
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The University of Trinida
d and Tobago
Senior Instructor - Electrical Engineering
Senior Instructor - Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering - Energy Sysems & Petroleum Engineering
Senior Instructor (Drilling/Well Construction)
National Helicopter Services Limited, a leading provider of helicopter
transport and related services to the energy and state sectors, is
seeking to recruit a suitably qualified professional to fill the
Provides Administrative and Confidential Secretarial support to the
Performs administrative and secretarial duties for the General
Manager and Board of Directors.
Prepares Board Minutes, Tender Bids, work Permits and other
Prepares reports and presentations for Management using
updated computerized aids.
Books flights and other means of transport for Directors and
other required personnel.
Schedules and coordinates meetings, events, appointments
and other similar activities.
Five C.X.C. / O'Level passes with passes in English A and a
Associate Degree in Business Administration/Management or
APS/ACS qualification or acceptable equivalent.
Minimum three (3) years' experience in a similar position in
a technical environment.
Detailed applications together with copies of all documentary
evidence of Academic Qualifications, Training and Experience and
the names of two Referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager
National Helicopter Services Limited
NHSL Heliport Camden
P.O. Bag 685 Couva
No later than 25th February, 2014
Unsuitable applications would not be acknowledged.
Do you provide alcohol: beer, wine, or
spirits, for employees to drink at work relat-
ed events? If so, you've probably spent time
thinking about whether this is a good prac-
tice. You want your employees to enjoy
their work related events and parties, but
you also want to keep your employees safe.
You need to minimise the legal liability of
your organisation yet not let legal worries
dictate your relationship with your employ-
The Wall Street Journal recently cited a
survey that found 38 per cent of adults
called had attended holiday parties at which
alcohol was not served. More business
events serve alcohol, however, with the
alcohol provided by the business.
According to a SHRM survey, because of
the improving economic climate nationally,
more employers are holding office parties
and more of them are serving alcohol. Here's
how an individual employee can decide
whether to drink or not at business events.
Whether your event is a company mile-
stone or birthday, an employee's retirement
party, or a holiday event, use these tips to
plan an alcohol safe event.
Talk about your company culture with
employees emphasizing that drinking to
excess is unacceptable during company
events. Include alcohol usage guidance in
your company code of conduct. It is never
okay to drink alcohol during a job interview.
Drinking at lunch should be discouraged.
And, I would drink with a client, only if
the client was drinking, and my limit in a
client or customer meeting is one glass of
Always serve food, such as appetizers,
from the start of the event so employees
are not drinking on an empty stomach.
Offer a variety of interesting, non-alco-
holic beverages, to remove the emphasis
Never make drinking, or eating, for that
matter, the main focus of any event. Always
make entertainment, speeches, presenta-
tions, company logo items to purchase with
points earned, games, dancing and / or
activities for employees to participate in,
the main focus of company team building
Consider serving just beer and wine, no
liquor. Avoid serving drinks such as punch
that limit an employee's ability to assess
how much alcohol they are drinking.
Limit the number of drinks the company
provides by using drink tickets or another
informal method of tracking the amount of
Limit the number of hours that the bar
is open. Close the bar during dinner and at
a reasonable time to signal the drawing to
a close and ending of the event.
Use trained bartenders to serve alcohol;
never allow employees to serve coworkers.
Never provide a help-yourself beverage bar
that includes alcohol.
Make sure your bartenders are clear that
they are not to serve alcohol to any person
who appears to be inebriated.
Pay for the event, the food, non-alcoholic
drinks, and entertainment, but provide a
cash bar for employees.
Nix alcohol except beer and wine at com-
pany events that include children.
Provide a late night snack buffet before
employees hit the road to end a company
event. It doesn't have to be elaborate: tacos,
sloppy joes, hot dogs, popcorn, cold cuts,
cheese and crackers, coffee and soft drinks
provide a focus other than alcoholic bever-
Recruit your managers and event planning
committee members, in advance, to keep
their eyes open for employees who may be
overindulging. Offer the employee a ride
home, call a cab, or make certain that a des-
ignated non-drinking driver takes the wheel.
Pay for cabs to sit outside your event in
case an employee is advised or decides that
he or she cannot drive safely.
Take a look at your company insurances
to determine whether you have the appro-
You may also want to consider asking
employees to review and sign a document
that provides company alcoholic beverage
guidelines and that informs employees they
are liable for their behavior at company
Alcohol can be a festive addition to a com-
pany event, but employee guidelines, com-
pany culture and customs, appropriate plan-
ning, and observation at the event will ensure
that employees live to work another day. At
company events, as in your workplace,
employee safety is your paramount concern.
Does alcohol drinking mix safely with work events?
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