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Equal Opportunity Policy Provides Positive Returns For TLTB

iTaukei Land Trust Board must be commended for opening the door to non-iTaukei workers. Its equal opportunity policy implementation has led to the employing  of 10 Indo-Fijians in middle and
16 Oct 2014 09:08
Equal Opportunity Policy Provides Positive Returns For TLTB
TLTB staff (from left) Jessica Lal (IT dept.), Irfan Hussai (Research and Development), Ashwin Kumar (IT dept), Alvinesh Chand (Audit), Daniel Singh (Finance), Pritesh Lal (HR), Ritesh Sharma (IT dept) in office yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

iTaukei Land Trust Board must be commended for opening the door to non-iTaukei workers. Its equal opportunity policy implementation has led to the employing  of 10 Indo-Fijians in middle and management levels of its operations.
It is part of a deliberate move that began some years ago.

In the beginning there was the sole Indo-Fijian estate officer. She worked for eight years, resigned and emigrated to Australia.

Since then the TLTB has been on a recruiting drive. Now there are 10 Indo-Fijians.

The Indo-Fijians were hired on merit and they filled positions in accounting and information technology. The positions are crucial in the overall operation.

One is Manager Tourism.

The job involves promoting land for tourism and marketing tourism products locally and overseas. The department works in conjunction with the Industry and Trade and Investment Fiji to promote economic development.

It is a fine gesture and it shows that TLTB walks the talk. Its policy is not only perceived but real because it is implementing it,  in line with the provisions of the Constitution on equality for all.

The TLTB has set an excellent example for efforts to achieve racial  and gender balance in the workplace. On gender, TLTB has women occupying four of the 12 management positions.

The changes have obviously helped in significantly improving the efficiency and productivity of the TLTB.

For the last two years, the TLTB has won a certificate in the Achievement in Business Excellence Awards.

At the rate it is progressing it will not be surprising if it wins another award during the awards night next month.

The developments in the TLTB might surprise the pro-indigenous lobby which regards the organisation as one the last bastions of indigenous institutions.

At one time it was all iTaukei staff at TLTB. Now the change must have injected a new lease of life.

The continuing positive growth of the TLTB is a direct result of the changes in staffing and operations.

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