19 Jul Employee self-service (ESS)

Employee self-service (ESS) is a human resource information system

Employee self-service (ESS) is a human resource information system (HRIS) functionality that gives employees access to their personal records, such as contact details, banking information and company benefits information- activities that were once largely paper-based or would otherwise need to be completed by HR personnel or management. Essentially, ESS has made it possible for employees to transact with the HR function remotely. 


  • ESS helps organisations increase efficiency and productivity. 
  • Managers and HR personnel are able to save labour hours and reduce the frustration that comes with sifting through data and requests, such as tasks review, leave requests, overtime payments, and so on. 
  • Employees may be able to access scheduling and other information from home, which saves time and can boost feelings of empowerment.
  • Entry errors and other mistakes may be avoided by allowing employees to enter their own information. 
  • Recruiting and onboarding features help to limit the chances of inaccurate information by eliminating double entry and allowing employees to evaluate their own information directly.

TAMS, a homegrown human resource management system which helps its customers (SMEs and large organisations in various sectors of the economy) maximise its HRM functionalities. For instance, if there are issues that employees are not authorized to directly change using ESS, TAMS allows employees to send messages outside of regular office hours, thus saving time and administrative hassles for both employees and the human resources team.

Developed for the Nigerian (and larger African) work environment, TAMS helps employees to take more responsibility for their work development and information management. So, subscribe to TAMS today to avail your organisation of the benefits of its time and attendance and other workplace solutions.

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12 Jul Improving Company Culture

Company culture can be described as the personality [i.e. prevailing behaviours, disposition and character] of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work and includes a variety of elements, such as work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations and goals.

It is simply the summation of how people within an organization interact with each other and work together. In other words, how things are done there.

Some benefits of good company culture

  • Satisfaction: this is one of the immediate benefits of a good work culture, as employees are happier working in positive work environments.
  • Increased Performance: workplace satisfaction engenders several motivators for an employee, as they are likely to be more confident in their work and strive to work harder and achieve more. 
  • Reduced Stress: a poor culture will cause stress at work, affecting a number of areas, including work performance and socializing with other employees. A good culture is likely to reduce stress, and consequently, poor performance and turnover.
  • Reduced Attrition: if an employee is happy and fits in well at a company, they are more likely continue working hard and remain committed to the company with less motivation to leave.
  • Commitment to Company: above all else, a good company culture will likely make an employee remain committed to the company because they fit so well.

As a human resource management solution, the TAMS solution is designed to improve productivity in the workplace. By helping to automate and track attendance and other records, it captures productive time, which has the effect of motivating employees that report to duty posts on time and contribute positively to company’s performance. 

On a larger scale, the most productive and punctual employees in Nigeria are celebrated at the TAMS Nigeria’s Employee of the Year Award (#NEYA) with fantastic prizes, including an all-expense paid trip to Dubai for the top three winners alongside their HR managers. 

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25 Apr A Cloud based Technology Approach to Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

A Cloud based Technology Approach to Human Resource Management System
A Cloud based Technology Approach to Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

It’s not easy to manage an organization’s most valuable ‘resource’ – your employees. HR Management might be a laborious process. An archaic HR process used to be entirely human-centric and paper-based. The evolution of cloudbase HRMS technology into the world of Human Resource has transformed the HR Management Sector with disruptive innovation. Now, legacy solutions are outdated and have been replaced by convenient cloud-based HR platforms.

Our Payroll is flexible and offers many user friendly options to tailor the system. You can define an unlimited number of deductions and designate taxability and frequency for each. The system accommodates virtually any form of employee benefit, loans and contributions plans.

Functionalities to look out for in a robust HRMS tool should comprise the following features:

  • Centralized Admin System
  • Cloud-based Documentation
  • Sophisticated Mobile Functionalities
  • Employee Self-Service Option
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Data Security and Audit Log
  • Role-Based Access and Collaboration
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25 Apr Improving Customer Experience With Cloud-based technology

improving customers experience with cloud-based technology
Improving Customer Experience With Cloud-based technology

Delivering exceptional customer creates a good perception about your products or services. Cloud computing ticks all the boxes in this regard by bringing people on one platform to access several documents and applications from anywhere.

So how is cloud technology improving Customer Experience? Here are 4 ways.

Providing access to data anywhere
Cloud storage systems remove limitations and increase productivity by making crucial data available anywhere, anytime. Cloud has gained momentum in ICT industry, not just for data storage and accessibility, but for improving the customer experience. Through cloud technology, service providers are able to interact with their clients in near real time, answering issue based questions, getting and responding to feedback, and ensuring that issues are well resolved real time.

Personalizing the customer experience
Through data stored in the cloud, customer behavior can be analyzed and segmented based on the interactions they have with a brand, whether in person or online. This allows key account managers to convert customers faster by automating personalized email experiences based on real-time interactions with campaigns such newsletters and more.

Enhancing disaster recovery capabilities
companies depend on their IT infrastructures in keeping up to date information about their clients. Without it, activity grinds to a halt. Business continuity is vital in this fast-paced world and the cloud’s scalability enables companies to have confidence in a recovery plan that minimises the impact of a disaster. History of clients information can always be recovered.

Enabling Team collaboration
Cloud functions allow for multiple team members to access the same information at once, as well as allow users in various locations and on varying devices to make updates in real time. Everyone can simultaneously work on documents via the cloud and see individual ideas and update real time. This brings about efficiency and time saving.

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Still Stuck in Yesterday?
If in a room full of CEOs and Senior managers you ask if their [individual company] processes are optimized for maximization of human resources, every one of them is likely to say yes!! But, really, are they?
Let me tell you an interesting story.
Before the 1400s in England, wars were just what they were—a conglomeration of medieval knights [some on foot and others on horseback] maiming and killing each other with swords, axes, and war hammers. It was a primarily a game of numbers and castles were impenetrable fortresses behind which all was safe and knights would spend decades perfecting their mastery of the sword.

But then, something interesting—that would forever change the course of warfare—happened.

Someone had figured out that instead of going about wars the way everybody else did, why can’t they just develop huge metallic balls that will be shot into breaking through the walls of castles so soldiers—who are much unlike the knights would go in and conquer. Warfare had become siege warfare and were now fought with projectile weapons such as crossbows, cannons, and muskets.

Unfortunately, medieval knights couldn’t keep up. The result was that Knights and castles that were once impenetrable were now vulnerable to armies of
barely-trained peasants with cannons and guns. The knights—their territories, expertise and all they stood for—had become obsolete as the grounds of
warfare shifted beneath their feet. The very things that once made them powerful were now their greatest handicaps.

So, I ask again, in the face of technological advancements and automation of human resources management [which has proven to raise efficiency by over 30%] are your processes optimized for the management of your human resources?

Are you using medieval HRM tools hoping to solve the problems of an ever-evolving, complex 21st century. We have simplified and automated staff
database management, appraisal system, leave and exemptions, time attendance management, workplace communications and payroll management
systems that help make your workforce efficient.

You can also nominate your best staff for an all-expense paid trip to Dubai, on our bill.

Till we come your way again. Keep soaring.

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22 Mar Performance Management

Performance Management

Monitoring the performance of employees when it comes to overall efficiency is vital. Organizations should have a system that carries the detailed performance data of every employee.

The Performance Management Module provides monitoring functionality and also contains the following features:

  • It helps processes like work planning, performance monitoring, recognition and reward.
  • It is focused on productivity management with a positive effect on employee motivation and satisfaction.


Shift management has always been a constant struggle for manufacturers. Poor shift management and scheduling on the factory or manufacturing floor can lead to increased operating costs, decreased sales, high worker turnover, and soaring grievances. Production managers often spend countless hours on shift scheduling, trying to get their shifts and work schedules just right – this is where the TAMS shift management solution comes in.


  • It provides data on width of productivity which can be used to evaluate the success of an organization’s recruitment and induction practices.
  • It provides arguably the best opportunity for a supervisor and subordinate to identify and agree on training and development needs.
  • It helps both the manager and employee keep productivity and performance records, which they can review to aid changes in future performance.



Join one the 1,000 companies currently using TAMS across Nigeria and West Africa. TAMS Cloud Biometric Solution is a proven system that has improved organizations return on investment through automated system of detecting time theft and curbing employee’s laxity. Services on TAMS Solution includes Time Attendance, Payroll System, JobCloud,Verification and Identity Management, Electronic Voting, Event Management, Asset Management, Reports & Statistics and Communication. Today over 1,000 thriving organizations are using TAMS to automate their workforce management and increase operational efficiency and as a result they are seeing a significant reduction in direct and indirect labor costs.

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21 Mar HUBMART Drives Efficiency with TAMS HR Solution

Hubmart drives efficiency with TAMSHUBMART Drives Efficiency with TAMS HR Solution

“Happy to help always” is the motto of Hubmart, a growing retail chain in Nigeria reputed for  offering world-class shopping experience. Hubmart has built great value and right prices for its teeming customers. With 200-plus employees working across multiple locations in Lagos, Hubmart’s excellent customer-oriented operations required an effective and efficient human resources management system.

That is where TAMS came in. With a value proposition that aligns with Hubmart’s philosophy of need for simplicity, ease of access, control, value for money and convenience, TAMS provided an easy-to-use and budget-friendly human resource management solution.

Realated Post: The Place Making Shift Scheduling Easier With TAMS
The Place is a proudly Nigerian restaurant serving great tasty meals in a friendly environment. With a modest beginning 12 years ago, it now boasts of over a dozen restaurants located in different parts of Lagos. Described as a unique place to experience quality life in Lagos, The Place offers a variety of hospitality services such as restaurant serving, local and international cuisines, catering, hotels, bars, and nightclub.

A workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations, TAMS successfully onboarded HUBMART as one of its over 1,000 clients across Nigeria and West Africa.

Hubmart, is one of the 1,000 companies currently using TAMS across Nigeria and West Africa. TAMS Cloud Biometric Solution is a proven system that has improved organizations return on investment through automated system of detecting time theft and curbing employee’s laxity. Services on TAMS Solution includes Time Attendance, Payroll System, JobCloud,Verification and Identity Management, Electronic Voting, Event Management, Asset Management, Reports & Statistics and Communication. Today over 1,000 thriving organizations are using TAMS to automate their workforce management and increase operational efficiency and as a result they are seeing a significant reduction in direct and indirect labor costs.

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13 Mar Nine Tips For Managing Tech Distractions In The Workplace

Nine Tips For Managing Tech Distractions In The Workplace

1. Model Good Behavior 

Workers take their cues from their leader. If the leader is multi-tasking and checking email while in meetings, so will the team. If the leader responds to email 24/7, so will the team. The leader should set the tone for a healthy, balanced relationship with technology, so the team embodies a best practice where technology is a tool, not a distraction. 
2. Be Clear On Why And When To Use Certain Technologies During Work
Technology can be a blessing and a curse. To utilize technology in its best and most useful ways, companies must discern the whys and whens of their use of technology: Why are they using a certain technology, and how often should those technologies be used? When their whys and whens are discerned, technology becomes an asset — not a liability.
3. Be Intentional About Your Time Management
Recognize time as the most precious commodity in life, and be intentional with it. Devise a time management approach that ensures the most critical items on your schedule and plan are done first and promptly. Devise a habit-nurturing approach that divides the available time into categories and ensures your focus and emphasis is on the highest value items.
4. Don’t Allow Devices In Meetings
People in meetings should be present. Devices are disrespectful and distracting. Standards should be set: no devices in meetings. Set them to silent, remove them from the table or “check” them somewhere in the room. For those taking notes on a laptop, flatten the screen to break the barrier created when the screen is at 90 degrees. This lets others know you are present and not checking Twitter. 
5. Deliberately Develop Your Ability To Focus
The average human has an eight-second attention span. We are set up to accept distractions. Deliberately develop your ability to focus like an athlete in training. Define the topic on which you will focus and for how long. Unplug from unworthy distractions, and determine what other distractions warrant your attention.
6. Disable Pop-Up And Sound Notifications
Tips for keeping technology from becoming a distraction in the workplace are to turn off pop-ups, turn down the volume, schedule response times and develop a personal emergency notification system. If there is someone who needs your attention right away, ask them to text or call you directly. This approach will allow you to manage technology instead of allowing technology to manage you. 
7. Concentrate On Goals And Expectations
There have always been distractions, and there will always be distractions. To avoid them, the best approach is to constantly concentrate on goals and expectations. People generally understand their goals, but you have to also constantly communicate what is expected as they strive to achieve those goals. As long as the expectations are being met, then all is good.
8. Set Aside Designated Technology Time
With the overload of technology in the workplace, it can easily become a distraction rather than a tool. To increase productivity and minimize ineffectiveness due to technology interruptions, schedule “technology breaks” where you can actively engage in the use of technology at specified times to stay up-to-date, then schedule “work time” where technology is silenced or hidden from view.
9. Focus On Keeping Employees Engaged Enough That They Don’t Notice Distractions
Employees get distracted when they don’t engage with their work enough. While companies can regulate the use of technology, such as social media, they cannot guarantee that their employees are happy and, hence, engaged and productive. It’s important to get employees to do meaningful work, inspire them with a compelling vision and shiny goals, and create an environment where they want to do their best.
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09 Mar Facts about Healthy Living

The facts about healthy living you want are below, and the sources for the facts are at the very bottom of the page.

  1. One can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and the average adult drinks 500 cans of soda every year, estimating about 52 pounds of sugar consumed in soft drinks alone.
  2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your body and mind with the necessary nutrients and energy to function throughout the day. Eating breakfast regularly will also help keep weight off because it gets your metabolism going.
  3. Teens need 9+ hours of sleep per night for their bodies to function properly.
    Physical activity like aerobic exercise (walking, running), muscle-strengthening (weight-lifting), bone-strengthening (jumping rope), and balance and stretching activities (yoga, pilates, dancing) are especially beneficial to a healthy body.
  4. Foods that don’t expire contain unnatural preservatives, additives, and chemicals that deteriorate your body. Focus instead on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, low-fat dairies, and above all, moderation in whatever you eat.
  5. The rate at which your body burns calories when you are resting is called your “resting metabolic rate.” If you cut calories below what’s needed for RMR, your body will go into survival mode because it doesn’t have the energy to perform basic functions.
  6. For teens, the recommended caloric intake is 2,100 calories, but it is important to base your diet on your level of physical activity. Depending on how active you are, you can determine how many daily calories are healthy for your weight and lifestyle.
  7. Eat more fish,Fish is a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat at least two portions of fish a week, including at least one portion of oily fish. Oily fish contains omega-3 fats, which may help to prevent heart disease.



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08 Mar Employee Management

MODULE: Employee Management

  1. TAMS takes paper and form-driven processes, thus making all organisational functionalities paperless.
  2. Ensuring accuracy and up-to-date employee information or data is considered one of the most significant roles of the HR department as it helps influence key organizational decisions based on collected data.
  3. TAMS has an integrated database which lets you manage and access all your employee data from a single source. With the assistance of the employee database management module, the user can efficiently track the Attendances, Exemptions, Payroll, Leaves and other features that make HR processes seamless. 


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