23 Aug Choosing The Right Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

Choosing The Right Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

Choosing The Right Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

Whether you run a corporation with a thousand-strong headcount, or a fledgling startup with just a few staff, you already know that workforce management is an important but complex task. As your team gets bigger, so does the problem of managing them. It becomes a struggle to get a single view of employee data. Sensitive workforce information will remain splattered across multiple folders or systems that don’t play well with each other. Integrations demand too much manual effort to stay intact. As a result, the efficiency of HR processes drops dramatically.  The only solution to all these issues is implementing an HRMS.

Human Resources Management System (HRMS) is a software application that combines many human resources functions, including benefits administration, payroll, recruiting and training, and performance analysis and review into one package.

Features You Should Look For In A Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

Below are comprehensive list of functionalities a robust HRMS tool should comprise:

  • Cloud-based Documentation
  • Centralized Admin System
  • Mobile Functionalities
  • Employee Self-Service Option
  • Real-Time Analytics and reports
  • Data Security and Audit Log
  • Roles and Permission Based Access and Collaboration
  • Integrations

Contrary to popular belief, not all HR management systems are expensive or rigid. TAMS HRM Solution has proven to do the following:

  • Improve organisational processes 
  • Eradicate manual  Paperwork
  • Decrease employee stress 
  • Reduce time lag in tasks
  • Lower operational costs
  • Easily implement process/policy change
  • Remove spreadsheet dependency
  • Improve internal communication
  • Provide insights.

Features of TAMS HRMS

Use our checklist as a helpful guide when comparing HRMS solution for your business. If you want to start small, TAMS HRMS Software will grow with your needs to avoid a costly and time-consuming migration to a more comprehensive platform in the future.

Lastly, while the process of selecting individual features for your HRMS is important, don’t overlook the need to obtain the support and buy-in of all of the affected stakeholders in your organisation at an early stage. Securing the alignment of the decision makers and influencers within your organisation will go a long way to ensure that your HRMS is universally adopted and embraced during and after your implementation.

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09 Aug Ways to Empower Your Teams to Boost Productivity

Ways to Empower Your Teams to Boost ProductivityAs quoted by F. Robert Salerno, CEO Avis: “Early in my career, one of the first business lessons I learned was this: It’s impossible to win the hearts and minds of people unless you clearly establish goals and values and reward people if they act in a way that leads to the fulfillment of those objectives. It quickly became clear to me that if you want to make sure your customers are treated well, you have to make sure you treat your employees well and recognize their efforts.”

A motivated staff is a loyal staff and a motivated staff will ensure that he is timely, will complete designated task to time, will be consistent to complete task excellently, will surpass designated task, due to healthy competition as the employees build cordial relationship to achieve same goals.

Here are few tips on how to empower your teams to be more productive:

  • Give your team members ownership

When you make a team member accountable for his work, this induces a sense of responsibility in him regarding his work.

  • Set communication expectations

Communication plays a big role in helping team members to understand their job responsibilities. And, if there is any communication-gap, it can lead to multiple confusions within a team, which for sure will impact the overall productivity of a team.

  • Know your team members strengths and weaknesses

Thus, it becomes the duty of a manager or a team lead to discover those talents and keep them in mind while allocating tasks to them. Knowing their skill-set is the backbone of producing a productive team.

  • Incorporate some team building exercises

If the team members get along with each other, are aware about the strengths and weaknesses, the workplace automatically becomes a happier place. If the team members are happy from within, the team productivity and efficiency will automatically shoot up.

  • Good work environment

The work environment and infrastructure are essential contributors in improving team efficiency and productivity. According to a recent study, physical environment greatly affects how employees feel, think and perform at the workplace.

  • Give them incentives

Employees work best when they are given a reason to do so – probably a monetary one. They want their efforts to be appreciated and prefer to have a little more than a ‘virtual pat on the back’ from their bosses. That’s why many employers choose to implement incentive programs to keep their employees motivated

  • Praise a job well done

While for different employees different things work in boosting their productivity and efficiency at work. But for large number of them it is something as simple as being acknowledged for their efforts.

TAMS® is an operational tool for organizations to increase productivity for high Return on Investment (ROI). TAMS® helps organizations manage and improve workforce capabilities by assisting the management with prompt and informed decision from reliable data source that helps to promote transparency and effective communication at workplaces.

TAMS created an initiative of TAMS Ambassador (now NEYA) to encourage, and show employees from different organizations across the country that they are appreciated. This is necessary because in this era when people arrive their workplace early and also productive, these few people, through our TAMS Application Portal, will be rewarded for always being punctual and diligent at their workplaces during the course of the year.

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30 Jul Do you suffer from Acute Low Back Pain

Having Acute Low Back PainWhat can I do if I have acute low back pain?

The following advice will benefit a majority of people with back pain. If any of the following guidelines causes an increase of pain or spreading of pain to the legs, do not continue the activity and seek the advice of a physician or physical therapist.

The key to recovering from acute low back pain (abrupt, intense pain that subsides after a relatively short period) is maintaining the normal curve of the spine (hollow or lordosis). Supporting the hollow of your back will help decrease your recovery time.

Follow these guidelines for 10 to 20 days after you experience acute low back pain:


  • Sit as little as possible, and only for short periods of time (10 to 15 minutes).
  • Sit with a back support (such as a rolled-up towel) at the curve of your back.
  • Keep your hips and knees at a right angle. (Use a foot rest or stool if necessary.) Your legs should not be crossed and your feet should be flat on the floor.

Here’s how to find a good sitting position when you’re not using a back support or lumbar roll:

Correct sitting position without lumbar support.

Correct sitting position with lumbar support.

  • Sit at the end of your chair and slouch completely.
  • Draw yourself up and accentuate the curve of your back as far as possible. Hold for a few seconds.
  • Release the position slightly (about 10 degrees). This is a good sitting posture.
  • Sit in a high-back, firm chair with arm rests. Sitting in a soft couch or chair will tend to make you round your back and won’t support the curve of your back.
  • At work, adjust your chair height and work station so you can sit up close to your work and tilt it up at you. Rest your elbows and arms on your chair or desk, keeping your shoulders relaxed.
  • When sitting in a chair that rolls and pivots, don’t twist at the waist while sitting. Instead, turn your whole body.
  • When standing up from a sitting position, move to the front of the seat of your chair. Stand up by straightening your legs. Avoid bending forward at your waist. Immediately stretch your back by doing 10 standing backbends.


Culled from Cleveland Clinic

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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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