28 Apr MEGALETRICS CENTRALLY MONITORS HER WORKFORCE WITH TAMS

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Business Overview 

MEGALECTRICS LIMITED Is a reputable and wholly owned indigenous company with its headquarters in Lagos. The company is presently operating four (4) radio stations; The Beat, Naija FM, Classic FM and Lagos Talks with locations in Lagos and Ibadan.

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However, in order to effectively and consistently deliver on its essential role- considering its multiple locations across the country- Megaletrics saw an urgent need for improved time management to enhance employee productivity.

Challenges

The organization could not successfully monitor staff attendance or time management, which meant that punctuality and speed of service were suffering. This situation had a negative effect on productivity, thus defeating the mission of the Council to remain Africa’s foremost examining body in laying a strong foundation for human resource development. Having realized that manual paper-based attendance logs were no longer sufficient to tackle time theft and poor turnaround time, they looked for a reliable solution to curb the unwarranted excesses.

Solution

That was how TAMS came into the picture, having been adjudged the best solution with the capacity to centrally manage and monitor employee attendance across all the organization’s locations nationwide. With a robust technology and multinational experience in boosting employee productivity in organizations of all types and sizes, TAMS deployed its cloud based biometrics attendance solution to help the organization achieve improvement in staff attendance, punctuality and service delivery.

Conclusion

TAMS is a complete human resource management system that helps employers manage their employees from recruitment to retirement. With its multiple locations and easy-to-use interface, it is renowned for making the job of the HR manager practically effortless. Among many benefits, organizations with multiple locations can centrally manage employee attendance and productivity in different locations without waiting for a location manager. Right at the HR manager’s finger print, reports of any location can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Contact the TAMS team right away for free consultation on what best suits your organization.

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27 Apr Unrivalled Benefits of Biometric Authentication

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As an automated method of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic, the features measured by biometrics include face, fingerprints, hand geometry, handwriting, iris, retina, vein and voice. Clearly, biometric data are separate and distinct from personal information. Biometric templates cannot be reverse-engineered to recreate personal information and they cannot be stolen or used to access personal information.

For all intents and purposes, the use of a unique, physical attribute of the body such as fingerprint or iris to effortlessly identify and verify that someone is who they claim to be is the best security solution in the market today. That is the reality and power of biometrics technology.

In all ramifications, biometrics offer high level identification management that surpasses traditional means, namely:

  • Accurate identification
  • Accountability
  • Safe and easy-to-use
  • Time saving
  • User-friendly systems
  • Guaranteed security
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21 Apr TAMS OFFERS TAMS CLASSIC EXCLUSIVELY FOR SMEs

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in the growth of any economy, whether developed, developing or underdeveloped. Described as engines of growth, SMEs are, among other things, vehicles for the generation of employment.

In the last one year since Nigeria officially went into recession, all business concerns, most especially SMEs, have struggled to keep afloat, not to talk of making a profit. With depleted resources, salaries and other running costs have become the last items in the hierarchy of corporate priorities, if ever they are honoured. And to make matters worse, banks that should come to the aid of ailing businesses are themselves cash strapped. And the government? Well, they are preoccupied with getting the country out of this economic morass. Unfortunately, a good number of small companies resorted to downsizing their workforce while some others have closed down.
So, to stay in business, successful business owners, entrepreneurs and experts have advised that a good organization must learn to think out of the box. While most SMEs tend to choose the downsizing option to cut cost because employee costs take a huge chunk of operational expenses, research has shown that downsizing is really not the answer. For instance, an unintended consequence of downsizing is that some good hands on whom the company might have invested a lot in training and development will be laid off. Due to their skills and experience, they are not likely to be available when the business recovers, thus forcing the company to expend a huge budget and time to get new people to fill the gap.

Since there is a strong correlation between a productive workforce and business performance, in order to ensure sustainable success, it behooves every company to make concerted efforts to retain its best hands. To do this might require a little investment in human resource management technology, which unfortunately might be too complex and pricey. However, an affordable and easy-to-use homegrown workforce management solution, TAMS, is renowned for its value proposition of managing the human resource journey from recruitment to retirement.
In view of the impact of the current economic situation on SMEs in particular, TAMS, at the beginning of the year, introduced the Classic version of its solution exclusively for SMEs. With free registration, free set-up and free online support, the TAMS Classic provides SMEs with an array of employee management benefits, including time and attendance management; shift management; employee database management; leave and exemption management; appraisal; direct remittance; payroll management.

With responsive customer care and technical support system, the TAMS team is only a call away. Consult us today to get started.

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21 Apr SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAN BE HARMFUL WHEN EATEN TOO MUCH

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There are lot of super healthy food and spices which are recommended by doctors and nutritionists like cinnamon powder, tuna fish, coffee, oranges, tomatoes, spinach and Nutmeg. But these food are also recommended to eating proportion and not in excess amount. There’s no doubt that these foods are packed with super powerful essential nutrients but if eaten too much they can be very harmful for the body. Following are the healthy foods harmful listed which are if taking excessively can cause serious damage to your health.

Tuna Fish
Is very high in proteins and omega-3 fatty acids and it is recommended by nutritionists. It is also rich in environmental polluted substance called methylmercury. This effects can cause hearing and vision problem, difficulty in conceiving and lack of coordination in speech.

Orange and Tomatoes
Oranges and tomatoes are packed with a lot of vitamins and essential minerals. But from now you should be very careful before taking them in large quantities. Oranges and tomatoes are highly acidic in nature and when consumed in higher amount the acid level rises and can cause reflux, which results in heartburn and inflammation.

Coffee
Coffee is an excellent and yummy caffeinated beverage that is packed with a lot of antioxidants and vitamins. Plus it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. But it is so much reach in caffeine and it is not very healthy if it is used excessively.

Cinnamon Powder
Is enriched with o lot of essential nutrients and healthy antioxidants that can reduce the cholesterol level and blood sugar level in the body and it is also beneficial for diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. But cinnamon also has a harmful substance called coumarin, which is pretty much harmful in large does and can have adverse health effects. This can cause constipation.

Spinach
It is a power pack of iron, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and has numerous benefit but excess use of spinach may cause blurred vision and blindness because of the presence of excessive nutrients. And excessive amount of iron in the spinach leaves can also cause kidney stones

Nutmeg
This is a spice that has very unique and different taste and used in many desserts like cake and puddings. But it is also rich in a substance called myristicin, which is a photoactive ingredient. But if it is taken in large amount than it may cause hallucinations, dizziness and can act as a slow poisoning in the body.
culled from http://www.nutritionplug.com/6-healthy-foods-harmful-eaten-much

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20 Apr WAEC GETS SUPREME SERVICE WITH TAMS SUPREMA ATTENDANCE SYSTEM

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Business Overview

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is West Africa’s foremost examining board established by law to determine in English-speaking West African countries the examinations required in the public interest, to conduct those examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

However, in order to effectively and consistently deliver on this pivotal role- considering its multiple locations across the country- WAEC’s national office saw an urgent need for improved time management to enhance employee productivity.

Challenges

The council could not successfully monitor staff attendance or time management, which meant that punctuality and speed of service were suffering. This situation had a negative effect on productivity, thus defeating the mission of the Council to remain Africa’s foremost examining body in laying a strong foundation for human resource development. Having realized that manual paper-based attendance logs were no longer sufficient to tackle time theft and poor turnaround time, they looked for a reliable solution to curb the unwarranted excesses.

Solution

That was how TAMS came into the picture, having been adjudged the best solution with the capacity to centrally manage and monitor employee attendance across all the Council’s locations nationwide. With a robust technology and multinational experience in boosting employee productivity in organizations of all types and sizes, TAMS deployed its Suprema biometrics attendance solution to help the Council achieve improvement in staff attendance, punctuality and service delivery.

Conclusion

TAMS is a complete human resource management system that helps employers manage their employees from recruitment to retirement. With its multiple locations and easy-to-use interface, it is renowned for making the job of the HR manager practically effortless. Among many benefits, organizations with multiple locations can centrally manage employee attendance and productivity in different locations without waiting for a location manager. Right at the HR manager’s finger print, reports of any location can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Contact the TAMS team right away for free consultation on what best suits your organization.

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13 Apr COMPLEX DIMENSION TO CURB THE GHOST WORKER SYNDROME IN ORG.

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The workforce in the public and private sectors constitutes the largest sector of the economy. It employs the largest population of the labour force and also controls the bulk of the financial resources of the country. What this implies is that whatever adversely affects the public and private service has a huge multiplier effect on organizations and national development. The ghost can be a real person who knowingly or not is placed on the payroll, or a fictitious person invented by the dishonest employee. Thus, it is pertinent to x-ray the menacing ill of ghost workers, by the adoption of some basic accounting procedures to ensure internal control of funds. This is because the sector is the most vulnerable to employee frauds.
Research shows that public and private sector management in most states have not lived up to expectation especially with regards to human resource management, good internal control system and good accounting procedure to reduce the act of ghost workers, amongst others. The study recommends the formulation of good human resource and recruitment policy, attractive pay package and internal control/audit department.
The best organizations are built by inspired employees who are engaged and connected. Recruiting, developing and retaining those employees are an essential part of your job. And still you have to find the time to keep employee activity tracking and personal data up-to-date and accurate to eradicate ghost workers. TAMS HRM, the multiple awards winning HR software makes all of that easier for you.
TAMS HRM develops human resource management systems with fully integrated social technology and HR best practices to create the new face of human resources: strategic, integrated, flexible and social. Discover TAMS HRM today. Get social with online human resources software that offers innovative, flexible tools for managing the HR functions end to end, not just the data!
Embedded in the application is the Employee Information Manager (EIM) which can be considered as one of the key component of the entire HRM solution due to its ability to store essential employee data ranging from basic employee personal information to work related mandatory details; The TAMS HRM have a host of FREE significant modules such as Payroll, Time & Attendance, Leave Management, Performance Management and so forth integrated into the EIM for data retrieval. The EIM is indeed a powerful tool for HR management, with a pleasant user experience and efficient data maintenance.

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12 Apr TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT MENINGITIS

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There has been a recent outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, it was first reported in the northern part of Nigerian and now PUNCH News has reported a case in the southern part of Nigeria, precisely Delta State.
It is high time we took proper pre-prevention. The below listed are pre-prevention that we should practice so as not to be a victim of Meningitis

Get Vaccinated
The most effective way to prevent meningitis is to get vaccinated against the disease.
The vaccine to prevent meningitis is also recommended if you’re entering the military, traveling, or planning to live in a country where bacterial meningitis is common.

Don’t Share Personal Items
Meningitis can be contracted when you come in contact with respiratory or throat secretions — saliva, sputum, nasal mucus — of someone who is infected, either through kissing or sharing personal items. You can prevent the spread of meningitis by not sharing items where secretions can lurk, such as drinking glasses, water bottles, straws, silverware, toothbrushes, lipsticks or lip glosses, and cigarettes.

Keep Your Distance from Infected People
The bacteria found in nose and throat secretions can also spread through coughing and sneezing. You could get meningitis if you’re close enough to an infected person to come in direct contact with these secretions. If someone you know has a respiratory infection, keep at least 3 feet away to stay out of the line of fire of any coughing, Vassallo says. Likewise, when you cough or sneeze, be kind to others.

Wash Your Hands Vigorously
Just as with cold and flu viruses, the viruses and bacteria responsible for meningitis can get on your hands and into your mouth. You can prevent meningitis from spreading by washing your hands vigorously, especially after you use the bathroom, change a diaper, spend time in a crowded place, and cough or blow your nose. Use hot, soapy water and be sure to get both the fronts and backs of your hands and each finger

Boost Your Immune System
When you get an infection, your immune system kicks in and works to fight it off. A healthy immune system can help prevent an infection from the viruses and bacteria that cause meningitis. Keep your immune system at its fighting best by eating healthy — including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins — and by getting regular exercise. Also, be sure to get the sleep you need.

Get Prompt Treatment
If you have been in close contact with someone who has bacterial meningitis, call your doctor right away. Your health care provider can give you antibiotics to keep you from developing meningitis. They won’t help prevent meningitis from the viral type of the disease, but it’s worth seeing your health care provider and asking about your options.

Culled from http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/understanding-meningitis/prevent-meningitis-pictures

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06 Apr JUSTRITE ENHANCE WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT WITH TAMS HRM

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Business Overview

Justrite limited one of the leading retailing merchandising outfit in Nigeria. The firm has expertise and experience in managing complex procurement requirements and commodity trading. The firm with its technical partners has interests in general retailing through its super store and have her head office located at Idiroko, Sango Otta, Ogun State.

Synopsis

TAMS has helped Justrite to strategically and effectively manage her workforce with continued trend in its pattern of sustained growth in the retailing field. Justrite is using the rugged TAMS Lite biometric time clock attendance device with the TAMS web solution to manage employees from recruitment to retirement. 

Challenge

With massive company expansions, Justrite was experiencing an issue often faced by organizations going through rapid growth and expansion. In order to plan for continued success and sustainable growth a better and more efficient process of time attendance and employee management system was needed. With over 1000 employees a necessity arose within their human resources department for a more accurate information regarding attendance reports, shift information, data management and Payroll Management amongst many others.

Immediate Benefits:

  • Convenience: Web based software
    TAMS user friendly web based software portal gives unparalleled access to managers regarding employee’s time attendance reports. This convenience reduced the strain of time attendance processes on Justrite of Companies managers allowing for the opportunity to focus their efforts elsewhere and maximizing organizational productivity.
  • Savings/ROI: Increased Efficiency to Operations
    Justrie was able to see an immediate return on their investment through the amount of hours saved by managers on payroll processes. Operational efficiency and increased productivity provides Pragmatic Technology with added time to focus on continuing their history of excellent customer service.
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05 Apr Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks

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  1. Social media (boosts your posts) – give your social media business content a boost. Give your content a paid boost for a small fee on Facebook Ads and PPC. This will help get your products and services message out to thousands of unique users.
  2. In-serve video advertising–This type of digital marketing technique is nothing new for social media giants like YouTube and Facebook, the latest news is that Google is entering the fray with in-serve video advertising. This changes the whole spectrum of online advertising and provides an increasing acceptance of video ads among users.
  3. Advertising, generate new business online– one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways of generating new business online is to use the bid and tender specialists. Use professional bid and tender writers especially if you haven’t tried this method of generating new business before. You can then focus on your core business while experts complete the bid or tender writing for you.
  4. E-mail marketing– trim your subject’s e-mail marketing revenue by reducing your lines to only one word. Remember to choose that word carefully. It should induce curiosity while staying relevant to your message. With the right word, your e-mail marketing success rates will increase.

Culled from https://www.digitaldoughnut.com/articles/2016/december/business-tips-tricks-to-try-in-2017

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04 Apr Employee Accountability in the Workplace

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The employee accountability definition is the responsibility of employees to complete the tasks they are assigned, to perform the duties required by their job, and to be present for their proper shifts in order to fulfill or further the goals of the organization. If tasks are not completed and functions of the job are not performed properly, then that employee will also be responsible for dealing with the repercussions.
Examples of Accountability in the Workplace:

    • Employees being present for their entire required shift
    • Employees completing any tasks that have been designated to them
    • Employees being responsible for the specific duties that go along with their job
    • Employees being consistent in doing the right thing in all aspects pertaining to their job
    • Employees working together towards a common goal for the business

Why is Workplace Accountability Important?
Accountability at work is important to a business’s success as a whole. Every employee, no matter what level of seniority is equally responsible for aiding in the success of the company. In order to achieve the goals of the company, long and short term, it is important that all people within the company work together and share accountability. Employees who work together towards the same overall goal help their workplace to become more accountable, in turn make the business more productive and efficient.
How to Increase Employee Accountability at Work
Biometric Devices – such as fingerprint and retinal scanners, allow an employee to clock-in and out for their shifts at work through one of their physical traits. For an employee to be held accountable for his/her shift, he/she will have to be present at work in order to sign in/out. Since these devices require the use of an individual’s physical characteristics, it ensures that each employee that is present will be accounted for. Biometric devices also help to eliminate employee time theft or “buddy punching”.
Time and Attendance Software – When you pair biometric devices with a time and attendance software, it allows for much more efficient attendance processing. Once an employee clocks-in for a shift, the information is recorded into the device, and can then be uploaded onto the time and attendance software allowing for accurate tracking of employee attendance. More employees will be accountable for their shifts with more accurate tracking and fewer attendance errors.
SMART Goals – A great way to foster accountability in the workplace is to have your employees set SMART goals for themselves. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented and time-bound. Having goals that meet these criteria will allow your employees to feel more able in the work they are doing. It is a way for them to measure their own productivity.
Team Incentive Programs: Team incentive programs will allow employees to motivate themselves to reach their highest accountability and potential. Your employees will work together towards completing common goals, and will be compensated for going above and beyond the goals set out for them.
Prioritization: One reason why employee accountability dwindles, is because employees struggle to balance tasks and goals and eventually become overwhelmed and unable to complete their tasks on time. As a manager of a business, it is important to help your employees prioritize their responsibilities in relation to your company’s overall goals. Helping to prioritize will allow your employees to feel more organized and competent in the tasks they are assigned.
Monitor Progress: Monitoring your employees’ progress will help motivate them to be more productive and accountable. It is only natural that when we know someone is watching our progress that we will try to perform to our best abilities. Along with monitoring employee progress, it is equally important to share progress reports with them so they may learn what areas need more attention and what areas they are excelling in.
Culled from https://timewellscheduled.com/employee-accountability-in-the-workplace/

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