03 Mar GIG EXTENDS TAMS

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GIG EXTENDS TAMS

GIG a leading brand in the transportation business in Nigeria, with her wide range of traveling connections across the country and other African countries, extends TAMS to other locations to manage their workforce from recruitment to retirement.

In 2016, GIG Motors deployed TAMS as a pilot scheme to a few of their branches to test the functionality of TAMS, haven seen the importance and the core advantage TAMS has in managing employees from recruitment to retirement GIG fully adopted TAMS to manage her workforce and extended it to all their locations in Lagos.

TAMS® – is a human resource management solution designed to manage employees of organizations of all sizes from recruitment to retirement. It is a proven system that drives overall organizational performance by aligning employee productivity and punctuality to corporate vision, goals and targets.

GIG joins over 1000 organization using TAMS to manage their workforce across multiple locations amongst which are Churchgate, TSL Logistics (Nigeria and Ghana), Home Foods (Ghana), TVC, Megaletrics (Classic Fm, Beat Fm, Lagos Talks), Stallion Group, Volkswagen of Nigeria etc.

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02 Mar Hidden Health Harzards to Avoid At Home

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Hidden Home Health Hazards in Your Home

Some of the most serious hazards aren’t outdoors—they’re hiding in plain sight in even the most safety-minded households. Learn which unexpected items below are risky, and take steps to avoid an accident.

Clothing Hampers

But they should be off-limits to kids: They’ve caused severe eye injuries. “Our patients’ eyes were cut open when the hamper wire came loose from the fabric.

Magnets

Household magnets have always been a choking risk. But a different breed of magnet—tiny, high-powered silver-colored balls that can be molded into shapes and are sold as “stress relievers”—can be devastating to kids if they’re ingested

Detergent Pods

By now we know the dangers: They’re bright, colorful, and look like something sweet that any kid would love to taste.

Button Batteries

These batteries, which can be found in everything from toys to wristwatches to hearing aids, aren’t just a choking hazard. “Sometimes the button battery opens up after being ingested.

Hard Candy

A study in Pediatrics has revealed the hard truth: Candy is the most frequent cause of choking in children 14 and under. “A common scenario is a toddler running with hard candy in her mouth, and then starting to choke

Immersion Blenders

These handheld appliances with extremely sharp blades sent 7,261 people to the emergency room in 2011.

Prescription Drugs

With increasing rates of adults taking prescription medications, there’s also been a rise in young kids being unintentionally poisoned after ingesting these meds.

Falling Televisions

TVs can easily tip over after being placed on furniture such as a desk or a media console. Research has found that a child is treated for a television-related injury every 30 minutes.

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02 Mar TAMS UPDATE WEEKLY QUIZ MARCH

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List in details 4 activity that can be carried out on the location module on TAMS

What is attendance deduction rule on Organization Module?

What activity is carried out on step one of the devices module?

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02 Mar CREATING DEPARTMENT ON TAMS

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Department Tab is where the various departments in the organizations are displayed in tabular manner. Click create department to pop up the following detail

Department: This is creation of the different department in an organization.

Parent Department: This refers to the department that has other department under it (If exist).

Location: This is the (different) location(s) of company’s subsidiaries.

Head of Department: The name of the person that would head a particular department.

Core Duty: Serves as a measuring standard for grading employees on their performance on primary duty (appraisal). Core duty percentage depends on organization and department.

Other task: Also an assessment standard but for non-primary tasks like attendance, involvements.

Hint: The sum of Core Duty and Other task should be exactly 100.

Created by: This is the name of the account used to create the department is automatically appended to it.

Edit/Delete: Update and Delete existing departments

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28 Feb Home Security Tips

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Home Security Tips

Home security has been an issue Nigerians have been facing for a long time. here are some security tips to follow so that we can keep their homes safer.

1.COMPOUND PERIMETER AND GATES

  • Compounds surrounding your home should provide two functions. Firstly create a physical barrier to prevent intrusion and secondly create a visual obstruction to stop anyone observing activities within the ground floor of your home, garden and car park.
  • Trees and shrubs provide a good barrier but it is important that they do not become overgrown. All foliage should be pruned so as not to provide an easy means to access your compound or a means to hide intruders or devices within the compound.
  • Compound gates should be properly secured and all notices indicating your identity should be removed.
  • Install CCTV facilities around your home. They deter criminals and aid police investigation in the event of any breach. They are very cheap.

2.DOORS AND WINDOWS

  • Where security locks are provided, they should be secure at all times, especially overnight or during periods of absence.
  • Good quality locks should be fitted to all access doors.
  • All windows and glazed areas should be obscured by blinds or curtains, which should be closed at dusk and lights should not be switched on within rooms until the curtains have been drawn.

3.SAFE HAVEN

  • A safe haven is an area that your family and yous should retreat to in the case of a perceived incident within the grounds of your home. It is designed to provide a small area for use up to a period of approximately 2 hours until the police or other security force can respond and check the safety of your home and compound.
  • Designate a small safe area within your home that can be secured internally to prevent access from the rest of the house should an intrusion take place. This should be secured by means of a security lock leading to the area immediately outside the safe haven. This should be readily secured overnight or in cases of an emergency.Within the safe haven the following should be available during an  emergency:
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Bedding
  • Fresh Water
  • Candles, matches, flashlight
  • Telephone facilities with a list of emergency numbers
  • Extra batteries
  • Medical/FirstAid kit
  • Short term emergency food supply
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Ensure that phone numbers of the local Police Division is known to all your household.

4.LIGHTING

  • During the hours of darkness, light the exterior of your home with courtesy type lighting especially close to the areas of external doors.
  • Always have reserve lighting available within the home in case of power cuts.
  • Never switch an internal hall light on prior to answering a call at your door. If a generator is available, ensure that external lighting is provided
    during a power cut.

5.VISITORS

  • Check visitors before opening compound gates or external doors. If in doubt, do not open them.
  • You should ask friends and relatives to let you know in advance that they will be calling at your home so that you can inform your family and security staff to expect them
  • Arrange fixed times for workmen to call and ensure that their identity is checked on arrival. Do not leave workmen alone in your home without supervision .
  • Consider keeping a dog – a barking dog will alert you to strangers!
  1. PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS
  • Trusted and Properly Vetted Private Security Guards provide an outer layer of security to restrict vehicular movement around the area of your home, particularly during the hours of darkness. This is useful in preventing strangers getting access close to your home.
  • If you have a private security guard at your home it is important that they should be fully aware of any security procedures and policies that are in place. To ensure that this is the case, you should provide instructions to them that leave no ambiguity in the security duties and procedures that are to be carried out i.e. dealing with unexpected callers or patrolling around the property.
  1. DOMESTIC STAFF/DRIVERS
  • Where domestic staff or private drivers are employed at your home, you should ensure that they are fully aware of the security arrangements and procedures that are expected of them. In such cases the contents of this booklet should be fully explained to them.
  • Where new domestic staff or drivers are to be employed, past references and backgrounds should be checked out prior to employment.
  • Before engaging domestic staff (private security, nannies, cooks, drivers ( etc) contact your Divisional Police Officer to assist in conducting security vetting, capturing their biometric and undertaking criminal record check .
  • Never trust domestic staff as the more you trust them, the higher the risk of compromising your personal security and that of your family.

 

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27 Feb EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

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Employee Compensation

Employees are invaluable assets for every organization, regardless of type or size. Therefore, ensuring their welfare and engagement can make them more productive and less likely to leave the company.

As a matter of fact, this is not only an internal consideration but also a competitive one because securing and retaining top talent is akin to securing and retaining customers, where effectively identifying the appropriate target and sustaining that relationship lowers long-term costs and increases brand value.

One of the key instruments in attracting and keeping employees is creating an effective compensation package. Thus, compensation must be both competitive and well-designed to meet the needs of the employee. Instructively, though, employee compensation goes beyond dolling out cash. Other forms of remuneration should be identified, such as sponsored vacation, cinemas, dinner with friends or family, amongst many others. Naturally, someone who is appreciated tends to do more and possibly surpass the previous record; which in turn will most likely encourage other staff to toe the line.

Cash compensation can be a two-edged sword if it not managed properly. On one hand, a high base salary and a lucrative benefits package can help an organization keep and retain high-quality employees. On the other hand, high levels of compensation create high overhead for the company. In addition, attracting employees purely through offering high levels of compensation has disadvantages. For instance, such employees may have little attachment to the fundamentals of the job and may leave as soon as they find a better offer.

Therefore, companies need to find a balance when creating a compensation package to attract quality employees and keep overhead low. To identify this balance, companies must look at the structure of the wages within the organization, the compensation common in their industry, as well as their strengths and those of their competitors. By looking at these factors an organization can attract the employees it needs to maintain a competitive advantage and keep employee turnover low.

Source: https://www.boundless.com/management/textbooks/boundless-management-textbook/human-resource-management-7/current-topics-in-human-resource-management-60/compensation-and-competition-305-3955/

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24 Feb General Computer Tricks That Everyone Should Know

General Computer Tricks

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Many hardcore computer users might think themselves above learning new tricks, but there’s always new things to learn that will help improve your skills. Our bet: you will find at least one useful thing here that you didn’t know before.

Windows hidden “god mode” folder Windows offers a centralized Control Panel for all of the OS settings, which makes it easy for users to tweak everything from desktop background to setting up a VPN. To enter this mode, create a new folder with this exact name (copy and paste it): God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. The folder icon will change to a Control Panel-style icon, and you will be able to jump in and change all kinds of settings. Note: Don’t try this on Windows Vista 64-bit as it’s known to cause a reboot loop.

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other computer tips are as follows :-

  • Use Problem Steps Recorder: This handy tool automatically records any mouse clicks and takes screenshots for you. If you need tech assistance with your computer, go to Run by typing Windows + R, and then type “psr.” Use the tool and by the time you are finished, you can send this information, neatly compiled automatically, to the person helping you with the issue. It will make the process of finding the problem much easier for them, which means you will be able to get your system up and running faster.
  • Find/Delete large files wasting space: A handy tool called WinDirStat (Windows Directory Statistics)can be used to easily find which files and folders are taking up the most space on your drive. From there, you can delete them and open up a ton of storage space.

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  • Reduce the number of programs running at startup: If your PC is taking too long to boot, it’s probably because you have far too many programs running at startup. Reducing this is easy, it will make your PC launch noticeably faster and lighter upon first load. To change the items running at startup, go to Run using the hotkey Windows key + R, and type “msconfig.” A small window will appear (see the screenshot below), select the Startup tab. From here you will be able to turn off many startup programs, which can shave several seconds (or minutes) off your boot time. (Note Windows 8 has moved this functionality to the Task Manager). Try to make sure you research what you are turning off as some processes might be needed by third party programs or drivers you have installed.

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  • Cloud backup important files: If you’re working on a critical paper for school, work, or any other major project, make sure you are backing up the file not just locally. You can use services like Dropbox, Google Drive, or any of the other popular cloud storage solution which will do the legwork for you on the background. Of course, you can also throw the files on a thumb drive or external HDD just to be safe but backing up to the cloud can be done seamlessly which is twice the advantage.

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24 Feb Raeanna Deploys TAMS

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Raeanna Deploys TAMS

Raeanna Nigeria Limited one of the leading wholly indigenous firm is Nigeria with expertise in the fields of Construction, Telecommunication and Power Generation aligns with TAMS to help manage its human resources from recruitment to retirement.

TAMS will remotely manage employee’s time attendance, payroll management/salary processing, shift and leave management as well as other human resources needs.

Furthermore, the salary processing enables direct remittance on salaries and other allowances, thus eliminating the burden of moving cash and facilitating compliance to the CBN’s cashless policy.

TAMS’ time-tested attendance, HRM, payroll and related functionalities enjoy acclaim across different sectors and business sizes as it saves organizations the burden of time theft, loss of productivity and

As we in TAMS, we are building our reputation on your satisfaction.

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23 Feb TIME MANAGEMENT

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Time Management

HOW DO YOU MANAGE TIME?

As defined in last week’s article titled Time Management:

Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.

“Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities. Mindtools…

Time is essential in planning and getting things done, people always complain about time not been enough unfortunately 24hours daily is what is needed to achieve set goals and targets, how it is now best used depends on how properly the 24hours bracket is been put to use to get better results. According to Michael Altshuher, “The bad news about time is, time flies but the good news is, you and i are the pilot. We can …manage it and direct it to land at a place called “on-time”-

Siting last week’s article achievers work smart by making time a priority to get things done as against the believe that working hard get things done. Hard work without time management limits actualization of goals and set targets.

Below are few listed effects of time management:

Poor customer service that may lead to loss of potential clients

Unexceptional outputs

Decline in productivity

Poor information management

Heightened stress levels

Proper time management will assist and curb the following:

Delegate Tasks

Prioritize Work

Avoid Procrastination

Schedule Tasks

Avoid Stress

Set up Deadlines

Avoid Multitasking

Start Early

Take Some Breaks

Learn to say No

In conclusion time management is key in planning, if not well managed affects individual, corporate or government’s outcome. Example is a government official does not need to use sirens that results to noise pollution when going for a function understanding our environment, all he needs do is to manage time properly by leaving early in order to arrive at events as at when due

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