proudly Naija1Over the years, a key economic challenge that has confronted every new administration in Nigeria is the issue of creating an enabling economic environment for locally made products and services. The new administration with its change mantra, is toeing the same line.

Notwithstanding the traction that globalization, along with the free movement of goods and services, is gaining in international trade, some countries have gone ahead to develop policies to protect and encourage local manufacturers, service providers and innovators. Although, growing in stature and influence as a key player in international business, China was said to have strategically locked down her borders to stem the influx of foreign goods and extensively promote locally made goods.

Owing to such a bold, though unpopular move, China has emerged as the world’s largest manufacturer of technology produce. People and businesses from all corners of the globe visit China to make orders which, in turn, boosts the economy significantly, thus engendering a high GDP and increased job opportunities, in addition to a low rate of inflation, among other benefits.

While quality control and reduced cost of production would help in no small measure to enhance locally made Nigerian goods, the potentialities for improvement are well recognized. A visit to the Onitsha market, the biggest clothes market in West Africa, presents a rich tapestry of talents in production, design, distribution, and the entire value chain of the business.

Truth be told, poor power and infrastructure are enough headaches to dissuade anyone venturing into technology, yet right in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, a young Nigerian with a passion for productivity, Afolabi Abiodun, applied himself and his team to develop the time attendance management systems (TAMS®), a human resource software that reduces administrative effort and increases data quality by way of a seamless user experience.

Abiodun’s capacity and resourcefulness to adapt global technology to local needs has positioned the time attendance management systems (TAMS®), an end-to-end human resource solution configured to meet an organization’s need for optimized productivity, facility patrol and security management, as a must-have tool for operational efficiency.
TAMS® enables the user to access and manage employee information from any location via the computer and other intelligent devices, including iPad, laptop, mobile phones etc.

While Nigerians in the Diaspora- such as Saheed Adepoju, Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Jelani Aliyu, Shehu Saleh Balami, and many more – continue to make waves in their respective fields of endeavor, government at the local front must not jettison its commitment to motivate local manufacturers and innovators by fully patronizing their work while further encouraging the citizenry to do same. In such a scenario, the Nigerian economy is a strong beneficiary through increased returns on investment and increase employment, which in turn reduces redundancy and poverty amongst the bulging youth population.

Visit www.tams.com.ng for more information on TAMS or call 08083846345, 08054539109

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What is time management?

It is a set of principles, practices, skills, tools and systems that help you use your time to accomplish what you want.

Personal time is mostly referred to as “free time” or the time we haven’t already traded away. Good personal time management skills is what allows an individual to be productive and make progress in different spheres of life, and still retain control over stress and energy levels.

Why is time management important for personal upliftment?

Time management is important for your personal life and career success. It teaches you how to manage your time effectively and make the most of it.

Here are a few of the reasons why it is so important, and how it can help you use and manage your time more advantageously:

1. Time is a special resource that you cannot store or save for later use. Everyone has the exact same amount of time each day. Time not well used cannot be retrieved.

2. Most people, feel like they have too much to do and not enough time. They blame lack of time for their poor finances, stress, bad relationships, and for not exercising their body.
Wise personal time management can help you find the time for what you desire, and for what you need to do.

3. You need time to get what you want out of life. If you wait for extra time to appear, you might lose the game of life. Through right time management, you can “create” the time you need, and not just wait for it to come. By planning your time wisely, you will have more time to do more things.

4. Personal time management will help you set up your priorities.

5. Time is limited to 24 hours a day, so plan your life wisely.

6. Personal time management helps you make conscious choices, so you can spend more of your time doing things that are important and valuable to you.

7. You can learn to find the time for the things that are important to you. Even a small amount of time once a day, or even once a week, will take you closer to your goals, and you will be surprised at the progress you make.

8. You become more productive using improved time management skills and tools, and can accomplish more with less effort and time. Time management can help you reduce wasted time and energy, help you become more creative and productive, and enable you to do the right thing at the right time. This will of course lead to more balance and fulfillment in your life.

9. Life today presents so many distractions, and therefore, it is very easy to lose time on unimportant activities. Ask yourself, is watching this or that TV program, reading this or that gossip or participating in a certain activity is going to add anything to your life. Is the time spent on a particular activity well spent, or is just a waste of time and energy?

10. Life puts in front of everyone so many choices each day, and the question is, do you follow what appears on your way, or do you consciously choose what you want to do?

11. A certain degree of detachment and inner peace are useful in managing your time effectively. They help you avoid spending too much emotional and mental energy on what people say and think about you. They help you stay calm, despite distractions or difficulties, and this saves you a lot of time and energy, which you can spend on better and more rewarding activities.

In conclusion there are many things you can do and tools to use to manage your time effectively. There is a lot of time wasted each day, which can be put to better uses. There are changes you can make, which will effectively increase the time you have at your disposal every day.

Thinking, planning, finding out how others manage their time, and reading books and articles on time management, will develop these skills and give you good ideas.

Among the many changes that you can make to manage your time, there is one that is important and easily available, and that is getting up early in the morning. Give up watching TV late at night, reduce time on chat mediums on social media and go to sleep a little earlier than usual. It will then be easier to wake up earlier.

Even waking up only 15 minutes earlier would be great. It is a time of quietude, before everyone else wakes up, which you can devote to reading, meditating, exercising, or planning your day.
To get rid of the feeling that you have much to do and not enough time, try to feel and to think, as if you have all the time in the world.

This kind of thinking would enable you to focus on what you are doing, without stress and strain.
Always plan your time well and don’t waste it on useless matters. Be careful not to procrastinate, and do everything in the best way you can, with focus and attention.

Culled from http://www.successconsciousness.com/blog/time-management/importance-of-time-management/

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05 Apr Hassle-free Performance Measurement

As a business grows and more employees are added, the use of manual methods to record, track and report time and attendance, naturally becomes cumbersome. With so many tasks vying for the attention of the human resources administrator, effective tracking tends to swing between difficult and impossible.

But why should an organization bother about ensuring that its employees are present and actively involved in what they have been employed to do in the first place?

Research shows that organizations lose more than 25% on employee ROI due to lateness and absenteeism. That is why it is pertinent to ensure that employees are actively engaged by channeling their time and energies towards optimum productivity. To do this however, would require much more than manual record keeping. It involves the use of an automated attendance tracking solution, which is simple and easy-to-use. It deploys biometric technology via fingerprints, electronic cards, passcodes, facial recognition, and so on.

Biometric time and attendance systems are now one of the most powerful applications used in organizations of all sizes and business types. With automated workflow and notifications, management can stay updated with complete information of log-ins and log-outs.

Focusing on key metrics helps to streamline assigned tasks which, in turn, enhances productivity and efficient time management, with benefits such as: tracking actual minutes worked; reduction of administrative overhead costs; equality and fairness whereby employees are paid for actual minutes worked; eliminating so-called “buddy punching” thus preventing employee time-theft. By going paperless, your organization would ensure improved productivity and flexibility, while at the same time, reduce error rate and eliminate cost.


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04 Apr Quiz one for the month of april


  1. As part of the company’s efforts to sensitize Nigerians on the virtues of being time-conscious, the company will be holding its first…. hint?
    • What is the name of the event?
    • When and where will the event be holding?
    • What is the theme of the event?
    • List 5 speakers that will be at the event. hint?
  2. List 5 benefits of Automated Time & Attendance Tracking Solution hint?
    • Briefly Explain 2

Kindly note that all questions are from our previous posts.

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29 Mar SB Telecoms Tackles African Time Syndrome With TAMS Summit

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Source:- Leadership News Paper, Page 18, Sat 26th March

As part of efforts to sensitise Nigerians on the virtues of being time-consciousness and its benefits, SB Telecoms & Devices would host the inaugural edition of its high-level time management summit tagged “Time Attendance Management System (TAMS)” on May 19, 2016.

The summit was inspired by the success and acceptance of the company’s TAMS software, a robust cloud-based time and attendance management application that allows organisations to centrally monitor the attendance of their employees across multi-locations from any part of the world.

At the summit scheduled to hold in Lagos, leaders of thought from reputable global institutions of learning, as well as the public and private sectors of the economy will address a curious national devotion to the ‘African time’ syndrome. The theme of the summit which will focus on the virtue and value of efficient time-management is “From African Time to On Time”.

During the summit, leaders of thought in attendance will evaluate Nigeria’s time-keeping culture and proffer solutions to the problems identified in order to improve human capital efficiency across all sectors of the economy, thereby reducing time lost due to procrastination and boosting the national productivity level.

Chief executive officer, SB Telecoms & Devices, Mr. Afolabi Abiodun, said: “In today’s Nigeria, the ‘African Time’ syndrome has become the norm rather than the exception. It has devotees across all sectors of the economy with institutional and national inefficiency as the visible output.

“As a people we have always excused this away by blaming the unreliable public transport system, poor road networks or traffic jams.

“The goal of the TAMS summit, which was inspired by the acceptance and success of our TAMS application which has solved this same problem for over 1000 organisations, is to question the status quo. We believe this to be the significant first step required to make Nigerians more time-conscious, thereby improving our national productivity level.”

He added that the summit will bring together senior business leaders, government functionaries, eggheads from leading global institutions and other influencers, in order to provide a robust platform for them review and proffer solutions to the embarrassing ‘African Time’ malaise that is causing both the public and private sectors of the economy huge losses in revenue and productivity.

Culled from https:https://uncova.com/sb-telecoms-tackles-african-time-syndrome-with-tams-summit

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Administering organization’s Time and Attendance should be a simple and efficient process. For many smaller businesses, however, this isn’t always the case. It may start that way, but as employees are added and the business grows, the manual methods of recording, tracking, and reporting time and attendance can rapidly become overwhelming.

The growth in every organization in terms of number makes it tedious for the admin personnel or the HRM to effectively manage her workforce due to other task assigned which he needs to closely and effectively monitor and attend to. One needs to be able to multi-switch by combining all task assigned, to effectively manage the workforce of every organization without hitch organizations needs to go auto in tracking and managing employees’ time and attendance.

Maintaining and effectively tracking employees time and attendance is a challenging task, the automated attendance tracking solution is simple and user friendly to use which eradicates all form of manual attendance tracking as a result of going biometrics by taking attendance via fingerprints, electronic cards, passcodes, facial recognition etc.

Biometric time and attendance systems have become one of the most powerful applications of the biometric technology and are widely used. With the automated workflow and notifications the management can stay updated with the complete information of the time approved, log-ins, log-outs and approvals. Thus focusing on this will help to streamline task assigned which in turn takes less time hence increasing productivity and efficient time management.

The auto time tracking solutions varies with different benefits which are listed below:-

  • Calculate your savings. Track actual minutes worked. Eliminate wasted labor minutes.
  • Cut administrative Over Head costs. Automate time tracking and eliminate administrative overhead cost.
  • Increase productivity. Pay employees for minutes worked only.  No late arrivals and early departures.
  • Eliminate so-called “Buddy Punching”. Prevent employee time theft.
  • Simple online editing. Log in from any workstation to easily manage data online.
  • Reduce labor costs. Dramatically reduce your cost of labor.
  • Easy setup and operation. Typical hardware can be set up in a matter of minutes.


To effectively improve and manage your workforce you need to go auto, going auto in work force management leads to total eradication of paperwork. With the aid of third party applications such as HRM and Payroll in your biometrics solution be rest assured that you are completely going paperless which will lead to improved productivity and flexibility, reduced error rate and eliminate cost while also enjoying the benefits listed above.




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24 Mar Ogbechie To Deliver Lecture On Time Management

diamond-bank-Dr-OgbechieChairman, Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Chris Ogbechie, has confirmed his readiness to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural edition of the Time Attendance Management System (TAMS) Summit.

The summit, which will take place in May at MUSON Centre in Lagos, under the theme “From African Time To On Time:  A paradigm Shift” is a high-level time management meeting organised by SB Telecoms & Devices as part of an effort to create awareness on the need for Nigerians to become more time conscious.

Speaking on the need for the summit, Chief Executive Officer, SB Telecoms & Devices, Mr. Afolabi Abiodun, said it has become imperative to address the growing culture of lateness by African which are occasioned by the belief that there exist an African time which has led to loss of productive hours.

Abiodun said: “In today’s Nigeria, the syndrome of African time has become the norm rather than the exception. As a people, we have always used this as an excuse for late-coming. The malaise is worsened by unreliable public transport system, poor road networks or traffic jams and lack of sanction.

“The goal of the TAMS Summit is to question the status quo. We believe this to be the significant first step required to make Nigerians more time conscious thereby improving our national productivity level. It was inspired by the acceptance and success of our TAMS application which has solved this same problem for over 1,000 organisations.”

The summit is expected to attract thought leaders from reputable global institutions of learning as well as the public and private sectors of the economy. They are expected to evaluate Nigerians’ curious devotion to the African Time syndrome and proffer solutions to the problems identified in order to improve human capital efficiency across all sectors of the economy, reducing time lost to procrastination and boosting the national productivity level.

Panelists who are expected to discuss and deliberate on the theme include Managing Director, Wakanow.com; Obinna Ekezie, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Ace Dry Cleaners& Laundry, Mr. Eniibukun Adedayo,; and, Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Taxi and Metro Bus. Mr. Niyi Oguntoyinbo,  Director SEED Centre of Stanford University, Ms. Karen Bysiewicz, Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Mrs. Bukky George PAU, Mrs. Nneka  Okekearu, Chairman CIPM Lagos Branch, Reverend Olutoyin Senbore, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HealthPlus Nigeria Limited, will be the chairperson of the occasion.

TAMS is a robust cloud-based time and attendance management application that allows organisations to centrally monitor the attendance of their employees across multi-locations from any part of the world.

Culled from : http://independentnig.com/2016/03/ogbechie-deliver-lecture-time-management/#sthash.huYqkiec.wxp2csPR.dpuf

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22 Mar Managing Shift



TAMS Shift Management module optimally plan and schedule the shifts of any workforce management team.  Our solutions compile a 360-degree view of each employee, including their unique skills, availability, preferences and service requirements for assets. Create scheduling rules based on your company policies or regulatory requirements, find trends and patterns due to integration with attendance management, set alerts to warn of problems, and automatically apply them to your schedules.

Our shift management module is designed to help you optimize staff scheduling by automating even the most complicated tasks. From scheduling to optimizing to mobile apps for field workers, our solution helps balance your staff with your customers’ needs and your company’s service objectives. Our shift management software puts everything at your fingertips, automatically determining who needs to be where and when, and what they need to do when they get there. The result is a cost-effective, operationally efficient scheduling system that harmoniously blends every factor impacting your operation.

Shift is an essential part in the TAMS application that helps the application to recognize the expected days and times that an employee is to clock in and out on the biometric device. Just before the attendance feature can be put into use, the administrator is supposed to appropriately configure and assign the various shifts that would be used in the organization.
Under the Shift Management module, you can find the following sub-modules:

  1. Day Shifts
  2. Night Shifts
  3. Weekly Shifts
  4. Monthly Shifts

Shift Name:  An identifier for that shift being created.
Clock Time: The expected time for employees in this shift to clock in and clock out.
Break Time: The time between for breaking in and out
Clock-In/Out Reminder:  If clock-in reminder was enabled in
Select Shift Days: Select days from Monday to Sunday (You can select multiple days by holding down the shift button and clicking the days)

Different shifts can be created depending on organization and assigned accordingly to every staff. Both day and night shifts can also be created for staffs that are involved in both shifts probably for a stipulated period of time.

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21 Mar QUIZ




  1. List 4 body feature which can be captured with Biometric devices.
  2. State 5 advantages of Biometrics over the usual traditional way of attendance.
  3. List 4 ways the tams application encourage Eco-friendly environment.

Kindly note that all questions are from our previous posts. HINT?

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