29 Jun Megalectrics Extends TAMS

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Megalectrics, One of Nigeria foremost fully owned indigenous company is reputed to be one of the fore runners in the media space having in her chain of brands Classic Fm, Beat Fm and Naija Fm. To manage her workforce across all locationws, Megalectris has expanded its usage of the TAMS web application by adding one more location to the time management human resource solution.

With over 1,000 clients in different parts of Nigeria and West Africa, TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use; attributes that have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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29 Jun 7 Ways To Stay Healthy During The Rainy Season

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The rainy season is in full force and we have some reprieve from the daily heat. While everything is cool and green, sadly, this season also comes with some health concerns. Colds, the flu, cholera, dengue fever (Yes, Dengue fever!), food and water infections are more prevalent during the rains. Never one to let a bit of water stop us from living life to the fullest, here are our tips to keep you feeling bright and sunny even though the Mother Nature feels otherwise.

1. Stay Protected

Have you ever wondered why people get more colds when they get soaked by the rain? Researchers found that chilling the body, especially the feet, can cause cold symptoms to appear in someone already prone to the cold virus. A theory is that in a bid to preserve warmth, the body restricts blood flow to our extremities including the nose. This results in a cold nose which cold viruses prefer! Our tip –don’t get caught out in the rain without a way to protect yourself.

2. Step up the ‘Special C’

Vitamin C, either in natural form or as a food supplement helps to speed up recovery from the cold virus. While it is still being debated among doctors whether Vitamin C is a cure for cold, a healthy supply is never a bad thing as it helps support your antibodies and reduce the severity of cold. Try to include red and green peppers, papaya and pineapple into your diet as they are good sources of vitamin C.

3. Take a shower
Seems counterproductive right? Why get wet again after getting wet? However taking a shower (a hot/warm one is even better) after you have been caught in the rain will slowly raise your body temperature whilst also getting rid of the germs and protecting you from many infections.If you don’t feel like having a shower, try soaking your feet in warm water.

4. Go for steamy fluids
In this season, you can do no wrong with hot drinks – it’s already cold out there. Our personal favourite is green tea or hot chocolate. A bowl of hot soup isn’t a bad idea either and even offers an opportunity to practice your chicken pepper soup cooking skills. This can prevent you from catching cold or other infections that occur due to sudden changes in body temperature.

5. Keep it clean and tidy
In the rainy season, people are more likely to stay indoors and close the windows to stay warm. While this may seem nice and cosy, it’s important to note that germs are more likely to spread so hygiene is key. Keep your environment clean and sanitized. Even if you catch a cold, keep your hands clean by washing them regularly or use a hand sanitizer.

6. Love H20
It’s normal to drink less water as you’re not as thirsty in the cool temperature. However, don’t wait to get thirsty before drinking water – you’re already dehydrated by then. Staying hydrated even in reduced temperatures will help you drain toxins from your body because you’ll feel an even greater need to pee regularly.

7. Watch what you eat
Keep nutrition in mind and avoid eating street food during the rainy season as much as you can. Do more home cooked meals and maintain high hygienic standards in the kitchen.The list can go on and on but with these 7 tips, your chances of staying healthy during the daily showers are higher, whether you’re at home, work, or just having a nice time outdoors.

Culled from https://www.avonhealthcare.com/7-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-the-rainy-season/

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29 Jun uFACE 800 Time Attendance Biometrics Device

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The uFace800 dual mode biometric time and attendance terminal includes both a camera for facial recognition and a fingerprint capture device for versatile and secure biometric applications.

The terminal supports up to:
• 1200 facial templates
• 2000 fingerprint templates
• Up to 10,000 cards
• Up to 100,000 stored punches

Features

• Stores up to 1200 facial and 2000 fingerprint templates
• Multi-language capable
• Fast verification speed in either mode
• Advanced, user-friendly interface
• Battery backup, allowing approximately 4 hours of continuous operation
• New Framework firmware allows easily extended functions to customize to specific end user requirements
• Single facial template is registered per user
• WiFi Standard
• Presented photo detection: able to distinguish between live image and photo

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29 Jun TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE

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It seems that there is never enough time in the day. But, since we all get the same 24 hours, why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? The answer lies in good time management.

The highest achievers manage their time exceptionally well, good time management requires an important shift in focus from activities to results: being busy isn’t the same as being effective. (Ironically, the opposite is often closer to the truth.)

Spending your day in a frenzy of activity often achieves less, because you’re dividing your attention between so many different tasks. Good time management lets you work smarter – not harder – so you get more done in less time.

What is “Time Management?”

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

It may seem counter-intuitive to dedicate precious time to learning about time management, instead of using it to get on with your work, but the benefits are enormous:

  • Greater productivity and efficiency.
  • A better professional reputation.
  • Less stress.
  • Increased opportunities for advancement.
  • Greater opportunities to achieve important life and career goals.

Failing to manage your time effectively can have some very undesirable consequences:

  • Missed deadlines.
  • Inefficient work flow.
  • Poor work quality.
  • A poor professional reputation and a stalled career.

Practice the following techniques to become the master of your own time:

  1. Carry a schedule and record all your thoughts, conversations and activities for a week. This will help you understand how much you can get done during the course of a day and where your precious moments are going. You’ll see how much time is actually spent producing results and how much time is wasted on unproductive thoughts, conversations and actions.
  2. Any activity or conversation that’s important to your success should have a time assigned to it. To-do lists get longer and longer to the point where they’re unworkable. Appointment books work. Schedule appointments with yourself and create time blocks for high-priority thoughts, conversations, and actions. Schedule when they will begin and end. Have the discipline to keep these appointments.
  3. Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results.
  4. Schedule time for interruptions. Plan time to be pulled away from what you’re doing. Take, for instance, the concept of having “office hours.” Isn’t “office hours” another way of saying “planned interruptions?”
  5. Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don’t start your day until you complete your time plan. The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time.
  6. Take five minutes before every call and task to decide what result you want to attain. This will help you know what success looks like before you start. And it will also slow time down. Take five minutes after each call and activity to determine whether your desired result was achieved. If not, what was missing? How do you put what’s missing in your next call or activity?
  7. Put up a “Do not disturb” sign when you absolutely have to get work done.
  8. Practice not answering the phone just because it’s ringing and e-mails just because they show up. Disconnect instant messaging. Don’t instantly give people your attention unless it’s absolutely crucial in your business to offer an immediate human response. Instead, schedule a time to answer email and return phone calls.
  9. Block out other distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business.
  10. Remember that it’s impossible to get everything done. Also remember that odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results.

 

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22 Jun THE PLACE EXTENDS TAMS

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Managing employee in the hospitality industry is quite tedious considering the herculean task involved in managing employee from recruitment to retirement hence why one of the foremost hospitality company in Nigeria has since 2016 adopted TAMS into her operation to manage 11 locations across Lagos and has further added one of their newly location on TAMS .

Reputed for a swift customer centric delivery defiance, The Place Restaurant has 12 locations in Lagos Nigeria and run in her chain of business a night club, bar and hotel with a staff strength of more than 1000 employees; whose productivity has been enhanced by the TAMS application.

TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use; attributes that have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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22 Jun Quick Tips for Excelling at Work

 

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by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. LiveCareer Staff Writer

  1. Learn how to perform your job well.
  2.  Work hard.
  3.  Act professionally.
  4.  Express a positive attitude.
  5.  Take initiative.
  6. Be a good team player.
  7. Know your boss.
  8. Understand your employer.
  9. Take (constructive) criticism gracefully.
  10. Cultivate relationships.
  11. Take opportunities to learn new skills.
  12. Be part of the solution.
  13. Avoid gossip.
  14. Volunteer for new projects.
  15. Mentor new employees and younger workers.

Culled from https://www.livecareer.com/career/advice/jobs/15-excelling-work-tips

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22 Jun HR Analytics Every Manager Should Know About

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It goes without saying that people are vital to the success of any company. There’s no doubt that any business which can attract the right competencies, manage talent effectively, utilize capacity efficiently, and retain employees is setting itself up for long-term success.

HR departments are generating more data than ever before but at the same time they often struggle to turn their data into valuable insights. This post builds on the key business analytics tools, which might make good additional background reading. Here is the list of HR analytics every manager should know about:

Capability analytics

The success of your business depends on the level of expertise and skill of your workforce. Capability analytics is a talent management process that allows you to identify the capabilities or core competencies you want and need in your business. Once you know what those capabilities are you can compare them to the capabilities you have in place at the moment to see if you have any gaps.

Competency acquisition analytics

Talent matters, but the acquisition and management of talent are often critical factors in business growth. Competency acquisition analytics is the process of assessing how well or otherwise your business acquires the desired competencies. You need to start by identifying the core competencies your business requires now and in the future. Then assess the current levels of these competencies within your business and identify any gaps. You can then monitor how effective you are at developing these competencies in-house or spotting and recruiting candidates with those competencies.

Capacity analytics

Capacity affects revenue. Capacity analytics seeks to establish how operationally efficient people are in a business, e.g. are people spending too much time on admin and not enough on more profitable work, or are individuals stretched far too thin? It also allows businesses to establish how much capacity they have to grow?

Corporate culture analytics

Culture is notoriously difficult to pin point and even harder to change. It is essentially the collective (often unspoken) rules, systems and patterns of behavior that embody your business. Corporate culture analytics is therefore the process of assessing and understanding more about your corporate culture or the different cultures that exists across your organization. This then allows you to track changes in culture you would like to make, understand how the culture is changing, create early warning systems to detect toxic cultures in their development and ensure you are recruiting people that don’t clash with the corporate culture.

Recruitment channel analytics

Employees represent the greatest cost and greatest opportunity in most businesses. Recruitment channel analytics is the process of working out where your best employees come from and what recruitment channels are most effective. Recruitment channel analytics will involve some historical assessment of employee value using KPIS such as human capital value added and return per employee. Surveys and entry interviews are also useful sources of data.

Leadership analytics

Poor leadership, whether of a business, division or team costs money and prevents a business from fulfilling its potential. Leadership analytics unpacks the various dimensions of leadership performance via data to uncover the good, the bad and the ugly. Data about leadership performance can be gained through the use of surveys, focus groups, employee interviews or ethnography.

Employee performance analytics

Your business needs capable high-performing employees to survive and thrive. Employee performance analytics seeks to assess individual employee performance. The resulting insights can identify who is performing well and who may need some additional training or support in order to raise their game. Today, we have many innovative ways of collecting and analyzing performance, from crowd sourced performance assessments to big data analytics.

Culled from https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2016/03/01/the-8-hr-analytics-every-manager-should-know-about/2/#1cef315b70a7

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08 Jun Bukka Hut add More Branches on TAMS

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One of Nigeria’s leading fast food restaurant, Bukka Hut, has expanded its usage of the TAMS web application by adding one more strategic business unit to the time management human resource solution.

Reputed for providing quality meals while focusing on exceptional customer service in a healthy and clean environment, with a staff strength of more than 100 employees; whose productivity has been enhanced by the TAMS application.  

With over 1,000 clients in different parts of Nigeria and West Africa, TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use; attributes that have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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07 Jun FAQs on TAMS

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FAQS ON TAMS

What is TAMS?

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.

How effective is TAMS?

Customer experience and testimonials have attested to the positive impact of TAMS on improved employee return on investment whereby absenteeism, time theft and employee laxity are easily detected while committed employees are rewarded through the TAMS Productivity Assessment (TPA).

Is TAMS mainly a time attendance solution?

No. TAMS is a complete human resource management tool with a bouquet of services and modules that enhance employee performance and engagement. Among others, TAMS has the following: Leave and Exemption Management, Appraisal Management, KPI Management, Employee Training Management, Automated Alert System, Direct Remittance Payroll System, Job Cloud for recruitment, Verification and Identity Management, TAMS Mobile App. Others are Electronic Voting, Event Management, Asset Management, Reports & Statistics.

How do I access TAMS?

You can access TAMS on your desktop, laptop, mobile phones, tablets and any smart device through www.tams.com.ng

Can I upload paper attendance to TAMS?

Yes you can through the TAMS upload attendance record. (N/B: Clients are mostly advised to get the TAMS biometrics device for more accuracy).

Is my record on the device safe in case of device damage?

Yes, your records are safe as all transactions are pulled from the device to the TAMS application. All records pulled from the device are automatically saved in the cloud (server) which can be retrieved when the device is repaired or when you get a new one.

Is my record safe from hackers?

Yes it is. TAMS is hacker-proof and is certified by comodo, the global leader in cyber security solutions.

How does the device connect to TAMS application?

Connectivity between the device and TAMS is powered by GPRS or a client’s in-house internet (LAN) provision.

Would transaction pull when I have internet downtime on the device?

All transactions remain stored on the device pending the downtime period. As soon as internet connectivity is established it pulls all records automatically to TAMS.

Can I use TAMS without the internet?

TAMS has an Enterprise version, which is installed on client’s on-premise computer and can be integrated into client’s network infrastructure or LAN. However, a network hub can be created if such infrastructure is not in place. A robust and scalable system with configurable workflows, custom reports and seamless processes, TAMS Enterprise is a direct replica of the web-based solution.

Does TAMS have limitations to number of users?

TAMS can accommodate as many users as possible.

Can TAMS be integrated with third party applications?

Yes, it can. Providers of the third party solution need to be contacted by client to enable a seamless integration.

Is it possible to host TAMS internally?

Yes, it is possible.

What does TAMS training or aftersales support look like?

Training and or support are conducted by a Certified TAMS Expert (CTE) through any of the following training options: Online via platforms like Skype, TeamViewer, etc. (free); Off-site where client visits the TAMS office (free); and On-site where CTE personnel visits client’s premise (paid).

How do I get started on TAMS?

Email info@tams-ng.com or call 0805 200 4320. You can also visit www.tams.com.ng to request a product demo and call any of these numbers 0805 453 9109 or 0808 384 6345 to take you through the functionalities while running you through the demo.

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07 Jun Security Tips

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  • Install access control to restrict intruders
  • Set up CCTV surveillance system
  • Install turnstile to control high traffic
  • Install barrier gates to control vehicular movement
  • Install intruder alarm system to complement the access control system
  • Setup visitors management system to track and keep records of visitors from time to time.
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