01 Jun EMEL Joins TAMS

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Emel Building Materials, a one-stop-shop for all building materials, offering a wide array of high quality, competitively priced products for interiors and exteriors building solution has deployed the TAMS brand of workplace technologies .

With nine years of experience in the sector, Emel has emerged as a leading player in the building materials segment. Emel has services and products for construction of residential and commercial buildings, and cater to a variety of customers including dealers and end-users such as architects, developers, builders and construction companies.

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

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01 Jun Building a Workforce for National Development

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The role of workplace in contributing to national development cannot be undermined for any reason. This is so because workplace efficiency gives robust boost to the economy of a nation. If it is so that workplace productivity is an essential factor to consider when yearning for national development, then it is worthy to build a workforce that would foster efficiency in the productivity of work done.

Building an effective and sustainable workforce must be a deliberate effort carried out by employee managers of an organization. Be it in house or outsourced, efforts geared towards improving the workforce of an organization should not be such carried out haphazardly.

To better achieve this, it essential to develop and have in place a workforce plan that is followed to achieve set goals. One of the ways to achieve this is by setting up a strategic plan. Since it begins with having a strategic plan, this will be best achieved by knowing the business annual goal and plan as well as what it is required from resources to achieve the set goals.

The next step is to analyse your current workplace profile. This is by looking at the present staff and their individual strength, and then compare alongside with the organizational goal to know where there are strength in the workforce and where you have weaknesses. Developing an action plan that will take into consideration all necessary findings as it relates to the business plan and the workplace profile is the next step towards having an efficient workforce.

After having designed an workable action plan, the next will be to implement the action plan by ensuring there all that needs to be done to achieve the strategic planning are being done appropriately. The last step of building a workforce that will be able to bring value to national development is to monitor,  evaluate the results gotten from all the efforts carried out and then revise the plan where necessary.

Building a workforce towards workplace productivity that will have a positive effect on national development has to be deliberate and well planned. Develop your plan today and make sure it resonates with your organizational goals and workplace profile.

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25 May IKEDC Gets On TAMS

ikedc 2Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution network, Ikeja Electric has joined TAMS brand of workplace technologies.

The electric distribution network which powers lives and businesses with innovation and unwavering drive for excellence deploys TAMS at its Ikeja branch to manage workers productivity and timeliness.

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

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25 May 10 Safety Tips When Driving In the Rain

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Keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times!

Turn on your headlights.

Keep a minimum of a good five car length from the car in front of you.

Be aware of hydroplaning.

Avoid flooded roads.

Turn on the defroster if the windshield begins to fog.

Be aware that brakes can be affected by water

Watch for splashing from potholes and pools of water that accumulate at clogged storm drain pipes and low areas of the pavement.

Culled from http://punchng.com/10-safety-tips-driving-rain/

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25 May Workplace Productivity Aids National Development

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When discourse about National Development  are being made, employers and employees hardly find where development and growth of a country resonates with what they do. The reality has however shown that workplace productivity goes a long way to affect not only employees, employers, organization but also has a great effect on the economy.

According to Department of Labour “Workplace productivity simply refers to the willingness at all levels to keep learning and investing in skills. In a productive workplace everyone’s role is valued and all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas”.

Workplace productivity aids national development in different ways. One of those ways is by improving and impacting the economy of a nation. When the workforce improve on their skill set, their delivery on the job enhance the overall output of an organization which in turn contribute to the robustness of the economy; and with a good economy, there is decrease in unemployment while raising the standard of living for everyone.

One way to measure the role of workplace productivity to national development is to examine the typical loss of the nation to strike actions. In 2015 in a report covered by Vanguard, the Nigerian government lost 1.3 Billion Naira daily during the strike of oil workers. Also the National Bureau of Statistics in the report of Daily Trust in 2012 said the Nigerian government lost 207 Billion Naira in a eight days strike action against the fuel subsidy removal. These are indicators to workplace effective productiveness helps grow the economy of a nation.

Improve workplace productivity. Not only does higher productivity mean higher profits, over the long run sustained productivity also means driven and satisfied employees. One of the most important ways that productivity can be improved is through ensuring that employees have all of the tools (especially up-to-date technology) and resources they need to complete their work. Another key factor is keeping workers happy with their jobs, which can be accomplished through praise, flexible scheduling and creative project assignments.

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11 May Saving your eyes from smartphone strain

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Your smartphone is a welcome sight. Literally, If you are one of those people who glance at their smartphone 150 times a day, chances are your eyes are paying the price for your screen addiction. Staring at your smartphone – or tablet, e-reader or laptop for too long can lead to tired, itchy, dry eyes, and even blurred vision and headaches. Think zombie eyes and you’re there.

Luckily, you can minimise inevitable digital eyestrain by blending a few simple, healthy habits into your smartphone-gazing routine.

Here are seven easy ways to give your eyes a break during your all those smartphone marathon sessions.

Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend to blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare lovingly at our precious smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by blinking about 10 times every 20 minutes or so and you should be good to go. Bonus: Blinking often helps refocus your eyes, too.

Minimise glare. Unless you have a smartphone equipped with anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen protector film, you’re probably coping with a fair amount of annoying reflective glare. The fix is easy and inexpensive: Buy an anti-reflective coating and (carefully) slap it on your smartphone screen. You can find them on Amazon.com and in most mobile service provider stores. Bonus: Anti-glare screen protectors also fend off fingerprints.

Take breaks. It sounds scary, right? Nevertheless, your eyes will thank you. By now, you have probably heard of the 20-20-20 rule. The concept is to take a break from looking at your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while looking at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles (and gives you ample time to contemplate which fun, new iPhone or Android app you will play with next).

Adjust your brightness. Having your screen too bright or too dark stresses your eyes out and can cause problems maintaining focus. To eliminate either issue in about a matter of seconds, simply go into your smartphone settings and adjust your screen brightness so that it will be about the same as the light level in your physical environment. Wait – that is unless you’re in the pitch black dark squinting at your smartphone in bed, which, by the way, can lead to insomnia and less sex).

Tweak your text size and contrast. Adjusting your smartphone text contrast and size also provides a little much-needed relief. It makes it easier to read web content, email messages, calendar appointments and everything else on your phone.

Hold your smartphone farther away. It’s okay. You don’t have to put it all the way down. We promise. Most people tend to hold their smartphones only about eight inches from their faces. It’s not good. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break. It might feel funny at first but shouldn’t take long to get used to.

Culled From Punch Online

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11 May My role in National Development

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Productivity is one of the drivers of sustainable development, and it is the prime of employee’s role in national development. An employer might also want to ask, what is my role in national development? Since productivity for employees borders on continuous learning, opening the mind to innovation and being ready to tap into the wealth of opportunities offered in this digital age.  

For an employer, the role to play in national development is to support and help employees attain their productivity goal. The best employers of all time has not always been credited to organizations that pay the most but by organizations that are compassionate about the wellbeing of the employees after having realised that the growth and the development of the employees brings great addition to the quality of the organization and the overall productivity result.

Regardless of being small, medium or large organizations, employers of labour must take note of government policies and work closely with the government to see to the compliance of business to governmental rules as well as promoting good work ethics including transparency, accountability, responsiveness and so on.

Since productivity is the nation-state development focus of the workforce, employers are to measure the extent of productivity of workers through talent management, improvement of workplace process with the right technological tools, and of course boost performance with compensation and benefits.

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11 May Roding Healthcare Limited onboards TAMS for Employee Productivity

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Roding Healthcare Limited has joined the TAMS network of applications.

The subsidiary of The Roding Medical Centre limited, is a healthcare solution provider incorporated in Nigeria to satisfy individual and corporate organization healthcare needs.

TAMS is a time-management continues to help organizations get more productivity while spending less. The integrated human resources solution is designed to help organisations of all sizes and in all sectors transit from manual systems and spreadsheets to a web-based, automated and customizable human resource information system. With over 1,000 clients in different parts of Nigeria and Ghana, TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use. It is interesting to note that attributes such as these have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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05 May AASL Joins TAMS

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Agrale AUtomated Services Limited, specialised in automotive services with two offices in Odunlami and Broad street in Lagos, has joined the TAMS brand of workplace technologies.

TAMS as a time-management based human resource solution that helps organizations get more productivity for less in terms of cost. The award-winning integrated HRM solution is designed to help organisations of all sizes and in all sectors transit from manual systems and spreadsheets to a web-based, automated and customizable human resource information system.

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

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05 May Preventing Malaria

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In his recent twitter update, Bill gates tweeted “In 2016, sharks killed four people in the entire world. Diseases spread by mosquitoes killed more than half a million people.” This is to show the deadly nature of malaria. Here are some tips to help you prevent malaria.

  •         Controlling mosquito breeding;
  •         Preventing mosquitoes from biting people;
  •         Killing adult mosquitoes before they bite people;
  •         Killing malaria parasites in the blood before they can cause malaria. This is referred to as chemoprophylaxis;
  •         Early diagnosis, timely and adequate treatment of all Malaria cases.

Prevention of malaria can aim at either:

  •         preventing infection, by avoiding bites by parasite-carrying mosquitoes, or
  •         preventing disease, by using antimalarial drugs prophylactically. The drugs do not prevent initial infection through a mosquito bite, but they prevent the development of malaria parasites in the blood, which are the forms that cause disease. This type of prevention is also called “suppression.”
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