12 Sep REVOLVING HRM TECH TREND

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Human resource software helps businesses complete vital scheduling, performance tracking, recruiting and payroll tasks. There are two major options out there: you can install conventional computer-based applications on your local network (i.e. PCs or network servers) or access web-based/cloud based HR software through your browser.

In recent times, organizations with multiple locations are gradually keying into the cloud based HRM solution due to its user friendly features and the ability to manage employees from their recruitment days to retirement/retrenchment/resignation or termination days centrally from a location.

When purchasing a solution to enhance productivity, it is crucial to have a basic knowledge of what you are buying, hence why this article shares with you the advantages of a cloud based HRM software. Below are some of the advantages you will get using the cloud based solution;

After your business signs up and pays for this service, staff members can begin using online programs immediately. There’s no need to download huge files and run installs. If a computer already has a compatible Web browser, you probably won’t have to install any new applications to get your HR software up and running.

You can use cloud software on PCs in any location with an adequate Internet connection. Some providers also offer smartphone or tablet access. The system stores all human resources information on a central server, so your data is always available as well. Consequently, you won’t need to copy files or applications from one computer to another.

Most cloud software developers regularly create backups of HR files. You’re unlikely to experience significant data loss if a provider’s server fails. Likewise, you won’t lose information when an office computer’s hard drive ceases to function. A staff member can immediately switch to a different PC and continue working.

If you want to use the latest HR software every year, you’ll probably spend less on a Web-based system. This option involves a smaller initial investment. Furthermore, it will cut labour costs because employees won’t need to waste time installing or maintaining these programs, along with mitigating the risk of it becoming obsolete with changes in operating systems.

Cloud-based human resource applications usually offer a better solution for businesses with locations in multiple countries. Most programs allow users to select one of several languages. The system also centralizes data and makes it easy to access from offices around the world.

Contact us at TAMS for free consultation on solution that best suits your organizations’ HRM needs.

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08 Sep Revolution Plus Selects TAMS as their HR Solution Provider

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We are pleased to announce that Revolution Plus has chosen TAMS as a preferred choice to help her with employee time management and HR processes.

Since her establishment, Revolution Plus has evolved along time as one of the leading real estate development company in Nigeria, they possess exponential vast strength in providing total innovative solutions in the real estate business in Nigeria with immense facilities across Lagos state and its environs.

To key into the organizations set core value which is Integrity, Trust and Timely delivery the management concluded that a solution that will help manage employees from recruitment to retirement from a central location to enhance swift service delivery is urgently needed hence why the organization scouted for a solution that will best suit the organization.

“I first came across TAMS at Draiklinas. Draiklinas runs almost the same kind of operations we run based on our multiple off site locations and staff strength. With the beautiful experience from Draiklinas, I browsed through the software and saw user friendly features which will serve our needs, hence why we settled for TAMS”… Mrs. Onolaja

TAMS is a time-management focused human resources solution designed to help organisations of all sizes and in all sectors transition 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.

Launched in 2012 as a time attendance management system, the introduction of the highly secured cloud service has made TAMS more robust by giving users the opportunity to monitor employees’ productivity on any smart device anywhere in the world.

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07 Sep Keeping Kids safe

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Back-to-school security tips

Back-to-school does not have to mean back-to-worrying. Though safety inside school is ultimately the responsibility of the principal and school staff, parents can take a few basic steps to ensure a safe school experience.

Learn the school’s emergency procedures. Emergency plans and phone  numbers are usually included in school handbooks and posted in classrooms. Taking  a few extra minutes to familiarize yourself and your child with emergency information can  give him the confidence he needs to act quickly in emergency situations.

Know travel routes to and from the school. Make sure you and your child know both primary and alternate routes. In an emergency, roads can be blocked and it’s important to have a backup plan.

Know and follow school security and safety measures. These might include signing in when visiting the school, being escorted when walking through the building, or wearing a visitor pass. Following these procedures also sets a great example for your kids.

Talk with your child about safety. Be specific. Talk about instinct and paying attention to funny feelings of fear. Explain what to do if she doesn’t feel safe (find a teacher, etc.). Make sure she knows how to contact you or a trusted neighbor who is likely to be at home.

Inform school staff about health and emotional concerns. Whether your child has a food allergy, a physical disability, or has been subject to bullying, make sure to keep your child’s teachers and principal in the loop.

Get involved. Talk with the principal about what you can do to increase school safety, such as organizing parents to form a neighborhood watch before and after school. Sometimes parent groups are highly successful in making improvements in traffic safety during drop off and pick up times.

culled from http://solucientsecurity.com

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31 Aug Cleanserve Extends TAMS to Kano & Kaduna

cleanServeBannerTAMS have unequivocally proved its efficiency in managing employee from recruitment to retirement with testimonies that abound. The management of Cleanserve acknowledged this which is what necessitated the need to extend TAMS to other locations to easily enable it holds all its employees’ data in one central place and ensure staff management was being approached consistently across their business. “Managers on different sites were all managing areas like lateness, absenteeism, leave and exemption, appraisal and other HR related activities in their own way, so a need arouse for them to get a software solution that would help harmonize and manage their structure from a central location.
Mildres Blackson HR Analyst at Cleanserve Integrated Energy Ltd said “we need a solution that will harmoniously and centrally manage our employees across all our locations, a system that will allow our employees sign in and out for the day at any of our locations, a system that will enable us monitor and generate attendance report of all our locations centrally from the head office, a system that will eradicate paper work to the barest minimum, hence why we contacted TAMS”
TAMS is a time-management focused human resources solution designed to help organisations of all sizes and in all sectors transition 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.
Launched in 2012 as a time attendance management system, the introduction of the highly secured cloud service has made TAMS more robust by giving users the opportunity to monitor employees’ productivity on any smart device anywhere in the world.

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31 Aug IS YOUR ORGANIZATION MOVING WITH THE HR TECH TREND?

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Human resource as it stands today is an organizational service area being transformed by technology.  Is your company moving along with this trend?

Rapid changes in technology have affected businesses in more ways than we can count, from globalization and organizational adjustments to a workforce clamoring for remote and mobile job opportunities. If the HR wants to continue to play a critical role in helping businesses anticipate and manage organizational change then there is no choice left other than swiftly aligning with the rising technology trend.

HR technology is playing a large and disruptive role in accelerating and strengthening organizational growth, bringing together sophisticated people analytics, always-on self-servicing, and greater social connection. It is a norm that employees expect much more out of work, and by extension, a friendly and accommodating environment, which is majorly part of the HR functions as the staff manager.

Technology has already made huge strides in changing the face of the modern HR department over the past few decades. HR technology has cleared the decks of the traditional workplace to make way for a more streamlined HR department. Human resources professionals are now better able to focus on front-burner and face-to-face tasks. Instead of shuffling through stacks of paperwork to find a single piece of critical information, HR staff members can use innovative solutions to access information quickly and easily.

Furthermore HR technology will enhance an HR manager with several locations and huge staff strength cut across these locations confidently from his/her desk remotely to manage end to end the organization’s workforce. The HR Technology will enhance the HR to manage employee from recruitment to retirement with functionalities amongst which are shift, leave and exemption, appraisal, Training, employee data management and also employee self-service solution where employees also have designated rights to carry out activities as due etc.

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18 Aug What to Know When Considering HRM Software

hr questionsWith the advancement in HR technology there are a number of software management out there for HR practitioners to easily manage employees, hence why there is a critical need for proper consideration before settling for a choice.

Some may seem “fully loaded” with features you may never use, and others may be too simple for your level of customizations. Above all, they each come with their own unique price tag that may or may not suit your organizational budget.

The search for “HR Software” can often become more burdensome than it needs to be if you’re not asking the right questions. Therefore, when settling for an HRM solution some critical conditions needs to be considered, below are a list of important factors to look out for:

Is The System Cloud-Based?

It is important to know if the solution you are buying is an online solution, that enables you use remotely from anywhere you are on any of your smart devices. An online solution enables organizations remotely manage her employee from a central location.

Does the system do what I need right now – and will it grow with us?

Your new HR system has to have the features you need today, but it’s also important that you find the balance between an older system and one that is based on new technologies, that may not be as complete, but it is agile enough to grow alongside you.

How easy will it be for you to add new users, change reporting relationships, adopt new processes, cope with expansion, or any of the other scenarios your business is likely to face in the next few years?

How well does the vendor understand your industry and HR challenges?

Any organization can claim that they know your industry, but a vendor that can demonstrate success with other companies in your industry would have already dealt with the nuances that your company requires. It’s important to question how many customers they have in your sector, or how many of their customers face similar challenges. The vendor’s expertise in your line of business saves you the trouble of educating them about how your industry works.

Can your vendor provide you with a custom guided demo over the Internet?

Many companies offer a free trial but leave you alone with the help button to navigate your way through the system. Ask the vendor if they can provide you with a custom demo over the web to walk you through how it’ll meet your specific needs. Request to engage with a real person as opposed to a “helpdesk”. You want the ability to schedule a demo in your own time and when it works best for you. A guided demo will allow you to ask questions, schedule a meeting with the key decision makers in your company, and get everyone’s opinion on whether or not it’s a viable option for your organization.

Can the solution integrate with third party solutions?

Discarding a software already in use might not be an option rather you need a solution that has the feature of synchronizing with what you have to save cost.

What are the contract terms?

Most HRM software, especially online software usually have expiry period, as a prospective buyer you need to know the plan you are purchasing if it’s one off or requires recurrent payment

What does their support process look like?

How prompt a vendor is responding to customer’s needs is highly important in deploying a software as it takes time to understand.

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11 Aug TAMS Boosts BRT Productivity in Lagos

PRIMERO NOW ON TAMSPrimero Transport Services Limited, operator of the number one bus rapid transportation (BRT) system in Lagos has deployed the award-winning TAMS to manage employee attendance, which is a critical element of its operations in the metropolis.

A 24-hour mass transit bus system renowned for its affordability, convenience and punctuality, Primero is motivated by a vision to be the leading transportation and allied services provider in Africa. With a fleet of 475 buses plying 25 bus stops along the Ikorodu- TBS corridor, the company is fully aware that the actualization of its vision is predicated on its unwavering commitment to making its customer’s journey a peaceful and memorable experience.

From the foregoing, it is evident that Primero adopted an innovative technology like TAMS to demonstrate its strong belief in punctuality as a cornerstone of its operations. Undoubtedly, its customer-centric culture necessitated the proper tracking and optimization of hours that its employees spend on the job to detect time theft and curb unproductive behaviours.

TAMS is a time-management focused human resources solution designed to help organisations of all sizes and in all sectors transition 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.

Launched in 2012 as a time attendance management system, the introduction of the highly secured cloud service has made TAMS more robust by giving users the opportunity to monitor employees’ productivity on any smart device anywhere in the world.

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10 Aug AFFORDABLE RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

tams classic banner2Large or small, companies are beginning to see the benefits of HR technology. Recruiting software lightens the load of recruiting on HR teams. Instead of piles of papers, endless spreadsheets and overflowing inboxes, the right software will take all parts of the process and place them into one easy medium which in reality can reduce hiring time by as much as 20 percent.

Science proves that multitasking is a myth and a cluttered workspace can poorly affect productivity. Research shows that the more there is to process, both physically and mentally, the more likely your brain is to miss important details and take longer on a task. It’s probably safe to say that no one on the recruiting team has time to waste, so finding a way to keep all the clutter in a single place is important. Recruiting software enables users to keep documents, resumes, portfolios and candidates’ positions within the hiring process all in one place. Cloud-based software ensures that no information is lost, even in the event of an internal system outage.

If a task is being done again and again and in the same way, then automatization is a no-brainer. It’s a driving force behind technology of all kinds. A huge amount of the recruiting team’s time is spent emailing applicants, screening resumes and assigning and conducting interviews. A great recruitment software will minimize the time spent on administrative tasks and allow recruiters to focus on identifying great candidates.

Recruiting is an interaction between humans and there’s no way technology can take over the process completely. Each company is different and needs will vary based on position and industry, so the right recruitment software won’t disrupt your hiring workflow – it’ll enhance it. Communication and collaboration go hand-in-hand. When it comes to hiring, collaboration ensures that the entire team is contributing to the process instead of resting on the shoulders of one individual. From sharing notes to delegating tasks, recruiting software makes it easy for multiple members of your team to partake in the hiring process. When everybody has an opportunity to contribute, team members feel valued and diversity swells across the board. Not to mention, recruiting software ensures that each step along the way is documented, keeping the company compliant.

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10 Aug Unexpected Benefits of Donating Blood

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While giving blood should be all about helping those in need, there are a few things in it for you. Here are four health perks to becoming a blood donor.

 When’s the last time you stopped to appreciate all the good stuff your blood does for you? Without it, oxygen would never reach your cells and carbon dioxide would be filling your blood vessels as we speak.

Every two seconds, someone – somewhere in the  world needs blood and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. So while you may never worry about having enough blood to function, plenty of others aren’t as fortunate. We appreciate all the voluntary blood donors that joined us at our office on Wednesday, August 9, 2017  to donate.

While giving blood should be all about helping those in need, there are a few things in it for you. Here are four health perks to becoming a blood donor:

Your blood may flow better

“If blood has a high viscosity, or resistance to flow, it will flow like molasses,” says Phillip DeChristopher, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Loyola University Health System blood bank. Repeated blood donations may help the blood flow in a way that’s less damaging to the lining of the blood vessels and could result in fewer arterial blockages. That may explain why the American Journal of Epidemiology found that blood donors are 88% less likely to suffer a heart attack.

It’s not clear if there are lasting health benefits associated with better blood flow. (These kinds of studies can’t prove cause and effect—for example, blood donors might lead healthier lifestyles than the general population.)
“What is clear is that blood donors seem to not be hospitalized so often and if they are, they have shorter lengths of stay, and they’re less likely to get heart attacks, strokes, and cancers.”

You’ll get a mini check-up

Before you give blood, you’ll first have to complete a quick physical that measures your temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and hemoglobin levels. After your blood is collected, it’s sent off to a lab where it will undergo 13 different tests for infectious diseases, like HIV and West Nile virus. If anything comes back positive, you’ll be notified immediately.

“If year after year your tests come back negative, then you’ll know for sure there’s nothing you’ve been exposed to,” Dr. DeChristopher says. The physical and blood tests are no reason to skip your annual doctor visit, but they’re good for peace of mind. But you should never donate blood if you suspect you might actually be sick or have been exposed to HIV or another virus.

Your iron levels will stay balanced

Healthy adults usually have about 5 grams of iron in their bodies, mostly in red blood cells but also in bone marrow. When you donate a unit of blood, you lose about a quarter of a gram of iron, which gets replenished from the food you eat in the weeks after donation, Dr. DeChristopher says. This regulation of iron levels is a good thing, because having too much iron could be bad news for your blood vessels.

“The statistics appear to show that decreasing the amount of iron in otherwise healthy people over the long run is beneficial to their blood vessels, and diseases related to abnormalities in blood vessels, such as heart attack and stroke,” he says.

Women who haven’t hit menopause yet may find it hard to donate blood, too. “Pre-menopausal females can be somewhat iron depleted with blood counts just under the lower limit,” Dr. DeChristopher says. If you have low iron and you still want to be a donor, taking an oral iron supplement may help you re-qualify, he says.

You could live longer

Doing good for others is one way to live a longer life. A study in Health Psychology found that people who volunteered for altruistic reasons had a significantly reduced risk of mortality four years later than those who volunteered for themselves alone. While the health benefits of donating blood are nice, don’t forget who you’re really helping: A single donation can save the lives of up to three people, according to the Red Cross. “The need for blood is always there, It’s important to recognize how important willing donors are.”

culled from http://www.health.com/mind-body/4-unexpected-benefits-of-donating-blood

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03 Aug Respecting Other Peoples time.

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Being habitually late for ’’owambe’’ or town meetings might be acceptable, but it is definitely not a good habit for the workplace or business appointments. Punctuality is highly important in the day to day life of an organization in relation to meeting up with clients’ needs as well as balancing team involvement.

When lateness does occur, its effects spread throughout the workplace which adversely affects team members with the same work relationship causing additional burden and late delivery of targets. Though, its importance may seem obvious, the impact of punctuality actually affects the individual just as much as it affects the workplace as a whole.

 What being on time communicates

Punctuality communicates overabundance of positives to your employer and your peers. It shows that you’re dedicated to the job, interested in the work and capable of handling responsibility. When you arrive on time for work or work-related activities, it shows that you are capable of honoring your word. Being punctual helps employees project a sense of professionalism and commitment.

What It Achieves

When employees are punctual, the workplace operates more smoothly as a whole. For instance, when everyone is on time for a meeting, the meeting is able to start in full stride. Punctuality may help you achieve advancement, fast delivery of targets and reduce workload on other team members.

Workplace Effects

Lack of punctuality does not only affect the “machine” of the workplace — it affects the people in it. It may lead to resentment, as coworkers who are on time compare themselves to late-comers. Being late throws you out of the loop, as you may miss important information. This causes a harmful division among employees. Leaders affect the entire workplace. When leaders are late, it sends an irresponsible message to employees, which may lower morale; when leaders are punctual, it exhibits a work ethic to aspire to.

Personal Effects

Lateness leads to stress, and stress leads to poor workplace performance. Being consistently late may cause you to start rationalizing your lateness. When this happens, you begin to blame outside circumstances and lose focus on potential solutions. Constant lateness can lock you into a pattern. When tardiness becomes the norm, your job might be in jeopardy. Your finances suffer as well.

Contact us today for free consultation on steps to curb lateness and tardiness at your workplace, call 08083846345, 08054539109 or email us on ebusiness@sbtelecoms.com.

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