12 Oct HUBMART JOINS HER SISTER INDUSTRY ON TAMS

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Hubmart Stores Limited is a retail shopping chain of Nigerian heritage, offering multi-format stores in various locations. Hubmart recently joined her sisters in the industry of mart (Just Rite, Adidde amongst many others) already using the TAMS Application to manage employee from recruitment to retirement.

To key into the organizations set core values which are teamwork, professionalism, and integrity, 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 and eventually settled for 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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06 Oct Top Advantages of Fingerprint Authentication

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Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic. Among the features measured are face, fingerprints, hand geometry, handwriting, iris, retinal, vein, and voice. Biometric data are separate and distinct from personal information. Biometric templates cannot be reverse-engineered to recreate personal information and they cannot be stolen and used to access personal information.

Using a unique, physical attribute of your body, such as your fingerprint or iris, to effortlessly identify and verify that you are who you claim to be, is the best and easiest solution in the market today. That is the simple truth and power of Biometrics Technology today. Although biometric technology has been around for many years, modern advances in this emerging technology, coupled with big reductions in cost, now make biometrics readily available and affordable to consumers, small business owner, larger corporations and public sector agencies alike.

Below are some advantages of the fingerprint authentication mode

  • Biometrics has been used effectively for more than a decade for time and attendance and workforce management. Despite widespread use, confusion and misconceptions about the technology and its capabilities persist. These concerns are easily dispelled when the facts about biometrics are established.
  • Biometrics offers unparalleled ability to quickly and accurately capture real-time, labor data and provide a nonrepudiated audit trail.
  • Biometrics has undergone intense scrutiny and the results are in – when properly deployed, biometrics work well and are safe, secure, and accurate.
  • Biometrics offers organizations a broader range of direct and indirect time, cost, and operational benefits than alternative time and attendance methods.
  • Fingerprints are much harder to fake than identity cards.
  • You can’t guess a fingerprint pattern like you can guess a password.
  • You can’t misplace your fingerprint, like you can misplace an access card.
  • You can’t forget your fingerprints like you can forget a password.

Contact us today at TAMS for free consultation on the best biometrics authentication mode that best suits your organization.

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28 Sep HIRE AND ARCHIVE DATA WITH JOB CLOUD

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How much time does your organization’s hiring manager or HR manager spend on recruiting the most qualified employee for the available job vacancy at your organization? Does your company’s budget annually allocate thousands of dollars on newspaper advertisements and other media advertisements to publicize immediate job vacancies? Most importantly, does the current hiring process bring the ideal candidate for the job vacancy?

The first step of recruiting is to determine your ideal recruiting target. Identifying the common places of qualified prospects & their job acceptance criteria is key. Failure to identify these, results in recruiting less qualified individuals.

Having completed the first step of your recruitment process, the next most critical task is to screen applicants. Sorting candidates based on their qualifications precisely is a crucial task carried out by HR Personnel. Missing out one qualified applicant may mean the loss of recruiting efforts for the ultimate goal. Also, within the many applications maybe candidates who are eligible for another job vacancy. Such candidates applications need to be preserved to be picked out when the relevant job vacancy is available. This saves time and effort consumed on the first few steps of the recruitment process for every new job vacancy.

Once the applicants have been shortlisted, the next challenging issue for HR administrators is to schedule interviews and assign hiring managers to all the candidates.

Almost all of these steps in the recruitment process are performed by HR Personnel manually.

TAMS recruitment module (JOB CLOUD) is a comprehensive solution for the entire recruitment process from publicizing your company’s job vacancies to hiring employees.

The JOB CLOUD module comes with a candidate/applicant archiving database, enabling HR Personnel to archive applicants who have applied for different job vacancies. Suppose your company is currently recruiting software engineers. Once the appropriate individuals have been hired, the job vacancy will be closed.  But the hundreds of applications received will remain in the system even when recruiting employees for a different job vacancy. Hiring managers will have to painstakingly sort the applications. As a solution, the resume archiving plug-in lets you archive unwanted candidate records, while leaving only the required records in the system. These archived applicants will be stored in the database for future use.

Contact us today at www.tamscom.ng for free consultation on solution that best suits your need.

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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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