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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03 Aug How Much Water is Enough?

woman_drinking_waterWater plays an important role in your life. Just like a plant will wilt without water in just a day, so will your body. Water is not only thirst-quenching but has many health benefits for your body and vital organs. Some of them are:

  • Prevents dehydration
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells
  • Provides moisture to the skin and other tissues
  • Helps prevent constipation
  • Cushions joints
  • Helps strengthen muscles
  • And, what’s more, it contains no calories, fat or cholesterol, and is low in sodium!
  • How much water is enough?

While you probably know the health benefits of drinking plenty of water, drinking enough of it is another story. An average healthy adult needs to consume at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis and this quantity should be increased during the summer and when exercising. If your water consumption is lower than recommended, here’s what you can do to drink more:

Tips for drinking more water

  • Drink a glass of water as soon as you get up everyday.
  • Add slices of lemon, lime or orange to your water for a hint of flavour if you do not like to drink plain water.
  • Use straws, add ice and get fun to go containers.
  • Enjoy water breaks at work.
  • Replace other drinks with water at meal times.
  • Take water bottles with you to work or college.
  • Always have cold water on hand ready to drink.
  • Keep a cup of water on your desk to sip on while you work.
  • Whenever you pass by a drinking water fountain, take a drink.
  • Instead of a soft drink or soda, reach for bottled water in the convenience store as well as from the vending machine.
  • Drink sparkling water instead of carbonated beverages at parties or restaurants.
  • Pack bottled water in your carry-on luggage when travelling by plane.
  • Drink water before, during and after physical activity.
  • Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water; stay hydrated all day long.

Good to Remember:

Did you know that drinking a glass of water before you eat helps to curb your appetite? It is easy to confuse hunger with being thirsty; so try water first. Drinking water makes you feel trimmer and it’s the best choice for quenching your thirst between meals. Getting in the habit of drinking more water may take time, so increase your intake gradually and eventually you’ll easily consume what you need.

 

culled from https://www.nestle-family.com/pure-life/english/change-habit.aspx

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03 Aug Payroll Technology Made Easy With TAMS

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TAMS is a time-management focused human resources application that helps organizations manage their employees from recruitment to retirement. It has functionalities like attendance management, payroll management, leave and shift management and a full bouquet of human resource management modules.

Integrated with 20 commercial banks, 52 microfinance banks and all pension fund administrators in Nigeria, the TAMS Payroll Management system helps in saving time by reducing the hours spent producing payroll information and preparing payroll registers monthly, quarterly and year-to-date payroll reports.

A time and energy-saving tool, TAMS also guarantees prompt preparation of monthly salaries and remittances by eliminating time spent balancing and cross checking for errors. TAMS payroll will allow you process the following:

  • Salaries & Deductions.
  • Tax and Remittance.
  • Export Reports to Excess and PDF.

FAQ on TAMS Payroll

Q: Can I upload users to the payroll management?

A: Yes, users can be uploaded using the user management module, which is integrated with the payroll module.

Q: Is TAMS integrated with banks in Nigeria?

A: TAMS payroll is registered with NIBBS (Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc). TAMS is integrated with 20 commercial banks and 52 microfinance banks in Nigeria all Pension Fund Administrators in Nigeria.

Q: Can staff generate individual pay slip

A: With the aid of the employee self-service package, employees can view their pay slip for the month and for selected period.

Q: Can reports be generated and exported?

A: Yes reports can be generated and exported to excel or PDF.

Contact us on 08083846345, 0805439109 to get started.

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28 Jul DO YOU KNOW WHOM YOU ARE RECRUITING?

1471441425536The major scenario painted by the HR is the difficulty in identifying and disqualifying casual workers who were relieved due to theft or other demerit activities from an ongoing construction site from gaining employment at another construction site owned by the organization.

Verifying the authenticity of individuals or intending employees is paramount in every organization because the cost of a bad hire is estimated to be between one and three times the salary. This fact alone makes pre-employment screening not only cost-effective, but necessary for the financial health and the integrity of the company. According to Harry Poll Survey , in fact, fully 58% of hiring managers reported to having previously discovering a candidate misrepresenting, hyperbolizing or downright lying on their resumes during the hiring process.

TAMS Verify a robust end to end cloud based identity management solution that fully help with the storage and preservation of employee data base which can be extracted from anywhere on any of your smart devices when verifying an individual or intending employee through the TAMS verify software.

TAMS Verify is needed by organizations to verify the eligibility of individuals and can also be used to ascertain where an individual is coming from and why he left where he is coming from such that if an individual has a case to answer he is denied employment.


Furthermore, at the point of enrollment, rules can be set such as authenticating the identity of a user, information and actions they are authorized to access and/or perform.

Contact us today for free consultation on how to get started.

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21 Jul Health Habits to Completely Avoid

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Health tips abound, especially in the Internet age, giving everyone clues on how to live longer. However, there are certain health habits that must be avoided and those are equally important.
These are health habits that you most definitely want to avoid:

  • Drinking habits: Taking sugary drinks every day and avoiding water will cause a number of ailments and leave your skin looking wrinkly. Take as much water as you can daily.
  • The weekend: Not working out following a weekend of eating the most unhealthy things is probably not a great idea. If you are going to go on a weekend bender then combat it with a good workout.
  • Stay the same: The worst thing you can do fitness wise is not challenge yourself. If you start out with a certain number of reps, you should up after a while.
  • The wrong attire: For cardio like running or jumping, you want to make sure your ‘sensitive’ parts are safe and secure so that nothing comes spilling out.

Try out these simple tip and let us know what you think.

culled from http://www.pulse.ng/wellness

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21 Jul HOW BIOMETRIC ATTENDANCE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

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Biometric attendance is one of the many business-related technologies that have stemmed from recent innovations and developments within the biometrics sector. Traditionally time attendance management in organizations had always been done through paper log where employees sign in and out using the paper register.

The paper management as simple and as cost effective as it may seem has a highly adverse effect on the organization which in turn affects the organization’s return on investment. A 2009 study conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. showed that 21 percent of hourly employees admit to stealing company’s time. While only 5 percent participated in buddy punching, 69 percent said they punch in and out earlier or later than scheduled, 22 percent put additional time on their time sheet, and 14 percent didn’t punch out for unpaid lunches or breaks.

Biometrics time attendance systems are one of the best ways to manage your workforce and get the most out of your investment in them. The greatest advantage of biometric attendance is that it cannot be faked or forged in any way. For businesses, this provides an effective answer to a myriad of common problems involving employees trying to “cheat” the system, such as friends punching in for each other (otherwise known as time fraud).

Companies can also have greater control over work hours, as most systems are designed with the option of eliminating early punch-ins and unauthorized overtime as well. Furthermore, with this system in place, companies have a way to automate payroll, sending accurate employee times straight to the human resources department to monitor who has extra time on their hands to take on additional tasks – improving the overall productivity of your business.

In essence, biometric attendance provides a cost-effective and secure approach to time management and authorization issues present in many businesses today. Due to its high rate of accuracy and reliability, biometrics offer advanced verification/tracking technology for every industry, not only does this help to eliminate human error, but also gives you access to accurate reports on how many hours each employee has worked. Employees can’t add a sneaky hour here and there, while in return, they are also guaranteed of the correct pay for any overtime.

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06 Jul Important Healthy Rainy Season Tips

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The rainy season is prevalent with a host of infections and most seasons are related to respiratory infections, food and water borne diseases that must be taken care of. Cough, cold and flu are common problems of this season that attacks the children faster due to the fluctuating temperature. Students, office goers and moms’ of little kids, needs to maintain a proper healthy diet and hygiene to avoid falling sick this season.

When the rain starts pouring in, you first look for a shelter and try to save yourself from getting drenched. However, a shelter can save you from getting wet in the rain, but it will not protect you from catching any kind of infection. This is especially when your immune system is very weak.

Common Illness Caused During Rainy Season

  • Dengue
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Food infection
  • Water infection
  • Cholera
  • Leptospirosos is caused by bacteria that can be carried either by a man or some animal. Its severe form can damage kidney, liver, meningitis and respiratory failure.

 

Precautions During Rainy Season

  • Keep Rain Gear With you Always – The most effective thing that you can do is to keep your rain gear always ready when you go out in the rainy season. A raincoat with hooded jacket and waterproof shoes are the best items.
  • Vitamin C – Increasing the intake of Vitamin C either in natural form or as food supplement will help you drive away the cold virus faster. It is still a matter of debate among doctors whether Vitamin C is cure for cold. However, a healthy supply of this vitamin will activate your antibodies and reduce the severity of cold, undoubtedly.
  • Shower After Being Caught in Rain – Although it sounds very unusual because if you are drenched in rain, you will never want to take another shower. But taking a shower after you have been caught in the rain will protect you from many infections.
  • Hot Drinks – This is the one season when you would like to take hot drinks. After taking a good bath, dry yourself and wear dry & clean clothes. The best thing is to make a hot soup for yourself or at least drink a cup of hot milk. This will help you from catching cold or save you from catching any kind of infection that can occur due to sudden change in the temperature of the body.
  • Cleanliness – Micro-organisms are susceptible to grow in the rainy season, try to maintain hygiene around you Cleanliness is very important during rainy season. Even if you catch a cold, you should clean your hands regularly and use a sanitizer always after that.
  • Drink Plenty of Water – Water intake may reduce naturally because of the sudden drop in the temperature of the environment. It is good to drink plenty of water and do not wait to get thirsty to drink water. This will help you drain toxins from your body.
  • Watch Out your Intake – Try to eat nutritious food and avoid eating out during rainy season. Prepare meal with full precaution and maintain health and hygiene throughout the house.

It is very important to keep yourself protected during the rainy season because you can catch infection frequently. It is always better to take precautions and be prepared whenever you go out of your home.

culled from http://www.euorhealth.com/blog/7-most-important-tips-that-keep-you-healthy-in-the-rainy-season/

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30 Jun Benefit Of Volunteering

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  1. Meet new people, make new friends.
    Volunteering helps you connect with loads of different people in a way not many extra-curricular activities can. You will be in constant contact with both the recipients of your volunteer efforts and your fellow volunteers. People from all walks of life and with different backgrounds, personalities and interests. This will expand your social network. Additionally, the development of your interpersonal skills is one of the most easily identifiable benefits of volunteering, and it exposes you to such a rich variety of people. Learning about them and their stories is like diving into a pool of knowledge and growth!
  2. Strengthen your existing relationships.
    Other of the benefits of volunteering is that it provides a platform for you and your friends to engage in shared activities, which is the best way to strengthen any kind of relationship. If you are both passionate about a cause, working together to reach a common goal will do wonders for you. It will help you create memorable moments as you both grow and learn together.
  3. Be part of your community.
    As said by the World Volunteer Web, no person is an island. We are always in contact with other people, there are issues that affect us all, there are knowledge to be shared between groups of people and volunteering makes you aware of that. It gives you a scope of the reality other people are living. People depend on others for growth and survival. One of the benefits of volunteering is that it helps you overcome the sense of detachment that reigns in today’s society.
  4. Gain confidence.
    Volunteering can boost your self-confidence, self-esteem and life satisfaction. One of the benefits of volunteering is that it gives you a very close look on how your actions are impacting those around you. Moreover, being part of a volunteer program can make you feel proud and give you a sense of identity. These three factors make you more likely to have a positive outlook on your life and goals.
  5. Gain a sense of purpose.
    Volunteering can fill voids in people. Helping others may help you overcome personal struggles and give your life new meaning and a sense of purpose. It takes your mind off of your worries and the new experiences and people you meet may even make you arrive at new solutions for them. Furthermore, volunteering keeps you mentally stimulated and as said by Wharton professor Cassie Mogilner, it makes you feel like you have more time.
  6. Stay physically healthy.
    Volunteer work can be physically demanding, especially if you’re doing a hands-on job. Volunteering at environmental projects, as well as those that help build homes and other similarly active programs is beneficial for you at any age. Volunteers have a lower mortality rate than their non-volunteering peers and are less likely to develop chronic pain or heart disease.
  7. Take on a challenge
    As mentioned above, stepping out of your comfort zone is among the benefits of volunteering. This helps you achieve personal goals and set new ones and be in a constant state of self-improvement. Volunteering also makes you more self-aware.
  8. Have fun!
    Volunteering can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. When you become a volunteer you are not only giving your time, but your mind, your heart and your soul. It is truly a life-changing experience that will make a difference in you and those surrounding you. Whether they be direct recipients of your efforts or your loved ones. But not all is work and serious moods. Regardless if it is to advance your career, because you are passionate about a certain cause or both. We truly believe that you will have a great time volunteering. So, at the end of your experience, you will have broadened your horizons.

One of the most relevant benefits of volunteering is that it allows you to make a difference in yourself and your environment. The moment you decide to become a volunteer, you are committing yourself to becoming an agent of change. You have the power to change your life and the life of others and you can exercising it by joining us as TBS as we collaborate with the LAWMA in cleaning on 1st of July 2017.

Culled from http://richmondvale.org/benefits-of-volunteering/

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