05 May The Mental Benefits of Running

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Running reduces stress by boosting levels of serotonin in your brain and creating a more positive mood.

Self esteem is improved and goals are achieved through running. Runners realize a greater sense of self-reliance and accomplishment. In other words, running provides an individual with an all natural, drug free, power-packed ego boost!

Running fights depression with the brain’s release of beta endorphins. These are neurotransmitters made in the pituitary gland that can reduce pain, boost the immune system, and bring a greater sense of well being. These “miracle” compounds have eighty times as much pain-easing effect as morphine.

Runners can enjoy a sense of freedom, by forgetting about troubles and feeling the wind in their hair. They can control their own destiny, as they alone make the decision to run as fast and as far as they want!

Running sharpens focus and improves mental stamina, by giving circulation a boost and increasing the flow of blood to the brain!

Social circles can be widened through running by joining a group or a club of fellow enthusiasts.

Lastly, running helps to improve appearance by getting the blood pumping which creates a healthy glow and by reducing the waistline. The bottom line is, when we look better, we feel better!

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05 May RECRUITMENT MADE EASY WITH JOB CLOUD

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In state of hardly stable economy globally where people become jobless due to layoff by their employers, the market has again filled with two types of talents [Experienced & Fresher]. At the same moment the stable organizations are actively looking forward to hire a potential candidate and seem to find someone who just gets into the running wheel, fill the empty space and start delivering the type of benefit organizations expect from them.

HR Department having experienced HR professionals play a vital role in handling HR issues like identifying potential candidates for recruitment, managing existing employees, their leaves management, payroll all the way till performance evaluation etc. But not to forget that in majority of small and medium organizations the department in its entirety does not even exist or if it does then any additional costs of implementing technology is considered a liability. In most cases hiring is outsourced to external vendors where quality is compromised based on the budget quoted by them. And, if the technology is introduced the cost of having software to manage the recruitment process, employees and documents management, payroll management etc goes in thousands of dollars.

TAMS Job Cloud not only makes it easy to manage recruitment process efficiently, but is also very cost effective. TAMS Job cloud integrates with existing third party job site; that makes it easy for the company to directly post job vacancies for candidates to apply directly into your system. A hassle free short-listing process never misses any CV and delivers the candidates exactly of the HR managers’ choice.

Contact us today at TAMS for free consultation and deployment of an easy to use job search solution.

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28 Apr Shift Management

Shift is an essential part in the TAMS application that helps the application to recognize the expected days and times that an employee is to clock in and out on the biometric device. Just before the attendance feature can be put into use, the administrator is supposed to appropriately configure and assign the various shifts that would be used in the organization. Shift Management

Shift Management

Under the Shift Management module, you can find the following sub-modules:

  1. Day Shifts
  2. Weekly Shift
  3. Night Shifts
  4. Monthly
  5. Employee Day Shift
  6. Employee Night Shifts.
  7. Shift Assignment
  8. Shift Report

DAY Shift

Day shift enable you create the time of resumption and closure throughout the Days in the week.

CREATING DAY Shift

Navigate to SHIFT MANAGEMENT; DAY SHIFT then locate the CREATE

A dialog box pops up, containing a form

Shift Name: An identifier for that shift being created

Clock Time: The expected time for employees in this shift to clock in and clock out.

Break Time: The time between for breaking in and out

Clock-In/Out Reminder: If clock-in reminder was enabled in

Click the submit button.

VERIFYING EMPLOYEE SHIFTS

When all the shifts needed have been created successfully and employees have been created as well and chosen one of the created shifts for that employee (in MANAGE USER ACTIVE USERS ADD USER) , you can verify their shifts by navigating to SHIFT MANAGEMENT EMP. DAY SHIFT( or EMP. NIGHT SHIFT) and view all the shifts from the table.

The SYNCHRONISE EMPLOYEE SHIFT button should only be used if the appropriated shift wasn’t correctly allocated to the employee, and this will reset the shifts.

Shift Management

The SYNCHRONISE EMPLOYEE SHIFT button should only be used if the appropriated shift wasn’t correctly allocated to the employee, and this will reset the shifts.The SYNCHRONISE EMPLOYEE SHIFT button should only be used if the appropriated shift wasn’t correctly allocated to the employee, and this will reset the shifts.t

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28 Apr MEGALETRICS CENTRALLY MONITORS HER WORKFORCE WITH TAMS

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Business Overview 

MEGALECTRICS LIMITED Is a reputable and wholly owned indigenous company with its headquarters in Lagos. The company is presently operating four (4) radio stations; The Beat, Naija FM, Classic FM and Lagos Talks with locations in Lagos and Ibadan.

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However, in order to effectively and consistently deliver on its essential role- considering its multiple locations across the country- Megaletrics saw an urgent need for improved time management to enhance employee productivity.

Challenges

The organization could not successfully monitor staff attendance or time management, which meant that punctuality and speed of service were suffering. This situation had a negative effect on productivity, thus defeating the mission of the Council to remain Africa’s foremost examining body in laying a strong foundation for human resource development. Having realized that manual paper-based attendance logs were no longer sufficient to tackle time theft and poor turnaround time, they looked for a reliable solution to curb the unwarranted excesses.

Solution

That was how TAMS came into the picture, having been adjudged the best solution with the capacity to centrally manage and monitor employee attendance across all the organization’s locations nationwide. With a robust technology and multinational experience in boosting employee productivity in organizations of all types and sizes, TAMS deployed its cloud based biometrics attendance solution to help the organization achieve improvement in staff attendance, punctuality and service delivery.

Conclusion

TAMS is a complete human resource management system that helps employers manage their employees from recruitment to retirement. With its multiple locations and easy-to-use interface, it is renowned for making the job of the HR manager practically effortless. Among many benefits, organizations with multiple locations can centrally manage employee attendance and productivity in different locations without waiting for a location manager. Right at the HR manager’s finger print, reports of any location can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Contact the TAMS team right away for free consultation on what best suits your organization.

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27 Apr Unrivalled Benefits of Biometric Authentication

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As an automated method of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic, the features measured by biometrics include face, fingerprints, hand geometry, handwriting, iris, retina, vein and voice. Clearly, biometric data are separate and distinct from personal information. Biometric templates cannot be reverse-engineered to recreate personal information and they cannot be stolen or used to access personal information.

For all intents and purposes, the use of a unique, physical attribute of the body such as fingerprint or iris to effortlessly identify and verify that someone is who they claim to be is the best security solution in the market today. That is the reality and power of biometrics technology.

In all ramifications, biometrics offer high level identification management that surpasses traditional means, namely:

  • Accurate identification
  • Accountability
  • Safe and easy-to-use
  • Time saving
  • User-friendly systems
  • Guaranteed security
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21 Apr TAMS OFFERS TAMS CLASSIC EXCLUSIVELY FOR SMEs

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a critical role in the growth of any economy, whether developed, developing or underdeveloped. Described as engines of growth, SMEs are, among other things, vehicles for the generation of employment.

In the last one year since Nigeria officially went into recession, all business concerns, most especially SMEs, have struggled to keep afloat, not to talk of making a profit. With depleted resources, salaries and other running costs have become the last items in the hierarchy of corporate priorities, if ever they are honoured. And to make matters worse, banks that should come to the aid of ailing businesses are themselves cash strapped. And the government? Well, they are preoccupied with getting the country out of this economic morass. Unfortunately, a good number of small companies resorted to downsizing their workforce while some others have closed down.
So, to stay in business, successful business owners, entrepreneurs and experts have advised that a good organization must learn to think out of the box. While most SMEs tend to choose the downsizing option to cut cost because employee costs take a huge chunk of operational expenses, research has shown that downsizing is really not the answer. For instance, an unintended consequence of downsizing is that some good hands on whom the company might have invested a lot in training and development will be laid off. Due to their skills and experience, they are not likely to be available when the business recovers, thus forcing the company to expend a huge budget and time to get new people to fill the gap.

Since there is a strong correlation between a productive workforce and business performance, in order to ensure sustainable success, it behooves every company to make concerted efforts to retain its best hands. To do this might require a little investment in human resource management technology, which unfortunately might be too complex and pricey. However, an affordable and easy-to-use homegrown workforce management solution, TAMS, is renowned for its value proposition of managing the human resource journey from recruitment to retirement.
In view of the impact of the current economic situation on SMEs in particular, TAMS, at the beginning of the year, introduced the Classic version of its solution exclusively for SMEs. With free registration, free set-up and free online support, the TAMS Classic provides SMEs with an array of employee management benefits, including time and attendance management; shift management; employee database management; leave and exemption management; appraisal; direct remittance; payroll management.

With responsive customer care and technical support system, the TAMS team is only a call away. Consult us today to get started.

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21 Apr SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT CAN BE HARMFUL WHEN EATEN TOO MUCH

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There are lot of super healthy food and spices which are recommended by doctors and nutritionists like cinnamon powder, tuna fish, coffee, oranges, tomatoes, spinach and Nutmeg. But these food are also recommended to eating proportion and not in excess amount. There’s no doubt that these foods are packed with super powerful essential nutrients but if eaten too much they can be very harmful for the body. Following are the healthy foods harmful listed which are if taking excessively can cause serious damage to your health.

Tuna Fish
Is very high in proteins and omega-3 fatty acids and it is recommended by nutritionists. It is also rich in environmental polluted substance called methylmercury. This effects can cause hearing and vision problem, difficulty in conceiving and lack of coordination in speech.

Orange and Tomatoes
Oranges and tomatoes are packed with a lot of vitamins and essential minerals. But from now you should be very careful before taking them in large quantities. Oranges and tomatoes are highly acidic in nature and when consumed in higher amount the acid level rises and can cause reflux, which results in heartburn and inflammation.

Coffee
Coffee is an excellent and yummy caffeinated beverage that is packed with a lot of antioxidants and vitamins. Plus it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. But it is so much reach in caffeine and it is not very healthy if it is used excessively.

Cinnamon Powder
Is enriched with o lot of essential nutrients and healthy antioxidants that can reduce the cholesterol level and blood sugar level in the body and it is also beneficial for diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. But cinnamon also has a harmful substance called coumarin, which is pretty much harmful in large does and can have adverse health effects. This can cause constipation.

Spinach
It is a power pack of iron, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and has numerous benefit but excess use of spinach may cause blurred vision and blindness because of the presence of excessive nutrients. And excessive amount of iron in the spinach leaves can also cause kidney stones

Nutmeg
This is a spice that has very unique and different taste and used in many desserts like cake and puddings. But it is also rich in a substance called myristicin, which is a photoactive ingredient. But if it is taken in large amount than it may cause hallucinations, dizziness and can act as a slow poisoning in the body.
culled from http://www.nutritionplug.com/6-healthy-foods-harmful-eaten-much

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20 Apr WAEC GETS SUPREME SERVICE WITH TAMS SUPREMA ATTENDANCE SYSTEM

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Business Overview

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is West Africa’s foremost examining board established by law to determine in English-speaking West African countries the examinations required in the public interest, to conduct those examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

However, in order to effectively and consistently deliver on this pivotal role- considering its multiple locations across the country- WAEC’s national office saw an urgent need for improved time management to enhance employee productivity.

Challenges

The council could not successfully monitor staff attendance or time management, which meant that punctuality and speed of service were suffering. This situation had a negative effect on productivity, thus defeating the mission of the Council to remain Africa’s foremost examining body in laying a strong foundation for human resource development. Having realized that manual paper-based attendance logs were no longer sufficient to tackle time theft and poor turnaround time, they looked for a reliable solution to curb the unwarranted excesses.

Solution

That was how TAMS came into the picture, having been adjudged the best solution with the capacity to centrally manage and monitor employee attendance across all the Council’s locations nationwide. With a robust technology and multinational experience in boosting employee productivity in organizations of all types and sizes, TAMS deployed its Suprema biometrics attendance solution to help the Council achieve improvement in staff attendance, punctuality and service delivery.

Conclusion

TAMS is a complete human resource management system that helps employers manage their employees from recruitment to retirement. With its multiple locations and easy-to-use interface, it is renowned for making the job of the HR manager practically effortless. Among many benefits, organizations with multiple locations can centrally manage employee attendance and productivity in different locations without waiting for a location manager. Right at the HR manager’s finger print, reports of any location can be accessed anytime and anywhere.

Contact the TAMS team right away for free consultation on what best suits your organization.

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13 Apr COMPLEX DIMENSION TO CURB THE GHOST WORKER SYNDROME IN ORG.

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The workforce in the public and private sectors constitutes the largest sector of the economy. It employs the largest population of the labour force and also controls the bulk of the financial resources of the country. What this implies is that whatever adversely affects the public and private service has a huge multiplier effect on organizations and national development. The ghost can be a real person who knowingly or not is placed on the payroll, or a fictitious person invented by the dishonest employee. Thus, it is pertinent to x-ray the menacing ill of ghost workers, by the adoption of some basic accounting procedures to ensure internal control of funds. This is because the sector is the most vulnerable to employee frauds.
Research shows that public and private sector management in most states have not lived up to expectation especially with regards to human resource management, good internal control system and good accounting procedure to reduce the act of ghost workers, amongst others. The study recommends the formulation of good human resource and recruitment policy, attractive pay package and internal control/audit department.
The best organizations are built by inspired employees who are engaged and connected. Recruiting, developing and retaining those employees are an essential part of your job. And still you have to find the time to keep employee activity tracking and personal data up-to-date and accurate to eradicate ghost workers. TAMS HRM, the multiple awards winning HR software makes all of that easier for you.
TAMS HRM develops human resource management systems with fully integrated social technology and HR best practices to create the new face of human resources: strategic, integrated, flexible and social. Discover TAMS HRM today. Get social with online human resources software that offers innovative, flexible tools for managing the HR functions end to end, not just the data!
Embedded in the application is the Employee Information Manager (EIM) which can be considered as one of the key component of the entire HRM solution due to its ability to store essential employee data ranging from basic employee personal information to work related mandatory details; The TAMS HRM have a host of FREE significant modules such as Payroll, Time & Attendance, Leave Management, Performance Management and so forth integrated into the EIM for data retrieval. The EIM is indeed a powerful tool for HR management, with a pleasant user experience and efficient data maintenance.

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12 Apr TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT MENINGITIS

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There has been a recent outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, it was first reported in the northern part of Nigerian and now PUNCH News has reported a case in the southern part of Nigeria, precisely Delta State.
It is high time we took proper pre-prevention. The below listed are pre-prevention that we should practice so as not to be a victim of Meningitis

Get Vaccinated
The most effective way to prevent meningitis is to get vaccinated against the disease.
The vaccine to prevent meningitis is also recommended if you’re entering the military, traveling, or planning to live in a country where bacterial meningitis is common.

Don’t Share Personal Items
Meningitis can be contracted when you come in contact with respiratory or throat secretions — saliva, sputum, nasal mucus — of someone who is infected, either through kissing or sharing personal items. You can prevent the spread of meningitis by not sharing items where secretions can lurk, such as drinking glasses, water bottles, straws, silverware, toothbrushes, lipsticks or lip glosses, and cigarettes.

Keep Your Distance from Infected People
The bacteria found in nose and throat secretions can also spread through coughing and sneezing. You could get meningitis if you’re close enough to an infected person to come in direct contact with these secretions. If someone you know has a respiratory infection, keep at least 3 feet away to stay out of the line of fire of any coughing, Vassallo says. Likewise, when you cough or sneeze, be kind to others.

Wash Your Hands Vigorously
Just as with cold and flu viruses, the viruses and bacteria responsible for meningitis can get on your hands and into your mouth. You can prevent meningitis from spreading by washing your hands vigorously, especially after you use the bathroom, change a diaper, spend time in a crowded place, and cough or blow your nose. Use hot, soapy water and be sure to get both the fronts and backs of your hands and each finger

Boost Your Immune System
When you get an infection, your immune system kicks in and works to fight it off. A healthy immune system can help prevent an infection from the viruses and bacteria that cause meningitis. Keep your immune system at its fighting best by eating healthy — including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins — and by getting regular exercise. Also, be sure to get the sleep you need.

Get Prompt Treatment
If you have been in close contact with someone who has bacterial meningitis, call your doctor right away. Your health care provider can give you antibiotics to keep you from developing meningitis. They won’t help prevent meningitis from the viral type of the disease, but it’s worth seeing your health care provider and asking about your options.

Culled from http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/understanding-meningitis/prevent-meningitis-pictures

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