02 Feb Lington & Bernie Deploy TAMS Time Attendance Solution


Lington & Bernie, the foremost consulting firm in Nigeria, has deployed the TAMS HRM-time attendance solution in multiple locations of operation to remotely monitor staff attendance.

With a strong presence in major cities in Nigeria, Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited serves diverse industries including finance and banking, oil and gas, telecoms, education, manufacturing, government, information technology, energy and utilities.

TAMS, which is growing in popularity with organizations of all sizes, is an affordable and easy-to-use web-based or on-premise workforce management tool with functions such as payroll, appraisal, vacation, leave management and remittance- all at the fingertip of the business owner or administrator.

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02 Feb Boosting Productivity with Employee Accountability

Employee Accountability is the responsibility of employees to complete the tasks they are assigned, to perform the duties required by their job, and to be present for their proper shifts in order to fulfill or further the goals of the organization.

Employee Accountability at the workplace is important to a business success as a whole. Every employee, no matter what level of seniority is equally responsible for aiding in the success of the company. In order to achieve both the long and short term goals of the company, it is important that all people within the company work together and share accountability. Employees who work together towards the same overall goal help their workplace to become more accountable, in turn make the business more productive and efficient.

To get proper employee accountability, employers need to draw up reward mechanisms to motivate a performing staff, as a motivated staff gives his all to get things done and also gear other staff up to surpass the previous rewarded employee which bring about healthy competition amongst member staff.

As quoted by F. Robert Salerno, CEO Avis: “Early in my career, one of the first business lessons I learned was this: It’s impossible to win the hearts and minds of people unless you clearly establish goals and values and reward people if they act in a way that leads to the fulfillment of those objectives. It quickly became clear to me that if you want to make sure your customers are treated well, you have to make sure you treat your employees well and recognize their efforts.”

A motivated staff is a loyal staff and a motivated staff will ensure that he is timely, will complete designated task to time, will be consistent to complete task excellently, will surpass designated task, due to healthy competition as the employees build cordial relationship to achieve same goals.

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oral health

      Oral Health

  • One of the easiest steps to do to help your teeth keep clean is to Brush Properly. Try to brush at least twice a day or thoroughly rinse your mouth with water after eating to minimize the amount of food that would serve as substrate for the bacteria.
  • Flossing can help you remove food particles and other detrimental substances that brushing regularly cannot. Dentists recommend flossing at least once a day.
  • Avoid Tobacco. It will save you from oral cancer and periodontal complications and also save you from the countless ill effects caused by the agents used to mask the smell of tobacco.
  • Limit Sodas, Coffee and Alcohol. They cause dental hygiene problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Consume calcium and other vitamins that are good for the body. You need plenty of calcium for your teeth. It is essential for the teeth as well as your bones.
  • You should visit your dentist at least twice a year to have a full hygiene treatment performed.
  • Use mouthwash alongside brushing and flossing. It can help maintain good breath as well as help maintain strong teeth.
  • If you are having tooth and jaw pain make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist needs to diagnose the underlying cause and correct it before it turns into a greater problem.
  • Clean the surface of your tongue daily to remove countless bacteria that otherwise live on the rougher part of your tongue.
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Company details



The organisation set up module is where the company rule is been setup. This module offers you stable, centralized control of your core HR functions. it includes an extensive set of tools to provide, manipulate and organize the data you need to create a secure, highly functional HR environment.


The company detail is where the basic information about the company are filled, viewed and edited. Basic information such as Company name, address and phone number etc.

Company Logo

This is uploading of the organization logo. This will always appear at the top panel of dashboard to depict the company that manages the account.

Company Account Status

This will signify the account you are subscribed to. You can subscribe to TAMS PREMIUM where you have access to all the modules when an annual subscription is paid; and TAMS CLASSIC which is a Pay-As-You-Go package. Payment is made when paid modules are to be used.

Note: when you create an account, you are automatically registered to TAMS CLASSIC.

Alert Setting

Can also be set from here. You can configure the type of notifications to be active in the whole TAMS application from the alert settings. Received SMS is taken from the SMS provided (on renewals) or purchased by the organization. Alerts such as Birthday greetings, Holiday Greetings, daily alert to supervisor on late and absent employee, Clock in/out notification can be set up for employees to receive.

Attendance Deduction Rule

You can configure how you want staff to be penalized regarding lateness and absenteeism. Deductions rules such as number of lateness/number of no-clocks to ignore, how lateness should be computed (by minutes, hourly or daily).

Device Function Key Usage

When this is set, it separate the clocks based on the time of clock, i.e. take first clock as clock in and subsequent clock as clock out. This is useful for companies that do not use shift.

User Custom Field

This enable a user add more fields of information to individual profile, where there are other information the organization wishes to add to staff profile that can be done on the user custom field.

Attendance Deduction Day

This is where an organization can specify the particular day (of either the present or the previous month) when they intend deducting either lateness or absenteeism for the month.

Visit www.tams.com.ng to get started.

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26 Jan Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited Deploys TAMS-HRM


Lington & Bernie Consulting Limited, the foremost Consulting firm in Nigeria, has deployed TAMS HRM- time attendance solution in multiple locations of operation to remotely monitor staff attendance.

With a strong presence in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, Lington serves diverse industries including finance and banking, oil and gas, telecoms, education, manufacturing, government, information technology, energy and utilities.

TAMS, which is growing in popularity with organizations of all sizes, is an affordable and easy-to-use web-based or on-premise workforce management tool with functions such as payroll, appraisal, vacation, leave management and remittance- all at the fingertip of the business owner or administrator.

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tams dashboard


The TAMS Dashboard is the interface you view as you sign in to the TAMS portal. The dashboard gives basic information you need to see at an instant by managing firsthand information based on customization without first going to the underlisted modules. It can be customized to view Time Attendance & Human Resource Management information.

The modules that can be viewed on the dashboard are:

Time Attendance information

  •  Absent Employees
  • Present Employees
  • Punctual Employees
  • Late Employees
  • Company TAMS Ambassadors
  • General TAMS Ambassadors
  • Daily Attendance Statistics
  • Attendance Device Status

Select HR related information

  • Pending Appraisal
  • Active Employees
  • Inactive Employees
  • Employees on Leave
  • Pending Exemptions
  • Pending Leaves
  • Calendar & Events
  • Company Locations
  • Employees by Department
  • Employees by Age
  • Employees by Location
  • Employees by Designation
  • Employees by Nationality
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fit people

Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It’s not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role.

Here are some health tips for people who would like to stay fit which are as follows: –

  1. Wake up early: early risers are more pro-active, use the extra time to exercise & meditate
  1. Eat a great breakfast: A healthy breakfast is a great way to give you the energy you need to start the day. Your meal should consist of 25% Protein, 25% Carbohydrates, & 50% fruit & vegetables.
  1. Drink water throughout the day: drinking water ensures that you are properly hydrated and thus feel less fatigued. Start your day with a cup of hot water and lemon to aid digestion. Also keep a bottle of water close by to keep you sipping
  1. Get up and move: our bodies were not designed to be sedentary, and science shows a short walk around the office can reverse vascular dysfunction. So its advisable to stand up from your desk at work at least 10 times a day and repeat it 3 times each time you do it.
  1. Bring your own lunch to work: Prepare your lunch and snacks at home so you can choose the ingredients you eat. Always carry snacks like a pot of nuts or carrot stick. Include low density foods like broccoli and brown rice to avoid overeating. Its advisable to do thins like leaving your bus or train a stop early and walk. Also if you drive try swapping your driving with walking or cycling.
  1. Keep fit on the commute home: the time you spend commuting can be used to improve both mental & physical fitness.
  1. Eat at the right time: eating food late can have a big impact on your quality of sleep.it is advisable to eat dinner less than 3 hours before your bedtime. If you’re still hungry try eating complex carbohydrates such as a snack.
  1. Prepare your body for a good nights sleep: the way you feel while you’re awake depends on the kind of sleep you’re getting. Good sleep is vital in order to maintain good heath and well-being one should do things like taking a warm bath which is proven to relax the body for a good night’s sleep. Also switch off your screens 30 minutes prior to sleeping.

sourced from pintrest

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24 Jan Prevent Kidnapping Security Tips List

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Prevent Kidnapping

Professor Robert G. Picard has given a list of security tips to follow in order to avoid kidnapping, these tips have been taken from detailed security and safety training briefings & they are as below.

  1. Ensure your social media profile does not compromise your personal security and safety.
  2. Go along with clean laptops, mobile phones, etc.; think about using aliases for contacts.
  3. Enroll for hostile environment/safety training.
  4. Be cognizant of potential dangers in your place of assignment.
  5. Plan your journey, activities discreetly or carefully.
  6. Carry out a risk assessment and factor in contingency plans (both of your own and your media establishment).
  7. Bear in mind details that could be of help in the event that proof of life needs to be determined.
  8. Ensure your employer, family or loved ones are aware of where you are at every point in time and who you are meeting.
  9. Make arrangements for emergency communications; avail your employers and colleagues with contact details or phone numbers of numbers and Next of Kin (NOK).
  10. Be very wary of your supposed contacts or sources – do as much due diligence as possible and bear in mind that persons and groups may switch allegiances without warning.
  11. Avoid making yourself a target. Blend in so that you are not easily identifiable as a journalist when travelling.
  12. Victims or survivors of kidnapping need recovery time and must seek counseling against post-traumatic stress. it will help prevent kidnapping.

sourced from security1656.com

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20 Jan Expand Global Deploys TAMS to Boost Productivity

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Expand Global Deploys TAMS

Located in the ancient city of Ibadan, Expand Global Industries is a leading engineering company dedicated to bringing good service delivery to its customers.

Following a comprehensive review of the benefits of TAMS HRM, the firm was delighted to deploy the solution to enhance staff efficiency and productivity. TAMS will remotely manage time attendance, payroll/ salary remittance, shift and leave management, canteen management as well as other human resources needs.

Furthermore, the salary processing enables direct remittance on salaries and other allowances, thus eliminating the burden of moving cash and facilitating compliance with the CBN’s cashless policy.

TAMS’ time-tested attendance, HRM, payroll and related functionalities enjoy acclaim across different sectors and sizes as it saves organizations the burden of time theft, loss of productivity and absenteeism.

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19 Jan Appreciation is a Business Word


Appreciation is a Business Word

“Don’t forget a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated” H. Jackson Brown.

Employees are recruited to use their skills, talents, experience and even relationships to deliver on an organization’s promise to its market. To give anything less than expected performance is a betrayal of the trust reposed in the employee. The question then arises as to why some employees do more than others.

While so many reasons have been put forward, including employees’ personality, background, worldview, emotional intelligence, and so on, one thing that is common to all human beings is captured in H. Jackson Brown’s admonition not to forget that a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Definitions of appreciation on the free dictionary website include:

  1. Recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things.
  2. A judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one.
  3. 3An expression of gratitude.

Amalgamating the aforementioned definitions for the purpose of this article could read thus: <Expressing gratitude to an employee in recognition of his/her quality, value, significance or magnitude of contributions to the success of the organization, based on favourable judgement or opinion of their work>

While I do not lay claim to being lettered, I like the definition I just conjured because it reminds me of the TAMS Ambassador Award that the TAMS Nigeria team initiated two years ago- giving out gifts like electronic appliances, satellite dishes and holiday trips to Obudu and Dubai to celebrate Nigeria’s most productive and punctual employees.

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