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Boost Immunity

It takes more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. It turns out that eating some pretty surprising nutrients will help keep your immune system on guard.

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You can ensure your body and immunity run smoothly by rounding out your plate with plenty of colorful servings of fruits and veggies, plus 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, at the very least. The following ingredients can add extra flu-fighting punch to your winter meal plan.

  • Manage Stress
  • Sleep In
  • Eat Well
  • Give up smoking
  • Take up regular exercise
  • Replace unhealthy snacks with the healthy ones
  • Be active during your lunch hour
  • Get tested for vitamin D deficiency and supplement if needed
  • Drink more water
  • Drink lemon water first thing in the morning.

These grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent than echinacea, reports a Norwegian study. When animals eat this compound, they’re less likely to contract influenza, herpes, even anthrax; in humans, it boosts immunity, speeds wound healing, and may help antibiotics work better.

This potent onion relative contains the active ingredient allicin, which fights infection and bacteria. British researchers gave 146 people either a placebo or a garlic extract for 12 weeks; the garlic takers were two-thirds less likely to catch a cold. Other studies suggest that garlic lovers who chow more than six cloves a week have a 30% lower rate of colorectal cancer and a 50% lower rate of stomach cancer.

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11 Oct Significance of Workplace Appraisal Systems

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workplace appraisal systems

Whether it is called employee appraisal, performance appraisal, performance review or performance evaluation, an appraisal system is a method by which the job performance of an employee is documented and evaluated.

In all ramifications, performance appraisal is neither a witch-hunt nor a punitive measure against employees.

Essentially, it provides relevant information for an objective assessment of employees’ skills, abilities, knowledge and overall job performance for the purpose of bringing about constructive evaluation.

The goal of an appraisal system is not only to improve performance but also to make decisions about those skills that employees should develop in order to enhance their career ambitions.

While putting employees’ potential for future roles in context, managers or supervisors are armed with critical information that enables objectivity of reward systems.

Furthermore, appraisal systems provide a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of human resource programmes in the organization while helping to improve organizational communication.

Employee appraisal systems help managers evaluate employee job performance and develop a fair system of pay increases and promotions. Appraisals in turn can help staff members improve performance, and assist companies in devising or reorganizing job functions to better fit the position or the employee.


  • Wikipedia
  • http://accountlearning.blogspot.com.ng/2013/03/purposes-and-uses-of-performance.html
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06 Oct Set the Right Time and Attendance Rules from the Start

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Attendance Rules

Whether you’ve run a company for a number of years or just settling into your first business venture, how you deal with an employee that is habitually late or repeatedly absent will go a long way in determining your company’s work culture and by extension, success.

Because you have a vision to grow a successful business, it is imperative to deal tactfully with the idiosyncrasies of employees who routinely report late for work or call in sick on a regular basis as such scenarios create service delivery issues for your business.

In such instances, you need to wrap your arms around the problem speedily to avoid loss of repeat business, referral and credibility. Thus, it behoves you to review your office time and attendance policy and the tools.

Customer experiences and testimonials have shown that the TAMS web-based application is an affordable and effective technology to enhance punctuality and timely deliverable on tasks. It affords the easy set-up of flexible business rules.

So, to establish a fair and unambiguous time and attendance policy, just follow the under-listed steps:

  1. Go to the TAMS portal (tams.com.ng/tamsportal)
  2. Go to the organization module/tab
  3. Click on company details to edit company details
  4. Go to Attendance deduction:
  • No of Lateness to ignore: This is overlooking a certain number of lateness that could be ignored depending on organization. This may be as a result of traffic or other exigencies.
  • Number of NO-CLOCK to ignore: This is overlooking a certain number of NO-CLOCK by employee depending on organization. This might be due to forgetfulness of employee to CLOCK-IN
  • Compute Lateness By: The employee lateness time can be computed based on minute, hour and Daily
  • Number of Hour Work for NO-CLOCK: This is the equivalent hour to be put together for employee NO-CLOCK.

For example, if the number of hours of NO-CLOCK is 4 Hours out of the 8 hours daily expected working period. Invariably, the employee will be paid half of that day’s pay.

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06 Oct Fitness Access Control Systems

ifitnessI-Fitness a leading fitness institution situated in the center of Excellence, Lagos State with a clear understanding of the importance of a fully secure environment has deployed our smart Access Control solution to complement their existing security apparatus to safeguard lives and property on their premises.

I-Fitness joins an array of our Access Control clientele such as GTBank (nationwide), Lagos Court of Appeal, Kimberley Clark, Nigachem, 141 WorldWide, Systems Specs amongst many others.

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  • Don’t leave keys “hidden” outside the home. Leave an extra key with a trusted neighbor or colleague.
  • Keep doors locked even when you or family members are at home.
  • Have window locks installed on all windows. Use them.
  • Lock louvered windows–especially on the ground floor.
  • Have locks installed on your fuse boxes and external power sources.
  • If you have window grilles and bars, review fire safety. Don’t block bedroom windows with permanent grilles if the windows may be used for emergency egress.
  • If you have burglar or intrusion alarms, check and use them.
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher on each floor, and be sure to keep one in the kitchen. Show family members and household help how to use them.
  • Periodically check smoke detectors and replace batteries when necessary.
  • Keep flashlights in several areas in the house. Check the batteries often, especially if you have children in your home. (They love to play with flashlights!)
  • A family dog can be a deterrent to criminals. But remember, even the best watch-dog can be controlled by food or poison. Do not install separate “doggy doors” or entrances. They also can admit small intruders.
  • Choose a location that offers the most security. The less remote, the safer your home will be, particularly in a neighborhood close to police and fire protection.
  • Know your neighbors. Develop a rapport with them and offer to keep an eye on each other’s homes, especially during trips.
  • If you observe any unusual activity, report it immediately to your RSO.
  • Establish safe family living patterns. If you understand the importance of your contribution to the family’s overall security, the entire household will be safer.
  • While at home, you and your family should rehearse safety drills and be aware of procedures to escape danger and get help.
  • Educate family members and domestic help in the proper way to answer the telephone at home.
  • Vary daily routines; avoid predictable patterns.
  • Know where all family members are at all times.
  • Use these same guidelines while on leave or in travel status.
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06 Oct How to convert a PDF file to Word


  1. Open a file in Acrobat.
  2. Click on the Export PDF tool in the right pane.
  3. Choose Microsoft Word as your export format, and then choose Word Document.
  4. Click Export. If your PDF contains scanned text, Acrobat will run text recognition automatically.
  5. Name the Word file and save it in a desired location.
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29 Sep Proton Security Deploys TAMS to Solve Attendance Menace

protonDue to the sensitive nature of their work, companies in the security and protection business companies tend to face workforce management challenges other companies do not. Issues like timeliness, focus, discipline, honesty while important on every job cannot be compromised.

A nagging question is to how to manage time and attendance for hundreds of security officers working at multiple remote locations. And with multiple pay rates, to boot.

With a huge workforce in different locations across the nation, Proton Security Services Limited had similar challenges until they thoroughly evaluated the benefits of TAMS and signed up to the service; joining over one thousand clients including leading security firms such as Halogen Securities and Protection Plus from whom we are getting positive feedbacks on their user experience.

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camera-lensFollow these few steps to clean your CCTV Lens

Step 1: Before cleaning the lens of your CCTV camera you should first of all turn it off otherwise you may accidentally spoil its electronic system. Moreover by stopping the working of your camera you can also clean the body of your surveillance camera along with its lens.

Step 2: Now you can use a can of compressed air to blow air on the lens for cleaning dust and dirt accumulated on its surface.

Step 3: You can also alternatively blow air from your mouth, if can of compressed air is available to you. But while blowing air from your mouth you should be careful for the creation of moisture on the outer surface of CCTV lens.

Step 4: You should now wipe the lens of your camera with a piece of microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloth is very soft and smooth cloth which is preferably used for cleaning camera lens to avoid scratches on their sensitive surface. You can get microfiber cloth from optical shops or any other cloth retail store for this purpose. Other type of cloth with harsh fibers can scratch the surface of CCTV camera lens which can adversely affect its efficiency.

Step 5: Application of a good quality lens cleaner solution is the next CCTV lens cleaning step after wiping the lens with microfiber cloth. This solution can be bought from the online or offline retail stores dealing in security system maintenance products. You should buy this solution carefully as it may not damage the coating on the lens.

Step 6: You can also moist the surface of your CCTV lens by breathing directly on it as an alternative, if suitable lens cleaner solution cannot be arranged easily. The moisture created by your breath will serve the purpose of a lens cleaner at such situation. You can wipe out the moisture with a piece of microfiber cloth for easy and effective cleaning of your camera lens.

Thus the 6 easy steps briefly discussed above can help you in cleaning your CCTV lens successfully for availing its effective services.

For consultation, sales, maintenance and installation of CCTV cameras call 08083846345, 08113898227, also click https://www.sbtelecoms.com/products-services/cctv-solution/ to view different Surveillance cameras we have in stock.

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productivity3-jpgThe place of work- be it an office, factory or any other organization- is not a set up where people get paid for just being present or turning up for a few hours. The salary is an exchange for actual work done. Indeed, the amount of work completed reflects a worker’s productivity which, in turn, is determined by a series of factors beside qualifications and experience.

It is not rocket science that the level of employees’ productivity in an organization is largely responsible for the profit-making ability of the organization and its survival in the long run.

However, employee productivity or performance is dependent on a series of factors many of which are determined by the employer and the environment provided for the workforce.

It is up to the business owner or manager to find the most effective ways of deriving the best out of the workforce. The manager may feel his/her job is only to recruit the best and most qualified people for the task at hand but the truth is that these employees could help  transform the business completely if they are made to work happily and show their true potential.

In these tough economic times it is quite understandable that most companies are looking for any number of ways to cut cost. While they look into many aspects of their business, they often overlook one simple area that could save a lot of money. And that is by tracking time and attendance.

But time and attendance tracking goes beyond automated clock-in system. It is a process of demanding accountability and rewarding judicious use of time against the backdrop of per capita productivity. Therefore, to track performance, a time and attendance system is a priceless tool for organizations of all sizes.

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