31 Aug Battery Saving Tips

Adjust Phone screen timeout
Avoid areas with a poor signal
Avoid exposing the battery to metal
Avoid exposing the phone or battery to direct sunlight or heat
Check less email accounts
Close applications when not needed
Disable keypad tones
Drain your battery once a month
EDGE uses more power than 3G
If you have no signal, set the phone to offline
Reduce screen sensitivity
Replace your battery periodically
Set your email application to manual
Take a spare battery
Turn down screen brightness
Turn off GPS
Turn off the camera flash
Turn off vibrate

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Don’t skip breakfast
Eat regular meals
Eat plenty of fruit and veg
Get more active
Drink plenty of water
Eat high-fibre foods
Don’t stock junk food
Cut down on alcohol
Plan your meals

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30 Aug Statistical Fatalities Caused by Absenteeism

Absenteeism is an employee’s intentional or habitual absence from work. While employers expect workers to miss a certain number of workdays each year due to illness or some other unforeseen circumstance, excessive absence can inevitably lead to decreased productivity, which impacts negatively on company performance, finances and even morale.
While studies show that annual costs associated with absenteeism vary by industry, the scarce financial resources of companies are being eroded by continually paying the wages of absentee employees in addition to the cost of replacement workers such as overtime pay for other employees and/or temporary workers. And that is before accounting for administrative costs of managing absenteeism which should have been properly channeled to increase the company’s profit margin.

Furthermore, absenteeism causes poor quality of goods/services resulting from overtime fatigue or understaffing, reduced productivity, excess managerial time (dealing with discipline and finding suitable employee replacements), safety issues (inadequately trained employees filling in for others or rushing to catch up after arriving as a replacement, etc.), and poor morale among employees who have to “fill in” or do extra work to cover absent coworkers.
Illustrated below is a statistical survey carried out by Jean Folger on the value of the annual cost of loss of production in dollars associated with absenteeism by occupation:

Professional (excluding nurses, physicians and teachers)
$24.2 Billion

$15.7 Billion

Service workers
$8.5 Billion

$8.1 Billion

$6.8 Billion

School teachers (K-12)
$5.6 Billion

$3.6 Billion

$3.5 Billion

$2.8 Billion

Business owner
$2.0 Billion

$1.5 Billion

$1.3 Billion

$0.25 Billion

$0.16 Billion

As stated in our previous article, absenteeism is a disorder that is very difficult to tackle, because just as there are poor excuses for missing work, there are legitimate ones also. Whatever the case, these can best be managed by putting effective tools in place to properly monitor, control and reduce the menace of absenteeism.

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25 Aug Inlaks Computers Spreads TAMS Advantage

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAcxAAAAJDM1MzVhNDZlLTZkNzQtNDc4Yi04MzY2LWQzYzYwY2M3ZjhmMQInlaks Computers, the foremost ICT and infrastructure solution provider in Nigeria and West Africa, 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 and the West African sub-region, Inlaks Computers 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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25 Aug Protecting your Child from Cyber Bully

• Teach your children good online habits – Explain the risks of technology, and teach children how to be responsible online. Reduce their risk of becoming cyberbullies by setting guidelines for and monitoring their use of the internet and other electronic media.

• Keep lines of communication open – Regularly talk to your children about their online activities so that they feel comfortable telling you if they are being victimized.

• Watch for warning signs – If you notice changes in your child’s behavior, try to identify the cause as soon as possible. If cyber bullying is involved, acting early can limit the damage.

• Limit availability of personal information – Limiting the number of people who have access to contact information or details about interests, habits, or employment reduces exposure to bullies that you or your child do not know. This may limit the risk of becoming a victim and may make it easier to identify the bully if you or your child are victimized.

• Avoid escalating the situation – Responding with hostility is likely to provoke a bully and escalate the situation. Depending on the circumstances, consider ignoring the issue. Often, bullies thrive on the reaction of their victims. Other options include subtle actions. For example, you may be able to block the messages on social networking sites or stop unwanted emails by changing the email address. If you continue to get messages at the new email address, you may have a stronger case for legal action.

• Document the activity – Keep a record of any online activity (emails, web pages, instant messages, etc.), including relevant dates and times. In addition to archiving an electronic version, consider printing a copy.

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25 Aug TIPS To prevent food poisoning at home

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TIPS To prevent food poisoning at home

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. It’s not usually serious and most people get better within a few days without treatment.

In most cases of food poisoning, the food is contaminated by bacteria, such as salmonella or Escherichia coli (E. coli), or a virus, such as the norovirus.

Signs and symptoms

The symptoms of food poisoning usually begin within one to two days after eating contaminated food, although they may start at any point between a few hours and several weeks later.

The main symptoms include:

  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea, which may contain blood or mucus
  • stomach cramps and abdominal (tummy) pain
  • a lack of energy and weakness
  • loss of appetite
  • a high temperature (fever)
  • aching muscles
  • chills

What to do

Most people with food poisoning recover at home and don’t need any specific treatment, although there are some situations where you should see your GP for advice (see below).

Until you feel better, you should rest and drink fluids to prevent dehydration. Try to drink plenty of water, even if you can only sip it.

Eat when you feel up to it, but try small, light meals at first and stick to bland foods – such as toast, crackers, bananas and rice – until you begin to feel better.

Oral rehydration solutions (ORS), which are available from pharmacies, are recommended for more vulnerable people, such as the elderly and those with another health condition.

In most cases, these symptoms will pass in a few days and you will make a full recovery.

1. Wash your hands, utensils and food surfaces often. …
2. Keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods. …
3. Cook foods to a safe temperature. …
4. Refrigerate or freeze perishable foods promptly — within two hours of purchasing or preparing them. …
5. Defrost food safely. …
6. Throw it out when in doubt.



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Have you ever considered how costly employee absenteeism is to your organization? That is, the money your organization is clearly losing by paying someone who isn’t at work.

Absenteeism is an employee’s intentional or habitual absence from work. Without a doubt, absenteeism is a costly problem for any business even though the impact on small businesses can be especially severe and devastating.

Excessive absenteeism inevitably leads to declining productivity which poses a major threat to a company’s finances and eventually corporate morale. For that reason, your company may have to put a solution-enabled policy in place to ensure that employees are present at work, both physically and mindfully.

Essentially, such a policy is facilitated by advancement in technology which has made it possible for employers to deal appropriately with the menace of employee absenteeism. Therefore, by having a formal attendance policy, employers can control excessive absenteeism by creating an atmosphere where all and sundry give regard to attendance and punctuality. This can help to ensure that attendance problems are dealt with fairly.

Such tools and policy include Robust Attendance System; Human Resources Application, Payroll System, amongst others.

Contacts us today at TAMS Nigeria for free consultation on best solutions that best meets your need.

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18 Aug Intercellular Nigeria Deploys TAMS Verify

intIntercellular, a leading telecommunication firm in Nigeria with her customer centric nature has deployed TAMS verify for effective customer satisfaction delivery.

TAMS VERIFY is a web-based biometric technology that makes it easy to manage organization’s background screening and verification process across multiple locations. TAMS Verify (is an application) that runs on a Server/Client Architecture.

The solution utilizes a GPRS-enabled mobile/handheld biometrics device (BioSmart-G2). TAMS Verify uses biometric technology to register, verify, identify and manages customers, staff and/or employees.

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  • Drink coffee to have a better nap. Napping clears out adenosine which is a byproduct of wakefulness and, when combined with caffeine, an adenosine blocker, reduces the effect and amplifies the effect of the nap.
  • For healthy teeth, don’t brush immediately after eating. Acidic foods softens the enamel and brushing speeds up the process. Always wait 30min before brushing after meals.
  • To wear a smaller size, gain muscle weight. Cut back on calories and add weights to workouts to lose inches.
  • To eat less, eat more of proteins and fat as they help you get and stay full longer than carbohydrates.
  • Skip energy drinks when you’re tired as it spikes your blood sugar temporarily, only to crash soon after leaving you sluggish and foggy-headed.
  • Drink water when you’re bloated as this affects the mobility if the gut and reduces the symptoms of bloating.
  • Ditch diet soda to lose weight as it’s been proven that people who drank diet soda had a greater increase in waist circumference than people who didn’t.
  • Drink a hot beverage to cool off. Once your body sense a change in temperature and increases sweat production but as soon as the sweat dries off, your body cools off naturally.
  • Exercise when you’re tired. When you do, it helps you work more efficiently and you don’t tire as easily.
  • Ditch antibacterial soap to prevent illness as long term of ingredients in these products such as triclosan may pose health risks.
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In modern business practice there are many kinds of leave available to employees; sick, annual, casual etc. Tied together with the different leave structures of companies and the requirements to request and grant leave we can often allocate too much time and resources to manage it. With business practice in the world, minimal time should be spent on managing leave. A leave management system, also known as LMS, is a platform that enables a company to easily and correctly allocate, track and grant leave as well as allow for employees to request and track their own leave. This is beneficial to organizations on a whole to allow for more time to streamline all other business aspects.

Today’s leave management system is more often found in the form of a web based application due to its easy accessibility and ability to run on almost any device and operating system that has a web browser. TAMS Leave management systems make it easy for an employee to request leave from their own desk or even from home if sick.

The request for leave will then reflect to the relevant superior for approval, if the leave request is denied, a reason must be entered into the leave management system and the applicant will be notified. This is particularly beneficial to companies with branches positioned around different locations. If the leave application requires a second superior to approve it the leave management system will notify and request their approval before notifying the applicant. The leave management system can also notify other parties that are required to be notified about an employee’s leave but not required to approve the leave.

TAMS leave management system provides an easy way for human resources or management to administer leave, granting the ability to setup a standard leave scheme or customizes it per employee. The leave management system will automatically deduct leave, take and add leave accumulated according to number of days giving within a determined period in accordance with the company’s leave policy.

Contact us today for a robust leave management system, call 08083846345, 08054539109 also click https://www.tams.com.ng/leave-exemptions/, https://www.tams.com.ng/

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