• Before driving a car, do a simple safety check. Turn on the lights and walk around the vehicle to ensure that all lights are in working order.
  • When you get into the car, adjust all mirrors and seats before placing the key in the ignition.
  • Always wear your seatbelts and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Always use your turn signals and pay attention to all signs.
  • Keep your eyes moving. Notice what is happening on the sides of the road and check behind you through your mirrors every 6-8 seconds.
  • Expect the other drivers to make mistakes and think what you would do if a mistake does happen.
  • If your car stalls on the road, do not leave your car. Put on your hazard lights to allow others to see you better.
  • When traveling behind other vehicles, there should be at least a four second space between your vehicles.
  • Don’t talk on a cell phone while driving. Phones detract from your ability to concentrate on the road and increase your chance of a collision by nearly 400%.
  • Remember as your speed increases so does your braking distance. If you double your speed, you quadruple your braking distance. If you double the weight of your vehicle, you double the stopping distance.
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15 Aug Third Quiz In August


  1. According to the previous article of the week
    • What is the topic of the Article ……..?
    • With the recent global economy, how do you think time & attendance can help to increase income and productivity of organizations?
  2. What was posted as Security Tip for last week?
    • Mention 3 from the tips that was useful to you.
  3. What was posted as Technology Tip for last week?
    • Mention two steps from the tips.


Kindly note that all questions are from our previous posts.

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11 Aug Barlen Projects Places a Premium on Time Management


It is a known fact that time management is a critical part of project management. This is so because of the premium placed on time to ensure delivery of tasks or sub-tasks involved in a project. Thus, it is not an overkill to appropriately monitor allocation and productive use of time to the successive stages of a project from start to completion.

To eliminate time-theft and redundancy, Barlen Projects Limited, an export based company with a vast employee population, has signed on to the award-winning TAMS HRM solution to properly monitor and manage employee attendance in order to maximize employee performance and productivity.

Thus, Barlen joins over one thousand organizations using the TAMS HRM solution to monitor attendance as well as to manage its human resources management needs using the remittance payroll system to pay salaries directly amongst others. So, call the hotlines on 08083846345, 08054539109 for further information. Also, visit https://www.tams.com.ng/ for more information

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10 Aug Configure Your PC to Use HDMI

HDMFor reasons I don’t really understand, Windows* seems to ignore the HDMI* port when you plug something in, so we’ll have to power it up and tell the computer it’s fine to send a signal out on the line.

That’s done by going into Control Panels and selecting “Adjust screen resolution”. On that window you’ll see that it shows there are two different displays, but one of them will be disabled.

To remedy this, click on the second monitor, then choose “Extend the desktop onto this monitor” and click “Apply”.

The HDTV screen should come to life and show you a Windows desktop background photograph.

If it doesn’t, try again.

Sometimes you have to select this more than once.

It is recommend that you now tweak the resolution on the second screen to be at least 1100 x 650, depending on what options you have. It mostly works out with 1184 x 666.

The goal is to have the background photo spread across the entire TV screen. Now make sure you have the sound unmuted and at a reasonable volume on your computer and on the TV and let’s get some content on the screen!

Sources: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/tech-tips-and-tricks/dave-taylor-hdmi-article.html

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  • Keep emergency numbers with you at all times. You can create speed dial numbers in your mobile phone just in case you find yourself in a very compromising situation.
  • Do not give away any personal information such as our phone numbers and home address, especially on social networking websites or to persons unknown to you.
  • Watch what and where you speak, especially on the phone. A lot of people have no sense of security while speaking, and could end up bragging yourself into being kidnapped and asked to pay a ransom.
  • Be alert to suspicious and unusual behaviour around you.
  • Be discrete in your philanthropic gestures as this could make you a target.
  • Do not discuss financial matters in open places and not even in the car or within the hearing of your domestic staff.
  • Do not leave your children in a car unattended, particularly while shopping, refueling or on social outings.
  • Schools should install CCTV in the school surroundings to monitor activities in and around the premises especially at opening and closing times.
  • Avoid going out alone.
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09 Aug Eliminate Salary Padding and Time-theft in Your Organization

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAQRAAAAJDViNTk4NmNhLWY5MDktNDhmYy1hODE2LWQyNzcwYzdhNDExOAThe current global economic environment has forced many businesses in virtually every industry to cut workforce costs through layoffs. Still, a few companies are striving to increase employee productivity to remain afloat, even though payroll and workforce management consume as much as 50 percent of their total budget.

Unfortunately, companies that rely on outdated and laborious manual methods of payroll calculation stand the risk of computation errors apart from vulnerability to unethical practices like padding. Hence, the urgent need for biometric attendance systems which are error-free, highly accurate, quick to install and easy to use.

Biometric time and attendance systems record precisely the time of day that employees start and stop work. They also track overtime, absenteeism, employee absconding from work, lunch breaks and so on. Due to their secure nature, biometric time and attendance terminals are becoming increasingly popular in today’s workplace as a growing number of organizations are deploying these systems to improve workforce accountability, efficiency and productivity.

Without a doubt, biometric time and attendance solutions have a direct impact on employee performance by eliminating time-theft and encouraging a sense of responsibility, since it can be synchronized with third party platforms such as payroll software, remittance systems and other human resource management applications.

Reach us today at TAMS Nigeria for free consultation on best attendance system that suits your organization. Call 08113677777, 08112677777 also click https://www.tams.com.ng/

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04 Aug Top Companies Deploy TAMS for Effective Management

P&G1Do you know that putting adequate security in place is both affordable and available? Without a doubt, a secure environment enables productivity. That is why you need to consult with experts in the field of security solutions for advice that best suits your organizational needs.

A lot of organizations in different sectors across the country have taken this route by using TAMS multi-functional modules with Access Control solution for their security needs and human resources management to effectively manage their workforce. GenieNg, a leading communications company with offices in Lagos and Abuja has deployed TAMS to manage its workforce with TAMS HRM/Payroll solution module and Access control to restrict non-authorized movements.

Similarly, Peniel Apartments, a notable player in the estate management business in Abuja, in its unflinching effort to delight its customers, employed the services of SBTel & Devices to put in place a best-in-class CCTV solution to secure and monitor its environment. The solutions capture first-hand, happenings which can be played back to get facts and figures or viewed remotely on smart devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, etc.

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Parent should teach their children how to be safe in various situations. Below are few tips that will help you keep your children from being an easy target for a criminal.

  • Teach children never to admit strangers into the home: If you are going to leave your children at home alone at all, at least let there be a chaperone you trust to watch over them.
  • Teach children local emergency phone numbers:
  • Get to know all your teenager’s friends: Teenagers believe that they know everything. It is your job therefore as a parent to guide them, gently and diplomatically.
  • Caution teenagers about ‘blind dates’ or meeting anyone they do not know: Teenagers all roll their eyes at this warning but what they do not realise is that this is a very real danger.
  • Teach younger members of your family not to open mails or packages: It could be that the package contains sensitive information that might eventually bring harm to your family if it not handled appropriately.
  • Teach young children how to answer the telephone so that they do not give out personal information: It is possible for them to misuse the use of phones if they are giving out their home addresses and telling strangers about the absence of adults in the house.
  • Teach children how to exit the house in the case of emergency: This is very important. They might be more inclined to hurdling themselves in a corner of the house, which might prove fatal if there was a fire or armed robbery involved. Leaving the house and seeking help might preserve their precious lives.
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02 Aug Improve Recruitment Efficiency with Job Cloud


The days of managing a recruitment campaign manually are long gone. In fact, organizations that still operate in that way not only put a heavy burden but unwittingly project a significantly negative impact on the effectiveness of their talent attraction strategy.

An effective recruitment of candidates requires a well-oiled multi-component machinery designed to automate and facilitate the process involved in attracting, assessing, interviewing and hiring the best talents for the published position. The increasing globalization of the marketplace and advancement in technology have fundamentally reshaped the recruitment industry to develop strategies that alienate tedious and antiquated methods of recruitment. Now, they have an array of options including Job Cloud, a robust and easy-to-use recruitment platform.
Job Cloud is an automated and efficient web-based recruitment platform that helps intending recruiters and employers to publish, sieve and shortlist the right candidates for a position. It has a key benefit of saving time and stress involved in the manual process of sieving or pruning usually long lists of applicants. In other words, with Job Cloud, users can post a job list, view applications as they come in and thereafter, shortlist applicants. It also has the benefit of seamless integration with a third party recruitment platform.
Job Cloud is an easy-to-use recruitment software that can be customized to meet specific needs of small, medium and large scale organizations.
To do all these go to www.tams.com.ng or call the information hotlines: 08054539109, 08155140577.
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  • Reward children with praise rather than with food.
  • Serve food in smaller portions. Do not demand or reward “a clean plate.” Let your child ask for more if he or she is still hungry.
  • Bake, broil or grill foods to reduce fat. Rather than cooking with butter or vegetable oil, try healthier versions like olive, canola or sunflower oil.
  • Snacks should provide nutrients and energy, which are essential for active, growing children.
  • Do not give your child vitamin supplements unless they are recommended by your doctor.
  • Children imitate their parents, so set a good example by eating healthy foods.
  • Keep a variety of snacks in the house, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, whole-grain cereals and crackers. Try lower calorie or lower fat foods, like baked chips, reduced-sugar cereals or low-fat dressings.
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