21 Jun Do Time and Attendance HRM Systems Really Save Money?

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Employees’ attendance at the place of work and time spent doing the work are critical to an organization’s operational efficiency. While it is a known fact that attendance can be affected by lateness, absenteeism, abscondment, laxity and the likes, most organizations are at a loss as to the most effective methods or tools to accurately record, store and process employee attendance.

Organizations that use manual log books often overpay employees due to manual calculations which become even more tedious when calculating total number of hours worked, lateness, absenteeism and so on, at the end of the month when salaries are being prepared.

However, the question often arises if time attendance systems really save cost. When one considers the research findings that up to twenty-five per cent of an organization’s salary bills are, in real terms, unjustifiable due to employees’ lackadaisical attitude towards punctuality.

A time and attendance system provides many benefits to organizations against the backdrop that a maximized and organized means of tracking operational time leads to a high rate of employee return on investment (ROI). This brings about growth as it enables an employer to have full control of and effectively direct employees’ working hours towards achieving organizational goals. Attendance tracking goes beyond having an automated clock-in but total human resource management system such as payroll, appraisal, leave, exemption among others. Therefore, having a time and attendance HRM system is invaluable for organizations of different sizes- small, medium or large scale- to effectively track performance.

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15 Jun Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

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  • Eat three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); it is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal.
  • The bulk of food consumption should consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
  • Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts (with emphasis on beans and nuts).
  • Choose foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars; look at the labels because the first listed items on the labels comprise the highest concentrations of ingredients.
  • Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that can satisfy hunger and then stop eating.
  • Snacks are OK in moderation and should consist of items like fruit, whole grains, or nuts to satisfy hunger and not cause excessive weight gain.
  • Avoid sodas and sugar-enhanced drinks because of the excessive calories in the sodas and sugar drinks; diet drinks may not be a good choice as they make some people hungrier and increase food consumption.
  • Avoid eating a large meal before sleeping to decrease gastroesophageal reflux and weight gain.
  • If a person is angry or depressed, eating will not solve these situations and may make the underlying problems worse.
  • Avoid rewarding children with sugary snacks; such a pattern may become a lifelong habit for people.
  • Avoid heavy meals in the summer months, especially during hot days.
  • A vegetarian lifestyle has been promoted for a healthy lifestyle and weight loss; vegetarians should check with their physicians to be sure they are getting enough vitamins, minerals, and iron in their food.
  • Cooking foods (above 165 F) destroys most harmful bacteria and other pathogens; if you choose to eat uncooked foods like fruits or vegetables, they should be thoroughly washed with running treated (safe to drink) tap water right before eating.
  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meats of any type.
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15 Jun How to Delete Your Google History

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  • You logon to history.google.com/history/ with your google account open.
  • Head to the main page to find your Google history and data.
  • Then, pick what data you want to look at.
  • After you pick one, peruse what information the service has about you.
  • If you do want that information and data deleted, click the three dots on the top right corner of the page.
  • Here, you can decide how much of your information you want gone.

Culled from http://www.popsugar.com/tech/How-Delete-Google-History-41542676?stream_view=1#opening-slide

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13 Jun WORKPLACE PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM

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Performance Appraisal is the systematic evaluation of employees performance and to understand the abilities of a person (employee) for further growth and development. Performance appraisal is generally done in systematic ways which are as follows:

  1. The supervisors measure the pay of employees and compare it with targets and plans.
  2. The supervisor analyses the factors behind work performances of employees.
  3. The employers are in position to guide the employees for a better performance.

Objectives of Performance Appraisal

Performance Appraisal can be done with the following objectives in mind:

  1. To maintain records in order to determine compensation packages, wage structure, salaries raises, etc.
  2. To identify the strengths and weaknesses of employees to place right men on right job.
  3. To maintain and assess the potential present in a person for further growth and development.
  4. To provide a feedback to employees regarding their performance and related status.
  5. To provide a feedback to employees regarding their performance and related status.
  6. It serves as a basis for influencing working habits of the employees.
  7. To review and retain the promotional and other training programmes.

Advantages of Performance Appraisal

It is said that performance appraisal is an investment for the company which can be justified by following advantages:

  1. Promotion: Performance Appraisal helps the supervisors to chalk out the promotion programmes for efficient employees. In this regards, inefficient workers can be dismissed or demoted in case.
  2. Compensation: Performance Appraisal helps in chalking out compensation packages for employees. Merit rating is possible through performance appraisal. Performance Appraisal tries to give worth to a performance. Compensation packages which includes bonus, high salary rates, extra benefits, allowances and pre-requisites are dependent on performance appraisal. The criteria should be merit rather than seniority.
  3. Employees Development: The systematic procedure of performance appraisal helps the supervisors to frame training policies and programmes. It helps to analyse strengths and weaknesses of employees so that new jobs can be designed for efficient employees. It also helps in framing future development programmes.
  4. Selection Validation: Performance Appraisal helps the supervisors to understand the validity and importance of the selection procedure. The supervisors come to know the validity and thereby the strengths and weaknesses of selection procedure. Future changes in selection methods can be made in this regard.
  5. Communication: For an organization, effective communication between employees and employers is very important. Through performance appraisal, communication can be sought for in the following ways:
    1. Through performance appraisal, the employers can understand and accept skills of subordinates.
    2. The subordinates can also understand and create a trust and confidence in superiors.
    3. It also helps in maintaining cordial and congenial labour management relationship.
    4. It develops the spirit of work and boosts the morale of employees.

Are you finding it difficult to appraise your staff, try TAMS Appraisal system for proper staff evaluation. Click https://www.tams.com.ng/appraisal-system/ to see more.

Call 08054539109 or 08155140577

Source: http://www.managementstudyguide.com/performance-appraisal.htm

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08 Jun Do you commute going to work?

Here are some simple tips for every commuter during rainy days.

1. Never forget to bring your umbrella or rain coat.

2. Bring an extra shirt. In case you get got drenched in the rain, you can change to dry clothes and prevent getting sick.

3. Bring resealable plastic bags to keep your mobile phones and other valuables dry.

4. Check the weather and traffic reports before leaving your home or workplace, via television, radio, Internet, or mobile apps.

5. Have alternative plans for travel. Take alternate routes to avoid flooded areas. Also, have a contingency plan if certain modes of transportation became unavailable because of the effects of heavy rain.

6. Always prioritize your safety in the face of stormy or rainy weather. Always consider your safety before going out of your office or your home. Wait for the rain to stop. Or it might be better to not leave home that day. Better safe than sick or sorry. Decide to be safe.

Stay dry and stay safe!

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08 Jun DIABETES PREVENTION TIPS

DiabetesLose excess body fat. Being overweight is a big risk factor for diabetes.  In contrast, every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight lost reduces diabetes risk by 16 percent.

Follow a plant-based, low-calorie diet. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables—a dietary pattern studies show reduces diabetes risk. Foods to avoid are those rich in trans fats (also called hydrogenated fat), saturated fat, and sugar.

Drink water. Studies link sugar-sweetened beverages with obesity and diabetes.  Cut them out of your diet and the risk of both conditions falls.

Move your body. Physical inactivity raises the risk of diabetes. Exercise renders cells more sensitive to insulin. The aforementioned 2006 study had volunteers exercising moderately 150 minutes a week. Brisk walking does the trick.

Stress less. The stress response triggers the release of several hormones that increase blood sugar. Studies show that mindfulness meditation improves the ability to cope with stress. Physical activity and social support also help relieve stress.

Sleep well. Chronic sleep deprivation and poor quality sleep increase the risk for diabetes and obesity. For tips on sleeping better, see this Remedy Chick’s blog. If you have continued problems sleeping, contact your doctor.

Keep medical appointments. Warning signs of type 2 diabetes are less dramatic than those of type 1 diabetes. That’s why it’s important to see your doctor regularly.

Source: By Linda B. White http://www.everydayhealth.com

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06 Jun SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

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School, colleges and universities are places where future of the country or society is dependent. The opportunity to exchange ideas and learning should never be compromised by issues of safety, security. Security is becoming a major concern for students, parents or teachers due to escalating incidents like assaulting of teachers & ransacking the exam hall, sexual assault of female student, school fire tragedy and cases of ragging in educational premises. This has increased the demand of high-tech security products in educational sector. Many establishments have taken a step ahead by installing sophisticated security systems that can safeguard its people and premises to maintain dynamic learning campus.

You can manage your school with a range of intelligently designed products to meet all the critical requirements of education industry. They can be used for primary/secondary schools, colleges and universities. It helps education sector to meet their demand of SMS / Email notification to parents, monthly attendance of students & staff, bus route, restricted access to labs, canteen management, fire safety and digital video recording. These unique solutions supports students and staff to focus on learning and assist schools in accurately monitoring and managing schools activities.

Below are some school management solution that best suits your needs:-

  • Students and Staff Attendance
  • Parent Notification
  • High Value Computer/ Research Labs
  • Flexible and Rugged System

Students and Staff Attendance

Security of students, staff or existing infrastructure like research lab, computer lab, library is of paramount importance in educational sector. Simultaneously maintaining attendance records of students and staff is a must, to retain discipline within the institute. The attendance solution allows educational foundations to generate attendance reports for current date/month, last month or even for defined date. Proxy attendance can be reduced to a great extent by using the biometrics attendance system. Bus route feature allows assigning a particular bus route to unique student ID; it is very useful while calculating student’s attendance when the bus is late. Attendance reports or any other reports of the school can be transferred into various formats like excel, text, csv and xml for further actions.

Parent Notification

Security of child is always a concern for today’s working parents. However they always demand timely updates from schools about their kids, the attendance software TAMS auto-generate an SMS or Email notification to parents about their child’s attendance, child/ward reaching school safely, when child/ward is about leaving school and when child/ward gets home with the bus monitoring system. Furthermore the solution can also be used as a communication platform where messages can be passed to parents on meetings, excursions, impromptu public holidays etc.

High Value Computer/ Research Labs

Today’s new generation students are technology savvy, which has created a demand for schools and colleges to restrict access for areas like computer labs, research labs where they might go for their fun activities. Access can be restricted to such areas by blocking the student ID or access can be given for a limited period of time. VIP access can be provided to principal for these areas. Furthermore turnstile, bar can be installed at the gate post to restrict movement of intruders from having access into the school premises.

Video Surveillance

The video surveillance assist in recording every activity going on within the school premises. These recordings can be viewed for evidence after an event must have taken place after which necessary actions can be taken, also the surveillance system can be streamed remotely with any smart device such as laptops, iPAD, iPhones, Andriod Phones etc from anywhere you are once you have internet access.

Flexible and Rugged System

Schools and colleges many times tend to have misbehaving students and to maintain security, and time discipline within that environment is also a challenge. This generates a demand for a security system which is rugged and can handle tampering.

SBTel & Devices with her array of solutions will provide a robust education management solution for schools ranging from Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary schools.

Call us today for Free Consultation, Maintenance, Installation and Sales of any of the school management solution. You can visit http://tams.com.ng/ also visit http://www.tams.com.ng/home/tams-edu.php for more information on school solution.

Call 08083846345, 08054539109 for more information.

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02 Jun EATING FOR EYE HEALTH

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Try the following for a healthy sight:

  • Vegetables: Kale, collard greens, peppers, broccoli, sweet potato, spinach, peas, pumpkin, carrots and Swiss chard
  • Fruits: blueberries, oranges, tangerines, mango, tomato, papaya, avocado and grapefruit
  • Sources of zinc: crab, wheat, lean beef, fortified breakfast cereals, beans, lean pork, dark meat or poultry, whole-wheat or buckwheat flours
  • Omega-3-rich foods: Salmon, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout, sardines, flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil, roasted soybeans

In addition, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk for developing diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Each of these conditions can damage small delicate vessels found in the eye and potentially lead to vision loss.

The lists above can be a starting point for planning eye-healthy meals. Here’s a sample daily menu:

  • Breakfast of whole-grain cereal with berries and walnuts
  • Lunch salad of spinach, orange and grapefruit segments, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of canola oil
  • Dinner of oven-roasted chicken legs, sweet potatoes and broccoli, with fresh sliced tomatoes and a dessert of peaches
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