13 Jan TAMS: Let Employees See Their Payroll Reports


At TAMS, we understand that some businesses might want more options when it comes to what information employees do and do not have access to.

Your policies are your policies, but we are here to give you as many options as possible.

One of our features was created with this in mind to suit your organization.

Namely, if you want your employees to be able to see their payroll and other reports with respects to salaries and deductions, you can make that happen now.

Employees tend to ask for this information regularly anyway, so we figured giving them direct access to the data could save you a lot of time and effort as well.

TAMS solution is integrated with payroll solution which gives employees 24/7 access to their pay statements via the web and mobile apps. TAMS payroll linked directly with TAMS attendance to automate the process of payment from attendance clock records, it can be fully integrated with other systems such as retirement plans, workers compensation plans and other human resources tools. TAMS payroll can also be utilized as a distinct or detached application for organizations.

If you’d like to access this FREE feature, it’s very simple to do.

Go to >> PAYROLL on your TAMS module, set up Paymasters who will have access to all feature.  The Paymaster can work on the following:

  1. Create payroll setting: This module makes it possible for the company admin to set up the paymasters, select the country’s currency for the payroll and input the percentage cap on loan. The remain privileges and accesses are made available in the account of the paymasters
  2. Statutory Deduction: The mandatory statutory deductions are already programmed on the portal with their corresponding percentages.
  3. Set up Allowance: Various allowances can be created here from Basic Allowance to other allowances such as housing, Medical transportation etc.
  4. Set up Pay package: Annual pay package can be set and the computation of your salary will be made available. This will show statutory deductions (Non Taxable) and calculation of the taxable income.
  5. Set up Loan Type: The various loans that are operated in an organization such as Car loan, Housing Loan etc.
  6. Loan Manager: when loans are set up, loans can be managed here. Staff can apply for loan and can be approved by approving authority.
  7. Set up Salary Batch: Salary batch is created when salary to be paid to staff in batches. If salary is to be paid to all staff, they will fall in the same (one batch)
  8. Salary Schedule: Here, the salary that has already been processed can be viewed and reviewed if need be.
  9. Leave Schedule: staff leave details can be viewed here and also the allowance that the staff going on leave would collect
  10. Remittance Schedule: Statutory remittance report such as tax, NHIS and pension can be viewed
  11. Payment Upload Track: Salary uploaded history can be viewed and tracked.
  12. Payment Slip: Payment slips can be viewed.
  13. Employee Statement: Annual payments and deductions reports connected to employee salary can be viewed.



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06 Jan TAMS Recruitment: A way to find the right candidate for the job


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Recruiting can often be a hard and drawn-out process, and choosing the ideal candidate for a role in your company can be a challenge. Having a full recruitment strategy in place eliminates any potential risk when deciding who to employ and bring into your professional life.

Good interviewing is about being really focused, listening and verifying your thoughts. To get to this stage, you need to engage the candidate or they may let their nerves get the better of them. It is important to get to know the candidate before making any employment offer. It is advisable to meet a prospective employee three times before deciding whether they are right for your company.

When meeting a candidate for the first time, it is helpful to have a member of your team sit in on the interview. Encourage your colleague to ask questions and consult them after the interview to see if they have picked up on anything you may have not. During the first interview, allow the interviewee to ask lots of questions, and you will be impressed when someone turns the questioning on you, turning an often formal and difficult process into more of a conversation.

Start the interview with the less demanding questions and build up to the more complex ones. This will help put the interviewee at ease, and will help you ask more probing questions later, which bear far more significance that any anxious answers. Studying a CV is integral to the whole interviewing process. It allows you to engage with the candidate in a more personal way, perhaps by discussing their hobbies and interest.

After shortlisting the final candidates, allow them to carry out a practical task, such as doing a presentation or preparing a report. This is a great way to show whether their bark is bigger than their bite, or if they really do have the goods to deliver on their interviews. Although the style of their presentation may not fit your company, and they may not exhibit perfect knowledge, it will indicate whether they have the attributes to cope in a high pressure situation.

A host of companies tend to use recruitment agencies. I can see the benefits of businesses using agencies especially if you are looking for a specific role but, when you’re starting out, you may not have the funds to hire a recruitment agent so getting a solid strategy in place is vital when looking to employ someone.


Firstly, with the opening interview, you should be keen to find out how the candidate has researched the company and assess his or her technical prowess. This can be aided by bringing an HR representative to the first interview to have a second opinion. After interviewing all the candidates, you should deliberate for a week before inviting the potential employees back for a second meeting.

It is important to keep in mind that the individual you hire is not just a cog in your machine but a person that represents you externally. This is one of the reasons why should focus solely on the individual during their second interview. As a company, they would have a lot of external meetings and, despite an individual being technically brilliant, they might not have the interpersonal skills to suit a service-led business.

The role you are advertising may not be the only position the candidate is applying for. This is one consideration that many employers and business owners tend to overlook. It’s about hiring talent, and making them aware that they are valuable from the day they are hired right through to the day they move on.

JOB CLOUD MODULE on the TAMS APPLICATION is leading web-based recruiting system and applicant tracking platform for permanent placement, contracting, and temporary staffing industries. TAMS Software is Easy to Use and fully customizable fields and forms. It provides solutions specifically designed for staffing agencies. TAMS software is made to help SME businesses and parastatals to manage all recruiting and staffing needs. Streamline Your Recruitment Process and Improve Your Efficiency with TAMS Today.


The TAMS application gives ONE FREE job post every month. Go to www.tams.com.ng on your TAMS module click on Job Cloud and it directs you to where you will

  1. Post Job: jobs can be created with the criteria for the applicants that are needed for the job.
  2. Job List: shows the list of posted job
  3. View Application. Each applicant CV and be viewed
  4. Shortlist Applicant: Qualified and preferred applicants can be shortlisted
  5. Shortlisted Applicant: Shortlisted applicant can be seen and contacted via mail or SMS

When jobs are posted, it is integrated with major online recruitment agencies (Jobberman and Career24) in Nigeria.

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The security of your employees as well as your company’s equipment and data, is critical. Traditional key cards and pass codes are excellent tools to have in place, but access can be transferred. Key cards can be stolen and pass codes can be given or discovered by prying eyes. Even with excellent sec urity options in place, your security can be compromised.

What is Access Control Biometrics Devices?

Access Control Biometric Devices are advanced access control options. Biometrics involves applying statistical information to biological data. This means you use body parts, such as fingerprints or your eyes, to grant access to a secure environment. Access Control Biometric scanners are frequently used in high security areas of facilities such as labs, information storage areas and more.

Access Control Biometric scanners are becoming popular security options because unlike key cards and pass codes, access cannot be transferred. Access Control Biometric scan options are becoming excellent resources because faking a biometric scan to access a specified area is an extensive endeavor. Additionally, many companies are turning to these options as a way to avoid managing access through key cards, as these devices are often lost, forgotten or stolen. Additionally, people can forget passwords, or exchange them with unauthorized individuals.

What Are The Popular Access Control Biometric Scan Options Available?

One of the most popular biometric scanners is a fingerprint scanner. These are becoming widely popular in electronics such as laptops and smartphones. Fingerprint scanners work by determining if the image of your fingertip matches the ridges and valleys in a previously scanned image. Because no two fingertips are exactly alike, no individual can access an area using their fingertip and claim it as another’s.

Another popular option is an iris (facial) scanner. Iris scanners are much more complex than fingerprint scanners. These devices use visible and near-infrared light to take a picture of the individual’s iris. With this picture, the scanner can detect the center of the pupil, the edge of the pupil, the edge of the iris and the individual’s eyelids and eyelashes. It then determines the patterns in the iris, which, if it matches, will allow access into an area.

Just like with a fingerprint, the pattern inside the iris is unique to an individual. There are more than 200 areas in an iris that can determine the correct individual, whereas fingerprints have less than 100. Iris scanners are not used as frequently in facilities, but you may find them in high-security buildings.

There are a variety of other biometric scan options, such as handwriting recognition systems and voice recognition options. However, these devices are less popular because they are easier to bypass. For example, a voice recording can allow access into an area secured by a voice recognition system. Careful analysis of an individual’s handwriting can also allow an intruder to bypass the system.

Biometric scan options are ideal resources when you want to add an extra layer of security. There are several options available, some of them more complex than others are.

For further information such as free consultations, free support, maintenance, sales and installation of access control in your facility call 08112677777, 08113677777. Also visit our online store https://www.securetech.com.ng/product-category/access/

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01 Jan Happy New Year 2016


Welcome to a New Business Year and month. The beginning of a New Year is usually a period of renewed hope for businesses, it is a time to reflect from the past, a period to ascertain where you are coming from and where you are heading towards, a period to draw business plans with new targets, a period to reflect on if previous targets set were met, it is a time when all unfulfilled dreams are buried and new hopes and fantasies are set.

The year 2015 in retrospect was a very enlightened, historical and interesting year in the Country and the world as a whole. There were ups and downs, successes and other wise, security challenges, economic challenges, social challenges but to mention a few that indirectly and directly hindered the growth of businesses in the country. Some of these challenges will definitely spill through to year 2016 which the most prominent ones are the security challenges (Boko Haram etc), economic challenges (Fuel drop).

Talking of the security challenges, government and security agencies are doing their best to curb the excesses of the Boko Haram and other security challenges, on the part of the economic challenges government has also done much to see to a balanced economy by introducing austerity measures to cut excesses and unnecessary spending in other block loop holes, fully implementation of the TSA account to see to accountability.

The question as individuals, directors, business owners etc, is what are we doing to fit into the present human made predicament we are in? As business owners, individuals, directors etc the first thing that needs to come to mind is how to fit into the present scenario.

On security they are solutions that can take care of your individual needs, these solution helps cut excesses of warring employees and intruders on the other hand safe you from unnecessary loss through theft. Every organization should be keen on auditing. Account auditing is what most companies do but forget to carry out audits on physical assets of the company, if proper analysis are done by auditing all physical assets of the company, business owners will find out that loss incurred on theft from physical assets of the company is damaging and in return can ruin the company. This means that security needs to be given serious priority in other to secure all companies assets to the latter.

Due to the fall in oil price at the global market government in return introduced Austerity Measure, the austerity measure is to cut excesses and block loop holes in the economy.  Furthermore taxes has been introduced in some quarters such as on luxuries which will definitely in return have multiplier effect on every organization. The first thing that needs to come to mind of every business owner is to ask questions and consider steps to be taken to fit into the present predicament. Solutions that can help business owners block loop holes, and put all members of staff on track needs to be considered. This should not be considered as a punitive measure on the part of the staff because every organization needs to take a step to fit in, and if an organization does not consider downsizing to fit in, definitely measures needs to be put in place to survive the present scenario.

SBTel & Devices is willing to give free consultation in other to advise you on the best solutions that can help you handle your security solutions and also help you block unnecessary loop hole in the company and in return increase your return on investment. Call us today and you will be assured of safety and a well-deserved solution to sooth your need.

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