20 Jul TAMS BILLING

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TAMS Billing System is your one stop recurring billing and subscription management solution. TAMS Subscriptions automates the entire recurring billing process in few minutes. It runs in-depth subscription metrics and assesses your account in no time.

TAMS billing provides online invoicing it is made easy for service improvement. It is accessible from anywhere, and provides the simple, smart, and flexible Consumption-based Plan solution to monitor your monthly subscriptions and service charge.

TAMS BILLING helps you to have comprehensively familiarity with the process bill are been paid and deducted on your account. This part also allows you to view
• Payment History
• Bills
• Customer ledger

TAMS SUBSCRIPTION: Allows you to view your subscription details with respect to the TAMS Application. Transaction history on all Subscriptions such as Job posts, Attendance reports etc.
To see how this work, kindly click on the below demo link http://demo.tamsportal.com/admin.php… you can also read more on our TAMS website www.tams.com.ng for more information call 08113898227 or 08083846345

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19 Jul Incorporating Technology to Enhance Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

A major part of managing personnel in today’s work environment involves not just managing but inspiring employees. Indeed, human resource practitioners “believe that employees are customers, too. In fact, they are HR’s key customers. Your employees are the ones interacting with your customers day-in and day-out and their experiences and engagement at work affect the way they service your customers.”

To ensure that your business does not merely survive but succeed, employee engagement strategy should be at the centre of your business agenda and must be reflected in your words, communications and actions. Critically, employee engagement should start as soon as the employee is hired and run through their entire tenure with the business; a situation that gives them confidence and security.

Essentially, you need to engage everyone in your workplace by sharing your vision, talking about the business goals and translating the broader organizational strategy into personally meaningful concepts. In turn, this helps improve your employee retention rate and customer loyalty. This is because engaged employees who embrace an organization’s culture and values are likely to be more productive, innovative and loyal to the business, thus providing a veritable platform to cultivate and deliver better customer experiences.

Since the human resources department has the responsibility to cater to staff welfare, the job has been made less complicated by a wide variety of HR technology applications that enhance employee engagement. Such technologies allow employers to view employees’ attendance status and objectively gauge performance on a daily basis.

Also, they are embedded with flexible functionalities that enable staff to easily apply for perks like leave or exemption as well as firsthand information on payroll activities such as having direct access to pay slip and statement of account amongst many others.

Call us today on 0808 384 6345, 0805 453 9109 for more information.

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13 Jul MONITOR YOUR CHILD ONLINE

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Parenting in the 21st century presents a new set of challenges that require new solutions. Like their parents before them, today’s parents have to help their kids navigate school, friends, crushes, extracurricular activities and sexuality, but they also face a bewildering new world, driven by technology and media. Do you know what your children are doing on the internet? The following summarizes some of the exposures our children are subjected to;

Dangers of the Internet to children

  • Access to Sexually Explicit Material
  • Disclosure of Confidential Information
  • Cyberbullying
  • Cyber cultist
  • Excessive use of internet results in weak family bond, poor grades and sleepless nights.
  • Persecuting Messages
  • Physical Harm

Recommendations to Parent

  • Know the social media platform common among your children age group
  • Have an Idea of how it works
  • Discuss about Internet safety
  • Monitor Smartphone Activity
  • Be Their Internet Guardian Angels
  • Keep your computer in an open area
  • Set rules and warn about dangers
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13 Jul CURBING THE MENACE OF GHOST WORKERS

Ghost Workers

The civil service plays a vital role in any economy as they execute the policies and strategies of the government. As technocrats who have a much longer tenure of service to the country, civil servants are perceived as the real custodians of the public realm, unlike politicians who have a limited time in office.

Ironically, the Nigerian civil service system is hamstrung by unwholesome practices like lateness to duty posts, absenteeism, lack of professionalism and the ubiquitous ghost workers syndrome.

The newspapers reported on March 10, 2016, that the finance minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed that the Federal Government is probing how 11,000 ghost workers got on its payroll. This is in addition to the honorable minister’s previous revelation at her ministry’s budget defence to the senate committee that the Federal Government had discovered and expunged 23,000 ghost workers from its payroll. That singular act successfully saved the country a whopping N2.3 billion. Now, that is music to the ears of a government that needs every available means to save money in this harsh economic climate.

It has been suggested in some circles- and unfortunately so- that the ghost worker syndrome has become part and parcel of the Nigerian fabric. However, fingers have been pointed at some elements in government who, with the aid of civil servants, have used it as a conduit to siphon government funds. Interestingly, it is an open secret that this treasonable practice transcends the civil servants and politicians, to include bank officials at different levels of the hierarchy.

In addition to such widespread corruption, behavioural weaknesses such as lateness, absenteeism, truancy, and idleness are common in the civil service. These clogs in the wheel of national progress have dented the image of the public service within and outside the country.

In one instance, the media reported that the Ekiti State governor caught some civil servants who strolled into their offices way past resumption time. Quoting the governor; “If a labourer is worth his wages, the employer also is worth his services. I have warned workers in the state repeatedly about coming late to work or taking their jobs with laxity. Despite the paucity of funds, we have been regularly paying workers’ salaries”.

Although previous governments had taken commendable steps to bring an end to this menace, the Nigerian civil service appears to have defied logic due to the obsolete conception and implementation of solutions.

In this twenty-first century, manual and physical monitoring of employees by an individual irrespective of his/her position and status is not only archaic and energy sapping but also counterintuitive. It is virtually impossible to track and monitor employees manually. Thus it is incomprehensible to hope for a better result on an issue while using the same failed method to solve the issue. That is why the need for a change of tactics has become even more urgent.

Enter the award-winning time attendance management system (TAMS); a proactive, reliable, easy-to-use and result-oriented solution with robust digital and biometric features to resolve this menace once and for all. TAMS is a web based solution that has been designed to address the challenges of lateness, absenteeism, truancy, ghost worker syndrome and other related vices. TAMS has two flagship modules- Time Attendance and HR management- to address those problems.

In summary, the TAMS solution seamlessly performs the following:

  • Real time tracking of attendance in single & multiple location
  • Continuous Staff verification
  • Employee Database management
  • Mobile attendance tracking
  • Eradicate paddy punching
  • Tracking total number of hours and daily worked which can be synchronized with existing payroll
  • Tracking lateness, absenteeism, and punctuality
  • Punctuality tracking mechanism to reward punctual employees amongst others

Without a doubt, shoddy and inept implementation of developmental policies reflect the state of the Nigerian workforce. But the solution to this problem goes beyond warnings and spontaneous visitations by governors, ministers or directors. In fact, it is mere chasing shadows because valuable time, energy and resources will be wasted. TAMS is a veritable technology-based solution that would provide governments at all levels- federal, state and local- the power to eradicate unproductive practices in the public service.

 

By Afolabi Abiodun

SBTel & Devices Limited

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06 Jul Istabaraqim Joins TAMS

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Istabaraqim Nigeria Limited now on TAMS

Istabaraqim Nigeria Limited, a one-stop-shop for all industrial and process chemical trading company, offering a wide array of high quality, competitively priced products has deployed the TAMS brand of workplace technologies.

With twenty years of experience in the sector, the Company has emerged as a leading player in the Chemical Production segment. Istabaraqim has services and products for all sectors such as construction, manufacturers etc including dealers and end-users.

With over 1,000 clients in different parts of Nigeria and West Africa, TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use. It is interesting to note that attributes such as these have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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06 Jul HOW TAMS® WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING ABOUT HR MANAGEMENT

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With the specialization of labor today, human resources managers can no longer afford to do things manually. Thankfully, adopting TAMS® (Time Attendance Management Solution) means they don’t have to.

TAMS® is an operational tool for organizations to increase productivity for high Return on Investment (ROI). TAMS® helps organizations manage and improve workforce capabilities by assisting the management with prompt and informed decision from reliable data source that helps to promote transparency, effective communication at workplaces.

TAMS® solution is a Comprehensive Human Resource Software Solutions with complete HR Management designed specifically to enable organization receive high Return on Investment (ROI). TAMS® provides CEO and Human Resource Managers with advanced methodology to easily collect, track and manage employee time and attendance with automated payroll system.

TAMS® is a proven system that has improved organization’s returns on investment through automated system of detecting time theft and curbing employees’ laxity. Embedded in this technology are auditing and reporting tools that give managers direct access to their employees’ data anywhere in the world at any point in time. TAMS® is embedded with the following:-

  • Time Attendance
  • Payroll Management
  • Leave Management
  • Employee Self Service
  • Overtime Management
  • Shift Management
  • Task Scheduler

Please note that the solution is robust and can be developed to suit your present need i.e it can be developed to suit your present company rule.

OBJECTIVES OF THE TAMS®

TAMS® is not designed as a solution to penalize erring staff, rather its purpose is to instill in employees the respect for organizationl values such as the essence of time management for personal effectiveness. TAMS is a complete range of HR software solutions, all integrated, to meet your HR Management requirements. According to research, companies without an automated time and attendance solution tend to overpay employees by 1.5% to 10% of gross payroll due to time theft and error driven calculations, costing Nigerian-Businesses, billions of naira each year. For a company with 10 employees, that can amount to more than N10, 000 a year. TAMS® will assist you to do the following:-

  • Control labor cost & start saving money today
  • Simplify your time tracking
  • Eliminate employee time theft
  • Browser based interface
  • Powerful payroll export capabilities
  • Powerful reporting and analytics

BENEFITS OF TAMS®

TAMS® solution will assist you in the following ways:

  • Streamline HR processes
  • Stimulates employee productivity
  • Delivers significant cost saving
  • Configurable to your need
  • Powerful management reporting
  • Intuitive and user friendly
  • To improve operational efficiency
  • To help you establish a defined attendance monitoring system
  • Empowering directors and permanent secretaries to check and report inefficiency
  • Reducing operating expenses by controlling incidental labor costs

Visit https://www.tams.com.ng/tams-web/ for further information, you can also call 08083846345, 08054539109 for further information.

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06 Jul TIPS TO MANAGE DIABETES

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Food
Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living — with or without diabetes. But if you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It’s not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types you eat.

  • Learn about carbohydrate counting and portion sizes.
  • Make every meal well-balanced.
  • Coordinate your meals and medications.
  • Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages.

Exercise
Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes management plan. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar (glucose) for energy. Regular physical activity also helps your body use insulin more efficiently.

These factors work together to lower your blood sugar level. The more strenuous your workout, the longer the effect lasts. But even light activities — such as housework, gardening or being on your feet for extended periods — can improve your blood sugar.

  • Talk to your doctor about an exercise plan.
  • Keep an exercise schedule.
  • Check your blood sugar level.
  • Stay hydrated. Be prepared.
  • Adjust your diabetes treatment plan as needed.

Medication
Insulin and other diabetes medications are designed to lower your blood sugar levels when diet and exercise alone aren’t sufficient for managing diabetes. But the effectiveness of these medications depends on the timing and size of the dose. Medications you take for conditions other than diabetes also can affect your blood sugar levels.

  • Store insulin properly.
  • Report problems to your doctor.
  • Be cautious with new medications.

Alcohol
The liver normally releases stored sugar to counteract falling blood sugar levels. But if your liver is busy metabolizing alcohol, your blood sugar level may not get the boost it needs from your liver. Alcohol can result in low blood sugar shortly after you drink it and for as many as 24 hours more.

  • Get your doctor’s OK to drink alcohol.
  • Don’t drink alcoholic beverages on an empty stomach.
  • Choose your drinks carefully.
  • Check your blood sugar level before bed.

Stress
If you’re stressed, the hormones your body produces in response to prolonged stress may cause a rise in your blood sugar level. Additionally, it may be harder to closely follow your usual diabetes management routine if you’re under a lot of extra pressure.

  • Look for patterns. Log your stress level on a scale of 1 to 10 each time you log your blood sugar level. A pattern may soon emerge.
  • Take control. Once you know how stress affects your blood sugar level, fight back.
  • Get help. Learn new strategies for coping with stress.

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29 Jun 7 Ways To Stay Healthy During The Rainy Season

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The rainy season is in full force and we have some reprieve from the daily heat. While everything is cool and green, sadly, this season also comes with some health concerns. Colds, the flu, cholera, dengue fever (Yes, Dengue fever!), food and water infections are more prevalent during the rains. Never one to let a bit of water stop us from living life to the fullest, here are our tips to keep you feeling bright and sunny even though the Mother Nature feels otherwise.

1. Stay Protected

Have you ever wondered why people get more colds when they get soaked by the rain? Researchers found that chilling the body, especially the feet, can cause cold symptoms to appear in someone already prone to the cold virus. A theory is that in a bid to preserve warmth, the body restricts blood flow to our extremities including the nose. This results in a cold nose which cold viruses prefer! Our tip –don’t get caught out in the rain without a way to protect yourself.

2. Step up the ‘Special C’

Vitamin C, either in natural form or as a food supplement helps to speed up recovery from the cold virus. While it is still being debated among doctors whether Vitamin C is a cure for cold, a healthy supply is never a bad thing as it helps support your antibodies and reduce the severity of cold. Try to include red and green peppers, papaya and pineapple into your diet as they are good sources of vitamin C.

3. Take a shower
Seems counterproductive right? Why get wet again after getting wet? However taking a shower (a hot/warm one is even better) after you have been caught in the rain will slowly raise your body temperature whilst also getting rid of the germs and protecting you from many infections.If you don’t feel like having a shower, try soaking your feet in warm water.

4. Go for steamy fluids
In this season, you can do no wrong with hot drinks – it’s already cold out there. Our personal favourite is green tea or hot chocolate. A bowl of hot soup isn’t a bad idea either and even offers an opportunity to practice your chicken pepper soup cooking skills. This can prevent you from catching cold or other infections that occur due to sudden changes in body temperature.

5. Keep it clean and tidy
In the rainy season, people are more likely to stay indoors and close the windows to stay warm. While this may seem nice and cosy, it’s important to note that germs are more likely to spread so hygiene is key. Keep your environment clean and sanitized. Even if you catch a cold, keep your hands clean by washing them regularly or use a hand sanitizer.

6. Love H20
It’s normal to drink less water as you’re not as thirsty in the cool temperature. However, don’t wait to get thirsty before drinking water – you’re already dehydrated by then. Staying hydrated even in reduced temperatures will help you drain toxins from your body because you’ll feel an even greater need to pee regularly.

7. Watch what you eat
Keep nutrition in mind and avoid eating street food during the rainy season as much as you can. Do more home cooked meals and maintain high hygienic standards in the kitchen.The list can go on and on but with these 7 tips, your chances of staying healthy during the daily showers are higher, whether you’re at home, work, or just having a nice time outdoors.

Culled from https://www.avonhealthcare.com/7-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-the-rainy-season/

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29 Jun TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE

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It seems that there is never enough time in the day. But, since we all get the same 24 hours, why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? The answer lies in good time management.

The highest achievers manage their time exceptionally well, good time management requires an important shift in focus from activities to results: being busy isn’t the same as being effective. (Ironically, the opposite is often closer to the truth.)

Spending your day in a frenzy of activity often achieves less, because you’re dividing your attention between so many different tasks. Good time management lets you work smarter – not harder – so you get more done in less time.

What is “Time Management?”

“Time management” refers to the way that you organize and plan how long you spend on specific activities.

It may seem counter-intuitive to dedicate precious time to learning about time management, instead of using it to get on with your work, but the benefits are enormous:

  • Greater productivity and efficiency.
  • A better professional reputation.
  • Less stress.
  • Increased opportunities for advancement.
  • Greater opportunities to achieve important life and career goals.

Failing to manage your time effectively can have some very undesirable consequences:

  • Missed deadlines.
  • Inefficient work flow.
  • Poor work quality.
  • A poor professional reputation and a stalled career.

Practice the following techniques to become the master of your own time:

  1. Carry a schedule and record all your thoughts, conversations and activities for a week. This will help you understand how much you can get done during the course of a day and where your precious moments are going. You’ll see how much time is actually spent producing results and how much time is wasted on unproductive thoughts, conversations and actions.
  2. Any activity or conversation that’s important to your success should have a time assigned to it. To-do lists get longer and longer to the point where they’re unworkable. Appointment books work. Schedule appointments with yourself and create time blocks for high-priority thoughts, conversations, and actions. Schedule when they will begin and end. Have the discipline to keep these appointments.
  3. Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results.
  4. Schedule time for interruptions. Plan time to be pulled away from what you’re doing. Take, for instance, the concept of having “office hours.” Isn’t “office hours” another way of saying “planned interruptions?”
  5. Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don’t start your day until you complete your time plan. The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time.
  6. Take five minutes before every call and task to decide what result you want to attain. This will help you know what success looks like before you start. And it will also slow time down. Take five minutes after each call and activity to determine whether your desired result was achieved. If not, what was missing? How do you put what’s missing in your next call or activity?
  7. Put up a “Do not disturb” sign when you absolutely have to get work done.
  8. Practice not answering the phone just because it’s ringing and e-mails just because they show up. Disconnect instant messaging. Don’t instantly give people your attention unless it’s absolutely crucial in your business to offer an immediate human response. Instead, schedule a time to answer email and return phone calls.
  9. Block out other distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business.
  10. Remember that it’s impossible to get everything done. Also remember that odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results.

 

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07 Jun FAQs on TAMS

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FAQS ON TAMS

What is TAMS?

TAMS is a human resource management solution designed to manage employees of organizations of all sizes from recruitment to retirement. It is a proven system that drives overall organizational performance by aligning employee productivity and punctuality to corporate vision, goals and targets.

How effective is TAMS?

Customer experience and testimonials have attested to the positive impact of TAMS on improved employee return on investment whereby absenteeism, time theft and employee laxity are easily detected while committed employees are rewarded through the TAMS Productivity Assessment (TPA).

Is TAMS mainly a time attendance solution?

No. TAMS is a complete human resource management tool with a bouquet of services and modules that enhance employee performance and engagement. Among others, TAMS has the following: Leave and Exemption Management, Appraisal Management, KPI Management, Employee Training Management, Automated Alert System, Direct Remittance Payroll System, Job Cloud for recruitment, Verification and Identity Management, TAMS Mobile App. Others are Electronic Voting, Event Management, Asset Management, Reports & Statistics.

How do I access TAMS?

You can access TAMS on your desktop, laptop, mobile phones, tablets and any smart device through www.tams.com.ng

Can I upload paper attendance to TAMS?

Yes you can through the TAMS upload attendance record. (N/B: Clients are mostly advised to get the TAMS biometrics device for more accuracy).

Is my record on the device safe in case of device damage?

Yes, your records are safe as all transactions are pulled from the device to the TAMS application. All records pulled from the device are automatically saved in the cloud (server) which can be retrieved when the device is repaired or when you get a new one.

Is my record safe from hackers?

Yes it is. TAMS is hacker-proof and is certified by comodo, the global leader in cyber security solutions.

How does the device connect to TAMS application?

Connectivity between the device and TAMS is powered by GPRS or a client’s in-house internet (LAN) provision.

Would transaction pull when I have internet downtime on the device?

All transactions remain stored on the device pending the downtime period. As soon as internet connectivity is established it pulls all records automatically to TAMS.

Can I use TAMS without the internet?

TAMS has an Enterprise version, which is installed on client’s on-premise computer and can be integrated into client’s network infrastructure or LAN. However, a network hub can be created if such infrastructure is not in place. A robust and scalable system with configurable workflows, custom reports and seamless processes, TAMS Enterprise is a direct replica of the web-based solution.

Does TAMS have limitations to number of users?

TAMS can accommodate as many users as possible.

Can TAMS be integrated with third party applications?

Yes, it can. Providers of the third party solution need to be contacted by client to enable a seamless integration.

Is it possible to host TAMS internally?

Yes, it is possible.

What does TAMS training or aftersales support look like?

Training and or support are conducted by a Certified TAMS Expert (CTE) through any of the following training options: Online via platforms like Skype, TeamViewer, etc. (free); Off-site where client visits the TAMS office (free); and On-site where CTE personnel visits client’s premise (paid).

How do I get started on TAMS?

Email info@tams-ng.com or call 0805 200 4320. You can also visit www.tams.com.ng to request a product demo and call any of these numbers 0805 453 9109 or 0808 384 6345 to take you through the functionalities while running you through the demo.

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