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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07 Jun Security Tips

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  • Install access control to restrict intruders
  • Set up CCTV surveillance system
  • Install turnstile to control high traffic
  • Install barrier gates to control vehicular movement
  • Install intruder alarm system to complement the access control system
  • Setup visitors management system to track and keep records of visitors from time to time.
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01 Jun TIPS TO PREVENT ROBBERY

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  • Be very conscious of any commercial bus you enter especially at night.
  • Minimise the number of ATM cards you carry. Carry just one preferably with low cash balance.
  • Delete or disable all bank SMS or email alerts in your phones.
  • Make sure all mobile money apps on your phones are well hidden. Robbers could go through your phones and force you to transfer all your money to theirs via your mobile money app.
  • Withdrawal via ATMs should be done latest Friday afternoon when banks are still open. Also have the phone number of at least one staff member in your bank.
  • Avoid withdrawing cash on weekends especially in lonely and relatively less secure environments.
  • If unfortunately you fall victim, please don’t give them a fake ATM PIN. People have been shot because of this. Your life is more valuable than money.
  • Cover your password with your hand. Hidden cameras are disguised so they can pick up your password. By protecting it, ATM thieves can’t access your account.
  • Going to an ATM with another person can dramatically improve your odds of avoiding being robbed. It is not always practical to do so, but, especially if you cannot avoid other risk factors – e.g., you must go to an ATM at night – consider going with at least one more person. Robbers prefer to target people who are alone.
  • When using a drive-through ATM, keep your car running, with all windows and sunroofs fully closed except for the driver’s window. If you are in a convertible, close the roof. Watch your rearview and side mirrors – robbers intending to rob someone in a car often approach from the back of the vehicle in order to leverage the element of surprise, and they typically approach on the driver’s side.
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25 May IKEDC Gets On TAMS

ikedc 2Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution network, Ikeja Electric has joined TAMS brand of workplace technologies.

The electric distribution network which powers lives and businesses with innovation and unwavering drive for excellence deploys TAMS at its Ikeja branch to manage workers productivity and timeliness.

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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25 May 10 Safety Tips When Driving In the Rain

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Keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times!

Turn on your headlights.

Keep a minimum of a good five car length from the car in front of you.

Be aware of hydroplaning.

Avoid flooded roads.

Turn on the defroster if the windshield begins to fog.

Be aware that brakes can be affected by water

Watch for splashing from potholes and pools of water that accumulate at clogged storm drain pipes and low areas of the pavement.

Culled from http://punchng.com/10-safety-tips-driving-rain/

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25 May Workplace Productivity Aids National Development

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When discourse about National Development  are being made, employers and employees hardly find where development and growth of a country resonates with what they do. The reality has however shown that workplace productivity goes a long way to affect not only employees, employers, organization but also has a great effect on the economy.

According to Department of Labour “Workplace productivity simply refers to the willingness at all levels to keep learning and investing in skills. In a productive workplace everyone’s role is valued and all staff are encouraged to contribute ideas”.

Workplace productivity aids national development in different ways. One of those ways is by improving and impacting the economy of a nation. When the workforce improve on their skill set, their delivery on the job enhance the overall output of an organization which in turn contribute to the robustness of the economy; and with a good economy, there is decrease in unemployment while raising the standard of living for everyone.

One way to measure the role of workplace productivity to national development is to examine the typical loss of the nation to strike actions. In 2015 in a report covered by Vanguard, the Nigerian government lost 1.3 Billion Naira daily during the strike of oil workers. Also the National Bureau of Statistics in the report of Daily Trust in 2012 said the Nigerian government lost 207 Billion Naira in a eight days strike action against the fuel subsidy removal. These are indicators to workplace effective productiveness helps grow the economy of a nation.

Improve workplace productivity. Not only does higher productivity mean higher profits, over the long run sustained productivity also means driven and satisfied employees. One of the most important ways that productivity can be improved is through ensuring that employees have all of the tools (especially up-to-date technology) and resources they need to complete their work. Another key factor is keeping workers happy with their jobs, which can be accomplished through praise, flexible scheduling and creative project assignments.

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30 Apr Two Sides of a Coin

Two Sides of a Coin

Employees and Employers are the main players in every workplace. The success of any organization relies on the employee as much as it is on the employer too. As we celebrate the National Workers’ Day, the TAMS Team created this eBook looking at our roles in creating a great workplace for all.

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27 Apr Sundry Market Joins TAMS

SUNDRY MARKET

Sundry Markets, Nigeria’s emerging grocery retailer and owners cum operators of MarketSquare Suparmarkets has deployed the TAMS brand of workplace technologies.

TAMS as a time-management based human resource solution that helps organizations get more productivity for less in terms of cost. The award-winning integrated HRM solution is designed to help organisations of all sizes and in all sectors transit from manual systems and spreadsheets to a web-based, automated and customizable human resource information system.

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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27 Apr ROAD SAFETY TIPS

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  • More than 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes every year
  • As many as 50 million people are injured or disabled by road traffic crashes every year
  • Half of all crash victims are vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists
  • Road traffic crashes cost countries up to 4% of their Gross National Product
  • Correctly used seat-belts reduce the risk of death in a crash by 61%
  • Mandatory use of child restraints can reduce child deaths by 35%
  • Helmets reduce fatal and serious head injuries by up to 45%
  • Enforcing a drinking and driving law around the world could reduce alcohol-related crashes by 20%
  • For every 1km/h reduction in average speed, there is a 2% reduction in the number of crashes
  • Simple low-cost engineering measures are saving thousands of lives

http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/roadsafety/10_en.html

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27 Apr ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE: What it is and what it is not

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In the corporate world, organizational culture is an integral part of workplace situations with basic pattern of shared assumptions, values and beliefs that govern behavior within a particular organization.

You might want to ask further, why Organizational Culture? Well, that is because it is pervasive and powerful; being a two side of the coin for both employer and employee alike. For corporate leaders, it is either a force for change or an insurmountable barrier to it.

For employees, it is either the glue that bonds people together or the force that drives them away from the organization. In short, culture is a set of values and beliefs for which individuals are equipped with cultural tools to understand, interpret, and utilize the cultural symbols they are presented with in the everyday world.

While the employee will tend towards the sociability function of organizational culture, the employer tilts more to solidarity function. Both ways, balancing the solidarity and sociability function of organizational culture help to create a robust and result oriented culture around the workplace situation

If  you’ve  ever read  the book Good  to Great:  Why  Some Companies  Make the Leap…and  Others Don’t – by Jim Collins,  then  you know  there are plenty  of good companies, but  there are very few great  companies. When it comes down to  it, there are actually only a few  key characteristics that take a company  from good to great, but those characteristics make  all the difference.

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