07 Jun Security Tips


  • 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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  • 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


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


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 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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  • 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


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

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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Twenty years ago no HR practitioner would have ever thought that human capital management will be as easy as it is today with the aid of technology. No HR at that period in time would ever believe it possible to manage and recruit employee remotely from one central location.

Mrs. Dada was an HR practitioner in the early 80’s, she worked and retired as the HR manager of one of the then leading old generation banks. In her words “I worked with one of the old generation banks, technology has really made the job of HR easy, i couldn’t imagine 30 years ago that managing employing will be so easy today. I could remember how we recruited those days, to drop an ordinary CV you need to travel all the way from Kafanchan to Lagos and you are not even sure you will be called for interview talk less of getting the Job. Even seaving preferred candidates you need to start checking through all submitted hard copy CV, but today I understand with a click on your fingertip with the aid of the internet you can post jobs online, seave your preferred candidates and invite them for the job”.

As the saying goes “Change is constant”, the face of human resources management is changing, Today’s HR is undergoing a great disruption, forcing businesses to reprioritize human capital management. The cloud based HR system is a term that refers to HR applications, services or resources made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers which enable HR’s easily centrally carry out activities as regards to human capital management even when on vacation.

Using the cloud, organizations can see structural benefits that lie beyond technology advantages. The centralized model makes it possible to connect various HR initiatives and technology across the enterprise, so that design, portals, and the nature of service delivery itself are consistent and appropriate. This can help HR look and work more effectively at the most critical point of change — the interaction between end users and HR services, such as recruitment, screening, predictive analytics, performance management, payroll, time and attendance, or workforce management.

There are various cloud based human resources application out there, one of them is TAMS, TAMS is a web based human resources solution that enables you manage your human capital from recruitment to retirement, the solution has in its module, time management, leave management, appraisal management, shift management, direct remittance payroll management amongst many other modules.

Contact us today at www.tams.com.ng for free consultation on a solution that best suit your organization needs.

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