As someone said, a labourer is worthy of his wages. If there is one thing that brings smiles to the faces of employees, it is the sound of bank alert on their phones at the end of the month notifying them that salaries have been remitted. No wonder Toba Beta said “If to love each other is the job, then the happy life is the salary”.

By all means, payroll is a routine task which ensures accurate payments and deductions are done, and at the appropriate time. Imagine therefore, the unfortunate scenario of payment delays due to some inadequacy in the payroll procedure when salaries are due to be paid. Without a doubt, payroll process requires accuracy and detailed analysis which if done manually might lead to time wasting and miscalculation- a situation that may lead to serious financial trouble on the part of the employer.

It makes good business sense then, for a business owner to deploy an automated payroll system which organises all employee payment tasks by keeping track of work hours, calculating wages, taxes and other deductions, and delivering payments to all quarters as and when due.

All that is required of a payroll system is for the employer to enter employee data and hours while the software performs all necessary operations. More importantly, having a payroll system as part of a one-stop human resource software is even better because all processes are integrated and there is almost no need for the employer to input data as all accurate data are integrated to facilitate payment of employees’ salaries.

While payroll systems are common in medium and big-sized companies, small business owners would rather stick to manual payment and disbursement processes convinced they are avoiding additional cost of acquiring software. Instructively, though, businesses of all types can make use of a payroll system. And small business owners need to take a peek into the immediate future to appreciate the possibilities that abound in technology-enhanced businesses and workplaces, where standalone payroll software or full stack HRM software applications possess the capability to automate and integrate their employees’ work cycles from recruitment to retirement.



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TAMS WEB is a user-friendly HRM software that gives an organization access to a wide array of employee information and human resource functions on mobile phones, tablets and computers from anywhere in the world. Specially designed for organizations with single and multi-location entities, the framework and data configuration guarantees flexible and continuous customization for employee size of 5 to 10,000.

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26 Feb Tips to keep safe this rainy season

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The rains are here again. So, the following precautionary tips should keep you safe and healthy  for optimum productivity during this season.

  1. Avoid walking in the rain: as tempting as it might be to ‘feel the atmospheric coolness’, walking in the rain makes you prone to a host of viral diseases which can also cause fungal infections at the feet and nails.
  2. Prepare a rain gear: be it umbrella, hooded raincoat, waterproof shoes or boots, it is important to always have a set handy to avoid getting drenched when it rains, even unexpectedly.
  3. If your feet get wet, dry them and avoid staying in wet socks or shoes.
  4. If you get drenched or wet, avoid sitting in an airconditioned room or environment to avoid intense cold.
  5. In case you’re caught in the rain, having an extra pair of clothes and footwear in the office is a good idea.
  6. Diseases during the rainy season are usually water-borne. Therefore, you must take extra care of water you drink, use in cooking and overall usage of water.
  7. Endeavour to drink enough water regardless of your activity level. By doing this, it helps keep your system well hydrated throughout the day.
  8. Advisably (though not popular), take a shower after getting drenched. This helps to normalise the body temperature and shake off the cold caused by the rains.
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23 Feb EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE: Using an appraisal system that truly helps

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The process of appraising the performance of staff is one that most human resource managers have not found to be a walk in the park. Aspects such as reviewing individual productivity in line with organizational goals as well as determining how well employees are achieving their job descriptions sometimes attract unwanted controversy.

Clearly, the systematic evaluation of employee performance can be cumbersome, it is unavoidable because it helps determine how best to motivate and develop staff with regards to productivity on the job. It even serves as a means of evaluating the HR strategy and programmes.

Automated work tools have eased operational demands and eradicated or drastically reduced the attendant weaknesses of traditional performance review like favouritism, nepotism or other subjective factors. It is a known fact that traditional methods of appraising employees’ performance– particularly in large organizations–is fraught with complex and complicated processes, thus a systematized appraisal method offers simplicity and quick processing of the performance review.

As an integral part of the human resource management function, performance review when done properly, helps to improve job delivery and employee engagement, which ultimately lead to higher productivity. To achieve this however, it is imperative to conduct an objective and result-oriented performance review using the automated appraisal system.

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23 Feb Maybrands joins TAMS


Maybrands has joined an array of winning brands on the TAMS human resource time attendance application to manage its staff employment journey.

In its continuous effort to improve productivity, Maybrand, Nigeria’s biggest retail fashion accessory company and the only licensed store to sell fossil products in Nigeria, has incorporated the TAMS application to complement its employee management to achieve greater productivity. With stores in major Nigerian cities, Maybrand also stocks Emporio Armani, Diesel, DKNY, Adidas, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and a host of fashion accessories for both women and men.

TAMS, an award winning solution, patented by the federal government of Nigeria, is renowned for helping organizations get more focused performance from their staff while spending less. The integrated human resources 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 Ghana, 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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16 Feb Flutterwave on TAMS


Flutterwave joins the TAMS application network to manage its employees’ journey from recruitment to retirement.

A Fintech company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Lagos, Nairobi, Accra, and Johannesburg, Flutterwave was founded in 2016 by a team of ex-bankers, entrepreneurs and engineers to “provide the underlying technology platform that allows businesses to make and accept payments anywhere in Africa.”

With a bouquet of time attendance, human resource management, payroll and complementary modules, the TAMS application is a value-add workforce management tool that is helping Flutterwave manage its array of talented developers for effective delivery on its mission to “power a new wave of prosperity across Africa by enabling global digital payments on a continent that’s been largely cut off from the digital economy, and creating the infrastructure to power Africa’s growth in the 21st Century.”

An award-winning time-management focused human resources solution, TAMS is designed to help organisations of all types and sizes transition from manual systems and spreadsheets to a web-based, automated and customizable human resource information system. With over 1,000 clients across Nigeria and Ghana, TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use; attributes that have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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09 Feb WEB-BASED HRM SOLUTION: Five Reasons My Company Needs One Now

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In today’s work ecosystem, organisations are constantly on the lookout for human resource management tools that will enhance productivity and increase output of employed efforts.

As workplaces evolve with growing adoption of technology for easier, faster and more accurate solutions to business challenges, human resources management efforts globally continue to embrace solutions available and accessible via the web to achieve set goals. As more organizations implement Web-based HRM solutions to enhance their employee and customer relations efforts, here are some reasons to do same .

  1. Time and money: two key ‘operational’ assets that progressive businesses have used to consistently achieve their business goals are judicious use of time and cost-saving. With a Web-based HRM solution, time spent on organisational tasks gets improved in real time and resources expended on ensuring tracking of work well done are reduced.
  1. Customization: a good Web-based HRM solution offers a customizable attribute to its working system. Unlike generic HRM solutions that are designed specifically for predetermined purposes, Web-based HRM solutions provide users the capability to modify the available features to meet their organizational or industry needs.
  1. Integration: according to Paychex Work, online HR platforms offer the added benefit of seamless integration across the HR spectrum— from recruiting and benefits to payroll and time attendance. Integrating the individual components of your HR suite often yields better accuracy (due to reduced need to key data into multiple systems); offers enhanced reporting capabilities and helps to improve regulatory compliance.
  1. Accountability: web-based HRM solutions empower both employers and employees alike. With such access and empowerment, however, comes greater need for accountability. On the part of the employees, a Web-based HRM system allows more control over their working lives, while for the employers, it helps to detect employees that refuse to be accountable for their schedules and work information.
  1. Global compatibility: for organizations with locations in multiple countries or intra-country location based system, Web-based HRM solutions also work hinderless for them because most of the programmes allow selection of a relevant language within a multilingual bouquet. The system also helps centralize employee data, hence making it easy to control access from different offices of the world.

Ultimately, deciding to incorporate a Web-based HRM system into your operations gives you more bang for your bucks. The time is now to improve productivity while saving cost.

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08 Feb WIFI Scam Security Tips

WiFi scams are enabling hackers to access personal information, emails, usernames, passwords and credit card numbers. This can happen anywhere you try to connect to the internet while on the go, but it is especially prevalent at airports.

The problem occurs when you think you are connecting to an actual hot spot but it is really a peer-to-peer or computer-to-computer network. The only reason you have access to the internet is because the attacker has set up their PC to allow people to browse the Internet through their connection. Since you’re using their internet connection, all your traffic goes through their computer, which means he/she can see everything you do online. And, the worst part of it is you can’t actually see what’s happening – the hacker can steal information or plant a virus, leaving you completely unaware.

This is especially dangerous for business travelers whose laptops may be attacked by a virus when they unknowingly connect to a peer-to-peer network while on the road. When they return to the office and connect to their company’s network, that virus can then affect others.

Computer hackers are motivated by a variety of reasons. Some want to interfere with networks to do damage, commit fraud or steal data, or view breaking security as a challenge.
The truth is no one connected to any computer network is ever safe from these attacks. But you can try to limit your risk by following these security tips:

  • Do not connect to unfamiliar networks.
  • Never connect to a network identified as computer-to-computer.
  • Make sure your computer is not set up to automatically connect to networks.
  • Turn off file sharing while on the road.
  • Use antivirus software and keep it updated.
  • Install security patches.
  • Use a firewall.
  • Use your browser’s security settings.
  • Avoid opening email attachments.
  • Treat Instant Messaging suspiciously.


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Recruitment has come a very long way over the time, from years of newspaper ads, where companies have spent a fortune over these ads, all the way to modern day advanced recruitment.

The newspaper advertisement might look like the most basic form of recruitment technique but it has been a very effective method. The major drawback with this technique is the huge expense related and its lack of directing it to a certain set of audience in a specific age group that might be interested in taking up the job.

Another popular method is hiring through the agencies, that shortlist the candidates on your behalf and find the professionals as per your requirements. The shortfall to this is the additional commissions and fee required and also candidates are prone to fraud.

Modern times demand drastic measures and all the techniques described previously don’t work too well in these times. To land candidates best suited for your most critical positions in the company, more advanced recruitment methods are required. Organizations all over the world  are moving to more dynamic and convenient solutions for hiring, an All-in-One software, that doesn’t only meet the HRs needs but also helps them with their hiring process.

The power of the World Wide Web (www) has completely thrown away the ancient techniques of hiring, out of the window, creating an immense opportunity for companies like TAMS (https://www.tams.com.ng) to jump in and serve. Hiring with TAMS Job cloud is effective, efficient and fast. It links to third party hiring channels for the purpose of hiring the right candidate. Hiring sites such as jobberman, career 24 are directly linked to TAMS job cloud module, hence, finding the right candidate for your company is a very simple task now.

TAMS provides a well-structured ATS (applicant tracking system), with a strong back-end support. The more evolved interface allows increased flexibility and the expandable nature, allowing room for all sorts of modifications to cater to individual needs and demand.

TAMS Job cloud already helps over 1000 companies across Nigeria, Ghana and Guinea to effectively automate the process of recruitment, being cost and time effective. TAMS builds the DNA of your organization, helping you create highly engaged and connected team. This All-in-one HR application is bound to break the market by providing cost-effective solution for all sizes and structures of organizations.

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