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Aboderin-Talabi Chairs 2017 TAMS Productivity Summit

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 Mrs. Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi
Mrs. Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi

 Mrs. Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi, high-flying media executive and council member of Women in Business (WIMBIZ), is the chairperson of the 2017 edition of high-level management meeting - TAMS Summit.

An executive director with the Punch Newspaper, Aboderin-Talabi is a writer, photo enthusiast and the Chairperson, Board of Trustees, OA Foundation.

She was the first Managing Director of Punch Commercial Printing Ltd and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the art, culture, lifestyle and education center Terra Kulture.

The summit is the brain child of SB Telecoms and Devices, a Lagos based technology company with specialty in time attendance management and productivity solutions. It will take place on Thursday, 18 May 2017, at Muson Centre, Lagos, under the theme; “Boosting Employee Performance Beyond Pecuniary Benefits.” In its second year, the summit was inspired by the success and acceptance of the company’s time attendance and human resource management solution.

Just like the inaugural edition, this year's edition will attract leaders of thought from reputable global institutions of learning as well as the public and private sectors of the economy, who will evaluate Nigeria’s productivity output, and proffer solutions to the problems identified in order to improve human capital efficiency across all sectors of the economy, thereby boosting the national productivity level.

Dr. Doyin Salami, associate professor at the Lagos Business School (LBS) is the keynote speaker at the event and will lead an array of panellists and discussants that include Babatunde Fuad Durosinmi-Etti, Honourable Commissioner, Wealth Creation & Employment; Deremi Atanda ED, SystemSpecs; Omome Osime-Oloyede, MD, XL Express & Logistics.

This year’s theme was chosen based on key metrics gathered over the course of the previous working year from the TAMS software, a robust home-grown human resources information system developed by SB Telecoms & Devices. The cloud-based application allows organisations to centrally monitor employee attendance and productivity across multi-locations from any part of the world.

Among the traits of employees performance considered and measured by the software application include time management, competency, decision-making, industry knowledge and punctuality.

Speaking on the need for the summit, Mr. Afolabi Abiodun, chief executive officer, SB Telecoms & Devices, said; “There have been lots of complaints and reservations over the productivity output of today’s employees. A large number of employers are critical of the laissez-faire attitude displayed by their staff which negatively affects business performance and the company's bottom-line.

“Therefore, the essence of this summit is for business leaders to share insights and discuss how to improve and boost employee engagement, so as to improve business performance in their organisations.”

The TAMS Summit, an annual event since 2016, will have as its highlight the presentation of the TAMS Ambassadors award to the most productive employees in Nigeria.

The employees, who are selected from the TAMS Application Portal, are honoured as part of the company’s efforts to encourage productivity, punctuality and efficiency amongst workers in their organisations.

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