Boost Employee Engagement With Some Holiday Cheer

December 24, 2021 | 128 views

Has the COVID-19 quarantine and rise of remote work made it harder for companies to celebrate the holidays? Decades ago the holiday office party was a staple, an event where staff got to know each other outside of work, have a few drinks, and exchange presents. Companies also got to give their employees gifts or bonuses to say thank you for 12 months of hard work.

It’s unclear whether these parties will ever come back, yet according to a new study the exchange of holiday gifts had already been on the decline for years. While holiday parties give everyone an opportunity to unwind and bond, they’re also the perfect venue for employee recognition, which research has shown keeps staff happy, engaged, and productive.

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The Marston Human Resources is a new concept in human resources consultancy, highly specialized in recruitment and mapping professional strategies. When it comes to selection, we think of models that actually make sense to the business of our clients and not just tired of simply outsource format. We carry out the meaning of consulting, i.e., diagnosis and formulation of solutions, always remembering to submit a plan in record time, but targeting a horizon of medium and long term, that is, we will work to provide a consistent and lasting service…

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Increasing ROI through Digital Recruitment Marketing

Article | November 24, 2021

Marketing and recruitment are two of the most critical functions in a business. However, just as marketing is key to helping a business sustain in a cutthroat market and position itself as a go-to provider, recruitment marketing is key to winning the war for talent and positioning a company as a coveted workplace. Digital recruitment marketing, there are more avenues to recruit top talent than ever before. Not only does it offer a wide reach, but also the ability to keep track of campaigns and measure the return on investment from these efforts. In this way, you can build a talent community that ensures you have a steady supply of qualified candidates. This is why implementing solid recruitment marketing campaigns is so crucial. However, just like marketing, recruitment marketing requires investment, and marketing leaders must be able to justify these investments to their higher-ups. At its core, recruitment marketing shares much of its process with marketing. It helps to take lessons from how marketing leaders convince higher-ups to invest in their strategies to build a talent pipeline. Building a Business Case for Digital Recruitment Marketing Talent acquisition through recruitment marketing is undeniably effective. But it goes without saying that marketing is an expensive endeavour and when done without due diligence, it can cost your company a lot more than necessary and without yielding the results you’re looking for. In addition, with the same principles used to manage marketing campaigns, you have a better chance of justifying investment in digital advertising to recruit talent. By tweaking a few crucial pieces of marketing tools and techniques, you can craft a marketing strategy aligned to your recruitment objectives. Not all companies have the digital presence that large organizations can boast of. This is why reaching and engaging candidates, positioning an employer brand and designing an online candidate experience are so important. Digital advertising can address all of these objectives by helping create reach and awareness. But first, let’s talk about the key recruitment marketing metrics to track when implementing digital recruitment marketing campaigns. Metrics to Map for Tracking Recruitment Marketing ROI Your ability to build a case with recruitment marketing ROI is limited if you are not tracking the ROI from your digital advertising campaigns. Social Media You cannot track word of mouth, but you can track online conversations. No, it doesn’t mean you can hear what people are saying about the company, but social media recruitment marketing can uncover numerous insights. You can see how much of your audience your posts or ads are reaching, whether they are engaging with your posts by commenting, sharing, or liking it, and if it’s converting visitors into applicants. Pay-Per-Click Campaigns PPC campaigns are a common digital recruitment marketing strategy and are especially effective for reaching an intent-based audience looking for specific roles. PPC ensures your ad is at the top of the pile and gets immediate attention. Time to Hire From applying for a position to being hired, time-to-hire substantially demonstrates the success of your campaign. It requires you to track all the dates and stages of an application’s lifecycle. But what does it have to do with recruitment marketing? According to a study by Inc., the best candidates get recruited within 10 days on average, and your recruitment marketing campaign should contribute towards reducing your average time-to-hire for it to be considered effective. To Conclude These are just a few of the critical metrics you need to track in order to build a case for investing in recruitment marketing. A talent shortage and a competitive hiring landscape make it difficult to find the right talent on time. With digital advertising, you can create result-oriented campaigns that accelerate screening and evaluating candidates by reaching the right candidate personas. A recruitment marketing platform can help you actualize your campaign and adopt seasoned marketing strategies as part of your talent acquisition efforts.

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Listen and act: how to get employee experience management right

Article | October 5, 2020

As the science behind employee engagement evolves, it’s become clear just how much businesses can gain from a happy and involved workforce. From improved performance, to reduced attrition, increased revenue and even a better customer experience, employee engagement is at the heart of business growth. Given these benefits, it’s no surprise that the role of HR departments is moving beyond just managing people and towards managing experiences.

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5 Things HR Can Do To Improve Employee Output

Article | July 6, 2022

Employees are companies most valuable asset – Without the talent, knowledge and expertise those employed bring to an organisation, it’s safe to say that the business world would be a very different landscape. Human Resources is often held responsible for owning the employee value strategy, where we’re now embracing tremendous improvements in how the value that employees bring, can be achieved. Here we’ll explore how data analysis, learning & development, employee engagement, 360 feedback and flexibility all offer a significant opportunity to improve employee output within every organisation in 2020.

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6 Reasons To Invest In Employee Onboarding In Your Organization

Article | February 10, 2020

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This holds particularly true when it comes to employee onboarding. It's a new hire's introduction to the organization and the experience has a significant impact on employee retention. Unfortunately, that's why it's rare to see many employees with years of tenure. Research by Future Workplace found that 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than 3 years. Companies lose 25% of all new employees within the first year, according to SHRM, but almost 70% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for 3 years if they experienced great onboarding.

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Marston Human Resources

The Marston Human Resources is a new concept in human resources consultancy, highly specialized in recruitment and mapping professional strategies. When it comes to selection, we think of models that actually make sense to the business of our clients and not just tired of simply outsource format. We carry out the meaning of consulting, i.e., diagnosis and formulation of solutions, always remembering to submit a plan in record time, but targeting a horizon of medium and long term, that is, we will work to provide a consistent and lasting service…

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UKG Announces 2022 Innovation Award Winners at UKG Aspire

UKG | November 25, 2022

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced winners of the UKG Aspire 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrate customers using UKG people technology in innovative ways to solve complex problems, create empowering workplaces, and drive exceptional business outcomes. The Innovation Awards are a longstanding UKG tradition that recognizes the achievements of customers going above and beyond to create meaningful and connected experiences for their people, including past winners BJ’s Wholesale Club, Clif Bar and Company, City of Oklahoma City, FIRST Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, and Trexon. “Customers are at the heart of everything we do. They are the driving force behind our ‘Partner for Life’ promise, as well as our commitment to constant innovation, This year’s award winners represent the incredible successes of our customers worldwide, across our solutions. We celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their innovative spirit.” -Bob Hughes, chief customer and strategy officer at UKG This year’s UKG Aspire Innovation Awards winners include: TravelBrands and Coast Mental Health in the Product Suite category, for their innovative use of the UKG suite of human capital management and workforce management solutions. One of the largest travel companies in Canada, TravelBrands is leveraging UKG to scale its continued growth. Since rolling out its full-suite solution, the company has experienced a 10% decrease in employee turnover, a 50% decrease in time spent creating financial reports, and a total first-year savings of $150,000. Meanwhile, Coast Mental Health, a provider of housing, support, and services to people in Canada with mental health challenges, is using UKG to manage its complex union workforce. Managers no longer have to spend hours calculating premiums related to collective agreements, and its finance center doesn’t have to allocate cost centers and percentages. Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Hamadeh Educational Services, for their successes in HR Transformation. With UKG Pro, managers at Bethpage have a more active role in the recruitment process. The company has automated offer letters and transfer forms, and eliminated spreadsheets previously used for compensation planning. With UKG Ready, Hamadeh has moved from paper to a fully electronic system, dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and saving several hours each week that had been spent on filing, scanning, copying, and shredding. Co-Operators, for ROI achieved through its use of Pro. The Canadian-owned insurance co-operative is leveraging data and insights from its UKG solution to create dozens of easily accessible dashboards and reports, saving more than $300,000 in productivity improvements and system savings. Greenville County Schools, TTCU Federal Credit Union, and Community Healthcare System, for their innovative use of UKG Life-work Technology, in the Innovation Evangelist category. With UKG Wallet, all 11,000 employees at Greenville County Schools have early access to their earned wages as well as payroll cards, discounts, and financial wellness tools, providing an additional measure of financial stability. Community Healthcare System is using UKG Dimensions employee self-scheduling, which allows workers to select their preferred shifts — leading to greater autonomy, satisfaction, and overall engagement. And with UKG HR Service Delivery, authorized employees of TTCU Federal Credit Union can access documents from anywhere, dozens of manual tasks have been moved to a digital workflow, and the organization’s service desk is administering more than a dozen types of actions and requests. The results we’ve experienced with our full-suite UKG solution, in just one year, are simply remarkable, Not only have we gained significant efficiencies, but we’re also providing a more empowering and engaging experience for our employees in support of the important, people-centric mission we share with UKG,said Diana Valler, chief human resources officer at TravelBrands. Championing great workplaces and helping to create purposeful work through the use of innovative technology are central to who we are, Our purpose is to create meaningful experiences for organizations and their people, and we are proud of, and humbled by, the outstanding results UKG technology delivers every day to our award winners and all our customers across the globe,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. About UKG At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.

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Innovation Minds announces a holistic Rewards-as-a-Service model for managing Rewards, Recognition and Redemption Programs

Innovation Minds | November 23, 2022

Innovation Minds, a Silicon Valley-based company, announced today the launch of their new Rewards-as-a-Service solution. With this solution, Innovation Minds is enabling companies to offer their employees tailored reward options in order to increase talent retention and satisfaction. Motivating and rewarding employees is one of the top challenges facing organizations today. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than 60% of respondents say their company struggles to motivate and retain top talents. The Innovation Minds team is uniquely positioned to help companies with this challenge by providing personalized rewards service that creates experiences where employees are engaged and motivated throughout the day. With this solution, companies can customize rewards based on data insights, such as reward preferences and demographics. It offers a self-service platform to let companies update or make changes to their rewards program for their employees. It also allows employees to get real-time notifications when they earn a reward and they can redeem it on their device with just a click, creating a seamless and enjoyable experience for employees. "We believe this is an important step forward in helping employers create a more elevating work environment, Innovation Minds is focused on helping businesses create positive and engaging employee experiences. By making the rewards experience easier and more enjoyable, we are helping our customers deliver more value faster." -Innovation Minds CEO Bala Balasubramaniam The Innovation Minds team integrated their patented concept ‘Earn-Your-Pride-To-Reward-Your-Peers’, an innovative framework that allows employees to exchange appreciation for each other’s contribution, encouraging employees to make deep, personal connections with their team members and see how their position affects the work of others. Mike Lella, Head of Business Development added, The idea of receiving reward from an accomplished peer is much more meaningful than simply receiving recognition from management alone. Simultaneously, this notion is also encouraging a self-sustainable culture of engagement because the awardees get to enjoy the privilege of earning AND giving. The solution features a wide range of reward options that supports 594 global brands, 45 countries and 28 currencies, customizable for each company's specific needs while being aligned with their company values. It also provides HR teams and managers with tools to measure the success of their campaign and track results. We understand that rewards are often not enough to keep your employees motivated at work. It's about more than just giving out candy it's about creating an environment that makes work rewarding in itself. This latest upgrade will allow us to support even more companies in their efforts to drive employee engagement and retention, said Maria Bolo, Head of Customer Success at Innovation Minds.

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Humantelligence Named Best In Class HR Technology for Culture & Collaboration by HRO Today Association

Humantelligence | November 25, 2022

Humantelligence (HT) won the 2022 HRO Today Association Award for Best In Class HR Technology in the North America region at last week’s HRO Today Association Conference - attended by more than 150 senior HR executives. The award recognized the company’s innovative one-to-one and team collaboration technology for its ease of use, quick implementation, and ability to optimize collaboration on the spot for remote and hybrid teams. For more than 15 years, the Association has recognized company and individual accomplishments in human resources and leadership in North America, EMEA and APAC. The nomination process offers people, teams, partners and companies the opportunity to share best practices and successes so colleagues, and the industry as a whole, can benefit from their experience. The awards recognize leadership, collaboration, innovation, and hard work, as well as a commitment to people and process improvement. This year’s awards garnered hundreds of submissions, and 71 finalists were named. Humantelligence delivers personalized communication insights through the tools organizations use every day: Microsoft Teams®, Outlook®, Gmail®, Zoom®, Webex®, Slack® and calendars. When drafting an email, chatting with a colleague, or joining a meeting, the tool automatically surfaces useful, customized tips for more effective communication and collaboration between team members. With this tool, leaders can create more balanced & diverse teams, reduce friction between team members, and improve productivity. By focusing on collaboration in this way, clients - including BASF, Bank of the West, Honda, AFLAC and others -- have improved team effectiveness and employee engagement while maximizing investment in their current communication technologies. “It’s important to empower employees with the kind of tools that enable more effective collaboration. We know that when people better understand themselves and others, they can better connect with each other, become more deeply engaged in their work and perform better. At the same time, organizations can increase productivity and improve the employee experience - it’s a win-win for everyone. In our work with hundreds of organizations, we’ve seen our collaboration tool change the way companies think about how people work together, and it’s really gratifying to be recognized by HRO Today for this work,” - Humantelligence’s CEO, Juan Betancourt This year, Humantelligence earned top technology honors by RemoteTech Breakthrough and TalentCulture for its team collaboration solution. About HRO Today Association The HRO Today Association is the premier networking and content community for advancing the human resources profession. By engaging in professional development opportunities and connecting with peers, members improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their HR operations and service delivery. The Association is managed by HRO Today/SharedXpertise Media, whose magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content. About Humantelligence Humantelligence delivers personalized insights for better one-to-one & team collaboration, surfaced in the communication tools you use every day: Microsoft Teams®, Outlook®, Gmail®, Zoom®, Webex®, Slack® & calendars. As a result, companies optimize collaboration and engagement while reducing turnover and can build engaged high-performing teams across the organization.

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UKG Announces 2022 Innovation Award Winners at UKG Aspire

UKG | November 25, 2022

UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people, today announced winners of the UKG Aspire 2022 Innovation Awards, which celebrate customers using UKG people technology in innovative ways to solve complex problems, create empowering workplaces, and drive exceptional business outcomes. The Innovation Awards are a longstanding UKG tradition that recognizes the achievements of customers going above and beyond to create meaningful and connected experiences for their people, including past winners BJ’s Wholesale Club, Clif Bar and Company, City of Oklahoma City, FIRST Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard, and Trexon. “Customers are at the heart of everything we do. They are the driving force behind our ‘Partner for Life’ promise, as well as our commitment to constant innovation, This year’s award winners represent the incredible successes of our customers worldwide, across our solutions. We celebrate their accomplishments and applaud their innovative spirit.” -Bob Hughes, chief customer and strategy officer at UKG This year’s UKG Aspire Innovation Awards winners include: TravelBrands and Coast Mental Health in the Product Suite category, for their innovative use of the UKG suite of human capital management and workforce management solutions. One of the largest travel companies in Canada, TravelBrands is leveraging UKG to scale its continued growth. Since rolling out its full-suite solution, the company has experienced a 10% decrease in employee turnover, a 50% decrease in time spent creating financial reports, and a total first-year savings of $150,000. Meanwhile, Coast Mental Health, a provider of housing, support, and services to people in Canada with mental health challenges, is using UKG to manage its complex union workforce. Managers no longer have to spend hours calculating premiums related to collective agreements, and its finance center doesn’t have to allocate cost centers and percentages. Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Hamadeh Educational Services, for their successes in HR Transformation. With UKG Pro, managers at Bethpage have a more active role in the recruitment process. The company has automated offer letters and transfer forms, and eliminated spreadsheets previously used for compensation planning. With UKG Ready, Hamadeh has moved from paper to a fully electronic system, dramatically cutting its carbon footprint and saving several hours each week that had been spent on filing, scanning, copying, and shredding. Co-Operators, for ROI achieved through its use of Pro. The Canadian-owned insurance co-operative is leveraging data and insights from its UKG solution to create dozens of easily accessible dashboards and reports, saving more than $300,000 in productivity improvements and system savings. Greenville County Schools, TTCU Federal Credit Union, and Community Healthcare System, for their innovative use of UKG Life-work Technology, in the Innovation Evangelist category. With UKG Wallet, all 11,000 employees at Greenville County Schools have early access to their earned wages as well as payroll cards, discounts, and financial wellness tools, providing an additional measure of financial stability. Community Healthcare System is using UKG Dimensions employee self-scheduling, which allows workers to select their preferred shifts — leading to greater autonomy, satisfaction, and overall engagement. And with UKG HR Service Delivery, authorized employees of TTCU Federal Credit Union can access documents from anywhere, dozens of manual tasks have been moved to a digital workflow, and the organization’s service desk is administering more than a dozen types of actions and requests. The results we’ve experienced with our full-suite UKG solution, in just one year, are simply remarkable, Not only have we gained significant efficiencies, but we’re also providing a more empowering and engaging experience for our employees in support of the important, people-centric mission we share with UKG,said Diana Valler, chief human resources officer at TravelBrands. Championing great workplaces and helping to create purposeful work through the use of innovative technology are central to who we are, Our purpose is to create meaningful experiences for organizations and their people, and we are proud of, and humbled by, the outstanding results UKG technology delivers every day to our award winners and all our customers across the globe,said Chris Todd, CEO at UKG. About UKG At UKG, our purpose is people. As strong believers in the power of culture and belonging as the secret to success, we champion great workplaces and build lifelong partnerships with our customers to show what’s possible when businesses invest in their people. Born from a historic merger that created one of the world’s leading HCM cloud companies, our Life-work Technology approach to HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions for all people helps more than 70,000 organizations around the globe and across every industry anticipate and adapt to their employees’ needs beyond just work.

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Innovation Minds announces a holistic Rewards-as-a-Service model for managing Rewards, Recognition and Redemption Programs

Innovation Minds | November 23, 2022

Innovation Minds, a Silicon Valley-based company, announced today the launch of their new Rewards-as-a-Service solution. With this solution, Innovation Minds is enabling companies to offer their employees tailored reward options in order to increase talent retention and satisfaction. Motivating and rewarding employees is one of the top challenges facing organizations today. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than 60% of respondents say their company struggles to motivate and retain top talents. The Innovation Minds team is uniquely positioned to help companies with this challenge by providing personalized rewards service that creates experiences where employees are engaged and motivated throughout the day. With this solution, companies can customize rewards based on data insights, such as reward preferences and demographics. It offers a self-service platform to let companies update or make changes to their rewards program for their employees. It also allows employees to get real-time notifications when they earn a reward and they can redeem it on their device with just a click, creating a seamless and enjoyable experience for employees. "We believe this is an important step forward in helping employers create a more elevating work environment, Innovation Minds is focused on helping businesses create positive and engaging employee experiences. By making the rewards experience easier and more enjoyable, we are helping our customers deliver more value faster." -Innovation Minds CEO Bala Balasubramaniam The Innovation Minds team integrated their patented concept ‘Earn-Your-Pride-To-Reward-Your-Peers’, an innovative framework that allows employees to exchange appreciation for each other’s contribution, encouraging employees to make deep, personal connections with their team members and see how their position affects the work of others. Mike Lella, Head of Business Development added, The idea of receiving reward from an accomplished peer is much more meaningful than simply receiving recognition from management alone. Simultaneously, this notion is also encouraging a self-sustainable culture of engagement because the awardees get to enjoy the privilege of earning AND giving. The solution features a wide range of reward options that supports 594 global brands, 45 countries and 28 currencies, customizable for each company's specific needs while being aligned with their company values. It also provides HR teams and managers with tools to measure the success of their campaign and track results. We understand that rewards are often not enough to keep your employees motivated at work. It's about more than just giving out candy it's about creating an environment that makes work rewarding in itself. This latest upgrade will allow us to support even more companies in their efforts to drive employee engagement and retention, said Maria Bolo, Head of Customer Success at Innovation Minds.

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Humantelligence Named Best In Class HR Technology for Culture & Collaboration by HRO Today Association

Humantelligence | November 25, 2022

Humantelligence (HT) won the 2022 HRO Today Association Award for Best In Class HR Technology in the North America region at last week’s HRO Today Association Conference - attended by more than 150 senior HR executives. The award recognized the company’s innovative one-to-one and team collaboration technology for its ease of use, quick implementation, and ability to optimize collaboration on the spot for remote and hybrid teams. For more than 15 years, the Association has recognized company and individual accomplishments in human resources and leadership in North America, EMEA and APAC. The nomination process offers people, teams, partners and companies the opportunity to share best practices and successes so colleagues, and the industry as a whole, can benefit from their experience. The awards recognize leadership, collaboration, innovation, and hard work, as well as a commitment to people and process improvement. This year’s awards garnered hundreds of submissions, and 71 finalists were named. Humantelligence delivers personalized communication insights through the tools organizations use every day: Microsoft Teams®, Outlook®, Gmail®, Zoom®, Webex®, Slack® and calendars. When drafting an email, chatting with a colleague, or joining a meeting, the tool automatically surfaces useful, customized tips for more effective communication and collaboration between team members. With this tool, leaders can create more balanced & diverse teams, reduce friction between team members, and improve productivity. By focusing on collaboration in this way, clients - including BASF, Bank of the West, Honda, AFLAC and others -- have improved team effectiveness and employee engagement while maximizing investment in their current communication technologies. “It’s important to empower employees with the kind of tools that enable more effective collaboration. We know that when people better understand themselves and others, they can better connect with each other, become more deeply engaged in their work and perform better. At the same time, organizations can increase productivity and improve the employee experience - it’s a win-win for everyone. In our work with hundreds of organizations, we’ve seen our collaboration tool change the way companies think about how people work together, and it’s really gratifying to be recognized by HRO Today for this work,” - Humantelligence’s CEO, Juan Betancourt This year, Humantelligence earned top technology honors by RemoteTech Breakthrough and TalentCulture for its team collaboration solution. About HRO Today Association The HRO Today Association is the premier networking and content community for advancing the human resources profession. By engaging in professional development opportunities and connecting with peers, members improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their HR operations and service delivery. The Association is managed by HRO Today/SharedXpertise Media, whose magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers with rich, game-changing content. About Humantelligence Humantelligence delivers personalized insights for better one-to-one & team collaboration, surfaced in the communication tools you use every day: Microsoft Teams®, Outlook®, Gmail®, Zoom®, Webex®, Slack® & calendars. As a result, companies optimize collaboration and engagement while reducing turnover and can build engaged high-performing teams across the organization.

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