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Revolutionize your productivity in 2019!

Revolutionize your productivity in 2019!

The 4 "P"s to Revolutionizing Productivity: People, Process, Practice, Partner
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Ready to pop the champagne?

Ready to pop the champagne?

In this issue: -Pop! Ring in 2019 With a Smart Plan to Achieve Your Career Goals -4 Tactics to Make Training Stick
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Mackenzie, we feel your pain!

Mackenzie, we feel your pain!

Where are the skills gaps and what happens if it's not bridged?
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Struggling to find candidates? (You're not alone)

Struggling to find candidates? (You're not alone)

Struggling to find skilled job candidates? You're not alone.
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Stop with the secrets!

Stop with the secrets!

Discouraging employees from discussing salary? Time to rethink that approach. Pay transparency is essential to recruiting and retaining engaged employees.
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Equal Pay: Are you being fair?

Equal Pay: Are you being fair?

Equal pay for equal work: It’s fair. It’s the law. And it’s a policy that will help you recruit and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce. Take pay equality from concept to practice with this comprehensive guide.
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Are You Paying Fairly?

Are You Paying Fairly?

As an employer, are you doing your part to close the gender pay gap? Here's how to ensure you're paying employees fairly -- and minimizing your risk of pay equity claims -- by conducting a pay equity audit.
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There's a goldmine in this email!

There's a goldmine in this email!

Employee referrals deliver more than 30% of all hires. Improve quality of hire and retention. And lower hiring costs. So, what are you waiting for? Here's how to create a killer referral program that's a recruiting goldmine for your organization.
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What I heard about your company culture

What I heard about your company culture

The best companies to work for use culture as a competitive recruiting tool. Here's how to showcase your organization's values, employment brand and more on your website, to attract the talent you need.
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6 HR and Workforce Trends You Need to Know

6 HR and Workforce Trends You Need to Know

Widening skills gaps. Increasing reliance on contingent workers. Mounting wage pressure. How will these and other trends impact your organization this year -- and beyond?
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Is your pay plan keeping away great candidates?

Is your pay plan keeping away great candidates?

Across the nation, minimum wage continues to rise. Job creation remains solid and candidate shortages have reached critical levels. If you’re serious about attracting -- and keeping -- top talent, it may be time to take a hard look at your pay plan.
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Watch out, Mackenzie

Watch out, Mackenzie

Could that employee you recently reprimanded or terminated be seeking revenge by claiming discrimination? Here's how to recognize -- and reduce -- your risk for retaliation claims.
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Want to Drive Performance in 2018?

Want to Drive Performance in 2018?

Looking for ways to simplify, streamline and get more done at work in the new year? Use the KISS method. Also, we share tactics high performers use before the workweek starts (and then share them with your team).
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Are you sick?!

Are you sick?!

Sick employees insisting on coming to work? With flu season approaching, make sure your culture and policies aren't to blame.
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Make seasonal staffing easy

Make seasonal staffing easy

Dreading your busy season -- or is it already here? This handy guide contains all the tips and tricks you need to find the right help, with the right skills, right when you need them (and keep your sanity!).
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Snapchat for recruiting? You bet!

Snapchat for recruiting? You bet!

Social tools are becoming indispensable in business. But Snapchat for recruiting -- seriously?! Learn how to build your brand and recruit amazing talent with the latest social recruiting tools, and why a strong recruiting partner is more important than ever.
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Your employees want this!

Your employees want this!

Macaroon-baking classes and ping-pong tables are trendy perks -- but do they attract and satisfy top talent? Here's what today's employees want, and how leading employers are delivering. And, use these steps to stare down fears, work through them and get more accomplished.
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OSHA's new workplace violence enforcement...are you compliant?

OSHA's new workplace violence enforcement...are you compliant?

OSHA just updated its enforcement procedures; have your policies kept pace? Protect your employees -- and stay out of OSHA’s crosshairs -- by identifying risk factors and developing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.
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Thought you would find this interesting...

Thought you would find this interesting...

Who's on Facebook these days? Your future employees. Learn about the features, pros and cons of this new recruiting tool -- and determine if you should add it to your hiring toolbox. And, they're cute, they're cuddly and with a little planning on your part, pets can make your employees happier and more productive.
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Why you're not attracting the best candidates...

Why you're not attracting the best candidates...

Job postings attracting deadbeats (or no one at all)? Let's fix that! Learn how to write postings that really stand out -- and get better applicants, every time. And, these quick tips will help you get better performance from your entire team, by managing introverts and extroverts properly.
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Late again?!

Late again?!

Lateness, last-minute call-offs and no-shows aren't just irritating -- they're bad for business. End attendance issues and absenteeism by knowing the law and creating an iron-clad policy. And, if you have older workers on your payroll, can they really be as productive and valuable as your young whippersnappers?
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Mackenzie, here's your free eBook!

Mackenzie, here's your free eBook!

This month's how-to guide will help you build more cohesive, high-performing teams by bridging generational gaps.
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Are your employees smarter than you?

Are your employees smarter than you?

Nobody's an expert at EVERYTHING -- business is simply too complex and fast changing! Whether you engage them for an assignment or hire them full time, here's how to effectively manage people with more experience or knowledge than you -- and make yourself, your team and your company even more successful.
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 2017 Employment Law Updates

2017 Employment Law Updates

When the calendar flips, will your company be ready for these important changes? Make sure these issues are on your radar. And, here's how to light the fire -- and keep the productivity you've worked so hard to build rolling into the new year.
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You're wasting time!

You're wasting time!

Want your ideas to be taken more seriously? A bigger budget, raise or promotion? Here's how to get others to notice you in a good way and exert more influence in your organization. Plus, do you really want to really dial up performance? Get everyone on your team to eliminate these small, thoughtless actions that interrupt and eat into productive time.
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Mackenzie's Guide to Getting More Done

Mackenzie's Guide to Getting More Done

Your search for today's best productivity ideas just ended! We wrote the (e)Book on how to make everyone in your organization more organized, efficient and happy.
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Are you stereotyping millennials unfairly?

Are you stereotyping millennials unfairly?

They're tech-obsessed. Entitled. Disloyal. REALLY? If you're recruiting millennials (or other generations) based on stereotypes, you may be missing out on great talent. And, these productivity hacks may be a little offbeat, but they work.
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Oh hey, one more thing...

Oh hey, one more thing...

From sharing "snackable" content to live streaming, here are seven fresh ideas for recruiting your next generation of talent. And, with the average worker experiencing 56 interruptions per day, it's a wonder anybody gets anything done. Here's how to keep daily disruptions from zapping productivity and momentum in your company.
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Important facts on

Important facts on "on-call" employees

Waiting time. On-call time. Exempt vs. hourly. When employees are not technically "working," do you still need to pay them? Get the facts here. Plus, steps to dial-up your team's focus -- and instantly boost their performance!
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Special Report: The Future of Your Workforce

Special Report: The Future of Your Workforce

Here's how to identify and develop promising young employees -- and help them grow into your company's future leaders. Plus, if your team's productivity, engagement and motivation flag during the summer months, use these fun ideas to rally your troops.
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Are your competitors beating you to top talent?

Are your competitors beating you to top talent?

Do you invest sufficiently to recruit A-level talent, or find yourself "peering through the slats" as your competitors hire the best? In the long-run, mediocre talent is no bargain. Here's how to invest in recruiting wisely -- and land superstars without breaking the bank. Plus, how eating meals together can help improve team performance.
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Big changes to overtime rules!

Big changes to overtime rules!

How can you control overhead...and stay compliant?
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Mackenzie, are you ready for the crisis?

Mackenzie, are you ready for the crisis?

Acts of terror. Natural disasters. Cyber attacks. Is your company truly ready to manage crises like these? Plus, if you want to really boost employees' productivity (and happiness) teach them to STOP doing these six things.
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Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect medical marijuana users? This fact-filled article clears the haze around this contentious issue. Are you frustrated with employees who just don't care about your company or their jobs? Here's why they "check out" -- and what you can do about it.
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5 Workforce Trends for 2016

5 Workforce Trends for 2016

Changes in technology, legislation and workforce demographics will dramatically impact staffing and workforce management in 2016. Stay ahead of these trends -- and make it a breakout year for your company. Plus, who performs better on the job: A hard worker, or someone with innate talent?
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What Do Candy Bars and Employee Training Have in Common?

What Do Candy Bars and Employee Training Have in Common?

Sometimes "bite size" is the best size! Find out how "microlearning" can maximize your training efforts by presenting information in digestible chunks.
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Are you ready for big ACA costs to come?

Are you ready for big ACA costs to come?

Big ACA changes are coming in January. Which ones will impact your business? How can you stay compliant, while keeping costs from spiraling out of control? We have the answers you need!
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Mackenzie, your best people are getting ready to leave!

Mackenzie, your best people are getting ready to leave!

Voluntary quits are at their highest level since 2008. When pay raises aren't an option, what can you do to keep your best people content -- and out of competitors' clutches? This special report shares the practical advice you need to master employee retention. Plus, how to create more productive habits starts with these essential habit-building skills.
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Can you believe what they said during the reference check?

Can you believe what they said during the reference check?

Reference checks are a MUST for making great hires. Use the questions in this month's newsletter to stay legal -- and hire smart. Plus, learn six ways to control "infobesity" with more effective triage.
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Hiring Challenges Survey

Hiring Challenges Survey

In today’s volatile employment market, automatically rejecting job hoppers may cause you to miss out on exceptional hires. Hiring and HR expert Dr. John Sullivan shares 10 reasons to consider frequent job changers -- and how you can keep the best ones from leaving you too soon. Plus, how you can increase your employees' motivation by giving them a greater sense of purpose and ownership.
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How

How "friendly" are you?

It's no surprise: Star performers seek employers with great corporate cultures. The tips in this month's featured article will help you up the "friendly factor" in your company -- to attract and keep great people. We'll also share some tips on how to keep your team from wasting time on unproductive activities.
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Mackenzie, don't forget to call your Mom!

Mackenzie, don't forget to call your Mom!

In this issue:

-Purple Squirrels and Unicorns

-Productivity Tips: Call Your Mom
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Salary data you can use

Salary data you can use

In this issue:

-How to Get Salary Data You Can Actually USE

-Productivity Tips: You're a Horrible Boss (but don't let that offend you)
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Don't panic!

Don't panic!

In this issue:

-STOP Panic Hiring!

-Productivity Tips: Home-Grown Talent
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How to heat up your job search

How to heat up your job search

In this issue:

-Ignite Your Job Search: Connect, Share and Get Hired

-Don't Just Survive Your First Week. Kill it!

-Feeling a Little Off?
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Why you need to hire under-experienced candidates

Why you need to hire under-experienced candidates

In this issue:

Experience? Why It's Not All it's Cracked Up to Be

5 Best Ways to Build -- or Break -- Trust at Work
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Need talent?

Need talent?

In this issue:

Need Talent? Build a Community

Productivity Tips: Tearing Your Hair Out?
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Ready for Your ICE Audit?

Ready for Your ICE Audit?

In this issue:

Ready for Your ICE Audit?

Productivity Tips: Learn a New Parlor Trick in 2015
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Implement company policies now - before it’s too late!

Implement company policies now - before it’s too late!

In this issue:

Implement Company Policies Now -- Before It’s Too Late!

Gearing Up For Winter Safety Regulations

Have You Created an Online Resume Yet?
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Are you losing good candidates?

Are you losing good candidates?

In this issue:

Keeping Employee Retention Up

Networking: Biggest Step You're Missing in Your Manufacturing Job Search

5 Tips for Spotting Your Biggest Time Wasters
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Are you doing enough to make employees stay?

Are you doing enough to make employees stay?

In this issue:

Why Flexible Hours Promote Productivity, Happiness, and Loyalty Among Workers

5 Reasons a Temp Agency can Boost Your Candidate Search

Are You Using a Personal Website?
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Thriving in an Ultra-Competitive Market

Thriving in an Ultra-Competitive Market

In this issue:

How to Attract, Retain and Develop Star Supervisors

Standing Out at a Manufacturing Interview

Lead Through Learning – Promote New Skills In the Workplace
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Hiring Millennials: Risky or Rewarding?

Hiring Millennials: Risky or Rewarding?

In this issue:

Hiring Millennials: Risky or Rewarding?

Increase Employee Productivity Through Trust

What You Need to Know BEFORE Interviewing
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What's the difference between being a leader and being a boss?

What's the difference between being a leader and being a boss?

In this issue:

Are you a Leader or a Boss on the Floor?

How Much Does it Cost to Work with a Michigan Temp Agency?

How Partnering With a Staffing Firm Benefits You

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Are you employing these lean manufacturing trends?

Are you employing these lean manufacturing trends?

In this issue:

10 Interview Questions That Take into Account Cultural Fit

6 Things to Include in Your Interview Follow up Email

Lean Manufacturing Trends for 2014
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You're losing talented candidates!

You're losing talented candidates!

In this issue:

Why You Lose Talented Candidates

How Temp Work is Affected by the ACA

5 Steps for Optimizing Your Online Job Description
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Are you complying with 2014 safety regulations?

Are you complying with 2014 safety regulations?

In this issue:

How to Motivate Yourself in the Morning to Improve Productivity

Warehouse Safety Regulations for 2014

How to Earn Respect From Temporary Employees
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3 Biggest Trends in 2014 Manufacturing

3 Biggest Trends in 2014 Manufacturing

In this issue:

-How to Attract Temps with Incentive Programs

-3 Biggest Trends in 2014 Manufacturing | Employment Agencies Detroit MI

-How to Keep Employees Productive During 2014
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The Three Keys to Conducting a Background Check

The Three Keys to Conducting a Background Check

In this issue:

-How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Create a Talent Pool

-The Three Keys to Conducting a Background Check

-3 Ways to Filter out Candidates for Cultural Fit
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3 Tips to Improve Your Job Descriptions and Attract Top Candidates

3 Tips to Improve Your Job Descriptions and Attract Top Candidates

In this issue:

-3 Tips to Improve Your Job Descriptions and Attract Top Candidates

-4 Tips for Onboarding Temps

-Cloud Robotics for Manufacturing?
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What You Need to Know About Social Hiring and Recruiting

What You Need to Know About Social Hiring and Recruiting

In this issue:

-What You Need to Know About Social Hiring and Recruiting

-Transform Manufacturing with Smarter Robotics

-Cloud Robotics for Manufacturing?
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Is your corporate culture keeping top candidates away?

Is your corporate culture keeping top candidates away?

In this issue:

-Company Culture and Hiring Go Hand-in-hand

-6 Elements of Becoming a Great Manager for Your Team

-Overqualified Candidates – Are They a Good Fit?
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Keep your business lean and healthy!

Keep your business lean and healthy!

In this issue:

-Lean Manufacturing Advice | Real Time Data Benefits

-Do You Have a Healthy Employee Recognition Program?

-Taking a Closer Look at Employee Performance Management
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What is Your Competitor Doing? | Employee Compensation

What is Your Competitor Doing? | Employee Compensation

In this issue:

-What is Your Competitor Doing? | Employee Compensation

-Social Tools to Improve Employee Onboarding

-Big Data Intelligence to Help Your Business
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Social Media for Your Business | Socially Responsible Company Policies | Preparing for the New Workforce

Social Media for Your Business | Socially Responsible Company Policies | Preparing for the New Workforce

In this issue:

-It is Time to Fully Embrace Social Media for Your Business

-Attract Candidates with Socially Responsible Company Policies

-Preparing for the New Workforce
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Predicting Recruitment in 2013 - Six Recruiting Trends to Watch For

Predicting Recruitment in 2013 - Six Recruiting Trends to Watch For

In this issue:

-Predicting Recruitment in 2013 - Six Recruiting Trends to Watch For

-Getting Industrial Employees Off on the Right Foot - Starts on the First Day at Work

-Managing in this Slow Economy
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Lean Manufacturing Is About Your People, Not Tools

Lean Manufacturing Is About Your People, Not Tools

In this issue:

-Build a Smart Foundation for Manufacturing Productivity

-Advance Staffing Solutions received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the WBENC!

-Lean Manufacturing Is About Your People, Not Tools
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Getting under the skin of your employees--in a good way

Getting under the skin of your employees--in a good way

In this issue:

-Motivating Your Employees to be Productivity Machines

-How to be an Eco-Conscious Manufacturer

Engage your Front Line Employees to Drive Growth
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What do your employees want?

What do your employees want?

In this issue:

-What Workers Want from their Bosses this Summer

-Creating a Workplace Safety Culture

-5 Ways to Make Your Seasonal Hiring More Efficient
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Is your firm lacking in safety technology?

Is your firm lacking in safety technology?

In this issue:

-Is your firm keeping up with safety technology?

-Why your organization needs Lean Six Sigma

-SMART Asset Management in Manufacturing
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Great Educational Opportunity!

Great Educational Opportunity!

In this issue:

-Be Smart about Workers' Comp - Reducing the Costs of Claims

-e-learning: Future of Training Industrial Workers

-Manufacturing Skills Gap or Management Skills Gap?
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Your co-workers are all robots!

Your co-workers are all robots!

In this issue:

-Manufacturing Skills Gap or Management Skills Gap?

-Robotics and Its Effect on Manufacturing

-Pros and Cons of ERP
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Your employees don't want more money

Your employees don't want more money

In this issue:

-Modern Day Compensation: What Do Employees Value These Days?

-Salary Negotiating Tips for Employers

-Predictions and Solutions for the Industrial Sector
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Are your candidates social enough?

Are your candidates social enough?

In this issue:

-Predictions and Solutions for the Industrial Sector

-The Importance of Hiring a Social Candidate – Who Doesn’t Just Look Good on Paper

-Social Media Recruiting 101: Make Friends, Not Fans
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