31 Oct BEST APPRAISAL SYSTEM FOR HRs

BEST APPRAISAL SYSTEM FOR HRs

Most companies run an appraisal system of one sort or another. Appraisals assess employee performance against set objectives and guide employees on their future development. When appraisal systems are managed well, the employee continually progress and achieve more. In this way, employee appraisal systems can make a significant contribution to the overall success of a business – Check TAMS Appraisal System

Types of Employee Appraisal System

There are varieties of employee appraisal systems. The best known is the annual review. It is a yearly review where manager and employee sit down and assess how well the employee has performed. Some systems rate employee according to various criteria using a scoring system. Other appraisals will consist of a narrative that describes the employee’s strengths and weaknesses and assesses their achievements (and shortcomings) against the objectives that were set in the previous review. Some systems combine both ranking and narrative methods.

1. 360 Degree Review

Appraisal also comes in other forms, like the 360 degree review which aims to collect feedback from all employee’s interactions and deliverables, so their managers, colleagues, subordinates and even customers can appraise them. This method is not dependant on just one person’s view of the employee and the extra feedback obtained about the employee gives a more balanced view of them in their day-to-day role.

2. Self-Evaluation Review Method

The self-evaluation method of review can be useful as an input in the appraisal process. Asking an employee to honestly appraise themselves can be enlightening for both the employee and the manager.

3. Key Performance Index Review Methods

This is one of the best appraisal systems. Using objectives and KPIs, both manager and employee can set and agree on goals and timelines that need to be met. Agreed and well-defined aims and goals provide an easy way of measuring success or failure. This can take the forms of Project Evaluation Reviews or Sales Performance Appraisal.

 

Why You should have an appraisal system as an HR

The biggest benefit of an appraisal system is that it gives feedback on how to improve a worker’s subsequent performance. It details how an employee can develop and add more value to the organisation. Appraisals give direction to the workforce based on the needs and wants of the customers of the organisation. In this way, employees are encouraged to be more customer-centric. And giving your customers what they want – profitably – is at the heart of business success.

Appraisal systems are also designed to identify the training needs of individuals. When aggregated, this gives HR a view of the training needs within the organisation as a whole, identifying skills gaps and possible training opportunities.

Some companies use appraisal systems to determine pay increases and promotion. Based on performance according to a graded scale, pay increases can be awarded, with those scoring the highest receiving the largest pay increases.

Appraisals systems form a sound basis for HR decision-making. If an employee is under-performing to the extent that disciplinary processes need to be initiated, then performance reviews can measure and identify whether improvements have been made. Where they haven’t, the review can help inform the next stage of the HR disciplinary process.

The TAMS Appraisal System

TAMS Performance appraisal systems solve the review process problem — normally a formidable and cumbersome task—by making it both efficient and effective for managers and employees. HR often gets bogged down with the process, and managers are often untrained in delivering effective reviews that actually impact workforce performance and help grow the business

TAMS Effective goal alignment and performance management lets you establish a true pay-for-performance culture at your company by providing the foundation for closely linking reward systems with individual and team performance, thereby allowing you to hold on to your high performing employees.

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23 Oct School Safety Tips You Need To Know

School Safety Tips You Need To Know

As teachers start to memorize names and students remember what classroom homeroom is in, one thing that must also be remembered is school safety. Educators, administrators and other faculty members who work in schools not only teach students about the world but have to protect them from some of its most unpredictable situations as well. As you head back to school this fall, don’t forget these 8 school safety tips to make your students’ learning environments as safe as possible.

  1. Implement an ID Badge Policy

Positive identification badges for administrators, staff, visitors and even students can help foster not only a safer environment but a friendlier environment as well. The first thing you can do to improve school safety is to ensure ID badges are easily-identifiable. It is also important to implement a protocol for how to handle unidentified individuals within the school.

  1. Set Clear Rules & Limits for Students on Violence

Ensure your students know from day one what constitutes unacceptable behavior in regards to violence. Outline that pushing, shoving and even threats count as violence and will be dealt with according to your school’s rules. School-wide assemblies once per marking period are also a good way to keep rules and limits clear for students.

  1. Bully-Proof Your Classroom

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In recent years, focus has shifted from physical violence to verbal violence and bullying. Bullying is a crisis affecting schools throughout the U.S. and it is important as educators to say “no” to bullying from day one. Take a proactive approach against bullying by engaging students in team-building activities, responding instantly to hurtful behavior and involving principals and parents when appropriate.

  1. Keep Your Classroom Organized

Another way to improve school safety is to keep your classroom, hallways and other school areas organized and free of hazards. Check that classroom tools and objects are easily accessible for students and not on top of high cabinets or shelves. That way, you eliminate any chance of a student falling while trying to reach an object.

  1. Raise Fire Safety Awareness

While fire drills can seem repetitive at times, practicing them seriously can be the difference between safety and danger in the event of a fire emergency. Besides running fire drills in accordance with your state’s requirements, include fire safety awareness refreshers every month or so in the classroom. Go over the escape route(s), extinguisher locations and fire safety tips like staying low when there is smoke.

  1. Plan for Severe Weather

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms and floods affect schools every year so it’s important for all schools to be prepared. Keep an eye on the latest weather developments or utilize a team of meteorologists to help make weather-related decisions. Don’t forget to protect your students and student-athletes from deadly lightning strikes with a lightning alerting system.

  1. Develop Resources for Depressed or Stressed Students

Many instances of violence in schools involve students who previously have shown signs of depression or other stress. Make counseling services readily available for students and know when a student should be referred for emotional and/or mental help. The U.S. Department of Health Services has an extensive resource center for educators regarding student mental health.

  1. Maintain Locks on Doors and Windows

In the unfortunate event of a school emergency requiring a lockdown, properly working locks are of the utmost importance. Regularly check classroom locks and report any faulty equipment to school maintenance crews for immediate repair.

While these tips are great for improvements, they certainly do not cover every area of school safety. Therefore, if you have any other school safety tips to share with fellow educators, please include them in the comment section below!

If you’re ready to up both weather safety and learning at your school this year, you should really give WeatherSTEM a try. Want to see STEM education in action? Get more information on WeatherSTEM today and see how easy it is to integrate meteorology into your curriculum.

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Alaba Lawson on TAMS

18 Oct ALABA LAWSON GROUP OSF SCHOOLS NOW ON TAMS

ALABA LAWSON GROUP OSF SCHOOLS NOW ON TAMS

 

Alaba Lawson Group of Schools, a Private co-educational School located along, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State is now on TAMS. Alaba Lawson Group of Schools, an excellent ambient for learning, is a school that ensures outstanding professionalism in teaching to provide excellent and life-long training in both academic and moral education to children from infancy to adulthood.

To groom a truly unique generation, The citadel of learning has set the pace in providing a veritable atmosphere for pupils/students in order to develop their talents and maximize their potentials. But to draw their unique perspective on how they can better serve their community and nation especially with the improvement in technology and ever-increasing demand for quality education, they recently deployed the TAMS brand of workplace technologies, for them to better accomplish this feat.

 

Alaba Lawson Group of Schools now joins over 1,000 TAMS clients across Nigeria and West Africa. TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use – attributes such as these have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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TAMS Shift Management

10 Oct TAMS SHIFT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

TAMS SHIFT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

Retail Managers know that effective shift management must be done effectively and efficiently in concert and integrated in real time. As shifts are updated according to employee availability, sharing that information to the people who make decisions about what work is done during each shift ensures that these decisions are practical and that the daily schedule can be optimized to ensure maximum customer responsiveness and productivity – all with minimal disruption to operational activities.

As an independent shift management solution able to integrate with a broad array of enterprise applications, TAMS is used by companies from a wide range of industries including transportation, social services, and public safety. TAMS takes care of the routine shift planning activities, highlighting the areas requiring attention due to lack of resources, requests for shift changes, and peaking demands. Company policies are enforced through pre-configured workflows, ensuring the scalability of the process and, in turn, the organization.

TAMS SHIFT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

TAMS offers shift management solution to optimally plan and schedule the shifts of any workforce management team. Our solutions compile a 360-degree view of each employee, allowing you to define and schedule shifts whether distinctly to an employee, department, cadre or whichever way you plan on assigning shifts.

Our shift management solution allows for flexibility such that you can change the shift of an employee at different time periods and still retain the set time without conflicts.

SHIFT MANAGEMENT CONVENIENCES

Our shift management software is designed to help you optimize staff scheduling by automating even the most complicated tasks. TAMS offers dual shift scheduling system which caters for both day and night which allows you to schedule your shift to span across more than a day.

Our goal is to help your shift management planning succeed and allow you to gain the full value of your software over the complete lifecycle of your solution.

BENEFITS OF USING SHIFT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

1. Plan, Organize, Manage Shifts
2. Define shift rules based on employee’s cadre and scope of work.
3. Automatically integrated to our time attendance reporting solution to measure punctuality, lateness
4. Create Your Schedule Automatically
5. Integration with our all in one payroll system to automatically handle attendance charges.

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Adcem now on TAMS

04 Oct ADCEM PHARMACEUTICALS NOW ON TAMS

ADCEM PHARMACEUTICALS NOW ON TAMS

 

Managing employee in any organisation is quite tedious considering the herculean task involved in managing employee from recruitment to retirement hence why one of the foremost Pharmaceutical company in Nigeria has now adopted TAMS into her operation to manage her employees.

Adcem Pharmaceuticals, a technology, and innovation-driven healthcare company and Nigeria’s Leading provider of renal care solutions and Pneumatic Tube System. Adcem is the sole representative of FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE (FME), GmbH, Germany – the world’s leader in renal care and also the sole representative of MEDCOMP INC., USA (MEDCOMP), the number one company in the world in the area of vascular access.

Adcem Pharmaceuticals now joins over 1,000 TAMS clients across Nigeria and West Africa. TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use – attributes such as these have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

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10 Worplace Safety Tips For Employees

03 Oct TOP 10 WORKPLACE SAFETY TIPS FOR EMPLOYEES

Employee Workplace safety cannot exist on best practice guidelines, ergonomics and policies alone. A safe working environment is based on how well the people, in both management and on the factory floor, adherence to and communicate about safety standards.

The foundation of any successful workplace safety effort is one that encourages employees to identify unsafe behaviors and opportunities for improvement while also making well-informed safety decisions during daily routine tasks

Here’s the Top 10 Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know to help you inform your own workers and create a workplace safety environment based on shared responsibility:

1) Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

This step requires knowing the particular hazards of your job or workplace. Once you’ve learned these risks, you are able to keep clear of potentially hazardous areas, and potentially hazardous situations. Also, always be alert of machinery.

2) Keep Correct Posture To Protect Your Back

If you work at a desk, keep your shoulders in line with your hips to avoid back problems. If you’re picking things up, use correct form so your back does not get hurt. Avoid bending and twisting at the same time. If possible, always use ergonomic designed furniture and safety equipment so everything you need is within easy reach.

3) Take Regular Breaks

So many work-related injuries and illnesses occur because a worker is tired, burned out and not alert to their surroundings. Taking regular breaks helps you stay fresh on the job. One trick to staying alert is to schedule the most difficult tasks when your concentration is best, like first thing in the morning.

4) Use Tools And Machines Properly

Take the proper precautions when using tools, and never take shortcuts. Taking shortcuts is one of the leading cause of workplace injury. It’s a huge safety risk to use scaffolding as a ladder or one tool in place of another for a specific job. Using tools the right way greatly reduces the chance of workplace injury.

5) Keep Emergency Exits Easily Accessible        

In case of an emergency, you’ll need quick, easy access to the exits. It’s also recommended to keep clear access to equipment shutoffs in case you need to quickly stop them from functioning.

6) Report Unsafe Conditions To Your Supervisor

Your supervisor needs to be informed about any workplace safety hazards or risks. They are legally obligated to ensure their employees have a safe working environment and will take care of the unsafe conditions and make them safe for you and your coworkers.

7) Use Mechanical Aids Whenever Possible

Instead of attempting to carry or lift something that’s really heavy in an attempt to save a sliver of time during your workday, take the extra minute to use a wheelbarrow, conveyor belt, crank or forklift. Too many injury risks are involved with trying to lift something that weighs too much.

8) Stay Sober

Around three percent of workplace fatalities occur due to alcohol and drugs. When a worker’s ability to exercise judgment, coordination, motor control, concentration or alertness is compromised, this leads to any number of risks for workplace injury and fatalities.

9) Reduce Workplace Stress

Stress can lead to depression and concentration problems. Common causes of workplace stress include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with coworkers or managers. Take your concerns about workplace stress to your supervisor to see how they might help you address them.

10) Wear The Correct Safety Equipment

If you’re not wearing the correct safety equipment for a task, you may get injured. Depending on the job, equipment like earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, safety goggles, gloves or a full-face mask greatly reduce the risk of workplace injury.

It is up to facility managers and business owners to get their employees on board with workplace safety efforts, encouraging them to become active members in the process. Share with them the workplace injury statistics and the inherent risks their job presents to them on a daily basis. Provide incentives that reward them for exemplifying great workplace safety behavior. These simple initiatives really do make all of the difference.

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Google 20

28 Sep 20 THINGS YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT GOOGLE

How much do you think your life will change if Google disappears tomorrow?

Google has been serving billions of people around the world for 2 decades, and as they celebrate their 20th anniversary, let’s take a look at 20 things you did not know about Google.

 

20 things you did not know about the Search Engine Giant

  1. Its original name was “Backrub”
  2. Google’s name comes from the mathematical term ‘GOOGOL’
  3. The original “I’m feeling lucky’ option cost the Search Engine giant up to $110 Million per year
  4. The first Google Doodle was inspired by Burning Man
  5. Google made an agreement with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in exchange for a private runway
  6. The Company owns common misspellings of its own names www.gooogle.com, www.goggle.com and www.googlr.com
  7. They rent goats to mow the lawn of their headquarters
  8. The Founders were not happy when “Google” was added to the dictionary — in 2006 the Merriam Webster and Oxford English dictionary included the definition for Google for the first time
  9. There are over 2.3 Million Google searches per second, over 100 Billion searches per month and over 2 trillion searches annually
  10. Jeff Bezos, the founder, and CEO of Amazon was one of their first investors.
  11. Stanford University holds the patent to Google’s Page-rank algorithm
  12. In January 2017. Google was fined $5 Billion for violating anti-trust laws by the European Union Regulators for manipulating their search result.
  13. You can set your Google language to Klingon, Elmer Fudd, Pirate, and other unique options.
  14. Yahoo, Altavista, and Excite all declined to buy Googe for $1 Million, but today the Search Engine giant is worth over a $100 Billion.
  15. They replaced Apple as the most valuable brand in the world in 2017
  16. They bought Youtube in 2006 for $1.65 Billion
  17. PACMAN — In 2010, to celebrate PACMAN 30th Anniversary, the Search Engine giant brought the 1980’s classic to its search page – just type PACMAN in the search box, press ‘ENTER’, click to play and that’s it. You can use the scroll keys on your keyboard as controls.
  18. CALCULATOR – You need a scientific calculator on the go, just type CALCULATOR in the search box, press ‘ENTER’ and that’s it.
  19. Through their search box you can roll a dice for board games, mathematical calculations etc, also you can flip a coin. All you need to do is type the words in the search box and press ‘ENTER’
  20. ATARI BREAKOUT – in 2013, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of ATARI’s game ‘Breakout’, just like PACMAN, the Search Engine giant made ‘BreakOut’ playable from search. For this to work, you need to do an image search. Type the word ‘Atari Breakout’ in the search box and select the Images option. For controls, you can use your mouse or scroll keys on your keyboard.

Google goes beyond what meets the eye, we celebrate them and appreciate them for the 20 years of great service and we expect more and greater achievements from them.

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Lufthansa joins TAMS

27 Sep LUFTHANSA NOW ON TAMS

Lufthansa now on TAMS

Lufthansa traces its history to 1926 when Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. was formed in Berlin. DLH, as it was known, was Germany’s flag carrier until 1945. On 1 April 1955, the Airline won approval to start scheduled domestic flights, linking Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Munich. The Airline started International flights on 15 May 1955. The Airline is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, it is the largest airline in Europe both in terms of fleet size.

To assure safety and reliability for her customers, Lufthansa places much value on healthy employee relationship, team orientation, discipline, reliability, responsibility, commitment, and excellence. Which is why they recently deployed the TAMS brand of workplace technologies at their Victoria Island office in Lagos to improve employee productivity and great customer experience.

Lufthansa now joins over 1,000 TAMS clients across Nigeria and West Africa. TAMS is renowned for its affordability and ease of use – attributes such as these have made it a workplace solution of choice for small, medium and large organizations.

 

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25 Sep BECOME THE PASSWORD WITH BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES

This is the age where we humans, through biometric technology, become the passwords and access to the things and places they want secured.

 

In an age where passwords, access codes, access cards have become inadequate and almost obsolete, security experts and manufacturers are finally offering some viable and cutting-edge alternative authentication methods that individuals and businesses can explore for effective and efficient security. This is the age where we humans, through biometric technology, become the passwords and access to the things and places they want secured.

Biometric access control enables and controls access at your organization or home based on human physical attributes, such as facial recognition, voice recognition, body heat, motion, fingerprints, hand geometry, iris, and retinal scans. It is a known fact that passwords can easily be compromised these days even with little effort and know-how. Biometric technology takes away that error and complexity inherent in the use of passwords to gain access to equipment or places. Note that the most secure places on earth are being secured with cutting-edge biometric technologies.

Outlined below are key benefits of biometric access control and how you can properly protect your facility for maximum security.

Biometric Access Control Benefits

Although biometric readers and more traditional access control equipment, such as keycards, have similar security purposes, physical attribute identification, such as fingerprints or facial recognition, makes false authentication more difficult. Biometrics can also add more convenience, as employees never have to worry about forgetting or losing keycards, keys, access codes or PINs.

With biometric readers, you can customize and control access to your building, restricted rooms and areas within it. If a breach occurs, you can quickly determine who was present and take required actions and needed measures. You can also employ the use of biometric time and attendance systems to keep track of your employees’ attendance and productivity levels at work.

Biometric access control is most common in high-security environments, organisations and controlled environments, such as government buildings, Data Centers, File Rooms, and IT Equipment Rooms.

Practice Appropriate Security Measures

Although biometric access control readers can add convenience and security, you must properly secure and install equipment. Keep the following tips in mind:

  1. Test your systems before rollout. Ensure biometric readers accurately detect the correct physical attributes for each employee. Before widespread adoption, have employees test that biometric devices are reading features correctly, and granting access as intended.
  2. Train employees on usage. Provide employees with guidelines and training resources to ensure they understand how the equipment works.
  3. Integrate as part of a comprehensive security plan. Biometrics should not serve as a standalone system. Integrate biometric readers with other security mechanisms (i.e. monitored alarms, motion sensors, and video surveillance, etc.) for maximum protection.
  4. Plan for a backup, should biometric readers fail, due to a power or Internet outage, or equipment malfunction. Additional security measures, such as passcodes or keycards, can provide employees with secondary access if needed.
  5. Work closely with a trusted vendor. Recommended biometric equipment varies depending on your business operations, location, environment, and necessary security levels. For questions on how you can ensure maximum security at your business with biometric access control, contact your vendor.

Some Biometric Systems to Consider.

Iris Scanning

This biometric technology is simpler than you might think, with an iris security system, you need a basic charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, which makes use of both visible and near-infrared light to capture a high-contrast picture of your eye.

This type of high-contrast digital picture taking makes it easy to isolate your pupil from your iris, and allows computer software to determine several unique measurements, including the location of the center of your pupil, the edge of your pupil, the edge of your iris, and the location of your eyelids and eyelashes. All of these measurements unique to you can then be stored and referenced in future iris scans.

Vein Scanning

Just as iris and fingerprints, veins are unique from individual to individual and tamper proof. In vein biometrics, the charge-coupled device (CCD) camera is also used, the CCD Camera takes a digital picture with the help of some near-infrared light. The hemoglobin in your red blood cells, which carry oxygen, absorb this light, returning an image that shows your veins as black in a digital picture. And just like in iris scanning, an algorithm identifies the unique patterns in your veins, stores it, and uses it for future comparisons.

Fingerprint Scanning

Where biometric technologies start to get advanced is what we have seen in smartphones these past few years. Many iPhone and Android phones ship with a built-in fingerprint scanner, allowing you to access all of your apps and even make payments with a simple scan of your finger. This technology has steadily evolved throughout the years, progressing from optical scanners to today’s capacitive scanners and the future’s ultrasonic scanners.

5 Ways Biometric Access Control Systems Will Increase Safety in your Organisation and home

  1. You are the access credential; such credentials cannot be duplicated.
  2. Access can be revoked with the click of a button.
  3. Surveillance video can be combined with door actions for better visibility.
  4. Know who accessed your doors when, and where they went next.
  5. Lock down your entire facility — instantly.

 

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19 Sep TAMS Unique Packages and Features

Curb Time Theft, achieve Productivity with TAMS

TAMS Cloud Biometric Solution is a proven system that has improved organizations return on investment through an automated system of detecting time theft and curbing employee’s laxity. Services on TAMS Solution includes Time Attendance, Payroll System, JobCloud, Verification and Identity Management, Electronic Voting, Event Management, Asset Management, Reports & Statistics, and Communication.

The TAMS biometric solution also comes with a motivational package called the TAMS Ambassador – SME’s can take advantage of this initiative to improve employee performance and productivity by honouring the most productive employees in their organisation.

Hereunder are the packages organisations can choose from to meet their daily human resource management needs effectively and efficiently.

 

Packages and Features

  1. TAMS CLASSIC, a freemium version of the TAMS HRM solution aimed at providing small and medium businesses with an easily accessible workforce management solution. The business owner has access to basic features such as attendance, payroll, etc. without a license fee. This Includes
  • Employee directory
  • Shift management
  • Attendance management
  • Payroll management (NIBSS integration)
  • Productivity & Performance management
  • Leave management
  • Exemption requests

  1. TAMS PREMIUM, a licensed version with full human resource modules, a wide range of features and multiple reports for a token annual subscription. It takes care of the regular human resource demands, thus helping both the business owner and human resource professional focus their time and energy on other meaningful work.

  The TAMS Premium provides access to all the HRM features and a suite of comprehensive attendance reports.

  • Employees Information Management
  • Multi User Privilege
  • Multi-Location Access
  • Employee Self Service
  • TAMS Mobile App Integration
  • Recruitment Management
  • Performance (Appraisal) Management
  • Attendance Log Report
  • Leave Management
  • Exemption Management
  • Task Scheduler
  • Shift Management
  • Payroll & Remittance Management (NIBBS Integration)
  • Loan management
  • Communications (SMS & Email)
  • 22 Comprehensive Attendance Reports

  1. TAMS PLATINUM is an annual subscription-based service that offers all the features of TAMS Premium together with extensive customized services based on the user’s needs; such as user-specific report templates, information, and data.

  1. TAMS BESPOKE is a fully customized offering of all attendance and human resource modules and features on the client’s server.

 

For more enquires about the TAMS Biometric Solution and the TAMS Ambassador initiative please contact..
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