“Without trust we don’t truly collaborate, we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team.”

A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of team performance to a business’s overall success. One of the key aspects of a high-performing team is trust between its members.

If you Google the definition of vulnerab
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As Human Resources Leaders, we represent the whole company. Our contribution is making the whole company stronger.

What about when things aren’t going so well? Some HR business partners become cheerleaders, encouraging better performance or higher morale. That’s a good opener to engage managers or employees, but strength comes from clarity. Being overly positive can diminish the H
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During my first semester of college, I applied for a social media marketing internship with a small, local marketing company. It was my first office job. Four years have gone by and I’m still with that same company. Only I’m no longer an intern, I’m now the Office Manager and head of HR.

When I first started as an intern, there were only four part time employees. We were all
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Usually when we hear the phrase “Use your head” it harkens us back to our mothers imploring us to act rationally or think logically. I’m thinking about this phrase in a different context though; when I say “Use Your Head” I’m literally talking about unlocking brain power in the way we work and the way your organization approaches team building activities for wo
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When it comes to team building activities for the workplace, organizations are sometimes at a loss—what team building activities to do?—even wondering what benefit team building activities actually have for their employees and for the workplace. Why is this?

Managers think team building activities are a waste of time. This is false; Team-building activities are at times less than
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Effective communication is critical to doing business. According to a study by Hart Research Associates, 93 percent of employers consider good communication skills to be more important than the major of a college graduate. HR Magazine reported that, in a survey of 4,000 employees, participants estimated they lost 40 minutes of productivity each day trying to interpret unclear directions.

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Employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year.

Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition programs. These programs are usually not that expensive to implement or operate and can pay huge dividends in employee engagement and retention.

Here are a few tips for improving employee
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 27 at 3:23 pm
Recently, I came across an article from The Society for Human Resource Management that reports the average employee is only allotted 2-4 days off after a death of a loved one. My stomach churned as I went over the sentence again, making sure I had read it correctly.

The data is from their 2016 Paid Leave in the Workplace Survey. On average, workers receive 4 days paid bereavement leave for th
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We all know the statistics at this point: Women represent 52 percent of the total U.S. population but only 20 percent of C-suite roles, the Fortune 500 list includes only 32 women (just two of them women of color), and entry-level women are 18 percent less likely to be promoted than their male peers. Our recent research also shows that men are 50 percent more likely to report their leadership tra
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Team building in the workplace is everywhere. So how do you make it stand out? No doubt it’s beneficial (this is one core solution our company provides, after all). But, there seems to be a “been-there-done-that” attitude that can exist about team building.

Why Team Building is Critical

When done well, team building can bring a team to new levels of collaboration, skill
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While working with a group of Millennials, I heard a new term – “Employer Brand.” I felt the generational gap when a new term to me actually has its own Wikipedia page. As they discussed the topic further, I learned there is a sharp focus by interviewees and recruiters alike on the equity a company demonstrates to potential new hires through the recruiting and interview process.
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Have you found a job using LinkedIn, Twitter, or another social media outlet? Do you look for candidates via social media? If you answered no to either of those questions you’re in the minority, because hiring and social media go hand-in-hand. According to a study from Jobvite.com: 58% of companies had successfully hired a candidate found through a social network. Furthermore, 80% of compan
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 27 at 3:03 pm
HR departments is achieving team effectiveness. But how do we measure this?

Team effectiveness and performance evaluation have always been hot buzzwords in the industry. Leaders of those teams often ask “How do we enhance the performance of our team?” The question then posed in return by trainers and consultants alike would be: “Which aspects do you need to improve on?&rdquo
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 27 at 3:00 pm
It wasn’t the book that caught my attention but the extract from it headlined “4 Things Every Team Needs”.

The extract shared that no matter the size of a team, the four things it needs to succeed are:

A meaningful common purpose
Specific performance goals
Commitment to how the work gets done
Mutual accountability
I was intrigued because it was very much in line with wha
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When it comes to assessment, companies look to review every aspect of the organization, some using a comb with fine enough teeth to catch every minute detail. P&L statements, earnings reports, revenue numbers, and other financial elements are scrutinized (and rightfully so) to an incredible degree. But what about assessing the very generators of these results – your workforce?

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Hiring the traditional route by using just a resume and interview are quickly becoming archaic. It is time to give hiring for your team the importance it deserves…and it is easier than you think.

When looking to hire, look at the motivations of that new hire. Motivations are a critical element to hiring in today’s labor market. By digging deep and looking at what drives employees
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Is there a key to hiring the right candidate? I recently spoke with our resident hiring experts. He pointed out a clear insight that many companies fail to actually do… even though it seems like a very obvious way to hire effectively. I’m talking about hiring for what you actually need. Going beyond the interview or beyond the job description to select candidates based on the qualiti
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While hiring managers and talent acquisition teams share a common goal – to hire the best people for their organization – they may not always see eye to eye.

80 percent of recruiters believe they have a “high” or “very high” understanding of the jobs for which they recruit, and 61 percent of hiring managers believe recruiters have at best a “low&rdqu
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The use of hiring assessments is on the rise. One of the major contributing factors to this trend is that employers are finding many traditional approaches to hiring such as resume reviews, to be time consuming and unreliable. In fact, research indicates that 78 percent of resumes contain misleading information, while 46 percent contain inaccuracies.

Even if you are able to glean accurate and
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 27 at 2:14 pm
Back in the days of the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of mass production, focus was on efficiency, scale, quality control, and essentially getting “stuff” made. Employees worked on production lines, performing the same tasks over and over, and work was a means to an end. A way to support yourself and your family. Management was command and control, and I would guess there was
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Bridging the gender gap in technology has been one of the main narratives in the call for equality for quite a number of years now. Advocating for the development of the skills and careers of women in tech creates a larger workforce, which ultimately improves innovation and business performance. It is to be acknowledged that we have seen some wins for women in the tech world, with more and more f
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 27 at 2:06 pm
“Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn’t that what life is about? The more time you can find to get out of the office and build true friendships, the farther your startup will go. Entrepreneurs need to remember to spend as much time working on their business as they do in their business.”

Successful business leaders believe that networking is on
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A leader has to be a person capable of juggling many huge demands at a time, they have to consider the opinions, needs, and wants of all around them. They need to be a person not only capable of making difficult decisions, but the right difficult decision. At the same time, they need to know how to look after their team, while pushing them forward to achieve greatness.

Is leadership in born?

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you overcome your fear of public speaking:

1. Prepare yourself mentally and physically
According to experts, we’re built to display anxiety and to recognize it in others. If your body and mind are anxious, your audience will notice. Hence, it’s important to prepare yourself before the big show so that you arrive on stage confident, collect
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We believe that the most valuable resources an organization has are its human resources. And we believe in showing employees how valuable they are to the organization. That’s why we encourage offering valuable benefits and perks to employees and why we have created a culture of appreciation within our own company.

It’s a philosophy that’s not necessarily new—the i
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 25 at 6:09 pm


API is a common term these days, you must have heard this term. APIs have made coding faster for many developers. Also, it provides a window of using a single code in more than one application to perform similar tasks. The APIs are also used by the developers to use functionality of one solution within another solution by integrating that API in the existing code. The integrated API will bes
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Of course, we don’t have the supervisor’s side of the story, and I’m sure the company has their perspective. So even though we might not be able to address some specifics, I think this scenario raises some great questions about codes of conduct and progressive discipline.

To help us understand this matter, I asked our friend Kate Bischoff to share her knowledge. Kate is
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You’ve heard me say before that one of the worst things organizations can do is ask employees for feedback and then not do anything with it. This HR Bartender reader knows it’s true and is wondering what to do about it.

"About four months ago, I incorporated ‘Feedback Friday’ at my organization, and have received very positive comments. However, I still struggle o
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I observed that how robots are becoming a greater part of our workplace. And that’s not a bad thing, but it does mean that we need to get more comfortable with today’s technology concepts.

That’s why I’m very excited to share today’s interview with you.

Artificial intelligence refers to a collection of subfields thatsolve complex problems associated with
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Years ago, I worked for a company that decided HR was going to produce a “metrics scorecard” each month. Three full pages of data about HR activities. Everything from cost per hire and time to fill to grievance trends and training effectiveness. I’ve always joked that HR closed the month similar to the accounting department. It took us days to prepare every report and distr
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I like to think that we all know diversity in the workplace produces positive results to the bottom-line. But did you know that people are looking at a company’s diversity as part of their investment strategy? Morgan Stanley has produced a research piece titled “An Investor’s Guide to Gender Diversity”. It outlines their research showing that investors should look at
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Today, I want to focus on the electronic type of survey. Not because the other types – written and in-person – are inferior; but because there’s a real opportunity with electronic pulses to automate some tasks that, with the others, you would have to do manually. Confused? Don’t be. Keep reading and I promise I’ll get to it. An electronic survey can be distribut
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Organizations with a candidate experience strategy in place realize the work isn’t over. You’ll want to regularly audit your process to ensure it’s working the way you intended. And look for trends that you might want to incorporate. There will always be a reason to improve the candidate experience.

The most obvious way to improve the candidate experience is by treating cand
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I wonder sometimes if the reason there are so many complaints about annual performance reviews is because people find them boring. Let’s face it – it’s the same process using the same form. And if the goal is for employees to have consistent performance, that means that managers are discussing the same thing with employees. Every year. Long-term employees have participated in th
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Life of a Software Product under Test
The lifecycle of a product starts once the business requirements are obtained from the client. The concerned team which is responsible for it will do a thorough analysis of the same and further design the technical specifications.

These specifications will help the technicians or developers to kick-start their job in software development. Steps in
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I have unlocked a pattern from my experience of hiring around hundred testers over a period of time and interviewing some thousand others.

But let me also share the other side of the story, the patterns I am talking about. It makes me sad.

I never feel happy watching potential performers being locked into a virtual cage of responsibilities. I feel discontent seeing the rock stars perform
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Last year I spent a few months doing research into the education technology space. I had heard something interesting – from this year, all Australian children as young as prep (5 years old) will start to be taught programming as a core subject at school. That means it is given as much importance in the school curriculum as other core subjects, like Mathematics and Science. This education in
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Automation Team Rolling Out Test Automation Project by Project
The best piece of advice I can give is to start with the small things, then go big. The proven first practice is to start by creating an automation team.

I recommend starting with the most impactful test cases: the ones that cover your top business risks. This creates the foundation for a powerful regression portfolio tha
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Pair testing can help you speed up your test assignment and provide more quality to your test results. But who can do pair testing, and when should they do it? And what kind of pair testing is best for your situation?

Who Can Do Pair Testing
Pair testing with a developer or with another tester happens quite often, but note that these are not the only disciplines that can do it.

The tes
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Megha Sanap posted Apr 25 at 2:59 pm
Agile Frameworks and the lack of test expertise

There are several agile frameworks available for implementation to guide the agile transformation. I have not experienced many frameworks myself, but I have experienced several implementations in an agile organizations. One core theme in the agile movement is that everyone should test and no single person is responsible for quality. This is grea
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There’s something innately uplifting about a good TED talk, and at the end of a year and the start of a new one, uplifting is what we need!

Here are some of the TED talks from this year that caught our eye in 2017. They’ve been selected because they are relevant to all of us that work with people, and can help motivate you for whatever you want to achieve in 2018.
How to
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Thanks to the popularity of ‘I, Robot’, many of us are now familiar with Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics*

I would like to propose Three Fundamental Laws of HR Technology:

Let’s be brutally honest; 2018 isn’t the year that managements and HR woke up to the fact that we need information. More like 1998 and earlier, so why is it such a big deal
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It looks, the next Windows 10 feature update would bring faster ways for users to connect their Bluetooth-enabled devices. Spotted by Thurrott in Windows 10 Preview Build 17046, Microsoft is working on a Windows 10 Bluetooth feature called Quick Pair.
Quick Pair would allow users to jump the tedious process of searching for Bluetooth devices and pressing buttons on peripherals in order to conn
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Most of you might be knowing that the websites you visit use third-party analytics scripts to record your visits and the pages you open. This anonymous statistics collection is pretty standard stuff. However, in recent past, there has been an increase in the number of sites using “session replay” scripts, which can record your keystrokes, mouse clicks, scrolling, etc., and send them t
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One more thing is coming to add to the capabilities of the recently released Firefox 57 aka Firefox Quantum.
Mozilla is working on a new feature for Firefox, dubbed Breach Alerts, which will warn users when they visit a website, whether it was hacked in the past or not.

Mozilla has teamed up with the website “Have I Been Pwned” whose data will be used to notify users about any
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When Windows 10 arrived, doing away with Windows Updates seemed like an impossible task. But later, with FCU, Microsoft added the functionality to delay Windows 10 updates by up to 365 days.
This feature is helpful in the case of Windows 10 machines in corporate environments which have to be verified for software compatibility before installing an update.

For users running the Fall Creator
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There’s a long list of programming languages that continue to exist with their strengths and flaws, making our lives easier. Over the course of past 20 years, Java has proved that it’s one of the best programming languages around. However, I strongly don’t believe in any type of competition between different programming languages.

1. Tons of resources to learn Java

Being
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In order to become a better programmer, you need to be really good at the data structure, algorithms, designing using OOPS, multi-threading and various programming concept e.g. recursion, divide and conquer, prototyping, and unit testing. Programming is a combination of many skills, which means it's not possible to learn it in quick time, rather it will come with time and experience, but that won
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Performance Priorities
Performance was once regarded as one of the other features of an application. Now-a-days it is considered as an important characteristic of an application. Performance has a significant impact on the productivity of any enterprise.

Principles of Performance Tuning
JBoss EAP is an integrated Java Enterprise Edition application and service hosting platform. It actua
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Gatling is an open source load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications. It uses the actor model which consists in asynchronous parallel computing. The Actor implementation used in Gatling is Akka. In Gatling, scenarios are represented as easy-to-maintain scripts with a DSL (Domain Specific Language), written in Scala
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Too-accommodating decoding libraries
Tests for such obscure errors are difficult to write. Generally, the best course is exploratory testing. In such cases, effective exploratory testing generally involves crafting problematic data, and seeing whether the API under investigation unequivocally rejects them.


Test the logger
Real-world services are under constant attack. Logging and good
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TIP #1: write tests
The first step to API testing is to actually do it. Without good tests, it’s impossible to have full confidence in your API’s behavior, consistency, or backward compatibility. As your codebase grows and changes over time, tests will save you time and frustration by spotting breaking changes.

TIP #2: don't mix tests and documentation
Many people use Postma
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API authorization is a top concern at Postman.
We’ve always built features to help you manage authorization for your protected resources, such as using environment variables with authorization types, saving authorization types to collection requests that generate a signature each time, and using authorization types in Newman.

But we realized we needed to do more. API authorization ca
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3 Ways to Develop Strategic Agility:

Ditch these destructive beliefs
Whether you know it or not, you are sabotaging your efforts. These 2 simple beliefs are holding back your innovation and impact:
Things change whether we are looking or not. Need convincing? Think about how many applications on your smartphone changed while you were sleeping. Accept it. Change is constant.
Next, the fear of
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Here are 6 critical steps to take before you start designing and building your new website:

Dig into the Root Cause of Poor Performance
Many businesses start a website redesign project because the existing site is no longer delivering expected results. E.g. traffic is down, conversion rates are low, or online sales are declining.


Get Unbiased Recommendations
There are many tools an
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How To Get Buy-In On Your Project Plan
This means good negotiation is a necessary part of a successful project plan. You’ll need to do a few things before you even start your plan.

Fulfillment. Teammates need to be heard. Like it or not, emotions play a powerful role in successful projects. Teammates are willing to move heaven and earth for you when they know you have their bac
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Prioritizing a project is inevitable
Projects are completed by people, that’s the obvious part that everyone knows. Here’s the part people working on projects don’t know or won’t accept:

Your projects will be prioritized.
Micromanagers and overreaching executives The manager who continually changes his mind about the work that you’ve done. The executi
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Project Management Basics: Plan your Work

Identify Activities Needed To Reach Your Goals
To successfully deliver your project or meet your targets, you need to know what’s included in the work. Make sure you have a good understanding of what’s to be delivered and all the tasks included to get you there.


Create a Schedule
When you and your team have identified the tasks
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Your own list of reflection points may vary slightly based on your industry, team makeup, and project needs. However, at a bare minimum you should address the following reflection points post project.
Objective vs. Outcome
Objective versus outcome is a great place to start your post-project reflection. Look back on what you set out to accomplish and discuss whether or not the finished
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Authoritarian management styles
Managers who are high in conscientiousness and possibly low in agreeableness tend to prefer authoritarian management styles. These managers tend to be industrious, orderly, candid, and less trusting.


Extroverted management styles
Managers who are high in agreeableness and possibly high in extraversion far more likely to prefer these management styles. Th
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Email communication, like all communication, is about influencing the mind.
Here are five psychological hacks to improve the efficiency of your email communication:

Always Communicate with Certainty
When there is a sense of certainty, the communication is taken more seriously. The Amplification Hypothesis states that when you express a particular attitude with certainty, the attit
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Here’s why marketing and project management aren’t two mutually exclusive disciplines, and how they’re more like a Venn diagram with lots of common ground in the middle.

Results mean everything.
Our results will almost always have a huge impact on what our marketing efforts look like in the future. Past results will often determine how big or small our budget is for the next
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Meet With Client End Users and Review Requirements
As you’re finalizing requirements with your team and the client, it might be a good idea to meet with the actual end users to discuss review those requirements. You might end up saving your client or department a lot of dollars in rework by confirming that the requirements really do match up well with what the end users’ need. You
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If you’re going to run a race, you should see it through all the way to the finish line.
Many marketers fail to apply that principle when it comes to split testing. They think their test is complete before they’ve let it run the course.

They pull out too soon. They end too early. They quit before it’s done.

What happens when tests are finished prematurely?
The n
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If you are using Apache JMeter™ on a macOS machine, you probably encountered an annoying issue: double clicking on a JMeter JMX script doesn’t open JMeter GUI automatically! Instead, to open a JMX script in JMeter you have to open the terminal, navigate to your bin folder, run the /jmeter.sh command, click the ‘Open’ button in JMeter and choose your JMX script.

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While the main purpose of Apache JMeter™ is load testing, its functionality enables it to be used for security and automation testing as well. Security testing intends to uncover vulnerabilities of the system and determine that its data and resources are protected from possible intruders. In this article, we will explore the different areas of security testing where the tool can be applied.
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We will focus on functional testing REST APIs with JSON responses, since this is a common practice in most applications. Nowadays, most developers prefer to use REST API to access web services. This can be used, for example, to pass data from backend services to mobile devices. We will then parse the response with a JSON extractor.
First, make sure you have JMeter installed on your compu
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When testing your APIs, web service or other system parts, you might need to record or retrieve data from a database. The purpose of this interaction is to check the correct record of specific data in the DB or to prepare test data for the tests by adding specific records to the database. This article will show you how to check, update, and add entries to your database by using Apache JMeter&trad
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We are in an era of automation everywhere!

He also added saying that we are getting into a generation where there will be applications developed specifically for the work to be done easily and efficiently. I totally agree with that and believe that we are highly dependent on minimizing our work efforts with the help of various tools.

The gyration of the effort reducing applications are w
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Why opt for expensive commercial tool licensing and maintenance, when free tools are available in the market. All you need to put in is a little bit of planning and effort.

Jmeter is one of the best leading performance testing tools from Apache open source community. With great community support, the tool supports continuous releases, improvement and meets the needs of the testers along with
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The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based format for describing the functionality of a web service. A WSDL web service is a web service that works according to rules described in a WSDL file.

Web services provide public information like the weather, converting and validating information and so on. In these cases, this information is available for anonymous users. However, i
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The Random CSV Data Set plugin is a new Apache JMeter™ plugin that I developed (released November 2017), which solves data driven testing needs. The Random CSV Data Set Config plugin provides the capability to parameterize your Test Plan from a CSV file in random order of records. Until now, JMeter users who used the default CSV Data Set Config element could only read records in sequential
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Compensation can include monetary and non-monetary components. Compensation often includes an employee’s base salary and additional benefits, such as health insurance, retirement plans and performance bonuses. The compensation packages a business offers to employees affects the company’s recruitment rate, retention rate and employee satisfaction. Several federal laws affect the compen
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How OpenID Works

First we need to learn a few definitions:
OP - OpenID Provider, a server that is capable of authenticating the user and providing claims to a Relying Party (RP)
RP - Relying Party, a client application requiring user authentication and claims from an OpenID Provider.
Claims - part of the information about a user or organization
Endpoint - a protected resource that
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There are two MAIN factors that will help you achieve success in e-commerce – understanding who your customers are and solving their problems before they arise. It’s the only way your site will achieve the best conversions every time.

That’s why marketers pay so much attention to persona research. Understand the different online shopper personas, and you know what motivates
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Megha Sanap posted Nov 27 '17 at 5:47 pm
The network is the foundation for everything a digital enterprise builds to drive its business forward. And as the business demands more agility, flexibility, reliability, and security than ever before, it has become clear that networking has been left behind in today’s world of automation, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI).

“Networking missed out on the evol
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Megha Sanap posted Nov 27 '17 at 5:32 pm
Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.
Seasonal changes to vegetation fascinate Koen Hufkens. So last fall Hufkens, an ecological researcher at Harvard, devised a system to continuously broadcast images from a Massachusetts forest to a website called VirtualForest.io. And because he used a camera that
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Megha Sanap posted Nov 27 '17 at 5:25 pm
Face-detecting systems in now authorize payments, provide access to facilities, and track down criminals.

Shortly after walking through the door at Face++, a Chinese startup valued at roughly a billion dollars, I see my face, unshaven and looking a bit jet-lagged, flash up on a large screen near the entrance.

Having been added to a database, my face now provides automatic access to the bu
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From finding cheap deals to avoiding the crowds, there are plenty of reasons to do your shopping online rather than on the high street.

Online shopping is easy.So, what’s stopping you? Here are our favorite reasons why you should shop online:

1. Carrying things is a thing of the past

Staggering home with 10 supermarket shopping bags is a pain – especially when they cost 5p
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Megha Sanap posted Nov 24 '17 at 7:10 pm
Compensation system plays vital role in a business organization. Since, among four Ms, i.e. Person, Material, Machine and Money, Person has been most important factor, it is impossible to imagine a business process without Men. Every factor contributes to the process of production/business. It expects return from the business process such as rent is the return expected by the landlord, capitalist
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To attract capable employees to the organisation
To motivate them toward superior performance
To retain their services over an extended period of time
To establish a positive corporate reputation
To increase or maintain morale/satisfaction
To achieve internal and external equity
To reduce turnover and encourage company loyalty

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Megha Sanap posted Nov 24 '17 at 6:44 pm
Compensation includes topics in regard to wage and/or salary programs and structures, for example, salary ranges for job descriptions, merit-based programs, bonus-based programs, commission-based programs, etc. (Also see the Related Info (including Benefits).)

Compensation is payment to an employee in return for their contribution to the organization, that is, for doing their job. The most co
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1. Comparison Shopping
One of the reasons people cite most often for shopping online is that they can review and compare dozens of stores and products at once.
Rather than having to travel from store to store or aisle to aisle, We simply navigate from one web page to the next comparing the stores and the wares of those stores.
Also search for reviews of your products, compare price, qual
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There are lots of ways that technology can make your customer service experience better. Now, there are ways to instantly respond to customers with iChat services as well as email responses to questions, and online forums to offer solutions to common problems. But one thing that many businesses may have not devoted enough energy to is mobile responsiveness.

If your communications and website
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Higher conversion rates, quality leads, and increased revenues are some of the key parameters that determine the success of your eCommerce store. With the use of OpenCart, you can create a visually appealing site using its simple and intuitive user interface. It is an open-source eCommerce platform that allows business leaders, merchants or retailers to create an interactive online store in a mat
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Just a few seconds after browsing Instagram for the first time, you notice that it’s simply not like any other social media platform out there.
There are a few things that stimulate any marketer’s mind about Instagram - visuals, hashtags, and ads.

In this article, we will talk about how important it is to add Instagram to your social media toolbox and how brands are trans
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Putting an effective ecommerce shipping strategy in place is one of the most impactful steps you can take to grow your business online.

While many brands start out in ecommerce by taking a simplistic approach to shipping –– like offering free shipping across the board or showing unmodified UPS or USPS rates –– the most successful merchants use strategic shipping option
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You might have heard Organizational Reporting Chart System in HR and have wondered how does it work? In this article we will clear all your doubts regarding Organizational Reporting Chart System and will also let you know what its connection with Performance Appraisal is. So here we go.

The Organizational Reporting Chart System describes the organizational entire structure in more efficient a
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Every organization is running after human talents in order to get them rolled in their organization. The main aim behind these things is to capture more number of market shares and this could not be possible with a pool of talents. But now the question arises that why any individual will join an organization if the person is getting a number of offers. What will keep him remain associated with th
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Imagine you’re working for an organisation where every month you are calculating your own pay. Then you’re getting it approved from your superior, who in turn gives it to someone else for approval and then you finally get your pay? Yeah… Who does that, right? I mean, which company would do that? None that I know of! That’s because all good companies have a pretty sorted p
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Here are 12 reasons why you should use a Performance Management Software:

Employees can review themselves
Performance management software allows employees to feel like they have a voice too. When employees get the chance to express their views and place their case in point, it makes them feel important. This can lead to an improvement in their performance knowing that their work and opinio
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Imagine you’re working for an organisation where every month you are calculating your own pay. Then you’re getting it approved from your superior, who in turn gives it to someone else for approval and then you finally get your pay? Yeah… Who does that, right? I mean, which company would do that? None that I know of! That’s because all good companies have a pretty sorted p
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Managing a global workforce isn’t easy. In a business with geographically dispersed staff, HR practitioners have to cope with the challenges of managing people consistently against a backdrop of different languages, different currencies and different working patterns – not to mention employment law that varies widely from country to country.

So why is it that when it comes to impr
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While automating the testing process, there is a certain amount of collaborative effort required from everyone in the agile team. This is an important prerequisite to successful automation of the testing process. QA engineers need to keep a track on any task that has a repetition of more than two times within a short period of time. These tasks would all need to be automated, preferably with a we
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Here we take a look at some of the top guidelines for test automation in agile environment.
Backlog for Test Automation: A backlog for test automation helps maintain efficiency throughout the testing process. It helps get a detailed overview of the identified improvements and highlights all the automation tasks. As the backlog items are targeted, soon enough their completion lays the fou
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Agile Methodology has been empowering testing programs to bring flexibility in the overall QA approach. When it comes to agile approach, the entire team gets responsible for the outcome. Testing teams and development teams work cohesively into units to evaluate the code and commit.

It leads to better communication, where both the tester and developer work together resolve bugs. Additionally,
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Agile coaches perform an assessment of an organization’s current overall Agile maturity and identify problem or improvement areas along with a roadmap. To arrive at this, they closely observe and record the workings of the teams on a day to day basis over a period of time. They pay close attention to the way the teams (product owners, development teams, scrum masters, managers, leaders and
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Time and Quality matters a lot in software releases. DevOps aims at achieving this. DevOps is relatively new to the industry but is catching up really fast. The reason is that, it promotes integration and communication between the application development team and the systems operations team resulting in development of faster and better software.

However, in DevOps trust plays a vital role. Yo
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End-to-end testing is a process of testing an application from all the layers – right from the front-end to all the way through the back-end, its interfaces, and final endpoints. Performing end-to-end testing ensures that the application is tested from the users and real world scenarios which helps control and avoid risks by allowing test engineers to:
Check and perform testing of
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With increasing adoption of test automation, enterprises are heavily depending on it to test systems and application on a daily basis. However, not many enterprises and test automation engineers are able to reap the benefits of test automation. After talking to several test automation experts and consultants, we have identified several mistakes that testers make repeatedly, which is the reason be
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Test automation tools are grabbing the eyeballs of the various enterprises in order to utilize its benefits and to speed up the project deliveries. However, we have been trying our hands-on test automation tools for quite some time and there have been many enterprises looking to select the right automation tool for their testing requirements.
Let’s have a detailed discussion on how
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Regression testing means we develop an application and test it to check whether its functions are working fine. Now, we make changes to it and again we need to test to check whether the functions are still working perfectly in addition to those new changes.

We all know this definition of regression testing and frankly speaking, we are completely thorough with its basic strategy and execution.
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Open Source Innovation and Open Source Innovation platforms have been constantly creating news over a period of time. However, it isn’t a levity anymore to be ignored, as today enterprises of all shapes and sizes are considering Open Source for development and exploring various testing needs. The key reason is that open innovation fades the differences/gaps between companies, experts from v
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“UI automation testing is time consuming, boring and expensive.” If you believe this, you will soon change your perception by the end of this article.

Most testers say that they find creating and executing UI testing manually more easily and speedily compared to the automated ones. The only reason is the challenges that it comes with.

You have often experienced various UI comm
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The IT department is now the primary driver for how fast a business can respond to the market and drive new competitive advantages. IT professionals started to change the way they are managing the projects in their own industry, and managing methods are now constantly changing and improving. The leaders in the Information Technology industry were forced to invent and offer different and more powe
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Yoga is something India is proud to pass on to the West (now world), and they have embraced it with all the vigour. Yoga poses and practices help to improve stamina, strength, flexibility and also mental wellbeing.
As the countdown to the International Yoga Day (June 21) begins, let’s take a look at Yogasanas that takes care of your overall well-being.

1 Om Mantra:
For practicing &lsquo
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 21 '17 at 8:00 pm
Work capacity is the most important factor in training that people know nothing about.

First, let me just start off with a working definition of work capacity and an explanation of why it’s so important. Work capacity is, essentially, the total amount of work you can perform, recover from, and adapt positively to.

The total volume of work you expose your body to essentially determi
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So how does this new light-based system work? It all hinges on the unique properties of LED lamps. Though you’ve probably never noticed it, the bulbs flicker on and off thousands of times a second, a rate imperceptible to the human eye but one that generates a frequency readable by machines. This frequency is incredibly fast, especially compared to the radio waves used for conventional wire
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 18 '17 at 8:34 pm
Parallella is going to change the way that computers are made, and Adapteva offers you chance to join in on this revolution. Simply put, it’s a supercomputer for everyone. Basically, an energy-efficient computer built for processing complex software simultaneously and effectively. Real-time object tracking, holographic heads-up display, speech recognition will become even stronger and smart
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Irrespective of how great your business idea is or how your e-commerce store may look and function, achieving your ROI goals majorly depends on the ease of transaction experienced by a customer. A payment gateway is a powerful way to ensure hassle-free payments and to reassure the visitors of your e-commerce store about your trustworthiness.

In short, a payment gateway is an e-commerce elemen
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Version 4.0 is the latest major release of the Spring Framework and the first to fully support Java 8 features. You can still use Spring with older versions of Java, however, the minimum requirement has now been raised to Java SE 6. We have also taken the opportunity of a major release to remove many deprecated classes and methods.

Improved Getting Started Experience
If you are a Maven user y
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Compensation management is an integral process in any business and should be seen as much more than simply paying employees a set rate for an agreed upon workload. Employees depend on their income to support their lifestyles and families. As such, compensation management can play a big role in acquiring top talent, keeping employees satisfied, and ultimately in keeping employees.

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A common mistake that many companies make with HRIS is failing to consider ongoing HRIS maintenance after implementation. Many companies simply assume that the human resources department will take care of HRIS maintenance, without allotting any additional time or staff to the department to help with this (sometimes monumental) task.

Failing to properly plan for HRIS maintenance can have
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Megha Sanap posted Aug 3 '17 at 5:47 pm


Payroll Software Defined

Payroll software is a type of software that assists with compensating employees for time worked. This software can be purchased through a HR software vendor or can be included as part of a HR software package as a module within a comprehensive system.

Basically, payroll software helps with calculating paychecks from hours logged in time and attendance trackin
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Kishor posted Aug 2 '17 at 7:48 pm
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People concerned about automation killing jobs might look at Helpshift's strategy and similar automation approaches. By enabling businesses to build help or support into mobile apps, these new models are re-inventing support to get the job done.

Sure, they provide automated support in lieu of conventional agents, but they do so
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There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organizations overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.
Employee engagement is a situation where workers feel mentally and emotionally connected to their jobs, their managers, their co-workers and to the organization’s vision, mission and goals. They
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 7:26 pm
Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. It smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages.

Scala is object-oriented
Scala is a pure object-oriented language in the sense that every value is an object. Types and behavior of objects are described by classes and trait
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Google's upcoming Android O release has plenty of useful additions for the business-minded user -- but it also has one fresh feature you might not want on your mobile device.
I've been thinking a lot lately about productivity.

In a way, it's become a bit of a theme for me over the past couple years: figuring out ways to tame the technology around us and make it work for our needs as
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 7:17 pm
One of the coldest places on Earth is in a soon-to-be-destroyed missile bunker beneath Eastern Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge — a spot where the equation for Sir Isaac Newton’s famous law of gravitational attraction is being tested.

According to Newton’s original formula, a gravitational force between two objects equals the mass of one multiplied by the mass of the oth
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 7:07 pm
Software QA/Testing Services
http://www.devlogictechnologies.in/qa.php
DevLogic Technologies has been involved in software quality assurance services since we started our business in 2016. We provide clients with a wide range of testing services, from individual testers who manually execute existing Test Cases, to being fully involved in a client’s software development lifecycle an
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Getting your office into a vegetative state, it turns out, can actually be good for business.

A study out of the University of Queensland in Australia has concluded that an office ornamented with plantlife can actually increase employee productivity by 15 percent.

“A green office communicates to employees that their employer cares about them and their welfare,” said the study&
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 6:47 pm


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
http://www.devlogictechnologies.in/appdev.php

Let DevLogic Technologies help you create applications that fit your unique requirements and support your business. You can focus on running the business; we’ll make sure the applications scale with your business demands. We use the latest development methods, giving you the confidence and the quality of wor
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Shraddha Naikwadi posted Aug 2 '17 at 6:46 pm
The Node.js first Desktop Automation Library used is robot-js.

It controls the mouse, keyboard and read the screen.
Easy to use: Prebuilt binaries allow you to install without compiling!
Open Source ,Licened under MIT and hosted on GitHub.
Cross Platform such as Mac, Windows, and Linux supported!
robots.js — is parser for robots.txt files for node.js

It's recommended to install via
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Work days have always been long, and most office employees spend at least eight hours sitting at keyboards, typing away on their computers, but standards for office culture have begun to change over the last few years. Office managers have realized that a happy workplace is a productive workplace.

As a result, offices look different. New companies and recently renovated office spaces pre
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 6:44 pm
MOBILE DEVELOPMENT
http://www.devlogictechnologies.in/mobdev.php
With more and more of us using mobile phones and tablets to make purchases, book holidays, make appointments and even do our daily banking, applications are becoming increasingly necessary for many different companies as a way to connect with customers. Organizations are also using mobile apps to increase employee producti
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 6:42 pm
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
http://www.devlogictechnologies.in/productdev.php



We understand that developing your product is not just about creating a piece of software, it’s about introducing innovation and a competitive advantage in a market where demands change rapidly.

Using DevLogic Technologies product development services can help you adopt the latest technologies and reduce t
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For some odd reasons, I feel I’ve had a pretty good career to date.

I’ve had a successful business.
I’ve done the corporate thing.
I’ve been an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur.
I’ve done the side-hustle-internet-business thing.

After all of these pursuits, I began to evaluate what worked and what didn’t. I studied what people succeeding i
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Considering that managers spend on average about 4 hours on a performance appraisal for a single employee and assuming an average team size of 7 team members, that’s a lot of work. Especially if you remember how little you actually got out of your performance evaluation. Often feedback is highly generic and doesn’t provide actionable steps employees can transform into learning and dev
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Prashant Koli posted Aug 2 '17 at 6:37 pm


Payroll Software
Automatically calculate salaries, accounting for taxes, statutory deductions, reimbursements, loans and bonuses through our intuitive HR software.
Time & Attendance
Our cutting edge HR software platform enables you to monitor employee daily clock-in and clock-out times and sync with payroll
Leave Tracking
Maintain up-to-date leave balances based on auto
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