D365 Talent at Microsoft Ignite 2019
Nov05

D365 Talent at Microsoft Ignite 2019

This week it’s the week of Ignite 2019. I’m unfortunately not there, but I can still get access to the sessions involving Talent and so can you! I highly recommend watching the Keynote: You should also see the sketch Luise Freese did on the keynote, it’s a great summary! Incredible #VisionKeynote by @SatyaNadella at #MSIgnite showing so many new capabilities. #Microsoft365

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D365 Focus Brussels – summary
Oct29

D365 Focus Brussels – summary

Just one week ago I was lucky enough to attend and speak at D365 Focus Brussels. It’s a different event where all the sessions are 90 min long, though on the presenter and on the listener, but what a couple of days it was. Day 1 – Thuesday 22. October Keynote Keynote at D365 Focus Brussels Luc Van de Velde started the keynote by talking about the changes and rebranding that is… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Talent certification is retiring!
Oct25

MB6-898 Talent certification is retiring!

Last week as I was getting ready for my presentation at D365 Focus Brussels I went in to the certification page of MB6-898 and I saw this red announcement This exam retires on December 31, 2019. A replacement exam may be available.Certification page A new certification isn’t available as of 25th October, but I’ll let you know as soon as I get any information about a new… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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D365 Focus Brussels
Oct22

D365 Focus Brussels

Today I have had the honor coming on stage with Luc Van de Velde and Chris Huntingford on opening D365 Focus Brussels. I also held the presentation “The ABC of a Talent project” in a magnificent room! Tomorrow is a new day starting with the presentation “Extending Talent with the PowerPlatform”. More information about the event will come in a later post. Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on...

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Power Platform 24
Oct15

Power Platform 24

Did you miss the 24 hour live online event Power Platform 24? Well you are in luck! You can see all 24 sessions on demand – for free! Watch the 26 speakers deliver 24 sessions. You can also see my two sessions here! Session TitleSpeakerPowerApps, Flow, and SharePoint – Oh My!Shane YoungDynamics 365 Field ServiceBen VollmerDeep Dive on the Common Data ServiceMarco AmoedoThe Power… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Power Platform Saturday Sweden
Oct08

Power Platform Saturday Sweden

This weekend I went to the beautiful Stockholm to hold a session and learn a lot of new stuff! Kathrine Hogseth and Gustaf Westerlund from CRM-Konsulterna kicked of the event. Together with their colleagues Jonas Rapp and Sara Lagerquist, they where the people that made this entire event happen. Thank you all for making this happen, I loved the event! Kathrine Hogset and Gustav… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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New logo for Talent
Oct03

New logo for Talent

You might have noticed the buzz about the new logo’s for Dynamics 365 ( https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ ). The logo for Talent has also gotten a new look, you can see them all here! The main logo for Talent Talent logo Core HR logo Core HR logo Attract logo Attract logo Onboarding logo Onboarding logo Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog...

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LinkedIn article: Inclusion and delusion
Oct01

LinkedIn article: Inclusion and delusion

Tuesday is my usual day for posting my Talent post of the week. This week I went a different way. I wrote an article on LinkedIn called “Inclusion and delusion” read the article Be kind to others, be positive and give positive feedback to people. If you think they did a good job on their latest work – tell them! Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog LinkedIn article: Inclusion and...

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Why Talent? Adjust salary and adjust it to prevent bias in the workforce
Sep24

Why Talent? Adjust salary and adjust it to prevent bias in the workforce

This is one of the features I got really impressed with! I think a lot of companies still use Excel to calculate this today. As you might now, Dynamics 365 for Talent isn’t a payroll system, but it can be integrated with several payroll systems and thus have pay registered, or you can register the yearly pay directly in Talent. Now you are supposed to do the yearly evaluation about pay,… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Why Talent? Leave and absence registration
Sep17

Why Talent? Leave and absence registration

In Dynamics 365 for Talent you can set up leave and absence plans that employees be added to, so that they can register time off. You can set up the plans as you want, to get a Talent with leave and absence plans suited for your company. Leave and absence plans As HR you can se information about each employee and how much time they have available and how much time they have taken.

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Why Talent? Register all benefits for employees
Sep10

Why Talent? Register all benefits for employees

How many people is eligible for a company car? Which employee have cell phone covered by your company? Use Talent to get a full overview over all benefits in the company and the benefits for each employee. You can see how many employees are enrolled in each benefit, and you can add new employers if they are eligible for the benefit. With the benefit rules you don’t have to worry about… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Events – Where, what and how to register?
Sep03

Events – Where, what and how to register?

I love to be at events, both when I’m speaking and when I’m just attending. If you ever see me at an event, I hope you will come over and talk to me! This post will be a live post updated as I’m invited to speak at events and with the summary-posts about the events. August ’19 I held the session “Extending Talent with the Power Platform” at Power Platform Saturday in Oslo 24th… Continue...

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Power Platform Saturday Oslo 24th August
Aug27

Power Platform Saturday Oslo 24th August

This Saturday was the day of the fantastic event Power Platform Saturday Oslo and what a great lineup of speakers and attendees! Keynote The mind that created the event, Marius Agur Lind kicked the keynote of by presenting the theme of the day, which was equal opportunity. He gave us several examples of what equal opportunity isn’t and what we should think of in our every day life. Equal… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Why Talent? Track loans of equipment to employees
Aug20

Why Talent? Track loans of equipment to employees

It always difficult to keep track of which employees have loaned which equipment. With Talent you can register down to the serial number on the computer and you can see if they have a planned return date or if it’s already returned and available for a new loan. Loaned equipment The employees can also see their equipment from the Employee self service page. Employee self service… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Why Talent? Registration of employees skills and competency
Aug13

Why Talent? Registration of employees skills and competency

What skills does you employees have and what level is that skill? Do you know? You should know, how can you plan for the future if you don’t know what you have today? With Talent you can structure the skills in any way you like. Do you want it complicated with a lot of different nuances or do you want it as simple as possible – it’s your choice. Do you want 9 different levels on each skill… Continue Reading...

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Why Talent? Employee and manager self-service
Aug06

Why Talent? Employee and manager self-service

Imagine a world where employees updated their own information, and managers would have acces to see and edit some information about their subordinates. Talent gives you a self-service portal for your employees and managers. Employee self-service It’s up to you to have a culture where your employees want to edit their own information, you need to show them what’s in it for them. If… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Why Talent? Makes starting in a new company easier for new employees
Jul30

Why Talent? Makes starting in a new company easier for new employees

Think back to the last time you signed with a new company, remember how exited you were? If you are like me, you were probably ready to consume all the information you could find on your new employer. With the onboarding module of Talent you can make sure your new employees gets all the information they need before they start. Onboarding guide You can create guides with activities… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP!
Jul01

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP!

Today I got awarded the MVP title for 2019-2020! The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. I am so humble and proud to be awarded with the title! Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP! Today I got awarded...

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Happy FY2020!
Jun30

Happy FY2020!

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com For Microsoft this is the last day of the Fiscal Year 2019, and tomorrow starts the new fiscal year 2020. Time flies bye when you are having fun, and FY2019 has been incredible for me and I’ve summed it up: I’v learned a lot more on Talent. It’s an rapidly evolving product so staying up to date and learning all the existing stuff is hard!I… Continue Reading Malin...

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Why Talent? Gives you a tool for task management in different stages of an employment
Jun25

Why Talent? Gives you a tool for task management in different stages of an employment

You have a new employee and they are 3 months away from their first day. There are a lot of tasks that need to be done befor they join you, but how do you make sure that all the tasks are done? It’s a bad reflection on the company if the the new employee comes in their first day and f.ex. their computer isn’t ready or they don’t have access to the building. Talent helps you keep control… Continue Reading Malin...

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Why Talent? Ensure you communicate and update possible candidates for a job
Jun19

Why Talent? Ensure you communicate and update possible candidates for a job

The most annoying thing about searching for a new job is to wait for feedback, so responding to each applicant is very important and the system should help you do that. Some main areas you want to give feedback to is; Receiving the application Moving forward to the interview stageSecond interviewRejectionAcceptance of a candidate. In Attract you have several email templates which are… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Dynamics 365 for Talent October ’19 release
Jun10

Dynamics 365 for Talent October ’19 release

The releasenotes for the October ’19 release is out! A lot is to come, both in general availability (GA) and in public preview (PP). Read the full releasenotes. For those of you that doesn’t think releasenotes are that much fun, I’ve described the release for Talent specific features for you. Attract Intelligent candidate recommendations – PP April ’19 – GA October ’19 This feature…...

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Why Talent? Makes hiring the right people easier
Jun04

Why Talent? Makes hiring the right people easier

In the previous post I summarized the key features of why you should choose Talent.  It’s time for the second post “Makes hiring the right people easier”. When Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016 they got access to one of the biggest and best social networks for business. I can’t think of a better way to use the power from LinkedIn then to enhance Attract! LinkedIn logo + Dynamics 365 for… Continue...

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Why Talent? It’s part of the Microsoft echo-system!
May27

Why Talent? It’s part of the Microsoft echo-system!

In the previous post I summarized the key features of why you should choose Talent. Now we move on to the first and one of the biggest points. The echo-system that Microsoft is building is unique and one of a kind! It makes life for us consultants way better by making sure every system is talking the same “language” and seamlessly connecting several systems. So, how does this help you with… Continue Reading Malin...

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Why should you choose Dynamics 365 for Talent as your HR-system?
May21

Why should you choose Dynamics 365 for Talent as your HR-system?

Since I’ve started working with Talent I’ve a lot of demo’s and I’ve been involved in several sale-cases involving Talent. With that work I’ve gotten to know what triggers the HR-department and what triggers the IT-department in choosing Talent as their HR-system. In this post I’ll summarize the key features on why a company should choose Dynamics 365 for Talent as your HR-system. In later…...

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Resources for Talent and where you find them
Apr23

Resources for Talent and where you find them

I often get asked where I find all the information needed to learn about Talent, so here is a list of sites, blogs and other resources you can benefit from knowing about if you want to learn more about Talent. The first thing you should do is set up a trial, and start testing the system! Blogs First I have to mention my own blog, this is where you can find a lot of the information… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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I’m done! Or am I?
Apr17

I’m done! Or am I?

In September Fredrik Sætre at Microsoft Norway challenged me to write a blog post every day for one month on Talent. I started with one every day of the week, when that month was over I saw that I had so much content and it was going so good that I just kept going. A couple of months along I found out that I couldn’t stop now and challenged myself to keep going until I was done with the whole… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests
Apr17

MB6-898 Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests

When you have registered the request for accommodation, you can easily accept or reject it by changing the status under details from requested. Accommodation request If you select Reasonable the request is approved. If you select Undue hardship the request is denied. When you change the status to reasonable the fields accepted by and accepted date and time is automatically set to… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Create an accommodation request
Apr16

MB6-898 Create an accommodation request

To create an accommodation request you go to Personnel management – Workers or Employees. From there you find “Accommodations” in the action pane under personal information. Accommodations for a worker/employee Now the accommodations page opens and you can create a new accommodation for the employee. To create it you select the accommodation type, you could selet a Job task which makes… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Configure the physical requirements for a job
Apr15

MB6-898 Configure the physical requirements for a job

To configure the physical requirements for a specific job, you first need to find the job you want to set the requirements for, you find them by searching for job, or by going to Organization administration -> Jobs -> Select the specific job, and then by going to the ADA button in the action pane and click “Setup requirements” ADA requirements on a job You then go to the page where you… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Define templates for physical job requirements
Apr12

MB6-898 Define templates for physical job requirements

The first thing you have to do to use the compliance features is to go to Personnel management -> Links -> Human resources shared parameters -> Compliance and change the setting to yes for Track information for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Human resources shared parameters – compliance When you now go to Organization administration -> Job Templates you will find ADA in the action… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent
Apr11

MB6-898 Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent

The fifth and last section of Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent Define templates for physical job requirementsConfigure the physical requirements for a jobCreate an accommodation requestGrant or deny work environment accommodation requests Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Use the Leave and absence workspace
Apr10

MB6-898 Use the Leave and absence workspace

The Leave and absence workspace contains three tabs PlansAnalyticsLinks The Plans tabs contains all leave and absence plans that you have set up. From here you can create a new plan, assign to employees and assign to contractors. You can also click in to the different plans and read more about them. Leave and absence workspace – Plans The Analytics tab contains three tabs of… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 View time off requests and approved time off
Apr09

MB6-898 View time off requests and approved time off

In personnel management you find the employee you want to view time off requests and approved time off for, then you click in worker in the action pane and “View time off”. This sends you to the Time off page where you can see all the balances, approved and not approved requests. If you have some time off requests you can approve them from this page. Time off page You can also se… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Set up and configure Leave and absence plans
Apr08

MB6-898 Set up and configure Leave and absence plans

Now it’s time to enroll employees in leave and absence plans. You can enroll them individually or in groups. You click “+ Assign to employees” or “+ Assign to contractors” in the action pane to enroll workers. Leave and absence plan In the page to enroll employees you can chose one or more employees from the list, or you can filter the employees by position type and/or department and… Continue...

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MB6-898 Explore Leave types and Leave plans
Apr05

MB6-898 Explore Leave types and Leave plans

You are responsible for creating the leave and absence types, you can set them up as they fit your company needs or countries special needs. Leave and absence types You then define the leave and absence plans that mach your employees and companies needs. Leave and absence plans A leave and absences plan Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Request and process time off requests
Apr04

MB6-898 Request and process time off requests

You can request time off from the Employee self service page from the Time Off balances box. Employee self service page When you click the text “Request time off” a new page on the right opens. In this page you select the leave type, date, if you have any attachments, comments and is able to see your balances. You can Save draft or submit it. If there isn’t a workflow activated your… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Describe Leave and absence transactions
Apr03

MB6-898 Describe Leave and absence transactions

This question I have been struggling with, I can’t seem to understand what Microsoft is asking about, so please come with feedback if you feel that I’ve misunderstood! Request time off When the employee submits his or her leave and absence request, if you have a workflow active this is sendt to HR or their manager for approval, if you don’t have a workflow the request is automatically… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Explain the Leave and absence administration process
Apr02

MB6-898 Explain the Leave and absence administration process

As an administrator you have to set up: Leave and absence typesLeave and absence plansEnroll employees and contractorsEdit enrollment for those with special plansAccrue leave and absence plansWorkflows (if that’s required) Then you have to wait until workers submits time-off requests and if you have a workflow enabled you have to approve it, if there isn’t a workflow the request is… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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User Group Summit!
Mar31

User Group Summit!

On Thursday 28th of March I held my presentation “How Microsoft Talent can Digitize a Forgotten HR Department” at the User group summit in Amsterdam. Download my presentationDownload If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me here or on LinkedIn. Next years User Group Summit will be in Barcelona 8.-12. March – will I see you there? Join the mailing list for more… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Manage Leave and absences
Mar29

MB6-898 Manage Leave and absences

The fourth area in Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Manage Leave and absences Explain the Leave and absence administration processDescribe Leave and absence transactionsRequest and process time off requestsExplore Leave types and Leave plansSet up and configure Leave and absence plansView time off requests and approved time offUse the Leave and absence workspace Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Adjust compensation for an employee
Mar28

MB6-898 Adjust compensation for an employee

When you got the result from a compensation process you can edit the amount and award and then change the status to approved, then load employee compensation. Employee results Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Perform the compensation processes
Mar27

MB6-898 Perform the compensation processes

When the compensation is set up it’s time to run the process, you can create the processes in Compensation management -> Process -> Compensation processes. Here you can create a new process or run the processes. Compensation process When you click the button “Run process” a sidebar opens where you can set some parameters. Run compensation process When you click OK, the process… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Describe compensation process events
Mar26

MB6-898 Describe compensation process events

The compensation process is as follows Create the compensation plansCreate the compensation processRun the processMake adjustmentsApprove resultsLoad compensation Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Configure and use pay for performance features
Mar25

MB6-898 Configure and use pay for performance features

Pay for performance is used when you want the employees to get compensation based on how the department has performed. First you should go to Organization administration -> Departments -> Related forms -> Compensation. Department compensation There you can set up the compensation for the department. The award that the employees in the department gets depends on the field “Percent of… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Set up and use vesting rules
Mar22

MB6-898 Set up and use vesting rules

Vesting rules are used to classify variable compensation plans and is only meant to be used for reporting. The setup for vesting rules is easy with a name, description and the possibility for notes. Vesting rules In the variable compensation plans you can set a vesting rule to be able to track long turn variable compensation plans. Variable compensation plans chose vesting rule Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on...

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MB6-898 Configure pay rate conversions
Mar21

MB6-898 Configure pay rate conversions

Pay rate conversions are used to define the time period for which the compensation plan is specified. If some workers has a annual salary, they should get the same compensation as one with an hourly pay rate. The pay rate conversion is a way to calculate the compensation no matter which periode salary they have. The screenshot shows how the pay rate conversions are set up in a trial… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Define eligibility rules for compensation
Mar20

MB6-898 Define eligibility rules for compensation

You set up eligibility rules to define whom is eligible to get the compensation. You can set the rule to apply to labor union, location, job, function, department or job type. The eligibility rules can be set up for a fixed or variable compensation plan. Eligibility rules Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Create compensation grids
Mar19

MB6-898 Create compensation grids

In the compensation plan you click compensation structure in the action tab, there you can set the range of the compensation grids based on the information set in the fixed compensation plans. Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Define reference points
Mar18

MB6-898 Define reference points

You use reference points in fixed compensation plans to make sure all your employees are in the same range of pay thus making sure of equal payment for all. Reference point setups You can set up as many steps as you like in the setup, but it regular to have minimum, midpoint and maximum. The midpoint is often the control point that indicates the average or median base pay rate for a… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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