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As discussed in the previous article, you’ll need to decide on and document your photo policies and standards before rolling out employee photos in Vista. Now that you’ve developed and documented an approach to navigating these challenges in your organization, it’s time to implement your plan by configuring setup and security to accomplish your goals.…

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Over the past few months, we’ve explored eleven best practices to make your Vista Workflows more effective. Each was a simple task addressing a common issue that clients have encountered in their workflow implementations. These ranged from tips on constructing/designing the overall flow, to implementing specific flow steps, to settings and actions taken outside of…

Read More Workflow Best Practices: Summary & Series Review

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In the ever-evolving world of Human Resources regardless of the current trends and innovations one thing that is critical to keep in mind when strategizing on a new HR project is respecting employee privacy. With the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in…

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If you’ve been using Vista Workflow for a while, you will have built up a little history of completed (and in-progress flows). That means you have data that you can analyze. For example, what is the average time it takes for flow to complete from start to finish? Do different flows for different purposes take…

Read More Workflow Best Practices: Use the Workflow Administration Reports to Fine-Tune Your Processes

Workflow Best Practices, Part 11: Tailor Email Notifications with Relevant Information Workflow Best Practices, Part 11: Tailor Email Notifications with Relevant Information

In an earlier article, we discussed tailoring workflow participant screens to hide, enable, or highlight information to make it more relevant and useful. The same logic applies to your workflow notification emails—e.g., when an employee gets an email from the workflow engine that they have an approval action sitting in their queue. Instead of forcing…

Read More Workflow Best Practices: Tailor Email Notifications with Relevant Information

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Keeping on top of the constantly changing marijuana laws in the United States can be a real challenge for employers. As legalization in every state becomes more of a reality, employers need to be ready to address the challenges associated with it, including workplace safety, absenteeism, and productivity. And, when every state has different regulations,…

Read More An Update on What You Need to Know About Cannabis Legalization

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With so many organizations disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, PDS and the PDS User Group Steering Committee have reassessed our ability to successfully conduct an in-person conference this September. Between the corporate financial consequences that have caused some PDS customers to furlough staff and others to implement across-the-board pay cuts as well as travel restrictions;…

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