Free Guides, E-Books, Infographics and Whitepapers

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To help you gain knowledge about the world of human capital management, we’ve assembled some helpful free resources. They specifically address the unique business issues happening within HR, Benefits and Payroll in the United States and Canada today.
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How to Select an All-In-One HCM System

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HCM Built for You

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Utilizing Automated Reporting

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Free HCM Resources

WHITEPAPER

The Benefits of People Analytics and Data Driven Decisions

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The 7 pillars of people analytics
  • How you can use your HCM system to get the best people analytics
  • Why people analytics are important to a business

WHITEPAPER

The Need for Efficient Onboarding

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Onboarding facts and priorities
  • The benefits and challenges of Onboarding
  • Setting yourself up for success with your HCM

GUIDE

How to Select an All-In-One
HCM System

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In this free guide, we’ll cover:

  • Top 10 must-have’s to look for in a new all-in-one system
  • The pros and cons of the two software models
  • 15 questions you need to ask each vendor (and just what their answers really mean!)
  • Defining ROI, making your selection, and the top 3 mistakes to avoid

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Mistakes to Avoid When
Selecting an HCM System

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In this free infographic, you’ll learn:

  • Top 3 mistakes to avoid when selecting an all-in-one HCM

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Reporting Automation

Utilizing Automated Reporting 

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In this free infographic, you’ll learn:

  • The benefits of automated reporting

WHITEPAPER

The Importance of Safe and Secure HCM Systems

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of security and privacy laws
  • Key differences between on-premise and cloud for software purchases
  • The benefits of accurate employee data and protection

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Payroll Technology
Trends

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In this free infographic, you’ll learn:

  • The top 5 Payroll Technology Trends

GUIDE

American Payroll
Insights

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In this free guide, you’ll learn:

  • Reporting requirements
  • Registrations and calculations
  • Things to consider when selecting an HCM system
  • The essentails of employee records

WHITEPAPER

HCM Challenges for the Future

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The benefits and challenges of the hybrid workplace model
  • Five key Artificial Intelligence challenges for Human Capital Management
  • Six other future challenges that Human Capital Management faces

WHITEPAPER

The Importance of     Reporting

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Benefits to automated reporting to increase efficencies
  • How utilizing a system built on AI can be valuable
  • Key features of PDS’ Vista Reporting & Analytics
  • The main advantages of integrating reporting

WHITEPAPER

Employee Well-Being and Mental Health Technologies

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How the use of technology can help address burnout
  • The benefits to scheduling meetings in a more efficient way
  • Ways to provide employees with additional digital resources to combat stress, anxiety and reduce the stigma of reporting mental health issues

WHITEPAPER

How Self-Service Tools Help HR with Recruiting

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How recruiting metrics can help provide HR professionals with the ability to rapidly evaluate their recruiting process and identify quality candidates more easily
  • Ways that branding can be a useful method to increase applications for job postings, attract qualified candidates for high demand job postings and reach potential external candidates
  • How the scope of the recruitment process can be streamlined with advanced screening tools

WHITEPAPER

Employee Empowerment through Payroll Self-Service Technology

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Why the need to keep up with changing payroll technology is essential with a rapidly changing workforce
  • The benefits of employee self-service technology
  • How mobile apps benefit both employees and managers

E-BOOK

The Expansion of HR Capabilities through Technology

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In this free e-book, you’ll learn:

  • How the expansion of HR capabilities should be leveraged and are essential for the future
  • Ways to expand opportunities in learning and development
  • How HR can help shape their organizations with data driven decision making using AI

WHITEPAPER

The Need for Modern HCM Software for Government Agencies

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM software can create solutions by shifting the focus towards the benefits that come with an aging workforce and up-skilling long time employees
  • Ways to modernize HR and payroll processes
  • How HCM delivers a wide variety of analytics that help HR and payroll easily monitor workforce trends

WHITEPAPER

The Importance of HCM in the Food Service Industry

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM software can help implement digital solutions for retention and internal employee growth
  • Ways to continuously improve all HR processes and utilize the technology that is available for the food service industry to climb back up
  • How Vista from PDS can leverage your HCM software capabilities and achieve your business goals

WHITEPAPER

The Need for Self-Service Tools in HR Technology

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How the need for self-service tools in HR tech continues to grow
  • Ways highly effective HR departments are utilizing self-service tools to improve the employee experience
  • How to reduce the workload for HR and payroll staff to improve the accuracy and accessibility of HR data and documents

WHITEPAPER

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What HCM offers for the Retail Industry

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM software can create solutions to create new positions and reskill employees
  • Ways to enhance the transaction process and pursue inventive hiring policies
  • How HCM can help shift company goals towards sustainable products

WHITEPAPER

HCM and the Transportation Industry

HCM and the Transportation Industry

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM software can create solutions to employee burnout, ongoing recruitment issues, and a changing workforce
  • Ways of tracking hiring targets and schedule models with time and attendance applications

  • How mobile applications can help increase employee retention

WHITEPAPER

How HCM Can Help the Hospitality Industry

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM software can create solutions to high levels of unemployment and lost revenue
  • Ways to help the sector rebound, emphasizing the extended stay market
  • How HCM can help focus on leadership diversity and an increase in wage and bonus compensation

WHITEPAPER

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How HCM Solves Absence Management Challenges

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM technology can both track and solve absence management challenges
  • Ways to understand the type of absence within your organization to implement intervention methods

  • How to reduce unplanned and long-term absences and help avoid employee burnout

WHITEPAPER

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HCM and Employee Mental Health

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify at risk employees
  • Tracking helpful intervention methods
  • How to reduce stress with clear policies

WHITEPAPER

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12 Ways Powerful Reporting Tools Help HR and Payroll

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How powerful reporting tools can help HR and payroll staff analyze the past, present, and future of your company

  • Ways that good reporting can enable collaborative planning, and uncover unconscious biases

  • How to utilize reporting to implement projects more quickly, and help your business focus on growth

WHITEPAPER

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Payroll and Digital Transformation

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of having your payroll software keep pace with flexible business models

  • Which payroll accessibility trends are critical for your organization

  • How the increased use of new digital payroll technologies aids efficiency

WHITEPAPER

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Workplace Trends in
2022

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to incorporate employee well-being practices into your workplace
  • 3 ways to improve workplace diversity

  • 4 things to consider when developing hybrid work policies

  • How to utilize your HCM data to highlight important trends

WHITEPAPER

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Employee Recognition Strategies for Better Engagement

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Why recognition is important to your company’s success

  • The three main types of employee recognition

  • Six recognition strategies you can use to help improve employee motivation and retention

WHITEPAPER

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Reboarding
Your Workplace

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to enhance reboarding with automated tools
  • Ways to create employee bonding opportunities

  • Why onboarding and reboarding is a great way to reinforce company values

WHITEPAPER

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Mitigating The Business
Impact of Covid-19

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to maintain healthy business operations
  • What are the main HR challenges coming out of Covid-19
  • How to deal with productivity loss and job disruptions

INFOGRAPHIC

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5 Key Benefits of Employee Surveys

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Download our free infographic!

  • Learn the 5 key benefits of employee surveys

WHITEPAPER

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The Top 5 Onboarding
Trends for 2022

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Why hiring and onboarding need to be strongly connected
  • The importance of involving your whole organization in onboarding efforts
  • How to leverage automated processes to make new hires feel welcome and included

WHITEPAPER

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Human Resources and
Crisis Management

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The tree roles that HR plays in effective crisis management
  • How an HCM system can help in crisis management
  • 4 steps to creating your own crisis plan outline

INFOGRAPHIC

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Learn the 4 Steps for Painless
Performance Reviews

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Download our free infographic!

  • Learn the 4 steps for painless performance reviews

WHITEPAPER

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The Importance
of
Employee Wellness

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How you can protect employees from burnout
  • Ways to make mental health a priority
  • How to enhance diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • The uses of technology to drive employee wellness

WHITEPAPER

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Why HCM Software
is Essential in
the Future

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How HCM software can help you manage your employees
  • The importance of data security
  • HCM software features to look for

WHITEPAPER

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The Value of
Efficient Payroll
Software

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of payroll processes that can work remotely
  • How automation can cut processing time and reduce errors
  • The value of payroll self-service in empowering your employees and reducing staff effort

WHITEPAPER

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The Importance
of Cloud-Based
HCM Systems

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Why will cloud-based HCM systems work well in the future?
  • Key considerations when selecting a cloud-based system
  • What to look for in compliance, localization, and data security

WHITEPAPER

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The Key to Recruiting, Onboarding, and Managing
a Remote Team

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to conduct remote interviews
  • How to onboard remote employees
  • Top tips for managing a remote team
  • How technology can help remote working

WHITEPAPER

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Benefit Management
for the Future

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How benefit trends have shifted
  • How employers can improve their benefit deployment
  • What kind of benefits employees are looking for today

WHITEPAPER

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The Need for
Workforce Analytics

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to make better decisions and projections about your workforce
  • How to use analytics to help employee retention strategies
  • What analytics do business leaders care the most about?

WHITEPAPER

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Navigating Employee Privacy Issues with Photos

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The privacy challenges involved in using phots in your HCM system
  • What to consider when documenting your photo polices
  • What is your style? Determining standard for photo usage

EBOOK

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HCM Challenges in Today’s World

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In this free ebook, you’ll learn:

  • 5 key challenges facing HCM specialists in 2020
  • How technology can help drive diversity in your workforce
  • The role that data and analytics can play in empowering your C-Suite
  • Tech Tools that can aid in reducing employee burnout

WHITEPAPER

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Cannabis Legalization in the United States

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • The current progress of legalization in the United States
  • Answers to common cannabis workplace questions
  • How cannabis legalization affects your business
  • Practices for employee drug-testing policies

REPORT

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Four Ways to Justify a New HCM and Payroll Purchase

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In this free report, you’ll learn:

  • How to calculate your Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Learn about “hard” dollars vs. “soft” dollars
  • Identify benefits and risk reductions
  • Learn how headcount avoidance factors into new HCM systems

WHITEPAPER

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How to Increase Efficiency in Your HR Department

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to reduce your administrative tasks through automation
  • How analytics can be used to measure your internal performance
  • The deployment options that are right for your business

WHITEPAPER

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Four Steps for a Painless Performance Review Process

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • Have a performance management infrastructure in place
  • Shorten the review cycle
  • Actively involve employees in the process
  • Make reviews recurring throughout the year

Free HCM Resources for Canada

WHITEPAPER

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Recreational Legalization and the Impact on the Canadian Workforce

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In this free whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How the Cannabis Act has impacted Canadian businesses
  • 5 Key steps to develop clear HR policies on the use of marijuana in the workplace
  • “Facts and fiction” about recreational usage
  • How HR technology can help

GUIDE

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Selecting an All-In-One HR System in Canada

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In this free guide, you’ll learn:

  • Top 10 must-have’s to look for in a new all-in-one system
  • The pros and cons of the three software models
  • 15 questions you need to ask each vendor (and just what their answers really mean!)
  • Defining ROI, making your selection, and the top 3 mistakes to avoid

Guide

Canadian Payroll
Insights

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In this free guide, you’ll learn:

  • Important business registrations you’ll need to do
  • Compensation types, payroll schedule, statutory deductions, and more
  • Things to consider when selecting a system
  • Best practices for employee record-keeping

What Our Customers Say

“We needed an integrated, in-house system to handle our HR, payroll, and benefits functions. Vista was the only enterprise system that truly met all of our needs.”

 

Meribeth Carter, Director of HR Operations, Norton Rose Fulbright U.S. LLP

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