HR departments are masters of documentation. With a single new hire, there are upwards of a dozen documents and forms to fill out and sign. And all of such forms have to be printed, signed and then stored for years beyond an employee’s tenure.
This doesn’t include internal job offers, benefit renewals, performance reviews and the many other times in which HR departments need to sign and store important documents. When you consider all the paper, ink, faxing, mailing and storage necessary for keeping these documents in order—it’s overwhelming.
Electronic signatures relieve this financial and physical burden for HR departments, and when using digital signature technology—a specific type of electronic signature—they improve the security and long-term validity of these important documents.
Pem Guerry, our executive vice president, and Lisa McCoole, vice president of channel sales for one of our partners, Treeno Software, wrote an article for HR.BLR that explains why e-signatures are a smart investment for HR departments, and why the difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature matters for HR documents, specifically.
You can read the full article here..
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