Finance, sales, and marketing are all strategic divisions of your company.
But what about HR?
Over the last five to six years that talent is the most important factor in a successful organization. You get the right mix of A, B, and C players, and you’re more likely to be successful, to have a better profit margin. These are reasons we need to measure and understand what HR is doing and why. It shouldn’t just be checking boxes
Last year, on average, the time-to-hire across all US industries was 3-4 weeks. And during that time, HR bears the brunt of the slog work: from managing new hire requests to advertising positions and screening resumes to arranging and managing interviews, administering checks and assessments, and, finally, making an offer, getting a contract signed, and bringing the new hire on board. Phew!
So how can HR teams claw back time and streamline the hiring process? Here are five ways to improve the hiring process with eSignatures.
1. Automate manual HR tasks
Using eSignature tools, you can templatize these so that the bulk of the editing is already complete, you just need to update relevant fields.
2. Make signing easier on candidates
When candidates have to juggle PDFs, email attachments, or print-sign-scan processes just to sign an offer letter or NDAs, it makes signing harder for candidates.
3. Increase productivity with Drive integrations
Sophisticated eSignature websites like WeSign, integrate with popular apps like Google Drive, One Drive, etc so you can prepare and send documents out for signature eSignatures directly from your favorite drives.
For instance, if you’ve prepared an offer letter in Google Docs, rather than exporting it, attaching it to an email, and sending it, you can use the WeSign integration of Google Drive to send it directly from the original document—saving the effort of moving information back and forth between two systems.
4. Cover your legal and compliance bases
So, for starters, eSignatures are recognized as legally binding. In fact, they have an advantage over your standard ink-on-paper signatures: they come with a traceable and court-admissible audit trail, so you can see who signed what and when—and you can also see if anyone has tampered with a document.
5. Impress your new hires
Hiring doesn’t end with a signed job contract—it’s just the beginning! Only 12% of staff strongly agree their company excels at onboarding new hires. The result? 20% of employees quit within the first 45 days of starting a new job.