Employee onboarding with electronic signatures.

Make employee onboarding smoother with e-signatures. Discover what e-signatures are and how they can help your hiring process.

There’s something special about a new hire signing an employee agreement in the manager’s office. However, now that more and more people are working remotely, signing job contracts in person just isn’t possible. That’s where electronic signatures — or e-signatures — can help you.

Let’s explore how e-signatures can make hiring and employee onboarding faster and easier.

What are e-signatures?

An e-signature is exactly what it says on the label — a digital process that is the equivalent of a handwritten signature. E-signatures are recognized and legally binding in most industrialized countries. They are usually processed with a dedicated digital signature software.

How can e-signatures help with employee onboarding?

The main benefits of e-signatures are speed and convenience. You can share the employee agreement with the new hire through email or file sharing solutions in the blink of an eye, and it can be signed just as quickly on a computer or even a mobile device. They also save money — there’s no need to spend paper and ink to print out the contract.

Another attractive feature of e-signatures is document tracking. You can get instant notifications on when the agreement is opened and signed. The digital process also makes archiving contracts easier, since you won’t have to scan documents for digital safekeeping.

Finally, e-signatures can make signing employee agreements more secure. You can use advanced security protocols and require identity authentication to ensure that the documents are signed appropriately.

How to get started with e-signatures?

It’s easy to start using e-signatures with a comprehensive digital signature software, such as Adobe Acrobat Pro DC with e-sign. You can conveniently request signatures, track and manage the process, set security requirements, and more.

Discover everything else you can do with Acrobat Pro DC with e-sign to simplify the hiring process.