Three common business docs that require signatures.

Learn which documents most commonly require a signature so you’re always above board.

Signatures hold a lot of power. Not only do they make contracts binding, but they also can hold people accountable. Plus, at the very minimum, they help protect your business and employees. That’s why you should know which kinds of documents commonly require signatures — here’s an overview of the top three.

Employment contracts.

When you onboard a new employee, there’s lots of new hire paperwork to read and sign. Contracts like non-compete and non-disclosure agreements are standard in the workplace and in many cases, new team members are required to sign these documents on the first day of employment.

With the rise of remote work, electronic signatures are the ideal solution for collecting signatures from work-from-home staff. If your workplace uses Microsoft Office, you can collect an electronic signature in Word from new employees.

Work orders.

If your business provides services, there’s a good chance you use work orders to stay organized. Work orders are forms that provide all the necessary information about a task. Basically, they outline maintenance requests or repairs for customers, tenants, and others. Usually, whoever completes the task signs the work order, but the customer can also sign it.

Supply contracts.

Supply contracts guarantee a seller provides goods or services to a buyer, and the buyer promises to pay for them. It’s an agreement that protects both parties, and the buyer and the seller usually sign it. You can sign a supply contract in person with a “wet signature” or insert an electronic signature in Word remotely.

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