The UK job market looks to be recovering from Covid-19 disruption. ONS recently reported that online job adverts have shot back up to 93% of pre-pandemic levels, while The Bank of England says that we previously over-estimated the level of unemployment the UK would face at the start of this year.

This leaves HR managers facing a big headache, however: with the pandemic preventing us from signing key documents in person, how can we ensure these new employee contracts and NDAs are compliant? As such, remote document signing is now something of a ticking time bomb for HR departments, many of whom will be forced to onboard staff remotely in the next few months.

To address this problem, digital technology company Kainos has created a custom integration allowing Workday’s 50 million+ users to sign key documents remotely, through DocuSign’s Standards-based Signature capability. HR teams can be confident over legislative compliance, seamlessly applying DocuSign’s Qualified and Advanced e-signatures and advanced Identity verification tools without leaving Workday Recruiting, or the wider Workday Human Capital Management suite.

The announcement comes as Kainos, a Workday Services and Software Alliances partner, is awarded DocuSign Gold Partner status.

Kainos CEO, Brendan Mooney, says: “Working with DocuSign is an exciting opportunity for everyone at Kainos and presents real potential for both our customers and theirs to work better, smarter and more securely. Our rapid appointment to Gold Partner status recognises the innovation and value of this initial collaboration and indicates the potential for Kainos and DocuSign’s long-term strategic partnership.”

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.