3 steps to improving the employee onboarding process

3 steps to improving the employee onboarding process

A company's most important investment is its people. The cost of employee turnover is exceptionally high. In fact, a company can spend between 16-20% of an employee’s annual salary trying to replace them! That’s why so many companies are investing in technology that will enhance the first impression and streamline the HR onboarding processes that are proven to increase retention.

If you’ve only got (on average) 30 days for new hires to decide if their job has long-term potential, you can’t waste the investment on out-of-date processes, disorganization, or inaccuracies.

Even before walking through the door on day one, a new employee interacts with many people and departments within your business. It's easy for him or her to quickly assess your company’s level of organization—or lack thereof. Read on for three steps to you can take to start improving the employee onboarding process.

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Are electronic forms going to disrupt your business processes?

Are electronic forms going to disrupt your business processes?

It’s no secret that businesses in industries worldwide are in the middle of a seismic shift from paper to digital-centric ways of working. The transition hasn’t always been smooth. In fact, at times the waves of change have capsized businesses that were ill-prepared or were consumed by the transition from a paper-reliant process.

But paper has a way of clogging systems, and that’s what the digital shift has been working to eliminate. More specifically, paper forms have a way of piling up, slowing down operations, and becoming an obstacle to efficiencies.

Valuable information often sits in these paper forms even though they are a primary method of collecting, organizing, and actioning the critical data required for effective business operation. That’s why it’s essential to handle the transition from paper-based forms to electronic forms properly, so as not to completely disrupt your core business processes.

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Digital transformation: go paperless with scan to zero

Digital transformation: go paperless with scan to zero

This post is part of Reducing Paper: The Ultimate Guide to Storage, Scanning, and Document Management Software.

How you can eliminate box storage without spending a penny more

Do you have too many disorganized piles of paper lingering around your office instead of stored securely? Worried about what will happen do your important documents if there’s a natural disaster like a flood, tornado, fire, or hurricane?

Or, maybe you have your documents kept in secure off-site storage, but you are tired of writing never-ending monthly checks for their storage (not to mention the myriad of extra charges for file retrievals)?

Trying to figure out your monthly itemization is never simple. A typical Iron Mountain file request bill can have as many as five charges when your boxes go back and forth. And, the bills have all the clarity of a typical hospital bill. But, is there an alternative option  to storing on-site or with a box storage vendor like Iron Mountain? There is, and this efficient, more secure, and less expensive solution is known as “scan to zero.”

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3 times when you shouldn’t go paperless

3 times when you shouldn’t go paperless

This post is part of Reducing Paper: The Ultimate Guide to Storage, Scanning, and Document Management Software.

Believe it or not, there are some documents you should not scan.

Is there an anti scanning bias? Hardly.

Imaging Office Systems (IOS) scans over 6,000,000 pieces of paper every month. It is a big part of our business, and we are very good at it. We help clients “go paperless” every day. But you would be surprised how often we tell clients not to scan. That might sound counterintuitive, but it’s true.

When our experts are consulting with clients, these are the top three times when we know their best option is to stick with some form of box storage.

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