Helping students succeed requires more than just great technology, tools and instructors. Behind the scenes, efficient administrative processes are key to keeping things running and delivering an effective learning experience, whether online or in person. The HR department plays a crucial role in hiring the adjunct instructors that are so instrumental to student success — and there are 600 of them to onboard every semester. That’s where Adobe Sign makes a big difference.
“Adobe Sign eliminates all the back-and-forth paperwork involved in onboarding, enrolment and other processes,” says Jadine Louie, HRIS Manager at Academy of Art University. “Now we handle everything electronically, which streamlines our work and saves us time, labour and materials.”
Integrated with the university’s Workday implementation, Adobe Sign makes it easy to distribute agreements, get them signed and keep it all in one place — attached to each employee’s Workday profile. In recent months, that integration was crucial as the HR department required employees to sign the university’s COVID-19 policy. Not only does Adobe Sign increase efficiency for HR, it has a powerful impact on instructors and the university as a whole.
“The Adobe Sign integration with Workday has been fantastic, making life easier for every one of our managers,” says Shaeffer. “There was some initial resistance to going digital, but we overcame it — and with Adobe Sign up and running well before COVID-19 hit, we were able to continue operating smoothly.”