Debuts SigCAP™ Technology for Digital Signature Capture at Chicago’s HR Technology Conference & Expo

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Physical signature pad offers a completely paperless electronic hiring process that promotes true hard cost savings and is legally defensible

nowHIRE is the only company in our industry that offers an electronic physical signature capture on documents, which allows Pep Boys’ hiring to truly be an end-to-end and paperless process, a premier provider of applicant tracking and hiring management systems, today announced SigCAP™, a digital signature capture tool for nowHIRE’s applicant tracking system (ATS). nowHIRE will feature SigCAP at the HR Technology Conference & Expo, Oct. 10-12 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

SigCAP, a physical signature pad, offers a completely paperless and legally defensible electronic signature process for all pre- and post-hire documentation, which is imaged and then vaulted by storing on secured servers. SigCAP is designed to work hand-in-hand with nowHIRE’s enterprise solution, a customized system that delivers multiple recruitment platforms and workflows to accommodate varying applicant and user processes.

SigCAP is also used in conjunction with nowHIRE’s onboarding module. The module provides tools such as a new hire portal, specialized correspondence and a hiring manager dashboard. Pre-populated onboarding forms and automatically triggered new hire export information help employers turn promising candidates into productive employees in record time.

Pep Boys, the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, has installed the SigCAP pads at its 592 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico. Exempt and non-exempt candidates can apply for a position at or simply walk into any Pep Boys store to apply. The system takes the applicant through a complete online application and interview process. If the candidate meets the minimum requirements and is eligible for an on-site interview, the applicant is asked to digitally sign the appropriate documents by using nowHIRE’s SigCAP tool. The electronically signed documents bearing physical signatures are imaged and then vaulted on secure servers, ensuring that prospective and hired employees’ information remains secure and is easily indexed for quick retrieval. Once a hiring decision has been made and a candidate accepts the position, the digital signature process is carried
through for all the necessary new hire forms, including all on-boarding documents such as W-4 and I-9 forms.

"Due to their vast expertise with hiring management and applicant tracking systems, nowHIRE allowed us to go completely paperless and integrate all of our processes into a single solution with multiple recruitment processes and user workflows, saving us time and money and streamlining our talent management and hiring process," said Troy Fee, Pep Boys’ senior vice president of human resources. "SigCAP offers more than just an online approval — it significantly reduces hard and soft costs and meets our legal and technological requirements."

Hard cost savings for Pep Boys include mailing, paper and printing costs for all applicants and new hires. Soft costs include the reduction of administrative work by store managers.

"nowHIRE is the only company in our industry that offers an electronic physical signature capture on documents, which allows Pep Boys’ hiring to truly be an end-to-end and paperless process," said Joseph N. Impastato II, nowHIRE’s president and founder. "Most companies only offer a point and click online approval, but we’ve developed a secure, legally defensible process that reduces hard costs and streamlines an entire recruitment and hiring process. It is a huge step in our industry when a company can say that true bottom line HR costs were saved!"

With SigCAP in place, hiring managers reduce time spent doing administrative tasks related to hiring, allowing store managers to spend more time with customers.

"We challenged nowHIRE to take the ‘electronic signature’ beyond just the standard check box solution and, as usual, they pulled through for us," said Karen Bryson, Pep Boys’ director of recruiting and employment, who has served as Pep Boys’ nowHIRE project manager since 2003.

About nowHIRE

Since 1998, nowHIRE has been a premier provider of applicant tracking systems for companies of every size and in every vertical imaginable. Their industry-defining solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules that allow companies to customize the software to their specific recruiting needs—whether it be for hourly, salaried, internal, contingent, recruitment-based or any combination thereof. nowHIRE’s solutions give clients what they call "Zoom"—the competitive edge.

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Joseph N Impastato II
586-778-8491 (x15)

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