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The decision to relocate the central HR function to new premises in Cowley, Oxford, made digitising all hardcopy files a pressing requirement.
Oxford University Hospital employs around 13,000 full and part-time personnel. At any given time there are also around 2,000 interim, honorary, affiliated and observing specialist staff. Both were on and off the Trust’s payroll, and each employees details were stored within the HR record system. Ensuring records stay accessible yet compliant was a huge challenge.
“The office move was the key driver to digitise all HR records,” said Caroline Davies, Interim Head of Recruitment & Retention at Oxford University Hospital.
“We had 130 ﬁve and six drawer ﬁling cabinets including a large ‘pod’ in the car park which housed ﬁles that needed to be archived or securely destroyed. Both the time and effort required to physically move them, as well as space required for storage, were impractical, which is why we secured approval to go to tender and commence the digitisation project.” Caroline added.
There were around 13,000 files, each with multiple pages that needed to be digitised.
Once captured, all of the digital documents were fed into Folding Space’s ERDMS (Electronic Record & Document Management System). This secure document and records management solution uniquely enables the viewing and presentation of all documents in a single screen user experience.
After the initial digitisation project, we implemented a process of ‘day forward scanning’, whereby you scan everything from that day forward using powerful scanners and convert to an electronic format. This enabled the HR team to seamlessly capture documents as they come in, and upload them directly into the ERDMS.
“Now the entire team can simply log on to the system and retrieve the information they need at any time. With mobile scanners easy to use, and everyone loving the system. We are confident that the return on investment on this initiative will be very strong.”
Caroline Davies, Interim Head of Recruitment & Retention at Oxford University Hospital