Schnitzer Steel, Inc. improves employee experiences with the Nintex Platform
Streamlined Human Resource processes save nearly 200 working hours for employee performance reviews
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., is one of the nation’s largest recyclers and manufacturers of metal products based in Portland, Oregon. Until recently, the company’s business processes involved Microsoft SharePoint Designer-based workflows, InfoPath forms, Excel tracking documents, manual email approvals and paper signatures. Onboarding an employee could require six types of approvals and coordination among five managers.
“The forms and workflows were highly complex,” says David Dean, SharePoint and Office 365 Architect at Schnitzer Steel. “Errors could creep in, stealing managerial and employee time from other tasks. It was often difficult to tell where a process was stalled.”
The pain was particularly strong in the Human Resources department.
“It seemed as though the HR forms went into a black hole,” says Andrew Buchanan, HR Business Partner and Project Manager at Schnitzer Steel. “Responding to questions from managers about the status of employee changes was time consuming and at times difficult.”