Electronic Signature as a Means of Innovation in the Digital Economy

Konstantin Nikolayevitch Kurkov, Aleksandr V. Melnichuk, Elena Vladimirovna Duplij, Natalia Fedorovna Bondaletova and Yevgeniy Valer'yevich Bondaletov

The article concerns the urgent problem of the transition to remote registration of labor relations and its legislative formalization and consolidation. The main theoretical approaches to this ambiguous process are considered. Despite a sufficient number of works on this issue, the attitude of ordinary employees to such an innovative way of improving the employer's personnel policy has not been identified yet. This paper analyzes the level of interest and awareness of the importance of electronic signature as an important element of digital personnel document management among employees of the most active ages. The various, most important facets of the problem are shown through the eyes of the respondents. The authors present the results of a study assessing the working-age population’s (under 45 years old) awareness of the role of electronic signature in a digital economy. The study is based on a survey of employees of organizations and enterprises of the Moscow region. Using specific factual material, the article demonstrates the need to digitize the employment relations by introducing electronic signature by processing a representative sample of questionnaires distributed among employees of a predominantly managerial sphere. The data was collected using a sociological survey conducted in 2018 in the Russian State Social University. The main task was to determine the attitude of the working population of a young age to the digital signature as the main tool of personnel policy in the conclusion and termination of labor relations. According to the results of the study, fundamental conclusions were formulated regarding the working population of the most able-bodied ages regarding the problem of introducing an electronic digital signature, its possible advantages, and perceived shortcomings.

Volume 11 | 08-Special Issue

Pages: 912-921