In our section: ’employee in the spotlight’ we like to show which people are behind our organisation. Every day, Archive-IT is committed to supporting organisations in the transition from a paper to a digital working environment. In addition, software is being developed to guarantee safe, digital accessibility. But who does what? And what are the motives of the Archive-IT team? Time for a look behind the scenes.
This time Anita Strijbos is in the spotlight. We would like to introduce Anita to you!
Anita, how did you end up at Archive-IT and what did you do before?
“I started working for Archive-IT about two years ago via an employment agency. I really like it here. The pleasant working environment, atmosphere and nice colleagues contribute greatly to this! Before I joined Archive-IT, I worked for more than 10 years as a domestic help. In addition, I was also an order picker and of course I took care of the children at home.”
Can you tell me more about your job at Archive-IT?
“My tasks are mainly preparing paper files for scanning before they are digitised. You can think of removing non-scannable materials, such as staples, paper clips, plastic folders and the like. We also fold donkey ears straight, remove post-its and repair cracks, for example. It is a labour-intensive job, but it is very important because it determines the quality of the digitised documents. I make sure that my colleagues at the scanners are able to digitise and process the files without any problems. From time to time, I also work in the archives. I then carry out tasks such as returning files.”
What does your average (daily) working day look like?
“I am an early bird. I like to get up early, so that I have enough time to prepare myself to go to work. When I arrive at work I start my tasks, such as going through the work instructions for cleaning up documents. Every project is different. Some projects require interpretation in terms of content, to which others are more entitled. After going through the work instructions, I start cleaning up the files. As long as I have good and rapid progress in my work, our scan operators can also move forward. This is a well-oiled machine. My working days are often arranged in the same way; that’s nice for me. I know what is expected of me.”
Nice to know: Anita used to find out for the PTT (KPN) how to pull a telephone line from a house to the main connection as efficiently as possible.
Where do you get satisfaction during your work?
“I get satisfaction from working accurately and efficiently. I always set myself a target for how many files I want to have finished that day. If I reach or sometimes even exceed that goal, it gives me a nice and satisfied feeling. In addition, I like to work neatly and make sure that everything stays neatly behind.”