Employee Self Service

Modern business runs on self-service. Cloud technology offers the employees a more effective, reliable and secure experience. Allow your workforce to take the reigns - both employees and managers, and provide more time for HR admins to focus on strategic initiatives.

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The benefits of an online employee self-service platform:


  • Reduce admin time
  • Speed up the HR operations
  • Ensure continuity and engagement
  • Keep employee records safe and updated
  • Empower the workforce
  • Enable employees to request leave
  • Allow supervisors to retain control
  • Improve employee satisfaction

Employee Dashboards

Your employees are empowered to book and manage their time off easily, allowing you to focus on the HR issues that really matter.

HR management has never been easier. Your workforce will have access to core HR information updated in real-time, when and where they need it.

Delegate team leaders to approve their own team's time off

The employees need to know how many PTO they have available, managers ask HR for info on their team. Such processes require time and result in delays, poor decision-making or vacation policies that are not respected. By spending less time on admin, you can focus on delivering value to the business.

HR App

With an Employee Self-Service solution (ESS), the staff will be able to access work-related details, manage leave and gain insights from their team from their mobile device, anytime, and anywhere.

  • Responsive design
  • Intuitive
  • Easy to use
  • No download needed
  • Accessible anytime directly from your browser

Learn more about the mobile functionality of the ESS Human Resources App

Access to HR information

Sensitive data should be protected. That's why we build role-based access and advanced permissions to ensure the privacy of data.

Automatic updates

If a leave is introduced in the system, the records are automatically updated in real-time in the reports, calendar, and personal records. Goodbye duplicate entry, manual inputs or human errors.

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For Employees

  • Access the employee portal
  • Book vacation and sick leaves
  • No training required
  • View time-off balance
  • Consult the online holiday planner
  • Simplify internal communication
  • Access the shared team calendar
  • Receive notification once time off is approved

For Managers

  • Access employee data
  • Approve or refuse time-off requests
  • Facilitates decision-making
  • View business reports
  • Accessible at any time on any device
  • Eliminate leave clashes or key skill shortage crisis
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Frequently asked questions:


What is Employee self-service (ESS)?

Employee self-service, also known as ESS is a convenient feature offered by most modern HRIS. LeaveBoard makes no exception, so make sure you improve your employee’s work-life with ESS.

A self-service platform is part of a software that will be accessible to all employees, not only HR professionals and will be of great help in a lot of job-related tasks. They should be able to access leave information or even update their personal data.

And if you’re not sure what ESS stands for? ESS is the abbreviation for Employee Self Service.


What is the Employee Self Service used for?

A modern EES software allows staff members to:

  • book their time-off (by submitting requests to the manager in charge of the approval)
  • view and update their personal information - such as name, team, manager, working hours, phone number, etc. -all this in their individual profile
  • check the online holiday planner
  • access the shared team calendar
  • and much more.


How to introduce ESS to staff?

Even though our employee self-service is easy to use, you cannot expect your employees to be trained in handling new technology. Employees should be trained to use the platform as part of the onboarding process of every company. The HR staff and managers need to make sure employees are comfortable with the ESS and answer all their questions when needed. 

Making employee self-service work should be a goal for your organization, but in order to achieve it, more than one department has to implement it. HR managers and managers from all the other departments must collaborate to make employee usage as common and widespread as possible.


What is an ESS HR app?

An ESS HR app allows your employee to check their time-off balance or the next public holiday from their mobile device, anytime, and anywhere. Our HR app is intuitive, has a responsive design, so everyone will love it. No download is needed and employees can also use it as a web app, by accessing it directly from their browser.


What are the advantages of Employee Self-Service tools?

We truly believe that LeaveBoard’s EES is full of benefits. Let’s check them out:

  • a visible increase in productivity and efficiency
  • a reduced admin time, due to fewer questions regarding time-off requests, benefits entitlement or scheduling issues. The HR department will be able to see the bigger picture if repetitive tasks will be eliminated
  • accelerating HR operations
  • more employee empowerment
  • eliminating the risk of human error to a minimum, when it comes to data entry
  • eliminating the risk of inaccurate data when it comes to personal information since employees are the ones in charge of completing it
  • improving employee satisfaction and engagement.

The human resource information system (HRIS) or human resource management system (HRMS) industry is evolving every day and efficiency and productivity is a target for every organization. Employee Self-service is one of the tools to use for reaching a high-level productivity among staff.


Streamline HR in your business with an employee self-service system and increase labor efficiency

Reduce labor costs

If your employees had access to the system to submit holiday requests, check who is off and visualize their leave balance the costs related to repetitive HR tasks are cut.

Save your employees time

Once you say goodbye to manual and inefficient processes, keeping up to date on what is happening in the business while running your admin smoothly will be easy.

Improve productivity

The cloud-based employee dashboard, designed to provide an intuitive user experience that is easy to navigate, secure, wherever they are, at any time from any browser.

Automate your Human Resources Management with the employee self-service system.

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