What is Employee self-service (ESS)?
Employee self-service, in short ESS, is a convenient feature offered by most modern HRIS. LeaveBoard makes no exception, so make sure you improve your employee's work-life by using ESS.
A self-service platform signifies software accessible to all employees, not only HR professionals, and is of significant help in a lot of job-related tasks. Employees can access leave information or even update their professional data.
And if you are not sure what ESS stands for? ESS is the abbreviation for Employee Self-Service.
How to use the Employee Self-Service Software?
Modern EES software allows staff members to:
- book time-off (by sending 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 these in their profile
- check the online holiday planner
- access the shared team calendar
- and much more.
How to introduce ESS to the staff?
Once you invite the employees to the platform, they will access it easily from any browser. The solution allows for self-administration, it is employee-centric, and with simplicity and ease of use in mind. Even though our employee self-service is easy to use, you cannot expect all your employees to handle innovative technology. If your team has a less tech-savvy colleague, the HR staff or managers will need to make sure everyone is comfortable with the ESS and answer all their questions when needed. One tour of the employee portal and registering one leave of absence will be sufficient.
Making employee self-service work should be an organizational goal. To achieve it, more than one department must implement it. HR managers and managers from other departments must collaborate to make employee usage as common and widespread.
Employees will access the ESS portal using a username and password or log in with a single sign-on account using their Google, Slack, or Outlook credentials. The employee portal will supply access to the admin data and allow your staff to plan, manage, or book time off with ease.
What is an ESS HR app?
An ESS HR app allows your employees to check their time-off balance or the next public holiday from their mobile devices, anytime and anywhere. Our HR app is intuitive and has a responsive design, so that everyone will love it. No download is needed, and employees can also use it as a web app, by accessing it directly from a browser.
How can Employee Self Service and HR Software work together?
The employee self-service module empowers your employees, increases performance, and reduces compliance risks. Managing your employees in the cloud in a secure, scalable, and mobile way helps your business achieve greater success. By providing access to the Software via ESS access to your employees, you ease access to relevant data for your employees, to help them make better decisions, ease record-keeping, and automate processes such as tracking, recording, or planning.
Do you provide Manager and Employee self-service functionalities as part of an HR software?
LeaveBoard stands as a cloud-based HR platform that streamlines repetitive processes, centralizes Human Resources essential information, and simplifies repetitive workflows. Moreover, the system has built permissions and access level functionality to restrict access to sensitive data. Employees can request time off and view the leave allowances effortlessly, while managers can approve requests with one click, check the colleagues' availability, and plan accordingly.
What is an employee portal?
An employee portal (also HR portal or Employee self-service portal) is a secure website, where employees can access a range of HR services. Such platforms connect staff with the business, eases record-keeping, streamline workflows, automate processes, and empower employees by giving them more control and autonomy. The portals remove paperwork and manual email trails within the office. With employee self-service portal access, your organization will see increased workforce productivity and greater HR operations efficiency.
What are the advantages of Employee Self-Service tools?
We genuinely believe that LeaveBoard's EES has many benefits. Let us check them out:
- a visible increase in productivity and efficiency
- a reduced admin time, due to fewer questions on time-off requests, benefits entitlement, or scheduling issues
- by eliminating the repetitive tasks, the HR department will be able to see the bigger picture
- accelerated HR operations
- more employee empowerment
- reduced risk of human error when it comes to data entries
- reduced risk of inaccurate data when it comes to personal information because 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 every organization targets efficiency and productivity. Employee Self-Service is one of the tools to use for reaching high-level productivity among staff.