Time is a precious commodity in the work place, which is why delegating time to complete your tasks is a necessity. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, meaning sometimes our tasks take longer to complete and this can easily put us behind. Did you know that you could create more time in your day and become more efficient in your process, simply by using the employee self-service feature of your software?
ESS frees up your time because it allows employees instant access to their information. This means employees can:
- Access their paystubs
- Punch in and out
- Update their address
- Add life events
- Request time off
- Update emergency contact information
When you give employees access to their information it eliminates the need for Human Resources to update employee records. This allows more time for the HR department to handle hiring, training, and setting up employee benefits. Also, you are enabling HR to focus on things such as company culture and increasing employee morale and productivity. Not to mention, allowing employees to update their own files ensures better accuracy of the information and it is something they can do from anywhere with an internet connection.
It Just Makes Sense
There are many benefits associated with employee self-service software.
- Update information seamlessly
- Frees up time for the HR department
- Managers can use group scheduling
- HR processes get done faster
- Empowers employees
- Access to handbooks, policies, etc.
Think about it, would you rather have one employee trying to keep track of all your employees’ personal information, or would you rather give your employees access to update their information instantaneously?
Unifying Multiple Locations
If your business has several locations then you may see even more of a benefit from employee self-service feature. ESS allows open communication among multiple offices eliminating the need to pick up the phone to contact several departments because you can talk among the ESS platform. Imagine you are a manager who is trying to schedule your employees and you have certain employees at location “A” while other employees are needed at location “B”. Employee self-service is a one-stop shop for group scheduling because it allows you to see who is available to work and who is already scheduled at a certain time. This saves time in itself because it eliminates the need to go through paperwork to see who has put in for time off and who is already scheduled to work. In some cases ESS will even alert you if you are trying to schedule an employee to work on a day that they have already been approved to have off. ESS simplifies the scheduling process because it gives you a snapshot of what employees you have scheduled for what days and what hours. This also works to make sure employees are not getting too much overtime, which can be a great way to keep within your budget.
Increase your ROI with ESS
Possibly the biggest benefit to utilizing an ESS system is the fact that it can help to save your business a lot of money in the long run. ESS allows HR to spend more time working on bigger tasks as opposed to spending valuable time updating records and looking up how much vacation time an employee has. Increasing employee access to their personal information can eliminate the need to go to HR for minor questions and concerns. This kind of solution increases productivity across the board, meaning your employees are optimizing their time in the most efficient manner. Employee self-service essentially eliminates the middle man and provides a direct source for all things payroll and Human Resources.