4. Creates a Home Base for Employee Support
Your ESS Portal is the home base for your team. The information is always available at any time in an employee self-service system, thus giving workers a sense of the HR team always being available. You are able to distribute key information and manage employee communications and employee engagement directly in the system.
This 24/7 access helps employees feel supported and increases trust in your organization.
5. Builds a Foundation for Team Connectedness
Use your portal to build up your employee culture - provide company information and policy documents that connect your team to your company's mission and build a sense of increased connectedness within your organization.
Build a bit of fun into it - get creative in how you can use your self-service system to delight your employees and build a better sense of culture. Send out birthday announcements, promote team or customer wins, and share monthly goals and numbers to encourage a sense of connectedness and camaraderie.
How Does Employee Self-Service Technology Benefit Your Managers?
While the benefits for your staff are plentiful, the advantages of an employee self-service portal for management are really rooted in saving time, workforce-related costs, and increased connection with their teams.
Eliminates Manual Workflows and Tedious Busy Work
Creates One System of Record for Internal Teams
Shifts Manager Focus to Employee Development
Delivers Insights Directly from Your Team
1. Eliminates Manual Workflows and Tedious Busy Work
Employees are responsible for their own data and personal information, ensuring it is up to date and accurate. They are able to carry out more time-consuming tasks like calling off sick, benefits enrollment, or requesting time off - things that used to be on the manager's plate as a manual to-do.
Switching to a self-service system saves your managers time they would have spent previously on trying to juggle all of the HR-related tasks and administrative processes - and shifts the responsibility equally throughout the team. A little relief in mental load can go a long way in increasing your manager's overall productivity.
2. Creates One System of Record for Internal Teams
Whether it be your HR department, legal, safety, compliance, or team managers, there are a lot of areas in the business that have forms and policies for employees to agree to, sign off on, and fill out.
Employee self-service technology keeps everything in one place and gives internal stakeholders seamless access to what each team member has submitted through the self-service platform. Your compliance and HR leaders will be thrilled with the efficiencies. Not only is the company saving on staff hours since they process less paperwork and forms, but they are also saving tons of paper and printing as everything is accessed and saved digitally.