What is ESS (Employee Self Service)?

Employee self-service (ESS) is a commonly used HRM software term that gives employees access to their payslips, annual statements, personal data, expense claims, sick reports and leave requests, for example.

By using HR self-service you can assign different responsibilities to employees, which reduces the administrative burden for HR. The HR manager or a supervisor still retains control by, for example, approving an expense claim or request for leave. As a result, employees knows that their input is always checked and is only final after approval.

ESS software for employees is standard in one of our more extensive HR systems, such as the Delta payroll software or the Polaris staff system. But we also use ESS software when outsourcing payroll administration. Employees are given access to a mobile app or an online employee portal to handle administrative matters, for example a change of address or bank account number.

By digitising these standard HR processes, an organisation can save money, time, staff and paper. ESS gives HR Managers more time to focus on what really matters: attention to the staff.

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