Employee self-service or ESS refers to a portal that every employee in an organisation has access to and is generally a part of HR software. The key objective of this web-based application is to consolidate personal records of every employee that they can access, put in or edit details and browse it at their own convenience. Most of the organisations today have ESS as it makes payroll smoother and more convenient.
ESS allows employees to manage different human-resource-related and job-related tasks that are generally done by HR personnel. There are multiple features that are included in ESS such as –
Employees’ personal details including personal contact and information about their family members
Leave and attendance data, viewing of company policies & forms
Accessing and downloading online payslips
Further, ESS helps employees in applying for leave, requesting a loan, marking unmarked attendance, gain access to a healthcare plan, reimbursement slips and various other aspects concerning everyday work life of an employee.