By Court Cano Workforce Management Suite
September 5, 2017
One important component of the Workforce Management Suite is the Employee Self Service (ESS) portal. Today’s post looks at the specific benefits of employee self-service workforce management.
1. Empowers Employees
Employees are able to view their schedule, time cards, and accruals without having to go through a supervisor or the HR department. Instead of waiting for their supervisors to circulate shift-change requests on their behalf, staff members simply place requests on the Virtual Trade Board. Managers can conveniently view, monitor and authorize shift request changes online. Managers choose which associates are allowed to manage their own time cards.
2. Prevents Understaffing
Interested employees can request open shifts from the Virtual Trade Board. Managers approve shift changes which triggers automatic notifications to all parties involved.
3. Eliminates Confusion
When time cards, schedules, accruals, and shift changes are centrally managed, managers and associates are all on the same page and can access the information any time. Automatic notifications inform all parties of important scheduling and time card information.
4. Eases Burden on Managers
Supervisors transfer tedious admin tasks to authorized employees and are spared from all the back-and-forth of shift changes and HR info monitoring. Let the associates check their own accruals and total hours worked—they are happy to take you out of the loop.
5. Leverages the Power of Mobility
The Workforce Management Suite mobile app gives employees and supervisors 24/7 anywhere access and convenience.
6. Reduces Admin Time
When the automated system takes over tedious assignments, supervisors can work on other projects. Growing companies won’t need to hire as many HR people as their workforce grows.
7. Accommodates Employees’ Shift Preferences
TimeSimplicity and the Virtual Trade Board make it easy to compose schedules that are best for you and your employees. When a shift comes open unexpectedly, employees who want to pick up extra hours request the shift. This eliminates the need for a manager to try to guess which employee wants the extra shift or beg an unwilling employee. Happy staff members are more engaged, loyal, and productive.
If you are still using manual systems, imagine how Workforce Management Suite could improve your WFM processes and labor force morale.