A helpful way to improve employee engagement on every level is to provide employees with the right self-service tools they need to spend more time focusing on their core job responsibilities, versus running around trying to track down standard information about their benefits and pay, for example. An HCM application that features an intuitive and flexible employee portal offers accommodation and support to every single employee, giving each a better chance at overall success.
A user-friendly employee portal offers value in several ways:
Many administrative duties involve redundant and unnecessary tasks in order to create a complete employee picture for every relevant department. Centralized HCM platforms remove much of that excessive and tedious work while establishing a single place where employee data is up-to-date, easily accessible, and consistent. No cross-referencing or manual requests for confirmation are required between departments.
Information on Demand
Along with today’s abundance of information comes the ability to control aspects of everything from bank accounts to insurance benefits to investment portfolios and more through online platforms. Younger generations have become accustomed to an on-demand lifestyle as a result of growing up with information at their fingertips. As a result, answering that call as an employer helps employees improve on what they can do at every point, as well as simplifying administrative work for your HR and people teams.
Peace of Mind
For many employees, benefits are an important part of their overall compensation package and are as much of a motivation factor as a paycheck. A tool such as an intuitive, self-service employee portal allows your employees to take charge of their own details and give themselves peace of mind, knowing that all is in order when it comes to coverage for themselves and their families at any point in time.
Many complex processes and systems reside within the human resources domain, which makes your HR and people teams uniquely empowered to relieve the strain of awkward, time-consuming administrative tasks. By improving the engagement and efficiency of individual employees, you are freeing up your HR and people specialists to focus on more business building and strategic activities, rather than just addressing low-value administration.
Of course, to truly make the most of these advantages, your portal has to be one that is easy and intuitive for users. With a comprehensive and intuitive employee portal, plus initial support and training, your employees could be accessing a whole new way to manage their own employment-related data.
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Editors Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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