Value To The Employer Guest Series, Part 2
By Peter DiMaria, president and CEO, Accu-Time Systems, Inc.
In this second part of my four-part series, "Deploying ESS: Faster, Better Stronger," I will outline why employee self service is of value to employers. Each employer will derive different value from an ESS system based on the functionality they have deployed.
The most immediate ESS post-deployment benefit employers will experience is increased employee engagement and empowerment. Most companies that deploy an ESS system report that their employees feel like they have more control over their personal data and benefits. Furthermore, employees take a greater interest in the administration of their 401ks and other defined contribution plans, health and dental insurance, and work schedules. When these functions require employees to deal directly with their HR departments they feel less connected due to the administrative lag time involved and simple lack of available time for HR employees to get personally involved with each employee's benefit package.