Companies Taking A Shine To Employee Self Service – Accsys

Accsys is a national people management specialist that develops, markets and supports HR solutions that address several work-environment issues such as time & attendance, biometrics, access control, payroll and human resources management.
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Oct. 14, 2009 - PRLog -- Executive management at Accsys, a national supplier of payroll, HR, Time & Attendance and Access Control solutions, believes the concept of Employee Self Service (ESS) is taking root within the South African market and continues to make a positive impact on the ability to manage and leverage off a business’ most prized asset – its information.

Accsys, which continues to earn industry-wide recognition for its people management software, service and support, has incorporated ESS as a key component of its solution offering.

The company advocates this system and management mindset as a cost-effective, expedient means of easing the burden of HR-related administration.

By empowering employees with the resources to initiate and track several often time-consuming HR processes in real-time – such as leave applications for example, the company makes a significant contribution to freeing up managers to use their time to better affect.

Several advantages are associated with ESS including productivity, cost reduction and enhanced operation.

Businesses generally respond well to the levels of flexibility and improved access to information inherent within this approach to human resource administration and information management

As a result, whilst service providers in this space acknowledge that there are challenges to the further adoption and entrenchment of ESS, the general consensus is that it is gaining more attention by decision makers as an approach to human resource management and data collation.

“We have to concede that we have a long way to go still before employee self service is firmly established and entrenched across significant industries and sectors. Part of the issue is access to computer infrastructure, the need for increased computer literacy and the concern amongst some administrators that this system removes control from their hands,” says Teryl Schroenn, CEO at Accsys.

“With a strategic approach to training, to empowering employees within a system that is well positioned and adequately initiated, it does make a real difference. Ideally training should be given at several levels.  Firstly for the IT division responsible for keeping it up and running, secondly for the super user / system administrator responsible for ensuring that reporting lines are maintained, thirdly for the managers and particularly for the first divisions to roll out the employee self service,” she adds.  
Despite the ongoing need to secure buy-in from all stakeholders and increase levels of awareness of how ESS works and how businesses can benefit, Schroenn believes that the system will prove to be a strong and valuable asset driving business forward across various sectors and industries.

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