A key subject I frequently see articles written about is employee retention. Hiring and keeping the best talent is a key factor for companies, managers, and the HR department. How can your HR and Payroll software help you with retention? Here are some key areas to consider:
Putting employee's data at their fingertips by using a web portal for employee self-service gives them access to what they need when they need it. This saves them time (and possibly supervisor, HR, or PR time) instead of calling or going to someone else's office they can look it up themselves. For example, if the employee can see that there are 3 people that requested the day off they were considering allows them to plan better and not be disappointed by time off rejections. They can also pull their pay stubs or W-2s to answer those questions they need from banks or for filing taxes.
Giving supervisors and managers access to data enables them to answer employee questions. They can also review reports to anticipate things like overtime by monitoring employee time. Allowing for electronic time off requests allows the manager to see how many have requested time off for a particular day and make smart staffing decisions.
By getting employees and managers access to the data they need you will have happier more engaged employees.