Employee self-service is one of the features of newer HR technologies. Usually located in an HR information system (HRIS), an employee self-service portal lets staff members perform tasks related to HR or their roles. This includes things such as applying to take annual leave or sick days. They will often also be able to view their payslips and leave balances, resulting in fewer requests to HR for these items.
Getting an HRIS that uses employee self-service can save HR departments hours spent on admin each week. By providing all staff with a portal to access information, this can increase the overall efficiency of the HR department.