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Employee self-service (ESS) is a term applied to web-based applications that provide employees with access to their personal records and payroll details. ESS features include allowing employees to change their own contact details, family members and banking information and benefits. Employees may be able to apply for leave. Employees can view their compensation history. ESS may be operated on an employer's intranet or via a web service.
A second wave of empowered employees to take more responsibility for their jobs and development. Career planning, skill profiles, learning, objective settings, appraisals and more and more analytics are increasingly popular.
In organizations where employers are highly mobile or not colocated with their manager, ERM can allow cost and time savings.