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Focus on employee self-service at Softworld

HR Professionals looking to learn more about employee self-service (ESS) technology - the latest trend to affect the HR function - will find the answers in a dedicated masterclass session at the forthcoming Softworld HR & Payroll Annual Forum (17 – 18 October, Hall 20, NEC, Birmingham). Led by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the session will offer practical advice and information on the technology that is changing the face of the HR function.

Mary Sue Rogers, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers will lead the session entitled: “Employee self-service – redressing the balance between employee and employer”. During the session, Mary Sue will look at the advantages of self-service as well as drilling down into the finer details, such as how much information should be provided on-line and how to incentivise staff.

“Employee self-service is the latest trend to hit the HR function, but can bring numerous benefits to an organisation” says Graeme Howe, Deputy Managing Director at organiser’s Imark Communications. “ESS marks the way forward for the HR function, which has historically been inundated with administrative tasks. ESS allows HR professionals to streamline processes, saving organisations time and money by freeing up personnel for a more strategic role.”

Self-service technology can empower employees, enabling them to control their own personal data, resulting in a holistic approach to the employer/employee relationship. However, many companies are still slow on the uptake of self-service systems, therefore in her masterclass session Mary Sue Rogers will address the concerns that hinder some organisations as well as highlighting the benefits of ESS for both the HR function and employees alike.

The session is just one of a number of educational masterclasses running throughout the event, designed to help delegates examine their existing systems as well as considering new strategic frameworks, with impartial advice from leading consultancies, such as KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers and blue-chip companies. Sessions cover issues like e-Learning, payroll legislative changes, integration, selection and implementing software.

The event also comprises an exhibition of key players such as SOS Software, Chrystal HRS, Prolog4, Frontier Software, Snowdrop Systems, Rebus HR, Northgate Information Solutions and Microsoft Great Plains. This year the event runs alongside Softworld Accounting & Finance - Europe’s leading software and e-Business event for the accounting and finance profession.

Pre-registered visitors will also receive a free copy of the Softworld Buyers Guide to HR & Payroll systems (worth £25) which is invaluable in helping to research the right business software. The guide contains white papers, case studies, opinion pieces and comprehensive corporate and product profiles for all of the exhibiting companies.

For more information or to pre-register, please visit: or telephone: 07000 763 896.

Notes to Editor

1. Softworld events are dedicated to software and e-Business solutions. With a ten year history and a dedicated research team, its organisers have developed a detailed understanding of the market, enabling them to assist business and IT professionals in the software buying process.

Forthcoming events include:

Softworld Accounting & Finance 17 – 18 October 2001, Birmingham NEC

Softworld HR & Payroll Forum 17 – 18 October 2001, Birmingham NEC

Softworld HR & Payroll 6 – 7 February 2002, ExCeL, London

Softworld Accounting & Finance 6 – 7 March 2002, Olympia, London

Softworld Supply Chain 13 – 14 March 2002, Birmingham NEC

Customer Supplier Technology 16 – 17 October 2002, Birmingham NEC

2. Imark Communications is an international business-to-business marketing company specialising in the production of highly focused events for the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries. In addition to event production, Imark offers a full spectrum of integrated marketing services to assist companies producing their own events. Imark has offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, which annually produce approximately 100 events in nine countries.

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