An employee portal is a business-to-employee communication tool that allows employees to access information about the business that is pertinent to that employee's needs. These portals typically access information such as human resources, information specific to job functions, meeting updates and common inquiries lists about the company.
Employee portals are designed to increase morale through employee access. These portals are typically customizable by the employee, and information on the portals may differ based on the employee's division within the business. Employee portals are similar to business intranets, but the personalization of employee portals is what sets them apart, allowing the employee to establish a more unique and customizable work experience.