This article describes the functions available to you in the employee list.
Which employees you see in the list is defined by the access rights. You are only ever able to view the employees whose public profile you are permitted to view. This applies to employee profiles with the status Active. To be able to view employees with the status Onboarding, on Leave or Inactive, you also need viewing rights for the HR information section.
By default, all employees are shown in a list view sorted by their first names.
Number of Employees
Go to the bottom right of the page to select how many employees you would like to be shown per page.
Customizing and Fixing Columns
Click on the button with the three dots at the top right and select the option Customize columns. Select the attributes you would like to be shown in the employee list. Use drag & drop to change the sequence in which attributes or columns are shown. The first line and first column are frozen by default and will therefore always remain visible as you scroll through the list. This function is very helpful to keep track of column headers and employee names if, for example, you have added a large number of columns to the view. To the left of the first column, you can also see the employee's profile image or, if they haven't yet uploaded an image, the employee's initials.
Saving the Current View
You can save up to ten list views to make it even faster to get to the employee information you want in your daily work with Personio. Click on the diskette icon Save current view and enter a name for the selected view. Click on Add to save the custom employee overview you have just created.
You can then select the custom list view from the Views list of options.
You can, for example, save views of your working students, part-time employees or other groups of employees, to make your everyday work with Personio easier.
As an admin, you can also save a standard view for all employees. To use this function, click on the Save default view for all employees button next to the diskette icon.
Use this function to define a uniform employee list for the entire company. Any employees who have not yet configured their own column view will see the standard view.
Click on the icon with the three dots at the top right and then on Export to export the current view or any other attributes from the employee list as an Excel file.
Filtering and Sorting
You can sort the various columns by clicking on the small arrows next to the column headings. Each column can be sorted in ascending or descending order. Sorting is applied in alphabetical or chronological order, depending on the selected column.
To see a specific group of employees with one specific attribute, you can filter the employees by selecting the respective value in a column. You can make multiple selections per filter to have all employees from two different departments displayed, for example. The view will also show the number of filters active for each column.
Employee List Search Bar
Use the search bar above the employee list to search for active or inactive employees.
Use the checkboxes to select multiple employees, then click on the Actions button. You are able to perform the following actions: Edit attribute, Add or remove role, Change accrual policy, Assign or remove work schedule, Send invitation email, Delete employee/s and Complete onboarding process.
The Orgchart view icon located at the top right corner of the Employee Overview will take you to a visual representation of the hierarchical structures within the company. The organisational chart is based on the supervisor-employee relationships previously entered in Personio.
To navigate through the Orgchart view, simply click-and-drag with your mouse, and also zoom in and out by using the zoom menu located on the bottom right corner or your mouse. The number showing under each employee indicates the number of employees under their supervision. To display all the employees beneath a particular employee, simply click on the box or on the number itself.
You can also click on Add filter to select an attribute value and have only those employees shown to you. For example, you can have only the org chart from a specific department shown to you.
Note that only employees with the status active or leave are displayed in the Orgchart view. Employees with the status onboarding and inactive are hidden.
Click on the Export button at the top right corner to export the current Orgchart view in different file formats. You can find more information about the Orgchart view here.
Click on Timeline view at the top right to have an overview of your long-term staff planning displayed, grouped by department. You may see any of the following three highlighting colors in the timeline view: Hire date (green), Contract end date (yellow), Termination (red).
Personio also shows the number of open positions for each department. If you cannot access the timeline view, please contact your administrator. Public profile edit rights are required in order to view this feature.
As in the org chart view, you can also apply various filters.
Go to Add employee at the top right and enter basic information such as "Public profile," "HR information," "Employee roles" and "Templates," then click on Save to create a new employee account. For further information, please click here.
Global Search Bar
In addition to the search function available in the employee list, you also have access to a global search bar in every view.
Use the search bar for searches for the following values:
- Functions and settings: title of the function or settings page, report name, tab in your personal employee profile
- Employee: first name + last name, email, department, office, position, status
- Candidate: first name + last name, email, telephone number
Candidates for an archived position are not shown in the search bar.
Please note that the search results depend on your access rights. You will only be shown the tabs for your personal employee profile and function pages that you can access for each employee role. You will be able to see all employees whose public profile you are permitted to view, and all candidates whose candidate profile you are permitted to view.
The inline editing function allows you to make attribute changes for individual employees directly in the employee list. To do this, click on the blue pencil icon in the respective column.
Select the new attribute value from the pop-up box.
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