Configure Company Information



This article explains how to configure your Company information in Personio, and describes the effects of the different settings. To configure the Company information, go to Settings > Organization > Company, and click on Edit.


Note The selected settings for Currency, Timezone and Public holidays have important implications, which are described in more detail in the respective sections below. The information stored in these settings represents the initial default values for the company but can be overwritten for each office.


Setting Details
Company name You can find the company name in the top-left corner of your Personio account, underneath your logo. If you use the recruiting tool, the company name will also appear in the sender address of recruiting e-mails. For more information, take a look at our article Step 2: Set Up Candidate Communication Via Email.
Subcompanies enabled

Here you can activate subcompanies, to mirror your organizational structure. Set up subcompanies to:

  • Add the subcompany system-attribute to employee profiles and use it for filtering. 
  • Create separate worksheets for each subcompany in Payroll.
  • Assign different access rights for each subcompany.
  • Create a separate career page for a subcompany.

Learn how to Configure Subcompanies.

Email notifications Use this option to activate or deactivate email notifications for users. When this option is activated, each user is able to define in their personal settings the events for which they wish to receive email notifications, such as requests for approval or reminders. If this option is deactivated, no employee in the entire company receives email notifications from Personio.
Language preference

The language configured in the Company information becomes the default language for the employees after they have been invited to Personio. Personio is currently available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

You can also change the company language later, but translations in the new company language must be stored for all sections and attributes under Settings > People > Employee information.

Employees can set their language preferences for their individual accounts in their Personal Settings. Invitation emails and other email notifications will then be sent in the language set by each employee.

Default currency Store the currency that should be used for your company. If you work with several currencies, you need to define a currency for each office. Currencies are shown in individual employee profiles (under Salary) and in the Payroll. Learn more about Configuring Offices.
Industry To use our Promote function for recruiting purposes, you need to enter the industry your company works in within this section. This is important for job portals. Learn more about Promoting Positions.
Timezone Store the timezone that should be applied to your company. If you work across several time zones, you need to define a time zone for each office. Time zones are significant for import processes and for sending email reminders from Personio. Learn more about Configuring Offices.
Public holidays Select a public holiday calendar created by Personio or by yourself. If you have several offices and therefore need several public holiday calendars, store your national public holiday calendar here. Then navigate to Settings > Organization > Offices to store your office-specific public holiday calendars. Learn how to Configure Public Holiday Calendars.

For email notifications, such as approvals or reminders, the Personio email will include your company logo that should be uploaded here. The logo is also shown in the top-left of your Personio account.




Article is closed for comments.

    Topics of this article