This article provides an overview of the implementation process of your Personio account. The aim of the process is to setup an account which is specifically tailored to your company needs as well as to provide you with the main knowledge you need to integrate Personio into your daily work.
Once you decided to get Personio, you will be contacted by your implementation manager via email. The first alignment takes place after agreement in an around 30-minute phone call. You do not need to prepare anything for this call; it rather aims at getting to know each other and provide you with an overview of the upcoming implementation process and timeline. Of course you may already ask questions if you have some or address relevant topics.
Contact person and implementation duration
For the duration of 6 weeks (for enterprise packages 8 weeks), your implementation manager will be your contact person for all matters. The timeframe is, depending on your package size, 30 or 40 working days and runs from the start of your implementation.
Regarding your time management, we kindly ask you to schedule sufficient time. Usually two one-hour calls per week as well as time capacity for subsequent configurations are a good measure.
The phone calls will be visually supported by screen sharing, helpcenter articles, in-app tours and videos. We will provide you with helpful material before and/or after the calls so that you always have an overview of all steps at any time. You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +49 89 1250 1003.
You can access your account at the URL https://myaccount.personio.de/. To give you a first impression of possible configurations within Personio, your account already contains some exemplary configurations, employees and templates. Based on these settings, you can customize your account to your individual company needs. Your test account will be automatically changed to your actual account including all functionalities you have booked within your package as soon as your contract starts. All settings made up to this point will be taken over.
Should you wish to extend your functionalities, please find all information on our different packages on our website.
In some case, for example, if you do not yet have your employee data available in electronic form or if you need to request employee data externally, it might make sense to start acquiring all necessary data already before you start with the implementation. Within Personio, you have the possibility to import employee data, salaries, attendances, absence periods as well as applications via Excel. For all those imports, we provide the corresponding Excel templates.
To start the initial setup of your account, please complete the setup process. Under Settings > Company a corresponding request will be displayed. The setup process contains three steps and guides you through basic account configurations; these can still be changed later on.
By completing the setup process all sample employees will be deleted allowing you to start with the configuration of your account. In addition to the setup process, please complete the following settings as you start the implementation:
- Authorizing employees for support and instructions: Add up to seven employees who shall be authorized for support under Settings > Support > Authorized employees for support and instruction and decide whether they are also authorized for instructions in terms of the EU-GDPR.
- Restricted access to customer accounts: Personio staff do not have access to your account by default. To receive support during the initial set up of your account, please activate the impersonation access for your implementation manager or our support staff.
- Data processing agreement (DPA): Personio is obliged to conclude a DPA with you. In order to keep the administrative effort for both sides as low as possible, we offer the possibility to sign the DPA directly in Personio.
In general, depending on the package you chose, you set up the HRM tool and the Recruiting tool independent of each other. However, we recommend you to set up the HRM tool before you set up the Recruiting tool. The implementation is split into different steps, which you should complete in the given order. In the following you will find more detailed information in the form of Helpcenter articles and tutorial videos, which explain the setup using practical examples:
Configuration of the HRM tool
- Import of employee data
- Configuration of offices and departements
- Import of salaries
- Configuration and assignment of working hour schedules
- Configuration of absences types and accrual policies
- Import of absences
- Check employee roles and access rights
- Configure approval processes
- Configure on- and offboarding processes
- Configure document templates
- Configure preparatory payroll
Configuration of the recruiting tool
- Configure phases and categories
- Configure email settings
- Generate recruitment interviews
- Generate evaluation sheets
- Configure recruiting roles and access rights
- Create a Personio career page
- Create external channels
Finalization of the implementation
After you have configured all settings within Personio together with your Implementation Manager, an internal account check is performed according to the four-eyes principle. A previously uninvolved Implementation Manger will check your account settings. You will receive our feedback via email including all relevant information. In a final phone call, you can complete all outstanding settings and adjust those that could be optimized together with your Implementation Manager. Within this final phone call, you can, of course, also address all remaining questions and uncertainties.
The implementation is generally completed by inviting your employees to Personio. After completing the implementation, your Implementation Manager will hand over your account to our Customer Service colleagues. However, nothing changes for you as you can still place all your questions via e-mail or telephone using the same contact details. Your enquiries will be forwarded internally directly to our Customer Service Team.
Should you not be able to complete the implementation within the given time range, you have the possibility to extend it for a fee.
Detailed information and assistance for the configuration and implementation of your Personio account can also be found in our Personio Helpcenter.