All Collections
Core HR
Give an employee administrator access
Give an employee administrator access
How to add another administrator by giving admin access to an employee user.
Daniels Korens avatar
Written by Daniels Korens
Updated over a week ago

Administrators have the highest level of access in Sage HR. They can see and do everything in the system.

By default, the first user who creates the Sage HR company has administrator access rights. If you need to create a new admin, the original administrator can give an existing employee user administrator access.

⚠️CAUTION: Only give this access to someone you're fine with them having access to everything in your Sage HR company.

If you use Sage HR integrated with Sage 50 Payroll (UK only), by default this includes access to other employees' payslips. However, you can disable an admin's access to employee payslips.

  1. Go to an employee's profile.

  2. On the Employee tab, scroll down the page until you get to Access level.

  3. Underneath the Access level field, click on it and change it from Employee to Administrator.

4. Scroll down to the bottom, then click Save.

📎NOTE: When someone is given admin access they are automatically assigned as an 'Employee administrator' in your list of permission roles.

📌TIP: If you use Sage HR integrated with Sage 50 Payroll (UK only), and want to create a new admin user who doesn't need to be linked to an employee record in Sage 50 Payroll, you can manually create a new profile in Sage HR Online Services and then assign them admin access.

What can't an additional admin do if you use Sage HR Online Services (UK only)?

If you use Sage HR Online Services, which is Sage HR integrated with Sage 50 Payroll, the only thing an additional admin can't do is enable access to other admins' to control whether other admins can see or not see employees' payslips.

Queries this guide answers

Below are some common questions and searches which are answered by this guide.

  • 'Make someone an admin'

  • 'Make an employee an admin'

  • 'Give someone administrator access'

  • 'Add admin access'

  • 'How to add an admin'

  • 'Set someone up as an admin'

Did this answer your question?