Add an employee to payroll in Xero

When you first set up payroll in Xero or when new people start, you need to add your employees before you can enter their other details.

Once you've added each employee, you can customise their details, set up their bank accounts, set up a pay template, and enter any opening balances such as leave.

  1. On the Payroll menu, select Employees.
  2. Click Add Employee.
  3. Enter the basic information about the employee.
  4. If the employee has the authority to approve leave, select the Approve Leave checkbox.
  5. Click Save.

The new employee appears in the list of current employees.