Built for Teams allows you to grant administrative privileges to your employees through various roles. You can manage employee permissions by going to Settings > Permissions. The following table shows the different roles available and the special permissions each role includes.

Note: The View Permissions setting found on this same screen is explained in another article.

Here's an explanation of each role, in order from most powerful to least powerful:

Company Admin

The Company Admin role has full access to everything within the system. A person with the Company Admin role does not need to be granted the HR Admin or Asset Admin roles. This role automatically includes all other roles. This is the only role capable of managing the company's billing information. Company Admins can always view/edit compensation information for all employees.

HR Admin

HR Admins can view and change everything within the account, except for managing billing information. You can also decide whether or not an HR Admin should have the ability to view/edit employee compensation information.

HR Manager

A person with the HR Manager role can add or delete employees, modify all employee data, and approve or deny all PTO requests. He or she also has full access to the Recruiting feature, if available on the company's chosen plan.

A person with this role does not have access to the account's billing information, nor to any of the company settings, nor to any reports. The ability to view/edit compensation information for all employees can optionally be added to this role.

Limited Admin

A Limited Admin is identical to the HR Manager role described above, but a person with the Limited Admin role can only manage people and information within their span of control (their subordinates). In other words, a Limited Admin can add/modify/delete positions below themselves on the org chart, and can view/edit all information for their subordinates. The ability to view/edit compensation information for subordinates can optionally be added to this role.

A Limited Admin cannot view data nor make any changes to people who are not their subordinates.

Recruiting Admin

A person with this role has the ability to perform all tasks within the Recruiting feature, including post new jobs, delete or expire jobs, and all applicant review features. Note that if you want to give someone access to help with the hiring process specifically within one or more jobs, the best way to do that is to add that person as a "Hiring Participant" to a specific job.

Asset Admin

The Asset Admin role only has access to the Assets tab in the top navigation. This allows a person with this role to add company assets (such as computers, phones, software licenses, etc.) and manage who those assets are assigned to.


In Built for Teams a person is automatically a "manager" if they have people reporting to them. You do not need to explicitly give someone "manager" permissions or assign a role; as soon as you add a direct report to a person, they become a manager and have the manager permissions outlined in the table above.

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