Cost Centres are another method of defining where an employee works within the company. They are not a mandatory requirement in Natural HR in the same way as a Department or Site, but rather an additional feature should a company already use Cost Centres in their organisation.
How to set up Cost Centres
Firstly, you will need to create a list of your existing cost centres, this can be accessed through:
Administration -> HR -> Data Management -> Cost Centres
This page will be accessible to Administrators and unrestricted HR users.
Click the green 'Add' button to create your list of cost centres. There is only one field to complete in this form - the name of the cost centre:
Click Actions -> Edit to edit the name of an existing cost centre. Click Delete to delete an existing cost centre. Note that you will only be able to delete a cost centre if there are no employees assigned to it. You can also archive cost centres if they are no longer required by clicking the checkbox next to the cost centre and choosing 'Archive' from the 'Bulk Actions' drop-down. Click the 'Archived Cost Centres' button to view a list of these archived cost centres.
Assigning employees to Cost Centres
To assign an employee to a cost centre, you will need to go to: People -> Employees
Click on the 'Change' icon on an employee file.
Once you're on the change page you can scroll down to the Cost Centre field. From here you will be able to select the appropriate cost centre from the drop down list. If the option which you are looking for does not appear in this list, depending on the setup of your environment, you may also be able to use the 'Add' button alongside the field to add in your missing option.