UK Employee API

Integrate your UK employee data in Fourth with your applicant tracking, HR, ERP and payment systems.


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Onboard employees quickly

Automatically update Fourth with new employee data from your other systems.

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Get them paid

Provide up-to-date bank and payroll details to your global HR or third-party payment systems.

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Understand and train them

Send census and skills data to your analytics and training systems.

What is it?

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With the Fourth UK Employee API, you can create, update and retrieve employee data in Fourth. It is intended for customers using Fourth in the United Kingdom as their employee master record and payroll system.

The API allows other software, like ERP, HR or applicant tracking systems, to update Fourth with a comprehensive set of employee details. This provides Fourth with the most up-to-date data available about new and existing employees.

Meanwhile, the data you can retrieve using the API is extensive, such as nationality and residency status, education, next of kin, bank account and payroll details, absences and more.  

The UK Employee API is an HTTP REST API, making integration easy.

Why use it?

Because the data retrievable with this API is extensive, you can use Fourth as your master employee record, updating payment, HR, ERP, and even training systems as required. There’s no need for your staff to manually enter data across systems, removing keying mistakes and freeing up their time.

When onboarding employees, integrating with this API means that your recruitment or applicant tracking systems can automatically update Fourth with the new employee data. This makes the data immediately available in Fourth for workforce management activities, like scheduling or creating employee accounts.

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Getting started

  1. Get in touch

    Contact Fourth and talk to one of our experienced Implementation Consultants.

  2. Develop and test

    We'll provide you with a set of credentials to access the API and a test environment against which you can develop your application.

  3. Go live!

    Transition from the test environment to live!