In CaptivateIQ an employee is the object that is used for calculations. If an individual's compensation is expected to be calculated by CaptivateIQ then they need to exist as an employee in the system. The user profile is used to provision login and permissions access. Creating an employee automatically creates a user profile, for the corresponding employee in an inactive state i.e with no login access. The paired creation of these objects generates a link between the employee profile and user profile which is used to facilitate statement visibility.
Note: If an individual is no longer with a company, it's recommended that their employee profile be deactivated and not deleted. Deleting an employee profile removes all historical compensation calculations and payouts from the database.