What is the difference between Employees permission and Employee Record permission?
Employees permission allows a user to see All Data in an Employee record, while Employee Record permission allows a user to search for employees and see employee menus (List > Employees) within NetSuite. Both permissions are needed to be able to assign roles to a user. Having only one of the permission is insufficient to edit an Employee record nor add a Role.
When was this changes implemented?
Employee Record permission has replaced the Employee Search and Employee Navigation permissions as of 2018.1 and this is for the whole employee record.