Archiving an employee typically means removing them from active status while retaining their records for future reference. Archived employees are no longer actively involved in the organisation, but their information is preserved for historical purposes, such as for compliance or reference purposes.
Deleting an employee, on the other hand, usually refers to permanently removing their records from the system or database. Deleting an employee's information erases their data entirely and is typically done when there is no longer a need to retain any record of the individual.
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Note: Firstly, you have to archive the employee, and then only you will be able to delete the employee.