An important part of the configuration of the Self Scheduling component of QHRnet is associating Shift Activities such as vacation to Shift Types. Shift Activities are considered to be any events that occur on a schedule. Examples of Shift Activities include regular hours, overtime hours, employee absence, shift relief, or unpaid meal breaks. Shift Activities ensure that timecard expansion is valid and employees get paid correctly by associating premium activities and earning codes with Shift Types. The key to defining Shift Activities is to predict every possible scenario that might occur during a shift.
The same Shift Activities that are associated with Shift Types are associated with Leave Types. When an employee is on leave, the Shift Activity associated with the Leave Type overrides the Shift Types on the schedule, ensuring that the employee is paid correctly while they are away and not working their regularly scheduled shifts. Some shift activities, for example Vacation, may need to be associated with virtually every shift type used by an organization. In some cases there could be hundreds of shift types.
To speed up the process of associating Shift Activities with Shift Types, a Wizard button is available in the Shift Setup window on the Shift Types tab. The Shift Type tab allows you to select a Shift Type, and then associate as many shift activities as required.