How do I add a working hour definition?

To add a new working hour pattern, select “Administration” from the main menu, then select the “Working Hours” option, then select the “Add New Working Hour Pattern” link at the top of the page.

On the form that is then shown, enter a name for the pattern and select the days that this pattern is used for, as well as the start and end times for each working day and the number of hours in a standard working day.

Finally, enter a percentage of the working week that this pattern comprises. For example, if a pattern covers a two-day shift on a standard five-day work week, then this would equate to 40%. This percentage is used when calculating the holiday allocation for the employee. If the employee does not work on public holidays, then ensure you check the box marked “Includes Public Holidays”. Leaving the box unchecked will mean that public holidays are not taken into account when calculating the holiday allocation for the year,

If the employee is part time and works the same number of hours each day, then enter that number of hours as the standard day length and enter a value of "100%" in the percentage box. When the system calculates the employee's allocation, they will receive the same number of days holiday as a standard employee, but the days will be calculated to the length entered in the Standard Day Length box.

Finally, click “Add” to save the new working hour pattern.

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