An employee's shift is made up of four main elements that in Altamira HRM are classified as codings:
- Type of period
- Attendance model
- Attendance schedule
- Holiday calendar
TYPE OF PERIOD
The period associated with a shift can be of three types: Day, Week, Month. The employee can therefore have a shift that is counted with a daily, weekly or monthly amount of hours.
The type of period allows you to view the attendance list of all employees in the Attendance register according to a monthly, weekly or daily basis.
The attendance model can be of three types: Day/Week /Month
In the Day type, the attendance model is the working time of an employee's single day and contains the time slots (presence, lunch break, overtime).
The days will all be the same if the employee works the same number of hours and at the same times every day, while they will be different if the working hours change based on the day of the week. One or more attendance models can therefore be associated to am attendance schedule.
Example: an employee can work full time, from 9 am to 6 pm 3 days a week and work part time from 9 am to 1 pm on the other 2 days. In this case, the attendance models within the attendance schedule will be two: a part time one and a full time one to be associated with the respective days.
The causes are codings that indicate the type of time slot configured in each attendance model. For example, the ordinary work bands will have the cause Ordinary Presence, while the lunch break will be a band with cause Leave for Lunch Break. The overtime bands will instead be of type Authorized or Unauthorized Overtime depending on the case.
The shift is an employee's weekly working time.
Example: if an employee works full time, from 9 to 6 from Monday to Friday, they may have a shift named 'Full time 9-6'.
The working hours for each single day, that is, the attendance model, will have to be associated with the attendance schedule.
See also Creating a new attendance schedule
The holiday calendar shows bank holidays and other non-working days for your company. It is usually set at the beginning of each working year and it is important because it allows the system to accurately recognize and count the rest days for each employee.
Example: 25th and 26th December are bank holidays which will not be counted as working days
See also Creating a new holiday calendar