We are excited to introduce a new feature called Work Schedule. In many cases, the users in an organization need to work during specific hours in a day. For example, some companies need their employees to work between 9:00am and 5:00pm on every day. To facilitate such use case, we have developed Work Schedule feature to help organizations better control when users are allowed to log time.
As a manager, you can set up one or more work schedules. For example, you have two groups of employees, one local and one working from offshore. You can have a work schedule named “Regular hours” that specifies the time range of 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can also set up another work scheduled named “Offshore shift” that specifies the time range of 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Then in a project, you can assign the “Regular hours” schedule to your local employees so that they can only log time between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Likewise, you can assign the “Offshore hours” schedule to your offshore employees so that they can only log time between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. This way, you can make sure that each employee works during the specified hours.
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What happens if a user is assigned a schedule but he tries to log time outside of the time range specified in the schedule? Worksnaps Client will be able to handle this elegantly. If a users tries the select a project to log time but the current time is outside of the time range of his assigned schedule, he will get a warning and will not be able to select the project. If the user has been logging time in a project within the assigned schedule and the end time of the schedule has been reached, the time logging will be paused and he will be reminded that he cannot log time to the project anymore. Worksnaps Client will be the gatekeeper to ensure that the assigned schedule has been followed.
If you are interested in using the Work Schedule feature, you can check out this help file that tells you the details steps about how to set up a work schedule and apply it.
If there is any feedback or comment, as usual we would love to hear from you.