Understanding time blocks

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOUR SCHEDULE ARE TIME BLOCKS

 

A time block is the smallest unit of your schedule.  By adding and manipulating time blocks, you build a schedule. A single time block consists of a specific start date, a start time, and an end time. Each time block represents a period of time that one employee is scheduled to do something. A time block can have at most one employee assigned to it, and can never be greater than 24 hours. Time blocks can cross midnight thus bleeding over into the next day, but will always show in the day column of the day on which they start. Time blocks can be viewed, added, deleted, or modified in the time block editors.

 

Each white box in the image below represent a time block in the current schedule:

 

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ATTACHING TIME BLOCKS TO CATEGORY ITEMS

 

By attaching time blocks to different category items, such as department, area, task, etc, WorkSchedule.Net allows you to group, sort, and filter your view by any of these criteria. See Categories for more information.

 

Here's a closer view of a time block:

 

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For more information on how to add or edit category items on the time block, click here.

 

OPEN TIME BLOCKS

 

An open time block is a time block that has no employee assigned to it. Open time blocks can be combined to indicate to WorkSchedule.Net the needed coverage. Ultimately, under normal circumstances, open time blocks will eventually be assigned to employees, manually, using the auto-scheduler, or by employee sign up if that feature is allowed.

 

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