Interruption shifts in Neo

Updated 4 days ago by Oscar Combes

All of the below functionality is planned for Q4.

Neo currently has limited support for interruption shifts. This is something we will replace using tasks in Neo. The below table describes the interruption shift functionality in Classic followed by how we plan on replacing that specific functionality in Neo.

Classic feature

Dependent on setting

Neo feature (future)

Dependent on setting

Default setting

Shift creation upon punching in on interruption shift in Webpunch

"Shift selection adds interruption shift" parameter setting

Task creation upon punching in on an unplanned punch in Webpunch

  • As long as the punch remains open, the task's end time will be that of the parent shift
  • Shift type salary type rules will be displayed on tasks
  • Advanced shift type settings, excluding the on-call and stand-by settings, will be displayed on tasks

"Allow punching on tasks" agreement and agreement template setting.

False

Salary generation affected by interruption shifts

NA / "Shift selection adds interruption shift" parameter setting

  • Shift type salary type rules to apply to tasks' punches and thereby affect salary
  • Advanced shift type settings, including the on-call and stand-by settings, to apply to tasks' punches and thereby affect salary
  • Employee KPIs and statistics variables will take the above two points into account
  • Validations for minimum weekly rest and max hours per day and week will take the above into account
  • For assigned shifts: New global setting as well as new agreement and agreement template setting I.
  • For unassigned shifts: The same global setting as for assigned shifts.

False

Manually changing cost centre and project when punching in to interruption shifts in Webpunch

NA

When punching in on an unplanned punch, it will be possible to manually change cost centre and project.

"Allow punching on tasks" agreement and agreement template setting.

NA

"Add an interruption shift" button in time card in "Time" < "Time" in Admin portal

None

When adding a task to a shift in the past that has a punch and the task fully overlaps with one same punch, said punch will automatically split according to the task just added. NB: subsequent edits to that same punch will need to be manually edited on the task.

New agreement and agreement template setting II

False

"Add an interruption shift" button in time card in "Time" < "Time" in Staff portal

None

Currently not planned for the first version of Staff portal

NA

NA

How to prepare for this functionality

Up until the date you activate the generate salaries on tasks setting, you will have transferred payroll according to the existing logic. In order for the historical data in Quinyx to keep reflecting what you have de facto transferred to payroll, and also so that you can be sure to reverse past payroll items without any issues, we strongly recommend that you create a new agreement with agreement start date set to at the earliest the date where you activate this setting on account level.

Shift type updates and tasks

If you have the “Generate salaries on tasks” setting in the customer card ticked, when you update a shift type, all existing tasks will update automatically, even beyond periods for which the schedule is locked. This means that if you reverse payroll items you’ve transferred to payroll, those items will update according to the changes you’ve made on the shift type, too. So when you transfer those same tasks/payroll items anew, you will transfer them including the changes you made to the shift type. Note that items you've transferred to payroll already are not affected.

To ensure you’re not accidentally editing tasks in Quinyx as a result of a shift type edit, we will display a warning informing you of this as you try to save the changes you’ve made to a shift type if you’ve edited any of the following fields: 

  • Cost center 
  • Project
  • Salary type rules
  • Advanced settings
    • Productive hours
    • Count as scheduled hours
    • Count as worked hours

If you want to avoid updating existing tasks, we recommend that when you receive this warning, you create a new shift type instead which reflects the changes you wanted to make to the existing shift type. Long-term we want to allow you to make use of the “Update shift” action available to you upon shift type updates.


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