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28 day rotating roster 8 hour or 10 hour days? Which one works better?

If you have ever worked one of these schedules or had to organise staff around one of these schedules you will understand the amount of work that goes into keeping the schedule in place. I have seen two common types of 28 day rotating rosters.

  • 28-day rotating roster 8 hour day
  • 28-day rotating roster 12 hour day

Each of these schedules has different requirements and are both designed for a 24/7 operation.

An example 12 hour schedule for rotating 28-day roster – The most common approach is detailed below for a 12-hour schedule, each employee will work an average 42 hours per week across the 4-week cycle.

A Team –  DDOODDD-OODDOOO-NNOONNN-OONNOOO
B Team –  NNOONNN-OONNOOO-DDOODDD-OODDOOO
C Team –  OONNOOO-DDOODDD-OODDOOO-NNOONNN
D Team –  OODDOOO-NNOONNN-OONNOOO-DDOODDD

Benefits of a 12-hour rotating roster over 28 days include

  • An employee does not work more than 3 days in a row
  • You get a 3-day long weekend every second weekend
  • If you take two leave days on a 2-day working week you get 7 days off

Who would not enjoy these benefits, the only real downside is one of the weeks you will work 62 hours.

The major downside of an 8 hour day rotating 28-day roster is you can work seven weeks before getting a weekend off. the world we live in now is 24/7 but who would only want one weekend off every 7 weeks? How could you play sport or watch the kids play sport? This would be a tough 28-day roster to handle, I know it would not work for me. On top of this once a month you will work 7 nights in a row.

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Flexi pricing for flexible scheduling of your workers is about to get easier

Managing flexible workforces where there may be 300 people but only 40-50 may work at any one time across the week has constantly been an issue for cloud scheduling. Finally, the solution is here at the lowest cost, inactive users now only need to pay 20 cents per week from the 1st of July 2019.

Industries like security, retail, and hospitality have always had this issue of many people to choose from but only a portion of the employee database ever worked each week.

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  • Integrate with payroll easily
  • schedule in advance
  • allow employees to accept or reject schedules
  • send out  “open shifts” for the best skilled available person to fill
  • clock in and out with GPS against the schedule
  • schedule across many locations
  • outstanding reports – build your own reports the way you want
  • Integrate with evacuation management systems for exact evacuation reports

Australian Botanic Gardens select Time & People to implement across multiple locations

Posted on: August 8, 2018 | Categories: scheduling StaffRosters Blog Time & Attendance

After looking at several solution The Australian Botanic Gardens have selected Time & People to implement employee scheduling and time and attendance across multiple locations. Selected to replace existing employee time clocks the online scheduling software centralises information from multiple locations into one data set. Communication will be improved across all locations with the built in communication module allowing a manager to connect with one or many people from a single location or across multiple locations with all communication available for admin and payroll staff..

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Sydney’s Botanic Garden is home to more than 28000 individual plants. Mt Annan in the Blue Mountains is built over 416 ha. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and The Domain, Sydney are now Australia’s most extensive and digitally-connected spaces with 40 ‘smart-nodes’ providing free high-speed WiFi throughout the Garden and Domain for visitors, plus we have a brand-new app.

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Deputy now integrated with ServiceM8 for outstanding jobcosting data

Posted on: September 19, 2017 | Categories: cloud rostering Contractors Labor Costing scheduling StaffRosters Blog

Deputy has long been the time and attendance system of choice for scheduling and time and attendance, with over 40,000 customers they must be doing something right. Now with the integration to ServiceM8 Deputy can deliver true labour costing data for your business through ServiceM8.

Why Integrate?

  • No more double entry of employee data, enter into one system and replicate into the other
  • Automatically create a timesheet in Deputy from ServiceM8 clockings to push into payroll

Scheduling plus labour costing – Need to know how you can transform your business and move away from spreadsheets or paper time sheets and hours of manual calculations…start your 30 day trial


Deputy adds leave balances for employees to see when booking leave – WOW!!

Every once in a while comes a feature every customer asks for but is not easy for the development team to provide, allowing an employee to easily see how many hours leave are available when requesting some time off is gold. This was worth the wait. Thanks a million to the developers, customer are going to love this feature.

Not only does Deputy show the leave balance to the employee they also show the balance per leave type. AND any future approved leave, so everyone is completely in the know. This will save employees, managers, and employers from jumping back and forth between Deputy and their payroll product – what a time saver! At present this data syncs seamlessly with Xero, MYOB and Bamboo HR.

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