The new staff planner allows you to schedule breaks within working times, and use more advanced repetitions. We recommend you to adjust your times using these new features. This makes it more easy to set up or adjust your schedule in the future, and gives a more clear overview in the planner.
There are 3 common situations that you can improve with these new features:
You used daily repeating blocks for breaks of your staff
You used separate working times in the morning and afternoon to get a break in between them
You used weekly repeating working times for staff members that work the same hours every workday
For situation 1 and situation 2, you can get rid of the repeating block or separate working time after the break, by only having one working time and including the break in it. This way, you only see one working time on each date, which makes the planner a lot more clear to view.
This only makes sense if you have a regular schedule that repeats every week. If you have a schedule with different times per week, it is a lot of work to manually change all existing times. In that case, we recommend to keep your scheduled times, and start using the new breaks feature for any new times that you plan in the future.
For situation 3, you can replace the five separate working times for the workdays (Monday to Friday) by one working time which repeats every workday. This way, you don’t need to make adjustments five times separately if the schedule would change.
To learn how to update your existing times for the new staff planner, you can find instructions and a video based on your situation in the articles linked below: