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Time and Attendance Settings

A run-through of all the settings that deal with your staff's shift attendance.

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Written by Pat Gaudreault
Updated over a week ago


This article will serve as an explanation of each toggle and option in the Time and Attendance section of your account settings.

These settings are important as they will dictate various thresholds and functionality of your staff's day-to-day shift attendance process. Time and Attendance settings reside in your Accounts Settings page, to navigate to this page you will follow these steps:

  1. On the left-hand side of the page, you’ll find a menu. Go to Account.

  2. Then click Settings.

  3. This will open the Settings page, where you will scroll down to find the Time and Attendance section.

Time and Attendance Settings

There are 10 settings in the Time and Attendance section. Below is an explanation of what each setting in this section means for your team:

  1. Enable unavailability: Toggle this setting on to allow staff to indicate periods of unavailability from the ShiftCare mobile app.

  2. Unavailability notice period: Indicate how many days of advanced notice you will allow for your staff to be able to indicate an unavailability.

  3. Clockin location check: Toggle this setting on to enable location-based attendance via the ShiftCare mobile app. The ShiftCare platform uses Google Maps API service to validate address location as well as translate each address into corresponding coordinate to validate location based clockin/out.

  4. Attendance threshold: Indicate, in minutes, the time-window you will allow at the beginning of a shift for staff to clockin without being considered late for their shift.

  5. Auto approve shift if clockin/out were successful: Toggle this setting on to auto-approve a shift if the staff clockin and clockout of their shift successfully.

  6. Timesheet precision: Indicate, in decimal points, how precise you'd like the attendance times to be in your timesheet. For example, 2 decimal points means that attendance will be accurate to the minute, while 1 decimal point would be by 10 minute increments (ie. the difference between these two measures being something like clockin time shown as '2:11' versus '2:10').

  7. Pay rate based on: Choose whether you'd like the pay rate to be based on the shift:

    1. Start Time: staff will be paid for time worked from time they clockin.

    2. End Time: staff will be paid for the time worked from the scheduled shift start time to the clockout time.

  8. Clockin alert: Toggle this setting on to send a notification with message to the staff upon successful clockin to their shift.

  9. Clockin alert message: Customize the message that staff will receive when they receive the clockin alert.

  10. Payroll software: From the list, indicate which Payroll software you are using.

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