Shift type allows you to assign specific categories to shifts. Which in turn will allow for corresponding rates and allowances to be applied to that specific shift. This is particularly important for shifts such as Sleepovers, Excursions etc where allowances and rates vary from Standard shifts.
When generating a shift simply select the category drop down menu which by default will have Standard selected. Once shift type is selected, continue to fill out shift information as per usual.
Standard: Select for all shifts that fall within 24 hours and meet staff daily/weekly hour limit
Sleepover: Select for shifts that exceed 24 hours (overnight shifts)
Excursion: Select for shifts that involve activities which may have varying rates (Note: This is mainly for payroll purpose)