In Activity-Based Scheduling, a concept of fixed labour standards has been implemented. Fixed Labour Standards are a fixed number of hours allowed to complete a task. The fixed number of hours is created by job role, by session and by day.
The Fixed Labour Standards are not driven by Activity Drivers. They are merely fixed hours and are always displayed in the schedule graph as demand.
For users to be able to create and edit Labour Standards, the user-level permissions as shown in Fig.1 will need to be applied.
- Go to Scheduling> Settings > User Levels > Edit User Levels
- Tick the box against Create and Edit Labour Standards and Save the changes
Fig.1 – User Level Permissions
Creating a new Fixed Labour Standard
- With the permission applied, go to Settings > Activity Based Scheduling> Labour Standards > Create New
Fig.2 – Labour Standards list, and ‘Create New’ button
- Populate the following fields:
- Name - name of the Labour Standard
- Type – select Fixed
- Role - the Job Role for which the fixed number of hours will be required. Those with an asterisk are assigned to the division. Job roles can only be linked to one session per department
- Allow Contractor to fulfil labour demand - tick this box if contractors are allowed to work in this job role in this department
- Daily Periods - select the required sessions in which the fixed labour will be needed. If no sessions are configured, then the demand will be for the whole day. If using Fixed Labour Standards for sessions, the fixed number of hours is bound to the session
- Fixed Number of Hours Required - total number of hours required - a value is required for each day of the week
- Notes - record notes against the labour standard for audit of changes
If the fixed hours differ per session, then an additional Labour Standard will need to be configured, choosing a different session from the dropdown.
Fig.3 – Labour Standard configuration page
Schedule Screen - Labour Standard Required Hours
- Go to Schedule
In Fig.4 below, the summary bar shows that the required hours is 7, from the fixed Labour Standard, and the Duty Manager has been scheduled for the 7 hours required.
Fig.4 – Labour Standard Fixed Required Hours