Scheduling breaks for your team is now easier than ever

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Shannon Ashley , Design lead

Breaks are now completely customisable

Making sure your team get the breaks they need, when they need them has never been easier. With our new breaks feature, you can now add multiple breaks with customised settings to all of your shift plans. 

Maintain coverage by automatically spreading breaks

Fine tune exactly how long breaks are and when they can happen, and we’ll automatically spread your team out over your chosen window.

Set fixed breaks

Want your team to take their breaks together? Use the window slider to create breaks that always happen at the same time.

Add up to four breaks to a shift pattern

Whether your team like to split their lunches up, or you want to schedule regular quick breaks, you’ll be able to mix and match up to four breaks for each shift pattern.  

Turn breaks off

If you don’t want to add any breaks, you don’t have to. Leaving breaks off your schedules means your team can take their breaks when they like.

Intelligent editing

Making a manual shift change in the schedule? For shifts longer than six hours, we’ll search your break settings to find one that matches your changes. If we can’t find a match, we’ll slot a 1 hour break in the middle of the shift. If the shift you changed didn’t have breaks in the first place, we’ll keep it that way.

Getting started

We’ve added a 1 hour break with a 2.5 hour window for all existing shift patterns. This means you don’t need to do anything to get started, and your team will continue to have their breaks scheduled automatically.

Changing shift patterns is now super-easy, and you can edit, add, or remove breaks from existing and new shift patterns. Any changes will be reflected in your schedule when you click reschedule.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to drop us a message by clicking ‘Talk to us’ in the menu bar.