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Daylight Savings is Upon Us: It’s Time to Fall Back

Shifts scheduled overnight could be impacted on Sunday, November 1

It’s that time of year again. On Sunday, November 1, if your state observes Daylight Savings, we will fall back and gain an hour of precious sleep and lose an hour of daylight. Of course, this time of year could have an impact not just on your sleeping patterns but on your schedule as well. Read on to learn how Daylight Savings might impact your HotSchedules routine.

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Scheduling

You will see a change in the total number of hours if you have labor scheduled during the 1:00 am hour. If an employee is scheduled from 11 PM to 5 AM during DST, instead of seeing six hours for that day, they will see seven hours. In total, they should see one extra hour over what they are actually scheduled in HotSchedules.

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Reporting

Your POS timecards should reflect that extra time for the 1:00 am hour if you have labor scheduled. Therefore, you can expect that extra hour to pop up in your actual hours reporting as well.

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Labor Forecasting

Good news – Daylight Savings does not have an impact on HotSchedules forecasting. The 1:00 am hour will only appear once. There might be a slight increase in sales if the forecast is based on last year’s weeks and if the store had an increase in sales during that extra hour. Otherwise, forecasting should work as expected.

As always, if you have any questions, please visit the Help Center or contact your Customer Success Manager.

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