## What is an 8 hour shift?

This may sound obvious, but an 8-hour shift means shorter workdays. You come into work more often, typically five days a week instead of four days. The 8-hour shift allows more time for rest and recuperation each day and helps you avoid too many hours on your feet.

## How many hours are in an 8 hour shift?

For 8-hour and 10-hour shift schedules, most of the average work weeks are either 40 hours or 42 hours. You should look at both options to compare the staffing requirements. For example, 2-person coverage with 8-hour rotating shifts requires: 8.4 employees with 40 hour work weeks (which would have to be rounded up to 9 employees)

**What’s the average work week for a 12 hour shift?**

Average Hours of Work For 12-hour shift schedules, the staffing requirements are based on an average work week of 42 hours. In most 12-hour schedules, half the work weeks are 36 hours (three 12-hour shifts) and half are 48 hours (four 12-hour shifts). This averages 42 hours/week.

**How are employee hours evened out over four weeks?**

Employee hours will even out over four weeks if a different employee takes six shifts each week as opposed to five shifts. When the shifts are created, managers can either run the scheduling wizard to randomly assign an employee to each shift, or manually assign employees to each shift in the shift window.

### What are the staffing requirements for a 12 hour shift?

Coverage is defined as the number of people actually working, not the number assigned to a shift. The results will be shown to the right, in the boxes with the blue background. For 12-hour shift schedules, the staffing requirements are based on an average work week of 42 hours.

For 8-hour and 10-hour shift schedules, most of the average work weeks are either 40 hours or 42 hours. You should look at both options to compare the staffing requirements. For example, 2-person coverage with 8-hour rotating shifts requires: 8.4 employees with 40 hour work weeks (which would have to be rounded up to 9 employees)

Employee hours will even out over four weeks if a different employee takes six shifts each week as opposed to five shifts. When the shifts are created, managers can either run the scheduling wizard to randomly assign an employee to each shift, or manually assign employees to each shift in the shift window.

Average Hours of Work For 12-hour shift schedules, the staffing requirements are based on an average work week of 42 hours. In most 12-hour schedules, half the work weeks are 36 hours (three 12-hour shifts) and half are 48 hours (four 12-hour shifts). This averages 42 hours/week.

### How many shifts do you need for a 24 / 7 schedule?

In order to get the fairest schedule between four employees, the 21 shifts need to be divided in the following manner: six shifts for employee #1, five shifts for employee #2, five shifts for employee #3 and five shifts for employee #4. This works out to be 48 hours, 40 hours, 40 hours and 40 hours, respectively,…