If your organization has employees across different time zones, it's easy to manage their schedules using our World Clock. The setting allows you to choose whether to view and schedule shifts according to their local time or your own time, so you can be sure you have coverage where and when it's needed.
The setting can be accessed right from the schedule page so you can easily switch views any time:
When the setting is turned off (toggle switch says No), you will see times according to the location assigned to the shift. For example, the shift for the Warehouse location shown below is displayed according to Hong Kong time, while the Cafe 108 shifts are shown according to US Eastern time (a 12-hour difference).
Scheduling shifts with the world clock off means you should add times according to the location of the shift. So if I want to schedule a shift in Hong Kong to start at 3 PM, I will enter 3 PM.
When the setting is turned on (toggle switch says Yes), you will see times according to your own time zone (as defined in your profile).
Notice the shift for the Warehouse location has shifted on the grid. This user's view is showing them the Warehouse shifts according to their local time (US Eastern time).
When the world clock is turned on, you will see and schedule shifts according to your own time zone, so a shift that should start at 3 PM Hong Kong time would have to be entered to start at 3 AM to show up with the correct start time for users in Hong Kong.
For managers, this means it's easy to plan schedules and see that there are no gaps since they can choose to view shifts according to one time zone.
For employees, it means that even if a manager is located in a different time zone, they don't have to worry about calculating the difference or missing a shift.