In MyTimePlan, staffing requirements are generally estimated for every hour over a 4-6-week period up to 6-7 weeks before the period begins.
Predicting staffing requirements
Staffing requirement predictions for upcoming periods takes into account staff skills, drawing both on subjective assessments by the managers and historical data on demand for goods or services. The system also takes account of public holidays and other factors. Here is an example showing maximum and minimum staffing levels needed, from hour to hour, for the job “Tomahawk” in Department 1 on Monday, 23 September 2013:
Staffing requirement graphs
Staffing requirements can also be presented in graphs for a day, a week or a month at a time.