Employee contracts

Managing employee contracts in Shiftbase

Each employee has their own contract. This contract is automatically created when adding a new employee.


Contract overview

Editing contracts

Renewing contracts

Contract overview

To manage contracts, go to the Employees tab. Here you click on the name of the employee of which you want to manage the contracts. Next, you click on the tab Contracts. Here you can see an overview of all the contracts this employee has (had).

⚠️ Note: The contracts in Shiftbase differ from physical contracts. This is because they are used as the basis for the calculations that the system does. Any adjustment of salary or change in contract hours requires a contract to be renewed.

Editing contracts

The contract of an employee can be changed by clicking on the Pencil behind the contract. You can make the desired changes here.

⚠️ Note: When a contract is modified, all past data within the contract period will be adjusted. If you do not want this, you must terminate the current contract by entering an end date and create a new contract.

Renewing contracts

You can add a new contract by first setting an end date in the current contract. To create a new contract, click on the + Add contract button at the top right.

  • Contract department: This is the default department of the employee, it also serves as the cost centre.

  • Contract type: The contract type that applies to the employee.

  • Function: The position that the employee holds within your organization.

  • From: The date that the contract takes effect.

  • Up to: The date the contract expires. This field does not need to be filled out when an employee has a contract for an indefinite period of time.

  • Hourly wage: The hourly wage that is used in the schedule and reports to give an estimate of the wage costs. You can also tick Wage tax here if applicable.

  • Time off balance: An overview of the available time off balances. Per time off balance, a build up factor can be set.

  • Contract hours per day: Based on the contract hours the plus- and minus hours, vacation hours, and the salary are calculated.