SET THE CURRENT PATTERN TO END
This first step is optional if you are adding the shift pattern from an imported template (Import from Template Library)
If you are going to create a New Shift Pattern Template, this step will be mandatory since the start date will be locked to the end of the previous shift pattern.
Note: If you want to change the shift pattern permanently, you can set the previous one to end at a certain date. If you don't do this step, the old pattern will start again after the end date of the new pattern.
Go to the employee profile and click on the Shift pattern tab. We have there the current shift pattern the employee is working.
Click on Edit Dates for the current shift pattern and set it to the date that will be the last day working the current pattern (say it's January 5)
Once we have added the end date of the current shift pattern we can create the new one.
ADD NEW PATTERN FOR EMPLOYEE
Click on Import From Template and select the new pattern the employee will be doing as part of team B (which in our case is Shift pattern Alternate NIGHT)
Do not change the Shift Pattern Rotation Start Date.
Change the Effective Date>Start Date to the date you want the employee to start working the new pattern (in our case January 8).
Put as Effective Date>End Date the end date for this employee working that shift pattern or if you don't have an end date choose a date in the long future.
Once you click OK, the screen will change to the Shift pattern window. Do not change the shift pattern.
The new shift pattern has been added to the employee patterns
RECREATE SCHEDULE FOR EMPLOYEE
If you now go to the schedule you will see that the employee is still working the old shift pattern in January.
In order for the changes to take place we need to recreate the schedule for that employee.
Go to the published or unpublished schedule (depending on where the new dates belong to) and go to the employee line.
Click on the employee name and when the View Employee Info opens, go to the Recreate Schedule tab.
Recreate the schedule choosing as start date the date of our new shift pattern (in our case January 8).
Note: If there is a gap between the last date of the old pattern and the new one, the schedule for those days will show as it was before changing the pattern. If you want to apply changes to those days too you will recreate the schedule starting the day after the last date of the old shift pattern.