The most common mistake Admins make in Factorial is entering wrong contract start dates. In this article, we will share tips to avoid creating chaos in workers' schedules and absences.
⏺ Common Error #1) Change the Contract Start Date
In Factorial there is no multi-contract option, but rather several versions of a contract.
In other words, there is only one single contract. So changing the start date of a contract will affect all the different versions of the contract (while also changing the other variables such as hours and absences).
⏺ Common Error #2) Difference between the Contract Start Date & the Contract Version Start Date
- Contract start date: Original date of the contract. Do not change it unless you want to end the current contract and start a new one.
- Contract version start date: Date that applies from the creation of the contract version, adopting any changes made.
⏺Common Error #3) Trying to create a New Contract Version without having entered a Contract Start Date
If you don't have a contract start date, you will not be able to create contract versions.
⏺Common Error #4) Change wages or working hours without first creating a contract version
Remember that to make any change to a contract, we must first create a contract version. The changes will apply from this date and it will be reflected in the contract from that version onwards.