Rounding Written by Gerda Lill
Updated over a week ago

Since the goal of many companies is not to track working hours to the minute, we have developed an option for rounding working hours in our software. The aim is to reduce the manual work associated with changing work times.

The first thing to do is to determine the method according to which you want to round the working hours. There are two ways to do this:

1. Equal rounding down and up - is calculated as taught in school, i.e., rounding is performed according to the last digit of the number. Here are a couple of examples:

• The company uses the method of equal rounding of 30 minutes, then the time is rounded to 09:16 -> 09:30 and 09:14 -> 09:00 👇

• The company uses the 1-hour equal rounding method; thus 09:16 -> 09:00 and 09:31 -> 10:00 are rounded

2. Up and down rounding - rounding always takes place in a direction favorable to the company. Here are a couple of examples:

• The company uses the method of rounding up and down by 30 minutes, thus the start time of the working day 09:16 is rounded to -> 09:30 and 09:14 -> 09:30, and at the end of the working day 16:46 -> 16:30 👇

• The company uses the method of rounding up and down by 1 hour, thus the start time of the working day 08:31 is rounded to -> 09:00 and 08:52 -> 09:00, and the end of the working day is 16:49 -> 16:00.

Second, it is necessary to determine which hours are to be rounded and how accurate the rounding is.

1. The final hours are rounded - which means that only those hours that are displayed in the report in the column of total hours, i.e., the hours of the entire month, are rounded.

2. The beginnings of the working hours are rounded - all the starting times on the time sheet are rounded to the desired precision.

3. The end times of working hours are rounded - all end times on the time sheet are rounded to the desired precision.