In a comparison between employee hours required to operate a shift rota, and employee hours available to do so, can be used in two ways. Namely;

  • Deficit of employee hours available. A measure of the additional cover required per employee to operate the shift rota.
  • Deficit of production hours required. A measure of the extent to which the rota does not utilize all employee hours available.

In most cases it means the former, less frequently the latter.

Deficit Hours