What is a Workforce Allocation Type?
The Workforce Planning tool provides real-time insight into your workforce's availability, workforce requests and workforce assignments. You can create workforce requests and assignments and view them based the number of hours a person is assigned or by the percent of time a person is allocated to a project.
An Allocation Type allows you to request or assign your workforce based on specific hours or a percent that a person is allocated to a certain project.
When creating a workforce request or assignment, if you choose Hours as your 'Allocation Type', you can enter the specific hours that a person is working.
When creating a workforce request or assignment, if you choose Percent as your 'Allocation Type', you can enter the percent that the person is allocated to that project each day of the assignment. Specific hours of the day are not considered.
In this example, if a person is working on two projects equally, you would create two assignments, one for each project with an allocation of 50%