I'm the product owner for www.staffsquared.com ,a HR app for small and medium sized businesses.
People can book time off via a calendar UI in our app. They used to be able to select their from and to date for time off using the following controls:
From date: [date picker] [Full day/AM/PM drop down]
To date: [date picker] [Full day/AM/PM drop down]
I recently implemented a working pattern feature and as part of this new feature changed the UI for booking time off. The controls used are now:
From date: [date picker] [HH:mm time picker]
To date: [date picker] [HH:mm time picker]
This allows our users to book a couple of hours off rather than just full and half days. Useful for doctors appointments, short periods out the office, and just a lot more flexible.
The first problem is...a number of customers are upset that their staff can no longer simply select a full day or half days. They feel this date/time approach is too granular, and want the option to book full days/half days (AM/PM) restored.
Rather than switch back I plan to implement an option so they can choose either approach. I plan to add this option at user level rather than account wide. The second problem is, it's possible to book time off for multiple people using the one pop out, so what do you show if one is on hours and the other is set to full day.
Here's a screenshot of the time off booking pop out as it exists now:
Would be incredibly grateful if any of you clever people have any ideas. Thanks :)