Coming Soon: New multi-location selector for your schedule

What’s new ✨

The new schedule location selector (web) will now have the ability to multi-select any combination of location and areas.

Why 🤔

  • Flexibility with Multi-Select Locations - Making the schedule view more relevant by only showing exactly what you want. You can select any combination of locations & areas when scheduling
  • Efficiency - If you need to view and work across multiple areas and locations, you can now select them all in one go without having to frequently change location
  • System Performance - By showing you exactly what you want, the Deputy platform doesn’t have to find all the shifts and staff you don’t currently need to look at. This helps the schedule perform faster and is one of a long list of upcoming performance enhancements we have planned


How to use it

  1. Navigate to the schedule and you’ll find the new location selector where it’s always been
  2. Select what areas and/or locations you’d like to view
  3. Hit done to view your selection on your schedule


Interested in early access and helping shape this feature? Join our Beta Program here.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback or simply book a 30 minute meeting with us here




Coming Soon: An improved Timesheets experience on mobile 🕰️

What’s New ✨

  • Timesheets now have their own tab on the mobile app, making it easier for managers to approve and for your team to view and submit timesheets!
  • Managers can now view all key information needed for approval, including warnings for time and break variances from what was scheduled, when clock in was too far from locations and shift photos not matching your team’s profile, to name a few.
  • Tapping the date or profile photos means you can also approve timesheets in bulk
  • For team members, the Timesheets tab will show their own timesheets.

    Manager View

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Bulk Approval


Team member view


Why? 🤔

Timesheet approval is one of the most used features by managers on the mobile app, yet it wasn’t easy to find. By merging the Dashboard & Me tabs and introducing a dedicated Timesheets tab, you’re in for an easy, on-the-go timesheet approval experience.


How to use it

This improvement will soon be available on both the Deputy iOS and Android apps. Make sure you're always updating your Deputy app to the latest version.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Coming Soon: Introducing a new Home on Mobile! 🏡


What’s New ✨

  • The ‘Me’ and ‘Dashboard’ tabs have merged to become the new ‘Home’ for both managers and employees, with information about shifts and business all under one roof.
  • Surfacing the right information at the right time and streamlining the experience to get to what matters:

    • Your next shift and available shifts
    • Items that require your action or approval
  • A brand new clock-in experience helps speed up the process of clocking in and clocking out



  • The new head-burger, designed as an avatar on the top left corner of the Home screen can be used to edit your profile, switch businesses, get help, and do much more.

Why? 🤔

The ‘Dashboard’ and ‘Me’ tab used to house similar information – items that require action or attention. Previously, users had to shuttle between the two to understand the business needs fully, and this merge will help streamline the overall mobile app experience for both managers and employees whilst introducing a brand-new ‘Timesheets’ tab.


How to use it

This improvement will soon be available on both the Deputy iOS and Android apps. Make sure you're always updating your Deputy app to the latest version.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Labor Model support for Tasks

What's new

In early 2020, we released the feature to set up Labor Model rules that take into account demand drivers (e.g sales, transactions) when generating your required staff.

We understand however that for businesses to run optimally, staffing is also necessary to carry out tasks throughout the day regardless of variable demand drivers (sales, transactions etc.). 

So we are excited to announce that Deputy can now incorporate Tasks into the Labor Model, to give you a holistic view of your required staff.

  • Create a task & sub tasks for a specific area & add them to your labor model rules.
  • Allocate how long it may take for staff to carry out each task.
  • Set up the time period for when this task needs to be completed
  • Run the labor model to generate how much staff it needs to provide a world-class service to your customers and now also determine how much staff your require to carry out important operational tasks like unloading and sorting inventory or cleaning or conducting a stocktake.
  • Automatically create the shifts to meet your required staffing needs with Deputy’s Auto Build & Auto-fill or simply manually create them.
  • Employees will see those tasks details in Mobile Apps or Kiosk when they start their shift on that day.

Interested to join our Beta program for this feature? Register here.

How to use it

Read more about how the labor model works here

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback or simply book a 30 mins meeting with us

New BambooHR Integration Now Available

What's new

Deputy has released a new version of the BambooHR integration that allows you to:

  • Automatically add and update employees from BambooHR to Deputy 
  • Automatically pull employee leave balances from BambooHR to Deputy
  • Automatically send approved leave requests from Deputy to BambooHR

Why

We have heard from many of our BambooHR users that our integration is constantly unreliable and unpredictable.

With this new integration, we make the setup easier by allowing you to:

  • Easily map your BambooHR locations, departments and divisions to equivalent Deputy locations - previously you had set up the list of custom fields for Deputy locations in your BambooHR account, you no longer need to do this.
  • Easily map all of your BambooHR time off types to Deputy leave rules - previously you had to name it correctly to get it to work, you no longer need to do this.

How to use it

Make sure you delete your old BambooHR integration first:

  • If you are a Premium, Timesheet only, Schedule only customer, you can go to Integrations under "Hello, Jack" in the top right
  • If you are an Enterprise customer, you can delete the integration by going to Location Settings 

The new integration can be accessed on the People tab

Need help? Read more about how the integration works here

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback



Deputy Apple Watch App Refresh

What's new ✨

  • Refreshed look & feel - we've completely overhauled the Apple Watch app
  • Clock in & out - Start and end your shift with the Apple Watch app
  • Shift breaks - Start and end your breaks while on shift 

Why

We've heard from our users that our Apple Watch app was unreliable and looking out of date. Knowing that many Deputy users use our app to clock in and out of their shift every day, it was important for us to revitalise the app to make sure users can start their shift easily! 

How to use it

This is now available in Deputy app version 9.10.0

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

New way to access Integrations

What's new

Integrations no longer exist in location settings  - You can now go to the top right hand menu "Hello, Jack" and find Integrations under there.

Note: This currently only applies to Premium, Timesheet only and Schedule only customers. Enterprise will be migrated at a future date.

Why

Last year we released the new way to manage integrations. We want our customers to be using the new and improved Integrations experience as much as possible 

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Leave Approval on Android ✅

What's new

It's here! You can now view leave requests straight from your Deputy Android app.

Action leave requests 🏝- Managers can now view leave requests and approve or decline on the go. You can also approve partially/date approved leave requests.

Leave balance 🔮- Compare the team member's leave balance against the leave requested to make an informed decision

Manage schedule conflicts 🙅‍♂️- View conflicts with the existing schedule & leave requests.

Others on leave 🧘- Avoid being understaffed, view if other team members are on leave during the requested period.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

View Team member's Time off on iOS 🏝

What's new

We want to help managers have the full picture of who's available and who's not when scheduling their team members on mobile.

• Time Off on Schedule Week view 🗓- You can now view team member's leave and unavailability on the schedule week view. If either is not important to you, simply configure what works for you by tapping the Time Off label.

• Time Off details on Add Shift 📲- You will also see these critical details when adding a shift on iOS. If a team member is unavailable or on leave, they will not be recommended for the shift and their time off details will appear underneath their name. 

Edit an Area or Hide it ✏️- Additional goodies 🥳You can also now tap on any Area label to edit the area name or to simply hide it.


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