Take Control by Setting up Budgets for your Areas

What's new

  • Managers can now set up wage or hour budgets not only per Location level but also per Area level.
  • When scheduled shifts are over budget,  managers can also easily drill in to find out which area is over budget by simply hovering over the day in the Stats panel

Why

We hope that by allowing you to set up a budget on an area level it will give you a lot more control & provide another toolkit to optimise your staff costs.

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to rely on budgets to optimise your scheduling plans.

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

Employee agreed working hours

This feature is currently available for Premium accounts only


What's new

  • Set agreed working hours to specify the number of hours an employee is required or agreed to work within the work period selected. Setting this will allow you to -
    • Create and assign a work period to determine how employees’ overtime are calculated. Selecting Tuesday as the start of the work period means overtime is calculated from Tuesday-Monday. Previously, work/overtime period was determined by the location settings, Week starts with.
    • Keep track and view employee’s agreed hours while scheduling. An arrow next to the employee’s name will indicate whether you’ve scheduled your employee above or under their agreed hours. Green tick means, you’ve scheduled them just right!
    • Display warnings when your employee has exceeded their agreed hours. When adding/editing a shift, a warning will pop up if you have scheduled over your employee’s agreed hours.




How to use it

Click here to read more about how to use it

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Integrate With ADP Workforce Now Essential Time

What's new

  • Time Clock Integration - Deputy's US customers can sync time punches from mobile, web, and Kiosks directly into ADP Workforce Now Essential Time in real-time.

Why

✅  The new integration simplifies your Deputy account implementation when using ADP Essential Time, so you can quickly get your business using Deputy's powerful scheduling and timekeeping tools ⏩

✅  Increased flexibility and cost savings as you can choose to use Deputy's Kiosk and mobile apps on your own hardware (iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets) 💸

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to set up the Essential Time integration.

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Copy weekly schedules on mobile 📲

What's new

Managers using the Deputy iOS and Android app can now copy a previous week's schedule to a future week, with a few simple taps.
We know that for many businesses your roster does not change that much week to week. Where previously, you could only copy shifts one day at a time, now you can copy an entire week's schedule and apply it to a future week, making any small adjustments needed before publishing. 

Why

✅  We have made this change to save you time and enable scheduling to be more efficient from the Deputy mobile app ⏱

How to use it

1. Tap the + button on the Schedule Week view then tap 'Copy shifts'
2. Tap to select the shifts that you wish to copy and then tap'Copy x shifts'
3. Swipe to navigate to a future week and tap 'Paste x shifts'

And you're done! Make any small adjustments to the new week's schedule before it's ready to publish.

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FlareHR Worker Import Updates.

What's new

  • You can now choose a default location for imported workers - Previously, if we couldn’t automatically create a mapping between the locations listed in Deputy and the location of a worker imported from FlareHR, we would automatically assign them to wherever the integration was originally configured. With this change, you can control which location to assign these users, or even ignore them from the import all together.
  • We’ve overhauled the design of the Import Worker config - The design of the new worker sync setup screen has been completely overhauled. With these changes, we hope you have a better idea on how to both use the integration, and configure it to your needs.

Before

After

Why

✅ Ability to set a default location means less manual work if our assumptions are wrong

✅ Redesigned configuration screen will make setup easier and behaviour more transparent.

Copy Deputy Forecast & Import Your Own Forecast

What's new

  • Quick copy Deputy forecast to Manager forecastYou will no longer need to switch between Deputy forecast and Manager forecast to copy from one to the other. Now the Deputy forecast data will automatically appear within the Manager forecast if we notice that you have no data.
  • Import your own forecast:  We finally have a way that will allow you to import your own forecast data to override our Deputy Forecast. This can only be done via API, check the API doc for details here

Interested to join our beta program and provide your feedbackRegister here

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to use more in Business Insights.

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Approve Open Shift Requests from the Web Dashboard

What's new

Approve Open Shift requests straight from the DashboardWe have introduced a new web Dashboard widget which will now enable managers to view all open shift requests in one place & approve them swiftly.

wait there's more...! 😆

 Open Shift defaults to requiring approval: If an open shift is created on the web Schedule tab with ‘Requires approval’, this setting will be remembered for all other open shifts created.


Why

Open shifts with approval since its launch last year has been one of the most popular features amongst Deputy customers. With feedback, we continue to improve this important feature. We really appreciate you take the time to leave feedback!

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to use it

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Employees can now view changes to their timesheets! 🔍

What's new ✨

  • Employees can now view changes that have been made to their timesheet including:
    • Shift start time
    • Shift end time
    • Meal break time
  • Managers can also set up an automated reminder for employees to review their timesheets.

Why

✅ To help streamline the process of reviewing timesheets and be ready for payroll.

✅ To increase transparency between your managers and your employees.

✅ We also found that employees want to see the changes being made between the time they clock out and payday.


How to use it

Click here to read more about how it works.

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Create Open Shifts with Manager Approval on Mobile

What’s new

As a manager, you can now create Open shifts with manager approval, directly on your Deputy mobile app! 

This means you can now create and approve open shifts with approval on the mobile. 

Benefit

  • As a busy manager, you no longer need to be near your desktop to CREATE and APPROVE shifts. 
  • Create and approve Open shifts on the go, or while commuting.

How to create Open Shifts with Approval on mobile


How to approve shifts on mobile


Now available on iOS and Android. 

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Square: Timesheet & Employee integration working for all countries

What's new

We've updated our Square integration so that the Timesheet and Employee integrations to work for customers outside of the US.

  • Timesheets - automatically add timesheets from Square into Deputy
  • Employees - automatically add new employees from Square into Deputy

Why

Previously, the ability to access timecards and employee information was not available to customers outside of the US via the Square API. Since then, Square has updated this however Deputy never updated the integration to reflect this until now.

How to use it

If you are a non-US customers and have connected to Square in the past, you'll need to completely disconnect your Square account in Deputy and re-connect it (requires logging back into Square).

Read more about how to connect Square here

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