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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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

Set up Advanced Stress Profiles from Business Settings

What's new

Non-Enterprise customers can also set the advanced stress profile via Business Settings. This feature will be rolled out to everyone in the next 3 days.

  • Access advanced stress profiles via Business Settings: Managers can access their stress profiles under the “People” tab via “Business Settings”.

  • View/Create/Update stress profiles in one place When managers access the stress profile via Business Settings, they will be able to create new custom stress profiles or view/update existing stress profiles too.

Why

Advanced stress profiles is an essential tool not only for Enterprise customers, but also for Non-Ent SMB customers to efficiently manage their employee’s schedules to ensure themselves to be aligned with labor compliance standards etc.

How to use it

Read more about how to view/set the stress profiles here

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

iOS Mobile: Invite Your Team From Payroll 📱

What's new

  • Invite your team from your Payroll/HR software - login to your payroll or HR software, choose the employees you want to invite and invite them to Deputy!
  • Supported integrations - Xero, Gusto, Quickbooks + more coming soon


Why

Deputy knows that many businesses run their operations on mobile and we want to make it easier for you to get set up on Deputy. You already have your team's information in another system so we use that to make adding your team easier so you need to do double entry. 

How to use it

Available to all customers on iOS Deputy App version 9.0.2 or later. 

Your integration not supported? Let us know by going to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Leave Management Updates - Amend approved leave request & much more!

What's new

The below updates are available on Web-app only.
  • Amend or cancel upcoming, approved leave request - Employees can now cancel or change their upcoming, already approved leave request. Introduced a new setting that controls this permission with Business Settings > Leave > Allow Employees to amend or cancel their approved leave request.
  • View leave balance while approving the leave request - While approving a leave request, the manager can now view how the request will impact the leave balance of their employees. This also dynamically updates as changes are made during the approval process.
  • View Approving Manager - Approving manager for the leave request is now displayed on the leave request. 
  • View who else is on leave - While approving a leave request, managers can now view who else is on leave during the period requested by the employee.
  • View ‘Future Balance’ - Both employees & managers can now view the future balance of their entitled leave. Previously Deputy only displayed the ‘Leave balance’ & ‘Upcoming leave’, leaving the calculation to be done by the employee/manager.
  • Leave Requests Widget on Dashboard - We have introduced a new ‘Leave Requests for me’ widget which displays only the pending leave requests that have you as the approving manager.
  • Improved look & feel - We have improved the user experience of the leave approval process for a manager, items such as bulk selecting leave types and days should be quicker & more intuitive!

Why

Leave management in a business can be prickly. We understand that ensuring you have all the relevant information to make a decision on your staff’s leave while operating a business with appropriate coverage can be very difficult. We have decided to surface the details that will assist both employees and managers to handle the leave process a little more seamlessly.

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to use it

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


Changes to Enabling Support Access

What's new

Enabling support access will now give you an option to give access for a set duration. These periods can be: 

  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks
  • Indefinitely


Why

In order to protect your business, your employees and your data, we've made support access expire so that you don't have to remember to turn it off once we've helped you through an issue. 

We want your explicit consent every time we access your account to support you so that you are in full control of who does and doesn't have access to your account. 

When will I see this change?

  • Customers who sign up after 10th Feb 2021 
    • Support access will be enabled by default for 4 weeks
  • Premium customers who signed up before 10th Feb 2021
    • If you have support access enabled, this will automatically transition to the 4 week timer starting the 17th Feb
  • Enterprise customers who signed up before 10th Feb 2021
  • If you have support access enabled, this will automatically transition to the 4 week timer starting the 24th Feb

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

Introducing Deputy's new look and feel ✨

Wherever you choose to use Deputy, from your desktop or preferred device, you’ll experience a fresh, new look and feel as we make the most exciting update to our brand yet. You and your team will see a new logo, a new colour palette, and a refreshed experience roll out across Deputy in the product, on our website, and through all our communications. 

What's new ✨

Our logo and app icons
First thing you'll notice is our new logo and updated app icons.

Schedule improvements
We've worked to modernise the schedule tab: removing unnecessary lines, adding a little extra spacing and generally tidying up a bit. As part of these updates we've simplified the shift status colours: unpublished shifts are now grey, and empty shifts are white. 

Refreshed web app
Across the web app you'll see our updated colour palette (now with added contrast to meet accessibility guidelines), icons and components.

Mobile apps
The updated colour palette and icons continue through our mobile app creating a consistent experience wherever you're using Deputy.

And of course, everybody's favourite... dark mode 🦇🌚

Kiosk and time clock apps
Last but not least, we've our Kiosk and Time clock

What isn't new 😅

It's important to note, the way you use Deputy hasn't changed. These updates are purely a visual update across our product.

Why 🤔

We are changing our logo and the visual look and feel of the product to better represent our customers, the Deputy team that sits behind the product, and our vision for the future of shift workers globally. You can learn more about the reason behind our brand refresh here.

Feedback 💬

We’d love to hear your thoughts. Please use this form to share your feedback directly with our product and design teams.

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