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. 


  • 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

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.


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

Setting up Daily or Weekly Budget in Business Insights

What's new

  • For new customers, you can setup either daily or weekly budgets for both wages and hours in the new Budget setting component.

  • For existing customers, you can switch budgets between Daily and Weekly easily by clicking "Budget settings".

  • Better plan your schedules by comparing Budget vs. Scheduled in stats panel. You can hover-over the weekly or daily summary to compare your scheduled hours/wages with budgets .


We understand different business have different ways for setting up the budgets. By supporting business to set up their budget in either weekly or daily, it could help you to schedule your employee more efficiently.

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.

Managers Can Now Approve Open Shifts on Mobile

What's new

  • As a Manager, you can now View and Approve Open Shift requiring approval on Deputy Mobile App
  • You can approve directly from the app dashboard or scheduling screen
  • Easily sort and approve employees that were first to request, cost or by alphabetical order
  • Available now on both iOS and Android Deputy app

How to approve shifts on mobile

Business Insights recent updates

What's new

We keep improving the Business Insights to empower your data driven scheduling experiences even better. So here are what have been updated recently:

  1. All location read-only Business Insights - managers are able to view your whole business metrics by selecting "All Location" in the location dropdown. This will help you to understand how my business performed by comparing budget vs. scheduled vs. actual to keep improving your scheduling in the future.
  2. Salary cost are now included into the total of actual cost within Business Insights. The salary cost will be calculated based on your salary distribution settings by either "Scheduled Days", "Scheduled Hours" or "Days of the Week",  more details can be found here.
  3. Leave cost are also now included into the total of actual/scheduled cost within Business Insights.  Any future leave cost will be included into Scheduled cost and any past approved leave cost will be included into actual cost.
  4. Labor percentage calculation has been adjusted by involving Salary cost and Leave cost.
  5. Bug fixes and other improvements 


  • Based on the feedback from our customers, we understand "All location" mode of Business Insights is quite helpful and critical for managers to check the whole business performance.
  • Without salary cost and leave cost, the data shown in BI won't be accurate and we hope by adding both in can help you make better data driven decision for your future scheduling.

How to use it

It's available in Scheduling Model of Deputy WebApp,  Follow our help guide for more details on how to configure and rely on Business insights to manage data driven scheduling.

We are keen to hear your feedback, so if you have any questions regarding Business Insights or want to tell us what needs to be improved, simply submit your thoughts via Schedule --> Stats --> Give feedback, or book a 30 mins meeting with us.

Schedule Importer now supports Rest Breaks 🍫

Deputy customers that are on our Enterprise product love our Importer Wizard which gives them the ability to bulk upload data such as Employees, Areas, Schedules, Sales Data.

Schedule Importer supports Rest Breaks

Schedule importer now supports uploading rest breaks that are duration-based. This will still be optional but now you can bulk upload schedules with rest breaks 😃

Read more here.

Employee profile mini makeover

What's new

  • Fullscreen employee profilethe modal will now fill up the screen because bigger is better. Giving you a lot more room to amend the critical details of your staff
  • Pay rates & leave tab (Premium accounts only) - in edit mode, the 'Pay rates & leave' tab has been renamed to 'Employment details' and there's top navigation to section out pay rates and leave entitlements


This is the first step to the new and improved employee profile modal that will house new features and a design revamp - exciting things coming soon for the employee profile!

Don't worry, you can still edit and manage your employees the same as before.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion updates

What's new

1. Preferred name in employee profiles to allow staff to be represented by the name they feel most comfortable with - read the help guide 

2. Removing the gender field to ensure staff don’t feel biased or pressured for personal, unnecessary information - read the help guide

3. Archiving employees (to replace “discard”) because people aren’t objects, and we know that words matter - read the help guide

4. Timesheet reviews for employees (coming soon) to help keep building transparency between managers and employees 

For a week, our entire organisation dedicated its time and energy towards transforming areas in our product where we can better empower diversity, equality, and inclusivity in the workforce.

To find out more about these initiatives please read our blog or refer to the help articles above.

Paying employees correctly - recalculating timesheets

What's new

  • New Global Setting > Timesheet option to recalculate timesheets:
    • Off - never recalculate the timesheets
    • Only from selected timesheet and onwards - recalculate approved timesheets that fall after the selected timesheet
    • All timesheets within applicable range - recalculate approved timesheets that fall before and after the selected timesheet


Historically when modifying timesheets or approving timesheets in non-chronological order, Deputy did not recalculate existing approved timesheets to make sure pay rules were still followed for the applicable pay period.

Read more about how it works here

Deputy just got a darker look! 😎📱

Dark Mode has arrived on our iOS and Android apps. You can now ease your eyes while using Deputy — especially in low-light settings.

The Deputy app will follow your system settings and "go dark" automatically, at the same time as your other apps.