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


Pay your employee sleepover shift correctly with one click and Schedule non-worked type shift easily

If you are willing to join our exclusive BETA program for this upcoming feature, please click here to register your interest.

What's new

  • Non-worked type area settings - Managers now can setup a non-worked type area where any shift happened there will not be calculated into the ordinary total time, plus NO stress profile or overtime pay rate will be triggered neither.  

  • Sleepover shift management - Managers can also setup sleepover allowance via SCHADS awards by marking particular sets of area who contains the specified name to be Sleepover Area.  By doing so , you will be able to pay your employee's sleepover shift accurately by one click!



Why

Deputy wants to keep empowering our Healthcare / NDIS customers during COVID-19. We hope by supporting the non-worked type shift and sleepover shifts , it could help the Healthcare/NDIS customers to easily manage their scheduling and timesheets.


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

How to get it

This feature is still in BETA & will roll out to all accounts over the coming weeks.

If you are interested in joining our exclusive BETA program for this, please register your interest by hitting 'Get me in'.


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 

Why

  • 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.


Shopify BETA - connect your eCommerce & POS sales

What's new

  • Connect your Shopify store - either install the Deputy app from the Shopify app store or find Shopify in your Deputy account under Integrations
  • Import online & POS orders  - seamlessly import all these orders into Deputy
  • Map channels to areas of work in Deputy - allocate all online orders to where you pick and pack your orders while still keeping your point-of-sale orders allocated to your physical retail areas

Why

Retail business owners often plan their workforce based on historic or projected demand. Importing Shopify orders from both online and brick and mortar channels allows customers to make smarter decisions on how they schedule their workforce. 

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to use the Shopify integration

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


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

Why

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 

Why
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

Why

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.