The new employee profile (& more features)!

Who doesn’t love a fresh new look? You may have noticed the People tab and employee profiles have a new look and feel. We have redesigned it for better navigation and so you can find & edit the information you need quicker. We’ve also reorganised and decluttered a few existing sections:

  • Profile includes personal details, employment details (where they work, training, pay, working hours), journals
  • Scheduling will have everything related to shifts, unavailability and leave
  • Activity includes news feed

This update is currently available for Scheduling, Time & Attendance, Premium accounts. Enterprise accounts coming next year!

And it's not just a pretty face! The new People tab is loaded with new features:

  • Pay by area: pay your staff different rates for higher duties, like working in a specific area or with hazardous equipment
  • Agreed hours & overtime: do you want your staff's overtime period to be calculated over a 2 or 4-week period? now you can! For example, Emma's agreed hours are 45 hours for two weeks, therefore she will be paid overtime when she exceeds 45 hours within a two week period.
  • Regular working hours (next month): do you have staff who work the same days and time every week? set up their working hours so you can auto-schedule them each week 
  • Request documents(Australia only): managers can now request documents during the onboarding process, things like certifications, licences, signed contracts etc. You won’t be able to upload a document to send to new hires (yet) - coming later this year.

Click here to read more about it.

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

Customise how you refer to your team 🤙

What's new ✨

To better reflect the diverse nature of the Deputy community and those who use our product each day, we’ve changed the default for term for “employee” in Deputy to “team member”.  For existing customers we also have the ability for each business to customise this term, so your Deputy account can accurately reflect how you refer to and speak with your team each day. This change will be effective across our web, mobile apps and be visible for all members of your team who use Deputy.


Why 🌟

Deputy’s vision is to create thriving workplaces in every community. This change is about recognising the traditional employee-manager relationship is evolving over time, and may not exist in every business. It's also about reinforcing that a thriving business is built on mutual respect and collaboration between all members of a team, regardless of their role.

How to use it 🤓

All new customers will have the updated "team member" term applied to their account by default. For existing customers or those that would like to update the term to fit their business, we have a setting under Custom Terms in your Business Settings.

Click here to read more about how to use it

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

Xero - Mark New Pay Items Reportable As W1

What's new

Create new Xero Pay Items Reportable as W1 

When exporting payroll to Xero, customers can now mark whether newly created Pay Items will be Reportable as W1 on Activity Statement in Xero. 

If you have any Pay Items in Xero which already exist, you will need to go back and manually update each individual part item as Reportable as W1 as appropriate.
Read more about how to do this in Xero

Why

Customers have given a lot of feedback that most earnings for employees will be reportable as W1 to the ATO, however our Xero integration previously created all new Pay Items with Reportable as W1 set to off. Deputy believes that future Pay Item creation in Xero from Deputy will make tax time for a lot of customers and their accountants a lot easier.

How to use it

This improvement is now available to all Australian customers. 

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

We're deprecating On The Fly calculations for ADP and Gusto

What's new

  • We are deprecating overtime export rules (also called on the fly calculations). Currently if you export pay to Gusto or ADP (either Workforce Now or Run), you will see a group of checkboxes that allow you to configure overtime. Examples could be:

    - Setting all hours over 40 as being O/T Hours
    - Marking Sunday Timesheets as O/T Hours
    - Setting all hours over 40 as being O/T Hours
    - Marking any hours over 8 hours per day as O/T Hours

    These will be replaced by Deputys Custom Award Library going forward to help customers export accurate payslips, easier 🎉
  • Current ADP File Download exports are being deprecated, and replaced by a script that includes pay rate interpretation. This means overtime, double time and other pay conditions will be automatically generated based on the US pay rate an employee is working under.

Why

  • This change will help to make payroll exports more efficient. After assigning your employees to an award or US Pay Rate through the people page, Deputy will be able to export accurate payslips - with overtime, leave, doubletime, and other pay conditions generated automatically .

How to be prepared

  • To be prepared, follow the help doc here!
  • Export Rules will be removed from the product on the 30th of July for Gusto and the 30th of August for ADP 

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.

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

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.

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

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