Payroll ID at your fingertips 🔢

What's new ✨

We know many of our customers assign Payroll IDs to team members for payroll and identification purposes. 

You can now do more with Payroll IDs by:

🔍 Searching for a team member by Payroll ID on the People tab

📄 Running the Timesheet Report on Report Builder

Payroll ID now automatically populates next to each team member's name. 

You can also add Payroll IDs to other reports in the Report Builder such as the Schedule Report. Simply drag and drop the Payroll ID field from All Fields > Employee.

Feedback 🤓

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

The all new bulk import

What's new  

We have completely rebuilt the bulk import tool, which will allow you to import and/or update employee data and pay rates into Deputy from CSV.

You are now able to import -

  • Employee/team member data, along with pay rates
  • Training modules

Why 👈 

We heard from many customers about challenges in importing data into Deputy. 

The new bulk import has many capabilities -

  • Upsert - Insert new data and update existing data in single import operation
  • Validations - Validate data (example - valid location or stress profile) before importing
  • In-place editor - Correct errors directly in editor (no need to download, correct and re-upload)
  • Export - Export all existing data so that you can edit and re-import (Bulk updates are easy now!)
  • Sample Import templates
  • Bulk Import History - Review previous imports

How to use it 🎯 

On the People tab, click Add People and then Bulk Import/Update.

Select the type of data you want to import viz. Employee/ Team member or Training.

If you want to update a large number of existing employees, you can export/download -> update -> re-import data. Export file format matches import format.

Please refer to the help guide for detailed information.

How to get it 🙋 

Bulk import for Employee/Team members and training is available to all customers.

Bulk import for pay rates is in beta and will be available in coming weeks. If you are interested in exclusive beta access, please let us know here.

What's coming next 🏆 

We will continue to add more data types to bulk import in coming months - 

  • Enterprise employment term assignments
  • Timesheet/Roster 
  • Sales Data 
  • Location/Areas 
  • Leave Balances 

A new web-based Time Clock ⏱

What's new ✨

We rebuilt our web time clock from the ground up to bring you an easier way for your team to clock in and out.

This new Time Clock can run in a browser on any device, including your workplace tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Time Clock home

Clocking in

Why 🤔

We found that some of our customers used devices that did not support running our iOS Kiosk or Android Time Clock apps and resorted to using our legacy Web Kiosk which did not support all of Deputy's latest features.

Some of our customers had staff that did not own smartphones or did not have accessible internet access at their place of work.

The new Web Time Clock is a great, lightweight alternative for these businesses as well as businesses who do not want to purchase additional hardware like tablets.

For those using the existing legacy Web Kiosk you will notice the new Web Time Clock:

  • has a new consistent design with the rest of Deputy
  • has a smart team member list for faster clock-ins (not in Beta version but coming soon)
  • will support shift questions (not in Beta version but coming soon)
  • will support photo capture on clock in and out (not in Beta version but coming soon)
  • will support showing team members from all your locations

How to use it 🤓

We'll have a help doc on how to use the new Web Time Clock soon, in the meantime here are some things you should know about the new Web Time Clock:

  • as a manager, you'll be able to launch it directly from our website once you've logged in (no more hidden links)
  • it supports all the Deputy clock in and out features except for Shift Pulse 
  • it requires internet access and does not work offline

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

How to get it 🧪

This feature is still in BETA but available to try:

If you're already using the legacy Web Kiosk, simply PIN in and tap the "Update to the new Time Clock" banner at the top. If you need more help, follow these instructions.

If you've not used our legacy Web Kiosk before, follow the steps on this page to set up the Kiosk. Then switch to the new Time Clock as shown above.  

Note: the current BETA version of the Web Time Clock will not have support for the following:

  • shift questions
  • the ability to edit timesheets before submitting
  • photo capture on clock in and out

Pay Comparison Report

What's new ✨

Have you ever wanted to reconcile what your team has been paid with what they would have earned on an industrial award? The Pay Comparison report allows you to do this! 

This report takes your employees recorded time (via our timesheets), and recalculates them according to any of our industrial awards or your custom terms.

Why 🤔

More and more legislation is requiring businesses to ensure their employees are 'better off' on their respective agreements and salaries than they would be compared to an individual award - this report gives businesses another tool to help determine if they are compliant.

How to use it 🤓

You can find the Pay Comparison Report in your reports section!

Simply enter your parameters and click Create:
Your report will generate in the background and you'll receive an email when its done - just click download to get it in Excel format!

Click here to read more about how to use it

What's coming soon

This feature is still in BETA & still in active development. Look out in the coming weeks for:

  • Defined outer limits - calculate when your employees have gone over specified amounts of overtime and penalties each pay period
  • Reporting by pay period - for easier viewing
  • More filters - to break down your employee groups even more.

Pay rate mapping with ADP Workforce Now

What's new ✨

  • Pay Rate Sync - Map your ADP Workforce Now worker types to Deputy pay rates for employee creation.

Why 🤔

We've had some feedback from early adopters of the updated ADP Workforce Now people sync that worker type pay rate mapping would be a great feature to add and a big time saver when adding employees to Deputy.

How to use it 🤓

Click here to read how to use the new worker type pay rate mapping.

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'.

An entirely new ADP Workforce Now Integration!

What's new ✨

  • Entirely new people import - You can now easily import your team, map locations, sync leave balance and more. 
  • A best in class timesheet export - We’ve rebuilt our payroll export, making it super simple to get your timesheets over to ADP WFN. No more export codes, just map your pay rates to your ADP earnings codes!
  • A new look - we’ve packaged these changes into a new, shiny, highly configurable experience. 

Why? 🤔

  • At Deputy, we’ve been revamping our fleet of integrations to minimise work needed to keep systems in sync. These new changes will allow you to easily keep your team member information accurate, as well as reduce the time needed to get timesheets over to ADP!

Feedback 🤓

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

How to get it 🧪

  • If you’ve been using the old workforce now people sync, you’ll need to disconnect and reconnect your integration to see the new experience. Request to be migrated here
  • If you're a new ADP People Sync user, learn how to connect here
  • Our new payroll integration is in beta and slowly rolling out to all users. Request to be part of the beta here!

Upgraded Employee Schedule Views

What's new ✨

  • Upgraded Employee Schedules - Week, 2 week, 4 week and month employee view schedules have been redesigned and rebuilt
  • Performance - Upgrading the technology behind the schedules can result in a much faster scheduling experience for Deputy customers
  • New Design - A more consistent scheduling experience no matter what scheduling view you like to use most 

The new employee schedule view

The new schedule employee view

At a glance, stacked shifts can show that an employee has multiple items, from shifts through to leave

Shift popovers allow you to reschedule shifts via drag and drop with ease

Why 🤔

As part of Deputy's ongoing work to provide a faster, better scheduling experience, these upgrades offer a better experience from day one but also allow us to provide exciting new features like agreed hours with many more to come

Feedback 🤓

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'.

[Enterprise Only] Refreshed People Profile!

What's new ✨

Who doesn’t love a fresh new look? 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

Why 🤔

We've revamped the experience to give a faster, more intuitive experience to users, with improved workflow and a 'what you see is what you edit' philosophy, reducing the clicks you need to see your data.

How to use it 🤓

The Help Articles below are easy to follow and guide you through the new experience:

Welcome to the New Employee Experience (Enterprise!)

Enterprise People tab

How to set up pay details for your employees in the people tab [Enterprise] 

How to get it 🧪

This feature is  in BETA, however you can opt in now via our new self-serve option!`

This is accessible to system administrators through Business Settings -> Upcoming Features, and will activate for your entire account.

Sales Per Hour in Business Insights

What's new ✨ 

In early 2020, Deputy introduced the business goal metric Labor percentage to help manage your labor cost with the Sales to get more profit.

We know however that for businesses to run optimally and smart 😎, it’s also crucial for managers to improve the efficiency of their business by gaining insight into employee productivity.

So we are excited to introduce a new business goal metric - Sales Per Hour (SPH).

This can be accessed within Business Insights Summary and viewable as:

  • Forecast/Budgeted SPH :  Deputy Forecast Sales / Budgeted Hours
  • Scheduled SPH :  Forecast Sales / Scheduled Shifts’ Hours
  • Actual SPH:  Actual Sales / Actual Timesheets’ Hours

Business Insights with “Sales per hour” in place will help you:

  • Understand how your business is performing by observing key metrics day by day , week by week,  or month by month
  • Share the budgeted Sales per hour as a business goal with your team for increased productivity and planning out schedules accordingly.
  • Make scheduling adjustments during the day by comparing Scheduled vs. Actual vs. Budgeted SPH to either reduce or increase the labor demand.
  • Last thing, you can choose either one or both of Labor % and SPH to monitor and optimize your business performance in BI Summary.

How to use it 🤓

Read more about how to use Business Insights here

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

Kiosk apps running on iOS 12 devices will no longer receive updates

What's new ✨

From March 2022, businesses using Apple devices running iOS 12 will no longer be able to download new updates of the Deputy Kiosk app. 

Why 🤔

Apple continuously releases features that make developing apps simpler, quicker, more reliable and secure. Supporting devices that run iOS 13+ means we will have all these benefits as we improve the Kiosk app. 

It will also allow us to release the Shift Pulse (team engagement) feature to the Kiosk app 🙂😐☹️

Things to note ☝️

  • Existing businesses with a device on iOS 12 will still be able to use the current version of the Kiosk app installed & there will be no downtime on the older versions as we go through this transition. However, it will no longer be supported via our help channels. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to iOS 13+ if supported by your device.
  • Users on iOS 13+ will continue to receive new versions of the iOS Kiosk app as we make updates.
  • This does not affect the Android Time Clock app.
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