Deprecation of Leave Widget on Dashboard

What's new

The old Leave Request Widget on the Dashboard has now been deprecated, removing it from view for all managers. This widget previously showed all leave requests by all employees, including those not requiring approval by that particular manager.

This has been replaced by the 'Need Approval Leave Widget', which shows managers only the leave requests that they need to approve.


Why

  • The new widget shows only those leave requests that require action by the user. For the majority of managers, this declutters their dashboard and let them focus on the most important actions, helping to simplify shift work!
  • Should managers want to view all the approved or awaiting approval leave requests (as per the deprecated leave widget), they can access this through the Leave Management Report or the Time Off & Schedules Report.


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

Integrate With ADP Workforce Now Essential Time

What's new

  • Time Clock Integration - Deputy's US customers can sync time punches from mobile, web, and Kiosks directly into ADP Workforce Now Essential Time in real-time.

Why

✅  The new integration simplifies your Deputy account implementation when using ADP Essential Time, so you can quickly get your business using Deputy's powerful scheduling and timekeeping tools ⏩

✅  Increased flexibility and cost savings as you can choose to use Deputy's Kiosk and mobile apps on your own hardware (iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets) 💸

How to use it

Click here to read more about how to set up the Essential Time integration.

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

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

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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