Customise how you refer to your team πŸ€™

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

Repeat shifts on mobile πŸ”πŸ“²

What's new ✨

Managers using the Deputy iOS or Android app can now repeat shifts for the next seven days, with a few simple taps.

When creating shifts on mobile, you can now add repeat shifts for the week ahead by simply choosing the days you want this shift to apply to.

Why

We have made this change to save you time and to make scheduling more efficient from the Deputy mobile app ⏱

How to use it

1. Tap inline on the Schedule (or use the + button) to start adding a shift.

2. Select the days you want the shifts created for in the 'Repeat this week' section and tap Add shifts!

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

Note: Make sure you've updated your Deputy app to the latest version

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

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.

Attach files to Locations πŸ“Ž

What's new

You will now be able to attach files to your Locations in Deputy. This will help you provide additional context for your staff carrying out their shift.

1. Attach images & pdf documents 📄- Attach up to 5 files (images & pdfs) to each location. We have also increased the character limit of location notes to 5,000.

2. Attachment privacy 🔐- Location attachments can be visible to all staff or just managers.

3. View location notes & attachments on the go📱- Location notes & attachments can be viewed by staff while on shift on both our iOS and Android mobile apps.

Why

  • Locations are central to how our customer use & setup Deputy. We are striving to help your staff have all the necessary information to do their best work.

How to use it

Update Location notes and upload attachments to Location via Deputy web and view on the web or mobile apps. Click here to read more about how to use it.

Save time adding your team to Deputy by sharing a link! βœ¨πŸ”—


What's new

We've introduced a simple way to get your team onto Deputy - the new Invite link feature allows managers to share a unique link with your team, enabling them to create their own profiles instead of needing to enter them yourself!

It's as simple as:

  1. Share 🔗  - share your unique link with your team into the social or messaging apps you already use
  2. Create📱 - staff follow the link to create their account and a request is sent for your approval
  3. Approve ✅  - view and approve pending requests on Deputy to add your team and start scheduling!

Why

  • We found that most managers already have their team on their phone, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Groups or iMessage... but there was never an easy way to get them into Deputy. 💬
  • And sometimes you don’t always have their email address on hand and yet we ask you for it in order to invite them to Deputy. 🙅🏻‍♀️

How to use it

It's available on our Deputy mobile apps📱 as well as on our website💻. Click here to read more about how to use it.

Monthly Scheduling by Area on Web πŸ—“

We are excited to introduce the Monthly Scheduling by Area on our web-app!

We are looking to help you with:

Coverage⛑ At a glance view of whether you have enough coverage in the critical areas of your organisation

Schedules in Advance👩🏽‍⚕️ Staff have predictable schedules that they receive well in advance

Leave & Unavailability🧘🏾‍♀️ Quickly view who is on leave or unavailable in a month view

Auto-Schedule with Ease 🎩 Setup your required staff for each area and simply tap a button, month of schedules done, it’s magic

Everything else you love with all our existing views including Stats, Business Insights, Print support!