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Scheduling employee leave management

One of the most asked questions with scheduling employees, collecting start and finish times, and managing leave, is LEAVE – how can we manage leave easier? Leave comes in many forms and varies between full-time, casual and part-time staff

Do you want better leave visibility?

Employee leave includes.

  • Annual leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • unpaid leave
  • accrued leave
  • Long Service Leave
  • Carers Leave
  • Time off in Lieu leave
  • Unpaid Leave – No Show
  • Add more leave types as required

What is unavailability?

  • Unavailability is more about saying I cant work Thursday so you are not scheduled.
  • Unavailbility makes it easy to put in the days you are at University or soccer or football training so you are not scheduled on these days.

When applying for leave employees can add comments and additional information where required to explain the leave.

Integrate employee time collection and leave with payroll. Your payroll system will drive the leave categories.

Supervisors and Managers can see….

  • All Leave requests
  • Leave requests assigned to the supervisor
  • All upcoming leave
  • Approved and unapproved leave

Employees can…..

  • Apply for leave through their own mobile phone (supervisors are notified of the leave request immediately)
  • See leave approved and denied
  • See leave balance when payroll is connected

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More than 250,000 workplaces have used Deputy

Posted on: February 12, 2021 | Categories: award interpretation Deputy Implementation MYOB Payroll

It is not possible for so many companies to choose a product and the product does not match the expectations of the customer.

If you need any of the following….

  • Better communication across your business between employees and management
  • To get away from spreadsheets
  • Faster and easier scheduling
  • Open shifts
  • Swapping shifts
  • Overtime authorisation
  • Award interpretation
  • Integration with Payrolls like Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, Reckon, and dozens more

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Scheduling staff is a challenge – Scheduling staff in COVID is so much harder

Posted on: January 15, 2021 | Categories: StaffRosters Blog

Many companies that schedule staff have multiple locations, there is a connection, think about retail stores like Gloria Jeans Coffee, hotel chains that manage multiple locations locally, nationally and globally.

As COVID continues to give businesses grief globally legislation is changing country by country to help manage COVID better in certain industries.

Key industries include….

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Aged care

These industries account for a massive number of the workforce globally, these industries also all need to schedule employees across one or many locations.

Examples of legistation we are starting to see being bought in by Governments around the world include

  • The operator of a residential aged care facility must develop a Workforce Management Plan that requires employees, contractors, volunteers and students to advise if they have worked at other locations in the same industry.
  • Employers in some countries can now force employees to come back to work and stop working from home – Not everyone will be happy with this outcome.
  • Vaccine legislation is now coming out for some industries as the vaccine is beggining to be rolled out globally.
  • Businesses are being forced to collect visitor information including name and mobile for COVID tracing
  • Wearing masks indoors in crowded places including retail is mandatory with fines aplying if you do not comply.

The only way to manage employees’ schedules across multiple locations is electronic, spreadsheets are no longer an option. Electronic scheduling allows you to set parameters that stop one worker from being scheduled at another location.

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Tsheets bought out by Quickbooks

Posted on: December 15, 2020 | Categories: StaffRosters Blog

Many will know Tsheets was apparently bought out in 2017 by Intuit the owners of Quickbooks for around $340M

As happens when large companies buy out small companies not always every customer going forward is happy.

I got this just today
We are using Tsheets but since it has been bought out by Quick Books it is unreliable and expensive. I am interested in your costs and how the system works for the staff.

Over the past 5 years, I have assisted a number of customers to move from Tsheets and the reasons are varied.

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Deputy Trends highlight shiftworkers attitudes towards shiftwork.

Posted on: December 7, 2020 | Categories: StaffRosters Blog

Deputy recently completed a detailed survey of more than 1400 shift workers. While 96% of the shift workers liked parts of their job more than 25% said they did not dislike anything about working shift work.

Overwhelmingly shift workers spoken open and honestly with 96% saying they deserve more respect and 82% want better communication.

If you cannot do the following you should book in a demonstration.

  • Send employees notifications instantly.
  • Ask employees to read and approve documentation without printing one piece of paper.
  • Allow Shift workers to swap shifts with a mate when needed to allow better quality of live. (shift workers can miss out on a lot of social activity due to the hours worked)
  • Allow shift workers to see who else is working on thier shifts
  • Allow shift workers to pre-plan a day off in the future
  • Shift workers can do all of the asbove on their own mobile phone, no paper, spreadsheets needed anywhere.

Let shift workers have all the information they need in their hands with their own mobile phones. Start a trial or book in a demonstration



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