multiple ways rostering software can help you right now!

Posted on: June 29, 2020 | Categories: Desk Booking Modern Awards StaffRosters Blog Working from home

Globally work-life balance has disappeared where now many people are very worried about if they will be working next week or if next week they will find a job.

We all need to get more clever with what we have, here are a couple of ways your rostering software can help you. I have also included 2 awesome tips below on GMail, we use business google mail and I have found 2 huge time-savers giving me more time to do other things, every google mail user will benefit from these 2 awesome tips.

Rostering software does so much, let’s recap a few favorites over the past 6 months

Use your rostering software to make a desk booking process in your business with current building limitations due to COVID – Read more – COVID assistance
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ll employees on modern awards must now sign in and out so hours worked can be compared to award wages – Read more
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ouchless Sign in and sign out – COVID safe – Read more
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orking from home – There is still a lot of us working from home globally – Read more

 

Google mail tip 1 – This has saved me hours every week
Snippets – set up and create snippets of information that you send multiple times every week – watch a 30-second video and set up

Google mail tip 2 – Tabs
Tabs have saved me some time, not as much as snippets but every click and every second count’s today – watch a 30-second video and set up


Log hours for all employees – Have you caught up with latest legislation?

As we all start to return back to work over the coming weeks it is the perfect time to put your systems in place for employee timekeeping. New changes that came into place on March 1st, 2020, for the most part, may have been overshadowed by COVID-19.

Several modern awards now need people who are paid under annualised salary provisions to actually record there start and finish time each day.

Who is impacted?

If you’re covered under the following modern awards, this will be relevant to you:

  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2010
  • Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010
  • Contract Call Centres Award 2010
  • Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010
  • Legal Services Award 2010
  • Mining Industry Award 2010
  • Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010 (clerical employees only)
  • Salt Industry Award 2010
  • Telecommunications Services Award 2010
  • Water Industry Award 2010
  • Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award 2010

If you work under the following awards, the changes will apply to you, but only if you agree to the new arrangements

  • Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010
  • Local Government Industry Award 2010
  • Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010
  • Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010 (non-clerical employees)
  • Pharmacy Industry Award 2010
  • Rail Industry Award 2010
  • Horticulture Award
  • Pastoral Award 2010

Start your trial and make the collection of employee start and finish times easier than ever before, integrate directly into your payroll saving many weekly hours of manual data collation, calculation and data entry.

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The Fair Work Commission is introducing changes to the terms of several modern awards which will mean that from 1 March 2020 there will be new obligations on employers paying annual salaries under these provisions. Although these changes will vary slightly from award to award, some of the common changes will require employers to:

  1. Have in place written documentation that records which provisions of the award are intended to be included within the annual salary.
  2. Specify in this documentation the ‘outer limits’ of the number of overtime or penalty rate hours that are included within the annual salary in each pay period/roster cycle.
  3. Where an employee works hours that exceed those ‘outer limits’ in a pay period/roster cycle, pay the employee for those hours worked (at the relevant overtime or penalty rate) within the relevant pay cycle.
  4. Keep records of the start times, finish times and unpaid break times for each employee paid an annual salary, and have employees sign, or acknowledge as accurate, that record in each pay cycle.
  5. Perform an annual ‘reconciliation’ every 12 months, calculated from the commencement of the annualised salary arrangement or upon the termination of the employee’s employment. The annual reconciliation will involve calculating the amount the employee would have been paid if they were paid on an hourly basis in accordance with the award. If there is any shortfall it must be paid within 14 days.

In addition, some awards will require that annual salaries under these provisions can only be paid where employees agree to this arrangement.

 

Start your trial and make the collection of employee start and finish times easier than ever before, integrate directly into your payroll saving many weekly hours of manual data collation, calculation and data entry.

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Touchless visibility of Data has never been more important

As the world continues to change and move around Covid-19 touchless is the new keyword with people contact. Deputy has it all

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Get all the information you need when scheduling employees

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Allow employees to receive video communication through their personal employee app with touchless communication.

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Touchless sign in and out creating timesheets for payroll

Hands-free Clock In

  • Provide quick, touch-free timekeeping
  • Get up and running quickly with a verified onsite clock-in on your existing
    devices. By using Deputy’s contactless clock in for Kiosk you can ensure a
    fast, hygienic, touch-free clock in. Spend more time helping your patients
    and less time worrying about clocking in.
  • Limit contact exposure between employees during
    clock-in procedure and contamination of devices
  • Fast and simple clock-in process for employees

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Everything you need in 1 single solution for employee scheduling

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Fair Work changes affect thousands of businesses

Posted on: March 11, 2020 | Categories: Complaince Fair Work Modern Awards StaffRosters Blog

Fair Work Australia changes come into effect 1st of March 2020. Does this affect your business?

Who is impacted?

Many awards have already been impacted including the Clerks-Private Sector Award and Pharmacy award. The next major industries to be impacted include the hospitality industry general award and the Restaurant Industry Award. These two awards alone will impact thousands of businesses and millions of employees.

Why were these changes made?

These changes have been made to help salaried employees who were working 50, 60, 70, 80 hours a week and more but only getting paid for 40 hours .

How does it work?

Effectively salaried staff now need to sign in and out each day and based on the hours worked over 12 months they must not be worse off than the appropriate modern award.

What can I do?

If you’re not currently asking salaried staff to sign in and out you should start, if you use timesheets for the purpose you should consider electronic for easy annualized reporting.

Start a trial now and solve this problem in your business or call 1300 800 077 in Australia +612 8188 3749 outside of Australia to discuss – Ask for Peter


Managing unavailability in retail

How you manage unavailability today could be a mixture of text messages, Facebook posts, spreadsheets, notes on your PC and even writing on your hand.

Do you feel like this some days? Especially when you have the schedule all sorted and another person calls in sick!

The guy behind I reckon has seen this before! He also looks like the NCIS guy!
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You can make scheduling so much easier today, imagine employees activating their own availability for you to approve without one text message. I have spoken to companies that manage unavailability on a Facebook post, perfect if you have all day to keep checking the post. Improve your processes – start a free scheduling trial today

 


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