Deputy release Hourly Paid workforce Index details

WOW these insights are amazing

Deputy have released some general information on the workforce’s of Deputy users

  • 89% of workers are part time over 11% fulltime
  • 41% are Males while 59% are females
  • 30% have more than 1 job
  • Average age of a worker is 29.8 years
  • More than 50% work in hospitality
  • More than 40% changed jobs in 2017
  • My wife will not like this one….females earned on average $1094.00 per year less than males

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How late do your employees run every day?

Deputy has discovered with the use of Big Data that at least 30% of workers across Australia’s major cities run late for work every day. That is almost 1 in 3 workers running late every day.

What does this cost your business?

The only way Deputy could gather this data was by creating an electronic scheduling program that made for easy management of rosters where employees can sign in and out each shift electronically. We all know what happens when an employee is running late on time sheets and turns up at 8.10 when they are due to start at 8.00. The employee unless challenged will always write 8:00 as the starting time even through they are running late.

Going electronic with Deputy removes all of these issues where the employee can only sign in and out at the time they arrive and leave. Deputy can also take the GPS position of the employee if they sign in from their own phone.

Deputy had the opportunity to use what many today call Big Data. More than 400,000 employee shifts were used to create the data, giving statisticians more than enough information to confirm 30% to be an average nationally.

Industries worst impacted by lateness included Construction, Hospitality and Healthcare, while retail fared better than all three. Maybe retail employees are more afraid of losing their jobs?

The average late start time ranged from 8 minutes and 4 seconds to 9 minutes and 24 seconds. I wonder how the 60% of employees that always arrive on time feel about 40% of their workmates turning up late?

If employee lateness is an issue in your business click through to start a 30 day trial of Deputy now and see how you can transform your business.

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Ask Questions to get the most accurate answers when selecting an employee scheduling software for your business

I received this question recently…

I have already evaluated Deputy. According to my staff I am unable to run two rosters (one for Kitchen and one for Floor) in my restaurants without having two ipad time clock kiosks at each site. The alternative was to have the kitchen and floor rostering combined so that I can have just the one ipad kiosk on site. It is a strange restriction that your competitors have managed to avoid.

After speaking with the customer and getting a full understanding of the issue we discovered….That this was simply a misunderstanding as the software is more than capable of handling unlimited departments on a single iPad kiosk.


The most popular way for employees to sign in & out globally with Deputy scheduling software is to use existing smart devices. Most employees today either have an iPhone or an android phone, each employee can use their own phone, download the Deputy app and start signing in and signing out. Employees can also see their own schedule, apply for leave, or simply build in future availability so that the person completing the schedule is automatically notified of the employee’s intentions.

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Perfect for uni students, casual staff, employees who work in multiple locations. You can even post where you are when you are unavailable as seen below letting your boss know you are a hard worker….

employee unavailability


What about the ability to pick up extra shifts when you are available? How easy is this? see an open shift, take an open shift

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What software can I connect to a Handpunch employee time clock

I get asked this question several times every year, either the customer has just purchased a company or building that had an existing Handpunch employee time clock or they just purchased a Handpunch employee time clock.

Last year I received a call from one company who had just purchased 14 hand punch employee time clock’s from an auction. Each time the question is the same asking if we can assist with software that will work with the hand punch hardware. Over the past 10 years I have assisted many companies with hand punch employee time clock’s across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji (Bula to all my Fiji friends)  over the past 3 to 4 years technology is changing and hand punch employee time clock’s are quickly becoming ancient hardware for employee time collection.

While we have software that works with hand punch employee time clock’s the hardware is becoming dated and today there are better options. One of the biggest issues with hand punch employee time clock’s is there is only one supplier in the world, this item is one of many tens of thousands in the company’s product line catalogue. The company’s focus is just not on employee time and attendance.

Why do people choose hand punch employee time clock’s? The main reason that companies choose hand punch employee time clock’s is to stop time theft by stopping employees from clocking in and out each other. One of the more popular methods over the past 10 years has been biometric or fingerprint technology. We have provided thousands of employee time clock’s over the past 10 years and understand the many issues associated with the implementation of employee time clock’s, connection to the network, IP address, the list goes on. If you have an IT person in your business many of these issues are not issues at all. If you do not have an IT person in your business today I would recommend not getting hardware employee time clock’s ( I did not think I would ever say that)

So back to the original question what software can I connect to a hand punch employee time clock, this week I told another customer that while we can provide software to work with the hand punch employee time clock I recommend that before they purchase any software you should book in for a 30 minute demonstration of our most popular time and attendance software that includes rostering.

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