Steve Shelley was running a people-intensive business in Australia.
The early years
He loved the entrepreneurial aspect of the job. In the first five years Steve did amazing things and his business grew rapidly and organically.
More staffing demands
But with success, came pain. The more successful his business became the more staffing demands multiplied. Rather than focus on strategically growing his business, Steve’s day job amounted to administering his workforce, editing timetables and managing tasking. Stressed, time poor and with little time to focus on the big picture he needed a solution.
Enter Ashik Ahmed who would build a platform for Steve to automate staff scheduling and time and attendance management.
With more visibility from rich insights gleaned from reporting he could focus on reducing inefficiencies and building a better, more efficient organisation.
Manual staffing tasks reduced to zero
Before long, Steve began to rely on this solution as his second-in-command. His Deputy.
More time to focus on big ideas
No longer a slave to workforce management, Steve could do amazing things again and over the next eight years his business expanded to 1500 people – all without additional IT or head-office administrative staff.
Deputy started in the cloud
With the advent of the cloud, Steve and Ashik could see the potential of Deputy in any business, anywhere.
Having sold his existing business Steve, together with Ashik co-founded Deputy in the cloud to take their staffing solution to the world.
Now a global business
Deputy is helping hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.
To serve and protect business owners by making it easier to manage employees and perform related tasks, saving them time, and money so they can do the things they love. Deputy is the trusted and dependable second-in-charge.
These days, every second of every day, someone around the world uses Deputy to start or stop their shift. We deliver big business smarts without the hefty price tag so you can focus on work that matters.See our amazing customer stories
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