Deputy started because Steve needed a Deputy
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.
Staffing Demands Multiply
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.
In-house solution delivers visibility and control
Deputy officially launches
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.
Sky's the limit!
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.