How To Tackle The Busy Holiday Season

by Imran Chowdhury, 2 minutes read
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Plan, Prepare & Prosper

The festive season is fast approaching and for some this means travel, BBQs or just a long awaited staycation. On the contrary, at Deputy we know this is also the busiest time in the year for many. So, this got us ticking and we have been thinking long & hard about how we can help you get prepared for the hustle. Hear us out!

Plan for the Hustle

At the busiest period of the year you need all your employees available, aligned and hitting the ground running. You don’t want any key personnel missing.

Plan ahead and take control, so you’re ready for the count. You can already communicate in advance to your employees, when you need all hands on deck via our Deputy News Feed. In addition to this, we wanted to help you even more.

  • Today we are excited to announce the NEW Time Off Blocker feature. With this, Deputy now helps you proactively manage leave & unavailability requests. A few clicks and you can ensure that on certain days, ALL leave and unavailability requests are automatically blocked. You are no longer caught out at the pointy end of the year.

  • Maybe you don’t want to completely block off dates, a simple heads up would be nice. We have also introduced a NEW “Unavailability Notification”. Don’t be caught off guard & get notified when your staff set an unavailability. This has been a popular request and we are thrilled to bring this to you. Learn more & flick it on!

Wait But How?

Simply go to your Schedule page on Deputy, click a particular Day & tick “Block Time Off Requests”. Done, employees can no longer send Leave & Unavailability requests for this particular day.

Block Time Off

An icon is also displayed to help you easily identify which days have time off requests blocked.

Block Time Off icon

We know there’s always an exception, so don’t stress! If required, managers can always override this new setting & book leave or unavailability on behalf of someone. You can read more about this feature here.

Sleeves up & ready to go!

We hope this feature helps you in time for the festive, busy season. Here at Deputy we are always looking for ways to simplify your day & help you in any way. Let us know your thoughts about this feature.
We have a cracker week lined up, stay tuned for more updates!