Leave management made simple
Handle everything to do with employee leave and absences in one digital platform.Try Deputy for free
Easy to setup
Create the leave types you need
With a few clicks, set up the right leave entitlement for your employees, track leave balances in days or hours and let Deputy take care of all the calculations for absolute accuracy.
Loved by employees
Request leave on the go
If a team member wants time off, they simply log in to Deputy, check their leave balance and submit a request to their manager. It’s a big time-saver for everyone involved.
Stress-free for managers
We’ve got leave covered
View your team’s leave requests and balances in one place, see who is available when you create your rota and find staff to cover shifts with the push of a button.
Your central dashboard
- Check all leave balances
- Alerts when staff run low
- Approve requests
- View different leave types
- Leave nothing to chance
Frequently asked questions
- What is absence management?
Absence management usually refers to how a business handles unplanned employee absences, which could be due to sickness, injury or emergencies. To manage these effectively, a business needs a straightforward system and policies that are understood by both managers and employees.
- What is leave management?
Leave management usually refers to how a business handles planned absences - like a team member jetting to St Anton for skiing and Glühwein. However, depending on the business, it may cover other kinds of leave as well. Leave management can include policies around leave entitlements and how leave is approved, as well as procedures for covering shifts. A leave management system is key for making this process as easy as possible.
- What is a leave management system?
A leave management system is software that simplifies all the admin that usually comes with employee leave. It saves everyone time and makes the sentence “I’m planning a holiday” less tense for both managers and staff. Great leave management software allows employers to view, edit and manage their team’s leave in one place, while streamlining their ability to find people who can cover shifts.
- What types of leave can I manage in Deputy?
Deputy’s leave management system comes pre-loaded with the most common types of leave, but you can create custom leave entitlements to match the requirements of any business. If you wanted to, you could set up paid Study Leave for all your casual employees, accruing at one hour for every thirty hours worked. Or you could give a full-time employee four days of paid Puppy Leave when they get a new pet. It’s up to you.
- Can you set different leave accrual rates?
Absolutely. Once you set up the leave type, you can customise the accrual rate to suit your needs - and our software handles the calculations to ensure accurate leave balances every time.
- Can managers automatically block leave requests for important dates?
Yes. In Deputy, you can automatically block leave requests or unavailability for certain days. This is handy for peak periods when you need all hands on deck.
- Can employees set regular days they are not available?
Yes, if a team member cannot work on a certain day or at a certain time, they can easily lodge the details in Deputy via desktop, smartphone or tablet. Then, when a manager uses Deputy to create their team’s rota in minutes, they can clearly see who is and is not available at that time.