What's New

  • Advance Stress Profiles - You can now configure your own stress profile that best suits your business needs.

  • We are slowly releasing this feature to Deputy customers. This will be available to all customers in March.

Before You Start

Stress management is a great way to control fatigue and overtime for your team members. You can control the following attributes of how and when stress warning will trigger with Deputy:

  • Maximum number of hours per shift

  • Maximum hours per week (Calculated based on the Week Start specified day)

  • Maximum days per week

  • Maximum hours per day (starting from midnight to midnight)

  • Minimum hours between shifts (Only applicable for shifts finishing after 7pm and subsequent shift starting before 9AM next morning)

  • Gap between shifts (default 0 hours)

With these parameters selected, you will get warning if the team member is going over the limit, as shown below:

Scheduling: Stress

Setting Stress Profiles

Assigning Stress Level To An Individual

In order to set the stress profile of a team member, follow these steps:

  1. Go to People Tab.

  2. Click "Options" to the right of a team member.

  3. Click "Edit"

  4. Choose one of the stress profiles.

  5. Click "Save" at the bottom.

Assigning Stress Level To Several Team Members

You can also bulk assign stress profiles.

  1. Go to the People tab.

  2. Select the desired team members.

  3. Click Bulk Actions at the top of the list.

  4. Select "Set Stress Profile".People: Assigning Stress Level In Bulk

  5. Select the stress profile and click "Save". Set Stress Level in bulk

Scheduling Past a team member's Stress Profile

If you attempt to schedule a team member and they have reached their stress profile limit, you will receive this message:

You can override this by clicking 'OK'.

Profile Parameters

Profile Name

Max Hours Per Shift

Max Hours Per Week

Max Days Per Week

Max Hours per Day

Min Hours between Overnight







2 Days per Week






CA Overtime 40hrs per week, 8hrs per day






Max 20 Hours per week






Normal 38 Hours Per Week






Standard 40 Hours






USA Overtime 40hrs per week, 8hrs per day






Advanced Stressed Profile

Stress profiles can be customised to suit your specific business needs. You can do this in a few simple steps.

Please Note: To access create new or modify stress profiles. You will need to have System Administrator access.

Go to Business Settings

Select People then Stress Profiles

From this screen, you can see the existing stress profiles in your account. You can create a new stress profile by selecting New Stress Profile

Creating an Advanced Stress Profile


Give your Stress Profile a name, but don't get too creative. You should be able to see a Stress Profile's name, and know exactly what it does. For this example, this profile is for an team member who works no more than 20 hours per week.

Maximum Hours per Shift

A shift is a timeframe in which work needs to be done in an area. Shifts can be as short or long as you need them to be, but local laws may require a specific limit. If you need to limit how long team members with this Stress Profile can be scheduled within a given shift, enter that number here.

Maximum Hours per Week

There are multiple reasons for limiting weekly work hours, like avoiding overtime pay. This number is applied to the total hours in the calendar week, based on what day your week starts within Deputy. To learn how to view or change this day, check out our article How to Change Your Schedule Starting Day.

Maximum Days per Week

This field allows you to decide how many days per week this type of team member should work. 5 days per week is typical, but team members with this Stress Profile may need to be able to work more or less than that. For this example, this type of part-time team member shouldn't work more than four days in a week, based on when the schedule week starts.

Maximum Hours per Day

This ensures that team members with this Stress Profile aren't scheduled for more than 8 hours whithin any 24 hour period, not calendar day (midnight to midnight).

Minimum Hours between Shifts (Overnight)

Make sure your team members get rest between shifts by setting the minimum hours between the end of the first shift, and the beginning of the next.

Note: This only applies if the first shift ends after 7pm on the first day, and the next shift starts before 9am of the next calendar day.

Pro Tip:

The default gap between shifts is 0 hours, meaning a team member can be scheduled back to back shifts. If you would like to allow additional time (for example, so they aren't scheduled back to back shifts) you can use the Custom Rules section. To determine the gap between shifts, please copy and paste this in:


Next, change the 12 to whichever number suits best. For example, set it to 2 for a two hours gap between shifts.

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