About BrightHR

We are BrightHR. We’re the UK’s leading HR and health & safety software platform, dedicated to transforming people management. We’ve been making life easier for employers since 2015 with our range of innovative software and are providing HR, H&S, and business support to over 70,000 businesses globally.

Our simple-to-use software allows you to manage staff holidays, overtime, sickness, and lateness in a click, and on the go with our handy mobile apps. We’re dedicated to providing end-to-end management support, from your initial talent search to helping you manage your employees and handling difficult decisions.

With the Turbo Talent Navigator, you can build your perfect team with our job listing creator and applicant manager.

Once they’re hired, we’ll help you plan their rotas, run their payroll reports, and track their sick leave and holidays, all in our easy-to-use people management software. Plus, with Blip and PoP, our free mobile apps, you can create a digital clock-in system and track employee expenses.

We even offer unlimited cloud storage for HR documents, so you can ditch the filing cabinets and be confident that you have everything saved in one place.
Your staff will also enjoy access to our employee assistance programme, Bright Wellbeing & Counselling, which brings staff a wealth of wellbeing services. Our EAP provides a 24/7, 365 confidential & compassionate helpline for employees to speak to experienced in-house counsellors.

Of course, keeping your staff safe is important, too. BrightSafe is the perfect way to ensure you stay compliant with regulations without any difficulty. Create and manage assessments, record any accidents in the workplace and carry out investigations.

You also get free access to Bright Exchange, where you can list your business and offer exclusive discounts to an audience of over 450,000 businesses and their staff, completely free. Your staff will also get access to tons of special offers.

Plus, you’ll have BrightAdvice, which gives you a direct line to a team of fully-qualified experts ready to help whenever you need it. BrightAdvice guarantees you a support network for even the trickiest HR issues.

If you’re ever in a pinch and don’t fancy a phone call, we’re still here to help with our revolutionary answer bot, BrightHR Lightning. Just type in your HR question and our smart AI system will return a legally compliant answer straight away.

Pricing starting from:

£4.28/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of BrightHR

Receive an alert as soon as an employee submits a holiday request then view all key information and any time-off overlaps before granting or denying it.

Create custom working time patterns for individual employees and accurately calculate holiday entitlement, including for part-time employees.

Organise staff into teams, customise their profiles and filter using key information. All employee information is accessible via BrightHR's Employee Hub.

Create shift patterns in minutes, and then review and share with your employees.

Use Blip (BrightHR's free clocking in and clocking out app) to accurately track staff working hours.

Manage staff expenses with ease and approve them on the go with PoP by BrightHR.

Advice helpline for employers to have their HR and employment law queries answered by specialists.

Support your staff with Bright Wellbeing & Counselling and your business will benefit.

Get free HR expert advice in a flash with BrightHR Lightning, the first of its kind in HR AI.

Advertise your products and services in front of 40,000 businesses with Bright Exchange, the free online marketplace.

Keep up to date with the latest laws and protect your people with BrightSafe.

Call our 24/7 HR and employment law helpline to speak to our qualified legal experts.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

£4.28/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of BrightHR: 32

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Clock In / Out
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Onboarding
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(71)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.9/5

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Aaron
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great System

Reviewed on 01/02/2019

It has helped streamline or holiday system as it has often been troublesome trying to organise them...

It has helped streamline or holiday system as it has often been troublesome trying to organise them around each other when you've to keep a minimum number of staff

Pros

It keeps all of the information in an easy to use space and helps reduce the amount of paper needed for records. The leave request system is great and being able to notify staff when you've uploaded documents removes the hassle of ensuring everyone receives the information.

Cons

The rota system is a little clunky. It would be great if you could copy a previous published rota or have some way to save the shift times so as you don't have to enter the start and finish time for each staff member on every day. You should also be able to change staff between fixed and variable shifts.

Response from Bright HR

Thank you for your review! We're always looking at how we can improve what we do so keep an eye out for updates to the rota.

jenny
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  • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Review after help given.

Reviewed on 06/07/2020

Great, clear, help when needed, the team have all set themselves up without any dramas and now...

Great, clear, help when needed, the team have all set themselves up without any dramas and now using daily. Also really handy with the absent request which comes through on my email. Just a lot smoother running.

Pros

The easiness of setting it up and that I can monitor all of the teams clocking in and out. This has helped immensely in making sure we are all on time and what happens when there is an over run.

Cons

Getting used to it, Ive signed up to the seminars as I don't feel like I am using it to its full potential.
In the first form, I could not find our "industry" and have clicked the top one. We work in Arboriculture (trees).

Response from Bright HR

Thank you for your review. Great to hear this is something you're now using daily within your business!

Joanne
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Move from HR Online

Reviewed on 04/07/2019

We have requested to cancel our contract and go back to HR online which we felt was a much better...

We have requested to cancel our contract and go back to HR online which we felt was a much better platform for our needs.

Pros

Nothing.
There is nothig that me or any of my 75 employees like about this app

Cons

Everything - there is much less functionalitiy than we had with HR Online and this is supposed to be an 'upgrade'
• User interface is complicated and too many clicks needed.
• TOIL must be logged by Managers and not employees.
• Approval notifications can only be ‘all’ or ‘no one’.
• The notes section is not as detailed & does not retain historical information.
• The Managers cant see the notes.
• The salary section does not retain historical information.
• The roster is time-consuming and cumbersome.
• The reports are not as concise as they were and we have less options.
• Leave requests do not seem to take account of the weekends or public holidays as they did on HR Online.
• The app is not downloadable on ALL android phones.

Response from Bright HR

Sorry to hear this. We've contacted you directly to get this resolved.

Kevin
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Support

Reviewed on 07/07/2020

If your stuck on anything or unsure how to operate it, the Bright HR team are always on hand to...

If your stuck on anything or unsure how to operate it, the Bright HR team are always on hand to take your call to support you. They are always happy to talk to you, it feels personal.

Pros

its very easy to use, and the dashboard helps you navigate through the platform

Cons

All the features are easy to use and keeps all holidays etc all in one place

Response from Bright HR

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! Great to hear this wonderful feedback.

Michelle
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent

Reviewed on 13/08/2021

Excellent software that allows you to manage the HR process all in one place!

Excellent software that allows you to manage the HR process all in one place!

Pros

The software is easy to use and benefits from intuitive navigation systems.

Cons

Nothing to note at present. The features are well thought out.

Alternatives Considered

Sage HR

Reasons for Switching to BrightHR

Overall support package

Response from BrightHR

Excellent, we appreciate you taking the time to fill in this review. We will continue to improve the functionality of the system to better the experience of our valued customers.

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BrightHR offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £4.28/month View Pricing Plans
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

BrightHR costs from £4.28/user/month (excl. VAT)

BrightHR has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

BrightHR supports the following languages:

English

BrightHR supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

BrightHR integrates with the following applications:

Gmail, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook

BrightHR offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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