About BrightHR

BrightHR is an easy-to-use HR software for small businesses that’s available on desktop and mobile.
With the BrightHR app, you can easily approve staff holidays, record sickness, plan rotas ,and track lateness on the go.
BrightHR also comes with unlimited storage space for all your employee documents. You can access them wherever you are, and even set permission levels so that junior staff don’t get their hands on top-secret information. But there’s more…
As a BrightHR user, you get exclusive access to Blip. It’s a free clocking in and out app that lets you track your team’s work hours on the go. You also get access to Blip’s new geolocation feature where you can set a geofence around your office or homes.
Plus, manage staff expenses with ease and approve them on the go with PoP (proof of purchase), our new app which is free for BrightHR customers. And as we’re always coming up with new ideas to make HR management easier for our customers, you could get your hands on more innovative apps in the future.
To help you through COVID-19, BrightHR released a full suite of COVID business tools, including the back to work navigator tool that gives you one place to manage all your back to work processes—so you can get your business back on its feet again in no time. Plus, use the furlough navigator tool to make HMRC claims simple and fast.
Customers also get access to BrightHR’s redundancy navigator tool, giving them expert online tools and 24/7 advice to make redundancy as simple and stress-free as possible. You can also access VaccTrak, our new feature that makes it easy to record who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine and who’s still on the waiting list.
Keep your people and customers safe with BrightSafe’s online software that helps you to keep on top of all your health & safety management. The easy to use features lets you create and manage risk assessments (Choose from 650+ templates), add tasks to help you manage control measures, record any workplace accidents and carry out an investigation. You also get 24/7 support from UK-based qualified health & safety experts with the BrightSafe Helpline and with the BrightSafe On The Go mobile app, you can manage health & safety tasks wherever you are.
As well as award-winning software and apps BrightHR also offers expert advice and employee support helplines to answer all those tricky questions about employment law, health & safety and employee wellbeing.

Pricing starting from:

£3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

£3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to BrightHR

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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 O.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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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.

Michelle E.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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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.

Joanne L.
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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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.

Clare H.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Fantastic Product

Reviewed on 24/08/2021

Overall, a fantastic product and system. Very easy to use, and most importantly affordable for...

Overall, a fantastic product and system. Very easy to use, and most importantly affordable for SME's!!

Pros

I decided to implement and tailor the Bright HR for my business. I spent so much time running on excel sheets! This has completely changed my routine, it saves so much time and I feel I'm are far more efficient in managing my staff.

Cons

There's nothing I can say thats negative.

Response from BrightHR

This is brilliant, it's great to know we were such a big help with bringing your HR into the cloud.

Deborah E.
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  • Industry: Individual & Family Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Demonstration of system

Reviewed on 06/08/2021

I had a really good call with [SENSITIVE CONTENT] to introduce me to our new Bright HR system....

I had a really good call with [SENSITIVE CONTENT] to introduce me to our new Bright HR system. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] was very professional and understanding during our call. Excellent customer service skills and understanding when the original call time had to be slightly delayed. Really pleased that I now have an understanding of the system.

Pros

Very easy to navigate...................

Cons

Not at this stage.......................

Response from BrightHR

Fantastic! we always aim to provide an excellent service to all our clients and are very happy to hear of this exceptional example.

Please do feel free to contact any one of our super-friendly team if you need support.

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BrightHR FAQs

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BrightHR offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: £3.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

BrightHR costs from £3.00/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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