BrightHR

HR software and guidance for SMEs

4,7 /5 (60 reviews) Write a Review!

BrightHR Overview

What is 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, and track lateness on the go. While your staff can request time off, check their remaining holiday allowance, and get real-time rota updates on their mobiles.

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 workplace.

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.

Such as BrightHR's 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 our new online Job Support Scheme navigator tool to secure new government funding, fast. You also get access to BrightHR’s redundancy navigator tool, giving you expert online tools and 24/7 advice to make redundancy as simple and stress-free as possible.

Plus get access to BrightSafe’s online software helps you to keep on top of all your health & safety management, so you can protect your people and your business. The easy to use features lets you create and manage risk assessments (Choose from 350+ templates), add tasks to help you manage control measures, Record any workplace accidents and carry out investigations, as well as keep all your policies and documents in BrightSafe’s secure cloud-based software with unlimited storage space. You also get 24/7 support from UK-based qualified health & safety experts with the BrightSafe Helpline.

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.

BrightHR Overview

Pricing

Starting from
£3,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

BrightHR costs from £3.00/user/month (excl. VAT)


BrightHR Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

BrightHR video BrightHR video BrightHR video BrightHR video BrightHR screenshot: BrightHR screenshot: BrightHR screenshot: BrightHR screenshot:

BrightHR Reviews

BrightHR Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
46

Very good
11

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,9
95% recommended this app
Aaron O.

Great System

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


Jenny F.

Review after help given.

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.


Joanne L.

Move from HR Online

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


Kevin B.

Great Support

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.


Courtney S.

Getting Started with the System

So far we have just set up the system and are to see how it goes but we already would say our experience has been easy and run very smoothly. We have had the support in setting up over 100 workers and also some great training and support from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] in how the system works etc.


Aaron O.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great System

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jenny F.
Industry: Airlines/Aviation
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Review after help given.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/06
Review Source: Capterra

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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Joanne L.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Move from HR Online

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/04
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Kevin B.
Industry: Cosmetics
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Courtney S.
Industry: Plastics
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Getting Started with the System

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/03/23
Review Source: Capterra

So far we have just set up the system and are to see how it goes but we already would say our experience has been easy and run very smoothly. We have had the support in setting up over 100 workers and also some great training and support from [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] in how the system works etc.

Pros

What we like most about this system since using it is how easy it is to use. It puts everything we need in one place and helps us track a lot easier.

Cons

Nothing at the minute as we have only just set up.

Response from Bright HR

Thank you for your review! Lovely to hear what a great start you've had with the BrightHR software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9,1/10
Based on 60 user ratings
Compare user recommendation rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

BrightHR Pricing

BrightHR Pricing

Starting from
£3,00/month
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

BrightHR costs from £3.00/user/month (excl. VAT)

BrightHR costs from £3.00/user/month (excl. VAT)

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 60 user ratings
Compare value for money rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

BrightHR Features

BrightHR Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
Based on 60 user ratings
Compare features rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Categories

Additional information for BrightHR

Additional information for BrightHR

Key features of BrightHR

  • Absence Calendar
  • Absence Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Clocking In and Out System
  • Customisable Reporting
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Dashboard
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Self Service (ESS)
  • HR Document Storage
  • HR Management
  • Leave tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Personalised Profiles
  • Pre-built Reporting
  • Real-time Notifications
  • Secure Login
  • Sick Leave tracking
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Time Off Requests

Benefits

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.

BrightHR FAQs

BrightHR FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for BrightHR.

Q. What type of pricing plans does BrightHR offer?

BrightHR offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: £3,00/month

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

BrightHR costs from £3.00/user/month (excl. VAT)

Q. What are the main features of BrightHR?

BrightHR offers the following features:

  • Absence Calendar
  • Absence Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Clocking In and Out System
  • Customisable Reporting
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Dashboard
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profile
  • Employee Self Service (ESS)
  • HR Document Storage
  • HR Management
  • Leave tracking
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Personalised Profiles
  • Pre-built Reporting
  • Real-time Notifications
  • Secure Login
  • Sick Leave tracking
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Time Off Requests

Q. Who are the typical users of BrightHR?

BrightHR has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does BrightHR support?

BrightHR supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does BrightHR offer?

BrightHR has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does BrightHR support mobile devices?

BrightHR supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does BrightHR integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations BrightHR has

Q. What level of support does BrightHR offer?

BrightHR offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, FAQs, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Online Support