Who Uses BrightHR?

Small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

What Is BrightHR?

BrightHR helps with managing shifts and rotas, sickness and holidays, through to running reports and storing HR documents.
Our new Furlough, Back to Work, Redundancy and Vaccine tracker tools help you to manage your staff safely through the pandemic.
BrightSafe makes it easy to create COVID-19 risk assessments with 650+ templates and 24/7 helpline advice, now with an app that lets you manage H&S tasks wherever you are.
Plus, Blip, our clocking in-app, makes it easy to track employee hours.

BrightHR Details

BrightHR

https://www.brighthr.com/

Founded 2015

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BrightHR pricing overview

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BrightHR does not have a free version. BrightHR paid version starts at £3.00/month.


Starting Price

£3.00/month See pricing details

Free Version

No

BrightHR deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

BrightHR Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workstation Tracking

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • HR Management
  • Leave Policy Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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BrightHR Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.7
Customer Service 4.9
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.6

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Aaron O.
Aaron O.
Finacial Director
Education Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/02/2019

"Great System"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Bright HR on 09/11/2020

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/02/2019
Michelle E.
Finance Director
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/08/2021

"Excellent"

Comments: 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

Vendor Response

by BrightHR on 07/09/2021

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/08/2021
Joanne L.
General manager
Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/07/2019

"Move from HR Online"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Bright HR on 09/11/2020

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/07/2019
Clare H.
Director
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
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  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/08/2021

"Fantastic Product"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by BrightHR on 07/09/2021

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/08/2021
Deborah E.
CEO
Individual & Family Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/08/2021

"Demonstration of system"

Comments: 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.......................

Vendor Response

by BrightHR on 19/08/2021

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/08/2021