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.
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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

Pricing Details

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

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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  • 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

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.9
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.6

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Aaron O.
Finacial Director
Education Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/2/2019

"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 9/11/2020

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 1/2/2019
Jenny F.
Manager
Airlines/Aviation, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/7/2020

"Review after help given."

Comments: 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).

Vendor Response

by Bright HR on 16/7/2020

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/7/2020
Joanne L.
General manager
Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/7/2019

"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 9/11/2020

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/7/2019
Kevin B.
H.R Manager
Cosmetics, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 7/7/2020

"Great Support"

Comments: 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

Vendor Response

by Bright HR on 29/7/2020

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 7/7/2020
Michelle S.
Director
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/7/2020

"BrightHR and Blip"

Comments: BrightHR relieved the headache i had in contacting all the staff with the same message. Being able to issue one message to all or even select employees makes life easier.

Pros: The software is extremely easy to use and the added feature of drag and drop makes creating rotas much easier.

Cons: The fact there are a few bugs when using on an IOS device, but this is something that is being worked on and I'm confident it will be fixed.

Vendor Response

by Bright HR on 16/7/2020

Thank you for your review! We're always working on improving the software so keep an eye out for an update in your app store that will fix this.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/7/2020