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What is BrightHR?

British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal…

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Recent Reviews

BrightHR for growing IT company

10 out of 10
September 05, 2022
We have adopted BrightHR as our new software package for managing all things HR. I recently completed an onboarding session and this was …
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Great first impression!

10 out of 10
June 30, 2022
We are utilizing the BrightHRs employee portal, their health and safety advice, and most importantly BrightHR's legal advice to check our …
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Time saver

9 out of 10
June 30, 2022
I have been setting up for staff to use templates for contracts and policies as we need to use them a lot and BrightHR saves time trying …
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7 out of 10
June 23, 2022
We have just signed up to BrightHR for HR and H & S advice. We require additional support for these functions and BrightHR seemed to have …
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New to Bright HR

10 out of 10
June 16, 2022
Our organization has only recently signed up for Bright HR. The training and support provided so far to help us become familiar with it …
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Bright HR

8 out of 10
March 07, 2022
Being a small business I do not always have time to stay on top of every employment law change. Bright HR frees up a lot of my time and …
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Popular Features

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  • View company policy documentation (13)
  • Update personal information (13)
  • Balance details (11)
  • Approval workflow (12)

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $4.50
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Product Demos

Bright Exchange | BrightHR


Introducing the BrightHR App


The BrightBase Library | BrightHR


Staff Holiday Planner | BrightHR


Shift & Rota Planner | BrightHR


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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is BrightHR?

BrightHR is HR used to manage staff, and that also allows businesses to manage staff holidays, overtime, sickness, and lateness in a click, and on the go with mobile apps.

BrightHR is a digital HR manager, assisting companies with all aspects of people management. The software aims to give employers HR technology that’s easy to use, and advice that’s clear, practical, and jargon-free. The platform also includes a library of document templates that help companies to perfect their policies.

BrightHR also aims to provide end-to-end management support, from the initial talent search to helping manage employees and handling difficult decisions. Staff have access to Bright Wellbeing & Counselling, with a 24/7, 365 confidential & compassionate helpline for employees to speak to experienced in-house counsellors.

BrightSafe helps ensure compliance with compliance with regulations. Users can create and manage risk assessments, record any accidents in the workplace, carry out investigations and access a range of CPD and RoSPA accredited e-learning courses.

Bright Exchange offers discounts to an audience of over 1 million consumers.

And BrightAdvice gives a direct line to a team of qualified employment law experts ready to help when needed, and offers a guaranteed support network for even the trickiest HR issues.

BrightHR Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Pre-built reports

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Additional Features

  • Supported: Absence Management
  • Supported: Attendance Management
  • Supported: Clocking In and Out System
  • Supported: Document Storage
  • Supported: Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Supported: Sick Leave tracking
  • Supported: Employee Self Service
  • Supported: Expense Management

BrightHR Screenshots

Screenshot of BrightHR dashboardScreenshot of BrightHR LightningScreenshot of Bright ExchangeScreenshot of BrightSafeScreenshot of BrightBaseScreenshot of PoP by BrightHR

BrightHR Videos

Call in HR back up from the pros, 24/7 | BrightHR
Mark is an Operations Director and BrightHR user. Mark explains how BrightHR improves his business.
Jess and Mark from Hotel Football have found BrightHR Wellbeing and Counselling to be a valuable feature that supports their staff through any issues at home or in the workplace.

BrightHR Competitors

BrightHR Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesUK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Frequently Asked Questions

British company BrightHR offers a human resources platform which helps replace paper documents with edocuments and contains features for managing employee scheduling and ROTA, sick leave and tardiness, vacation and holiday shift planning, as well as providing employment law legal advice.

BrightHR starts at $4.5.

BambooHR, Access PeopleHR, and Breathe are common alternatives for BrightHR.

Reviewers rate Update personal information and View company policy documentation highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of BrightHR are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings



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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • great interface for both staff and managers to work with
  • all annual leave requests, TOIL, overtime handled incredibly easy
  • central storage of employee documentation easily and safely held and on-hand
  • would be good to be able to remove items not required (e.g. function for staff to select 'payable' overtime additions)
June 30, 2022

Time saver

Andrea Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Simple format
  • Great communication
  • friendly, easy-going staff who answer questions without too much jargon
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Document handling
  • Employee data display
  • Probably leave administration (though we have to decide whether to adopt that)
  • Ability to handle things on team by team basis rather than individuals (BrightSafe)
  • Encourage admin by a specific admin account rather than the account of a 'user'
June 16, 2022

New to Bright HR

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Onboarding
  • Providing information
  • Answering queries
  • Enable some additional features within employee permissions
Pauline Meredith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
  • Direct-dial telephone numbers rather than going through the Peninsula helpline numbers.
  • Setting up annual leave profiles often needs the assistance of a Bright HR representative when staff works quirky shifts. Providing examples of how to set the system up in user guides may help to set the system upright the first time.
March 07, 2022

Bright HR

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Staying in contact with us
  • Easy to use Sotware
  • Quick Response to questions we have
  • Bright Exchange should add functionality to list in more than one region
  • Should be able to calculate holiday hours based on hours worked
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • BrightHR app for employees and managers
  • BrightHR newsflash for the latest HR updates
  • BrightHR notifications and reminders
  • BrightHR documents - organisation and employee
  • Batch imports of employee data
  • All teams access to a holiday calendar across teams
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