BrightHR Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BrightHR

HR software and guidance for SMEs

4.6/5 (48 reviews)

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.

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.

As well as award-winning software and apps BrightHR also offers expert advice helplines to answer all of those tricky questions about employment law and health & safety. Plus get access to a library of documentation templates to help you to ensure that you are compliant in your HR and H&S management.
www.brighthr.com

Pricing

Starting from
£3/month
Pricing options
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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BrightHR reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.5
  4.4
  4.6
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Aaron O'Gorman

Great System

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stuart Snow

Modern, user-friendly HR management software

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-10
Review Source: Capterra

As an employee using BrightHR, it has been a positive experience. I can't speak to the admin features, but my manager appears to be able to do everything he needs to without escalating further, and the user-side is well-designed and lays out key information simply. Everything works that way you think it should and it stores a range of useful data.

Pros
Clean, mostly well-laid out web interface makes most operations simple. A range of useful information including holiday allocation/remaining, details of your time at the company, a calendar of holidays and absences in your team. All functions can also be carried out using the mobile app which works without problems.

Cons
No major complaints. As a user I have been able to find all information and features that I have needed to manage my HR account (mostly annual leave-related).

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Rachel Harper

Induction call

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Friendly, efficient service. Ideal for start up companies

Pros
Ease of booking online User friendly Not too much information to overload and navigating is really easy Training Manager is really helpful and patient

Cons
Would like to merge the payroll with our current supplier so all in once domain

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Joanne Lynch

Move from HR Online

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

Excellent product and customer service

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-09
Review Source: Capterra

No requirement for physical calendar which is prone to errors, staff can access planner anytime and anywhere, approvals for annual leave are straight forward and managed more effectively

Pros
Very easy to use, straight forward setup, very quick to answer queries, customer support has been excellent so far - definitely the way forward to outsource HR for small businesses!

Cons
Some areas needed a bit more explanation and guidance on how best to use

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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BrightHR pricing

Starting from
£3/month
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
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BrightHR costs from £3.00/user/month (excl. VAT)

BrightHR features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics

API (444 other apps)
Activity Tracking (229 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (285 other apps)
Customizable Branding (276 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (224 other apps)
Performance Management (215 other apps)
Recruitment Management (230 other apps)
Self Service Portal (256 other apps)
Third Party Integration (292 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

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
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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.