BrightHR Features

BrightHR

HR software and guidance for SMEs

4.57/5 (44 reviews)

BrightHR Feature Summary

  • 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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Mobile apps

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BrightHR Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about BrightHR's features:

Chris Lee

It is fine but limited

2017-08-30

Pros

It is cloud based and has a mobile app

Cons

I want to be able to export all data so that I can see what fields are missing for which employees

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Brienna Schiedel

Bright HR is simple and user friendly

2019-01-24

It's a great communicative platform for employees and admin.

Pros

It is extremely easy to use and track employee absences and information.

Cons

I can't say I've found any flaws yet! It's not free...

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joanne Lynch

Move from HR Online

2019-07-04

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

There is nothig that me or any of my 75 employees like about this app

Cons

. • 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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Victoria Davis

Great support

2018-08-15

Pros

It's HR all in one place - great for employees, rota and payrol

Cons

If you don't wish to subscribe any longer your a bit lost with all your data.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stuart Snow

Modern, user-friendly HR management software

2019-11-10

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.

Pros

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).

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Roberts

Just started using it, great so far.

2019-02-06

Pros

It puts all my employee related information in one easily accessible place.

Cons

Still have to do all the updating of details myself

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan Grayson MCIPR

Verified Reviewer

Great piece of kit

2018-03-07

Pros

Easy to use which allows us to focus on other aspects of work and allows employees to book holidays via the app which they find really useful.

Cons

Some say its limited in its features, but I find it suits my needs and we're kept up to date from the sales/service team at bright of the up and coming features.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Jo Lane

Great product

2019-06-06

Great help

Pros

Helps people that’s new with dealing with employees with simple software package with all you need.

Cons

There was nothing I didn’t like about it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel Odell

Really easy to use system

2019-02-01

Pros

I love the idea of moving to a paperless system for my employees. Customer support is excellent - very helpful and approachable.

Cons

I can't think of anything that I dislike.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harry Murphy

Onboarding

2019-05-30

It is going to be a great benefit for the company & in particular the employees.

Pros

We've just started using it & it appears very easy to use with clear prompts to follow.

Cons

Its too early to say as we've only started using the software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug Kwong

Great interface, however, lacks functionality

2018-02-06

Pros

It is great to be able to check HR stuff on a mobile app.

Cons

The software is great for tracking attendance and sick days, however, it lacks functionality when compared to other HR tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Natalie Walton

Verified Reviewer

User friendly and efficient!

2016-05-31

As an Office Manager in a fast paced environment, this app is really user friendly and efficient, which makes it extremely good to use, a great addition to the BrightHR package.

Pros

Fun and simple, pretty self explanatory.....

Cons

have not come across any as yet!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Emilia D

User Friendly

2019-03-04

quick and easy to set up, really helpful support and account management

Pros

a straightforward system and simple to use

Cons

we've not gone live yet so the proof will be in the pudding!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Denis COlli

Pleasant

2019-02-05

Pros

Clean, very user friendly, with good features.

Cons

A tool to import data into the system would be much appreciated, also connectivity with Bl!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Niamh Hegarty

Bright hr

2019-01-31

very positive

Pros

user friendly. allows me to have a central structure and data base to keep track of annual leave and any other leave

Cons

there was nothing I didn't like about the software

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel Weinhold

Verified Reviewer

Does exactly what it says on the tin!

2016-05-26

It does exactly what it promises with a really easy to understand user interface; can't fault it really!

Pros

Easy to use with a fun and simple design, plus it helps us out with our HR!

Cons

None actually...we really like this app!

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Rachel Harper

Induction call

2019-08-12

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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ADELA TAYLOR

Best app ever

2019-03-08

Pros

cuts down on paperwork easy to use great for the staff to keep track of sickness and holiday

Cons

haven't found any as yet

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Battle

Bright HR

2019-03-08

Bright HR has brought a whole new professional image to our company and as we have grown this is exactly what we needed.

Pros

So easy for my members of staff to book their holidays and see all of their HR files in one place.

Cons

no real cons as is 100 times better then our previous system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stuart Newall

Email Support can be slow/poor

2019-03-15

Software is easy to learn as both an administrator and user, support issues leave room for improvement.

Pros

Ease of booking holidays and other absences.

Cons

Will not automatically add in Bank Holidays or carry over unused leave to next year.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, myself only employees)
Verified Reviewer

This makes HR a breeze!

2018-09-10

Pros

Asking for time off and coordinating the team's holiday schedules has never been easier.

Cons

I don't like how sometimes there are a couple of minor glitches in the calendar when trying to go back a page.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Sporting Goods company, 1-10 employees)

Just started

2019-08-14

Only just starting, but it seems to be very straightforward. Looking forward to using it.

Pros

The BrightHR programme is easy to use and quite intuitive. Time will tell, but I am sure it will streamline our processes.

Cons

Too early to make any judgements in this regard.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jen Brumwell

BrightHR review

2019-03-19

Very knowledgable team at Peninsula, system is easy once I got used to it.

Pros

Everything is in one place, a good reference library, and gives us confidence that we are compliant with current legislation and receive information regarding any changes.

Cons

Loads of information, lots of consultation with our team which has been time consuming in an already busy environment, but as I complete each section I can clearly see the reason for each policy and the benefits of having them in place.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Catherine Kearney

Bright HR

2019-01-29

I find up until now we are stumbling int eh dark to try and wrap our head around the package but i'm confident going forward after today's training it will be good.

Pros

I feel once we get up and running it will be very beneficial

Cons

Trying to get my head around the software but after the training phone call today it should be a lot easier to use

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Helen Lightning

User Friendly

2019-03-12

I am now able to organise staff, records etc. in an easily accessible way. I have had some excellent advice from the HR department and I followed it to our advantage.

Pros

Its so pleasant to have someone take their time to explain both the benefits of the system and the assistance you can receive.

Cons

Perhaps its a little too large for my immediate needs, but I can see its future benefit.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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