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Reaching new heights in 2023: BrightHR software supports business growth in Canada

Since launching in Canada, BrightHR’s software has helped 6,000 local organizations navigate tough challenges and GROW their business. From journey to milestone, find out how we helped these businesses thrive and what’s next.

First published on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023

Last updated on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023

7 min read

Since launching in Canada, BrightHR’s software has helped 6,000 local organizations navigate tough challenges and GROW their business. From journey to milestone, find out how we helped these businesses thrive and what’s next.

BrightHR is proud to announce that through our HR software, advertising services, and advice—we’ve supported the growth of 6,000 Canadian businesses. And without the feedback and support of these local businesses, we wouldn’t be here today. So, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the business owners who have helped us reach this brand-new milestone.

But we’re getting a little bit ahead of ourselves here… let’s start from the very beginning and show you how we’ve helped this many businesses on their growth journeys so far.

Where did BrightHR’s journey in Canada begin?

We launched BrightHR in Canada with a mission to champion and support small business owners locally through our tailored HR and health & safety software.

In September 2017, BrightHR Canada was born, leading efforts to transform people management with affordable solutions, giving thousands of employers in the region their peace of mind back—that’s a lot of business owners enjoying HR harmony.

So, how has BrightHR helped Canadian businesses since 2017?

Since being established in Canada, BrightHR has invested in several features specific to the Canadian market, with plenty more on the horizon. And as the market rebounds, from Vancouver to Toronto, the strength of micro-businesses continues to grow, and more businesses are relying on HR systems like BrightHR.

When the business world was disrupted by Covid-19, BrightHR introduced tools like vaccination recording and BrightSafe which had all the latest advice, templates, and guides to get businesses back up and running again—with a handy adviceline specific to risk management in the workplace. Plus, with the new world of work changing, we updated our software to help you effectively manage homeworkers with added features like geo-location tagging in our clocking-in-and-out system, Blip.

In the local market, there have been several major employment-relations changes impacting small businesses and we’re pleased to have been able to help thousands with advice on legislative updates—giving you peace of mind that your business is meeting the latest rules.

And it’s not just employment changes that you need to worry about when it comes to your employees. The last couple of years has given a rise to quiet quitting—a staffing phenomenon that means more workers have been quitting their jobs in search of something more meaningful—or better paid—or both!

That’s why in 2022 we launched the Turbo Talent Navigator to help managers navigate the entire employee lifecycle. Our all-in-one platform is designed to help you snatch up top talent before your competition.

But don’t just take it from us, we couldn’t have made these fundamental changes without feedback from valued local businesses like Steps Public Art and the Mayer Harman team.

Here’s what Anjuli Solanki, Program Director at Steps Public Art had to say about her relationship with BrightHR. She says:

“With a growing team, BrightHR really has saved me multiple hours a week in processing HR requests. It’s given us lots of time back as we’re no longer doing complicated calculations. It truly is an all-in-one encompassing platform with valuable tools and the integrated e-learning system is really helpful for both staff and managers.

…For us, the safety of our staff and artists is integral, so having a platform that looks to prevent health & safety issues is very important for our work.”

Lianna Mayer-Harman, Director of Corporate Affairs also uses BrightHR to manage her entire HR admin process. On why it’s an invaluable tool for her team, she says:

“Before BrightHR I was tracking our staff holidays on Excel sheets. Now, I can be more flexible than ever. I could be standing in line; my phone goes off and click—vacation approved.

…The Blip app lets us track staff hours even on weekends and evenings. And I can pick up the phone at any time and talk to a real person (not a robot) to validate my employment decisions. I can stay on the phone for hours or have a quick call to get a fast solution.

…For anyone considering BrightHR, it really has been invaluable to my team.”

We’ve now helped thousands of business owners like Anjuli and Lianna automate their people management and lower their risk. Read on to learn exactly how businesses can grow with BrightHR…

How does BrightHR help your business thrive in today’s market?

With a rapidly changing market, you’ll need to keep moving to help your business thrive. That’s why you need an all-in-one HR provider that moves with the market, understands your needs and constantly updates its solutions to help you grow.

So, where do you start?

Automating your fiddly admin tasks may not be high on your priority list, but it will free up time to focus on growing your business and save you labour costs. You can see the popularity of these speedy online systems by measuring their huge uptake and daily usage: globally, managers and staff using BrightHR have logged 4.4 million staff vacations, created 210,000 schedules, and clocked in to work 22.5 million times. Big numbers!

And automating isn’t the sole way to save you money, BrightHR is the only HR platform with a free marketplace: Bright Exchange. It’s no secret that advertising costs are rising, Bright Exchange lets you create an unlimited number of adverts in front of over 65,000 potential users for FREE. Plus, with exclusive access by being a BrightHR client, you can excite both your current employees and entice talented new recruits.

And in terms of the longevity of BrightHR’s support for SMEs, it’s not just today’s market we’ll help you thrive in. We’re always looking to the future thanks to our consistent customer feedback. It’s our customer base that drives our development. And we’ve never been in a better position or more committed to supporting our small business community.

And on the note of driving new developments…

What is coming to BrightHR in 2023?

To kick the year off, we launched BrightLearn, our brand-new online micro-learning platform designed to educate both you and your staff on a wide range of HR topics anytime, anywhere, at no extra cost.

Because with more training you and your staff are better equipped to handle an ever-changing world and evolving job needs. Plus, employee development perks help to attract valuable new recruits and keep staff engaged.

And of course, we’ve got other exciting new releases in the works, too. Next up on our roadmap is a free tool that speeds up your health & safety incident reporting, keeping you safe and legally compliant. So, keep your eyes peeled for that one…

Oh, and did you know we’re one of the only HR software providers that let you see our product before you pay a cent? Find out what BrightHR can do for your business. For your own personal tour, book your FREE BrightHR demo today.

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