The evolution of BrightHR

October 2019

Australia and New Zealand launch

BrightHR's award-winning software is now available in Australia & New Zealand. 

August 2019

New feature: PoP by BrightHR

Manage staff expenses with ease and approve them on the go. 

June 2019

New feature: Document reminders

Get instant notifications for important dates, such as when it’s time to renew an employee’s driving licence.

June 2019

New feature: Notes

Make notes against employee profiles so you can jot down any important information.

May 2019

1 million Blips

Soon after celebrating Blip's 1st birthday, we surpassed more than 1 million global clock-ins.

October 2018

New feature: Time off in Lieu (TOIL)

This new feature lets you keep a record of the TOIL your staff earn and help them to book TOIL as an absence. 

September 2018

New calendar

Enjoy an easier-to-use calendar with a grid view and new filters.

September 2018

Ireland launch

BrightHR’s now available in Ireland.

July 2018

Variable hour employee lateness

Check lateness for casual workers on your app.

July 2018

Extra absence types

Choose from more absence types like adoption and shared parental leave.

July 2018

New and improved employee profile

Based on customer feedback, we made the employee profile easier to use and with a clearer absence tab.

May 2018

Update to mobile planner

Based on customer feedback we improved the planner on our mobile app.

May 2018

Assign start date to working time pattern

Set a working time pattern from a specific date in the past.

May 2018

Vacation entitlement in hours

Regular employees can now enter their vacation request in hours and minutes.

April 2018

Share documents securely

Control whether to share or hide important documents from your staff.

April 2018

New feature: Blip by BrightHR

Free clocking in and out app available to BrightHR customers.

March 2018

Canada mobile launch

BrightHR’s now available on mobile in Canada.

January 2018

Employee start date and leave year

Amend an employee’s start date or leave year on their profile.

December 2017

Vacation carryover

Carry over leftover annual leave into the next year for your staff.

October 2017

Payroll exceptions report

Download this new report to see all approved absences over a set period. This will help you to complete payroll.

September 2017

Variable hour employees

Set up BrightHR for staff that work casual or irregular hours.

September 2017

Canada launch

BrightHR’s now available on desktop in Canada.

August 2017

Schedule improvements

Update includes being able to remove shifts from schedules, add notes to shifts and access schedules on your mobile.

August 2017

BrightHR Alexa skill

Ask Alexa who is absent today and get a response without stopping your work. Plus, say “brewlette” and Alexa will randomly pick one of your team to make a cuppa.

January 2017

New feature: Shifts and schedules

Enjoy a simpler way to make shifts and schedules. Plus, share them with your staff instantly.

August 2016

Vacation requests conflict

Get a notification when multiple staff request the same time off.

August 2016

Sickness timeline

View a timeline of logged sickness.

May 2016

Ongoing absence notifications

Get prompts to ask an employee to record their first day back to work.

March 2016

Android mobile app

BrightHR’s mobile app now available to Android users.

March 2016

New feature: Document storage

Keep all of your employee documents in one place with unlimited HR document storage.

November 2015

First release of BrightHR

Features include:

  • Regular employees.
  • Seven-day working time patterns.
  • BrightHR iOS mobile app.