The evolution of BrightHR
We started BrightHR with an idea: to create simple HR software that makes people management easier for SMEs. And ever since, we’ve worked worked hard to improve it. Here are our greatest moments:
VaccTrak: Mobile passes
Issue exclusive VaccTrak passes to staff to save in their smartphone wallets, so they always have quick and easy access to vital information.
Updated: BrightSafe Responsibilities Navigator
New statutory responsibilities added:
- COVID-19 Employee Active Screening
- COVID-19 Premises Check
Monitor responsibilities each day to ensure your business is COVID-secure and have an audit trail to prove it.
New BrightSafe feature: Hazard reporting
Our brand new tool helps keep track of workplace hazards whether staff are at home or back in the office.
9 million global clock-ins!
Blip has surpassed 9 million global clock-ins. Won't be long till we hit the 10 million milestone!
New Blip Feature: Shift Adjustments
Employees can now request an adjustment to their clocking in and out times with their manager directly from the app.
We’ve released a superb new upgrade to your BrightHR rotas.
When creating a new rota, you can now choose a duration period of up to 14 days, helping to make your shift planning even easier.
VaccTrak is now even better!
See who’s partially or fully vaccinated at a glance and update employee vaccination statuses in the new COVID-19 vaccine tab. Plus, you can now issue employees with VaccTrak passes—all you have to do is hit send and it goes straight to their email inbox.
8 million global clock-ins!
Blip has now surpassed over 8 million global clock-ins. We're so proud to support small businesses around the world with their employee time management. #NowIsTheBrightTime!
New to VaccTrak
You can now record proof of employee vaccination in VaccTrak, and store any supporting documents in unlimited document storage.
We won Feefo's Platinum Trusted Service Award!
Having secured Gold status for three years running we have achieved the platinum award! A huge thanks to all of our clients who left us 5-star reviews and to all at BrightHR who have supported our clients throughout 2020.
Updated: Permission page
This update gives BrightHR Admins a full list of what user roles their staff have and makes it easier for the Admins to revoke or assign permissions.
NEW BrightHR release: VaccTrak
Our brand-new tool makes it easy for you to record who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine and who’s still on the waiting list—helping you to protect your people and your business through the pandemic.
New accessibility feature
We’ve integrated Android’s TalkBack and Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader features with the BrightHR mobile app, helping to make your BrightHR even more accessible!
You can now approve or decline your staff expenses in bulk.
Following client feedback, users are now able to add notes to their shift when clocking in. We've also updated the Blip event screens, making it even easier for our users to see their shift, break and reminder details.
New gender diversity update
Our new non-binary gender identity update helps you promote an inclusive workplace.
Blip integration with BrightHR
Admins and managers are now able to see who's clocked in on Blip directly from their BrightHR dashboard.
6 million Blips!
We've reached 6 million blips! We're so proud to have achieved this global milestone #NowIsTheBrightTime.
Get expert advice even quicker
Now you can use your BrightHR app to call one of our expert HR advisors in a tap.
Enable notifications via the new Settings page
Get handy notifications about new updates and features via the BrightHR app. This is will be automatically enabled and can be managed via the new Settings page.
Employees will now see fun animations on their birthday or work anniversary, helping to improve employee engagement!
With our new Smart Reminders feature, users will receive a handy reminder to clock out when they’re due to finish their shift, all based on their BrightHR working pattern or rota!
5 million Blips
Just 3 months after we hit 4 million global clock-ins, we've now surpassed a massive 5 million!
Admins and managers can now request read receipts from their employees when uploading documents into the company folder. Plus with real-time updates, check the date and time that your employee has viewed the document.
You asked for it, and we listened. You can now set reminders to end your breaks and clock out. Just set the duration of your shift or break and Blip will send you an automatic notification.
New look ‘Who’s off today’ dashboard tile
Our newly designed 'Who's off today' tile gives clients a detailed insight into the absences within their business, making the approval process much easier.
Update to the Blip timesheet report
Admins & managers can now generate a report that will show the number of shifts and hours worked, break duration & the total hours worked excluding breaks.
4 million Blips
Another milestone for Blip! After reaching 3 million global clock-ins in February, we have now surpassed 4 million.
Get your business back on it’s feet with BrightHR’s Back to Work Navigator
The brand-new hub that helps you manage all your back to work processes in one place.
Protect your staff’s privacy with Blip
Admins can now set geolocations as private so the details of employees' home addresses remain hidden.
Send alerts with BrightHR
Admins and Managers can now use BrightHR to send alerts directly to employees through the notifications tab in settings.
Blip's geolocation feature is now available to help you manage staff working from different locations.
3 million Blips
Blip usage keeps growing. Less than 3 months after passing 2 million global clock-ins, we surpassed 3 million.
New feature: Employees requesting absences using TOIL balance
Employees can now create absence requests using their TOIL balance and submit to their Manager for approval.
New feature: Notification of personal information updates
Managers and Administrators are now alerted of updates to employee personal information to help you make sure records are kept up to date.
2 million Blips
Blip usage keeps growing. Less than 6 months after passing 1 million global clock-ins, we surpassed 2 million.
Australia and New Zealand launch
BrightHR's award-winning software is now available in Australia & New Zealand.
New feature: PoP by BrightHR
Manage staff expenses with ease and approve them on the go.
New feature: Document reminders
Get instant notifications for important dates, such as when it’s time to renew an employee’s driving licence.
New feature: Notes
Make notes against employee profiles so you can jot down any important information.
1 million Blips
Soon after celebrating Blip's 1st birthday, we surpassed more than 1 million global clock-ins.
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.
Enjoy an easier-to-use calendar with a grid view and new filters.
BrightHR’s now available in Ireland.
Extra absence types
Choose from more absence types like adoption and shared parental leave.
New and improved employee profile
Based on customer feedback, we made the employee profile easier to use and with a clearer absence tab.
Update to mobile planner
Based on customer feedback we improved the planner on our mobile app.
Assign start date to working time pattern
Set a working time pattern from a specific date in the past.
Vacation entitlement in hours
Regular employees can now enter their vacation request in hours and minutes.
Share documents securely
Control whether to share or hide important documents from your staff.
New feature: Blip by BrightHR
Free clocking in and out app available to BrightHR customers.
Canada mobile launch
BrightHR’s now available on mobile in Canada.
Employee start date and leave year
Amend an employee’s start date or leave year on their profile.
Carry over leftover annual leave into the next year for your staff.
Payroll exceptions report
Download this new report to see all approved absences over a set period. This will help you to complete payroll.
Variable hour employees
Set up BrightHR for staff that work casual or irregular hours.
BrightHR’s now available on desktop in Canada.
Update includes being able to remove shifts from schedules, add notes to shifts and access schedules on your mobile.
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.
New feature: Shifts and schedules
Enjoy a simpler way to make shifts and schedules. Plus, share them with your staff instantly.
Vacation requests conflict
Get a notification when multiple staff request the same time off.
View a timeline of logged sickness.
Ongoing absence notifications
Get prompts to ask an employee to record their first day back to work.
New feature: Document storage
Keep all of your employee documents in one place with unlimited HR document storage.
Android mobile app
BrightHR’s mobile app now available to Android users.
First release of BrightHR
- Regular employees.
- Seven-day working time patterns.
- BrightHR iOS mobile app.
BrightHR Launch Party