Shifts & Rotas

Stress-free shift & rota planning for any working pattern

Make schedules, record time & attendance and fill vacant shifts with our open shifts feature

  • Create work schedules at the click of a button
  • Get instant alerts and notifications
  • Fill vacant shifts instantly with our open shifts feature
  • Copy, duplicate, and assign shifts in minutes
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Powerful online staff rota software—kept simple

Still creating rotas by hand? Complicated spreadsheets? You just need BrightHR. Our smart rota planner makes it quick and easy to create rotas, add shifts, and assign staff in minutes.

  • Create rotas in a simple table layout and instantly notify your team
  • Copy shifts, duplicate rotas, and assign shifts across multiple days and employees—all in a few clicks
  • Decide which staff can accept or decline shifts to give your team ultimate flexibility
  • Use the filters to easily find and edit someone’s shift, and inform them of changes instantly
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Never have a shift unfilled with OPEN SHIFTS

Welcome to a brand-new era of rota planning and shift scheduling! Our Open Shifts feature takes away the stress of dropped shifts and last-minute no-shows

  • Employers can release unfilled shifts for your staff to opt-in for
  • Staff get real-time alerts when a shift opens up, so they never miss out
  • Give staff the option of picking up extra shifts without adding pressure
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What our customers say about BrightHR

Using BrightHR makes us much more organised and centralises our processes, making it quicker for us to manage sickness and holidays.

Nottingham Credit Union

What our customers say about BrightHR

BrightHR is a user-friendly system and the team are on hand to answer any questions we ever have. I would highly recommend BrightHR.

Deborah Gillespie @ Change, Recruitment Group

What our customers say about BrightHR

Our staff absolutely love using the system and the ease of booking holidays and clocking in using Blip. Customer service is amazing...

Steven Greenall @ Cornerstone Children’s Home

What our customers say about BrightHR

Always on the go? Use the smart BrightHR rota app

Running a business often involves a lot of running around—so you need rota software that lets you manage your staff shifts on the move. That’s why BrightHR’s free app (on iOS and Android) lets you easily manage everybody’s shifts from your smartphone.

  • Manage and edit your entire staff schedule at any time
  • Accept or decline time off requests that your staff submit on the app
  • Send instant notifications of open shifts, so your staff can pick them up
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See BrightHR’s shift scheduling software in action

Discover just how easy it is to make the most of our shift and rota planner in our quick video demo.

Or book your personal demo for an obligation-free tour of all the rota-planning tools that make your daily admin tasks more seamless than ever.

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FAQs

Q. What is the benefit of a rota planner software?

The benefits of a rota planner software will depend on the type of software you opt for. The best software gives you an end-to-end solution that’s integrated with your other people management tools.

So, your shift planning can pull information from your absence management system and leave planner. BrightHR’s smart shift planner software will then be able to flag conflicts, assign the best available people for the job, and be customisable to any working pattern. You’ll also be able to duplicate, copy, and assign shifts in a matter of minutes—saving time, eliminating stress, optimising resources and making you more profitable.

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