The evolution of BrightHR

October 2019

Australia and New Zealand launch

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

September 2019

New product: BrightInsure

Now you can safeguard your business's future with BrightInsure. It’s optional legal expenses insurance that gives you cover in unfair dismissal and indirect discrimination claims for up to £1 million.

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.

April 2019

New feature: BrightInform

Access thousands of resources, guides, and tools for professionals in one easy-to use online platform.

January 2019

New BrightAdvice mobile app

The BrightAdvice app lets BrightAdvice customers get quick legal support on the go. Plus, keep tabs on the support we’ve given them. 

December 2018

Added mandatory leave to BrightHR

This new improvement makes booking mandatory leave for your staff easy.

November 2018

Launched: Bright Wellbeing & Counselling

Our complete employee assistance programme Bright Wellbeing & Counselling now offers face-to-face counselling. Plus, access to online self-help tools to put your people in control of their wellbeing. 

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

Launched: BrightSafe

We launched BrightSafe our health & safety advice line to help protect businesses with jargon free advice from qualified health & safety specialists.

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

GDPR report

Export all the information you hold on your staff in our employee details report.

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

Holiday entitlement in hours

Regular employees can now enter their holiday 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.

January 2018

New feature: HR documents

Use document templates to create your own. Exclusive to BrightAdvice customers.

December 2017

Holiday 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

Rota improvements

Update includes being able to remove shifts from rotas, add notes to shifts and access rotas 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.

March 2017

New feature: BrightEAP

Confidential wellbeing advice line launches for BrightHR customers.

January 2017

New feature: Shifts and rotas

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

August 2016

Holiday requests conflict

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

August 2016

Peninsula integration

Peninsula clients can now use their Portal through BrightHR.

August 2016

Sickness timeline

View a timeline of logged sickness.

May 2016

Ongoing absence notifications

Get prompts to ask an employee for a fit note or to record their first day back to work.

May 2016

New Feature: BrightAdvice

Employment law helpline with qualified legal advisors launches for BrightHR customers.

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.
  • Instant notifications for managers and employees.