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How BrightHR helps you get your business back to work

There’s a lot of preparation that needs to go into reopening your business. But don’t worry, we’re here to help…

Friday, May 15, 2020
3 min read

At BrightHR, we know how difficult the COVID-19 lockdown has been on small businesses like you.

That’s why we’ve created the Back to Work Navigator tool, to help you get your business back on its feet again in no time. Here’s how this exclusive software tool supports you…

View staff absences in seconds

Get a clear view of all your staff absences using the Back to Work Navigator.

Simply click View absent employees on the calendar to see who’s off sick, who’s on annual leave and who’s logged as ‘Other’.

This might be employees who are working from home because they have dependants or who are self-isolating based on medical grounds.

Set up staggered shift times with ease

To help maintain social distancing in your workplace, you should stagger shift times for your staff.

Your employees will still work their contracted hours, but you’ll need to alternate their start and end times to make sure they don’t all arrive and leave at the same time.

To help you plan for this, head to the Back to Work Navigator and click Create back to work rotas. Give the rota a name, select a start date and click Add shift.

You can then create a tailored shift for one of your employees by choosing the start time, end time and break duration. Hit Continue to assign an employee to this shift.

Select Add shift to update the rota. Repeat this process for all of your employees and use the rota calendar to make sure there’s enough space between each shift. 

Send company-wide notifications in no time

Use our quick notification tool to send important updates to all your staff.

Simply type out your announcement (up to 100 characters) and send it directly to your employees as an in-app notification.

This new feature makes it easier for you to communicate important information to your staff, such as when your business will reopen, as they can read it instantly on their mobiles.

Enable working statuses for your staff

As your business starts to get back to work, some of your people might return to the office while others continue to work from home.

To help you keep track of all your employees, you can enable working statuses in BrightHR. This lets your staff set a working status as either:

  • Working from home
  • At another site
  • On a client visit

To give your staff permission to do this, head to the Back to Work Navigator and click Enable status for employees. Then on the settings page, click Enable next to Employee Status.

Get exclusive access to online training

BrightHR’s Back to Work Navigator comes with a free online training course (with more to follow).

It covers everything you need to know about returning to work after the COVID-19 lockdown. This includes how to prepare your business, manage social distancing, and control access to your workplace.

Plus, you even get a certificate once you complete the final assessment.

Access our complete content library

Get up-to-speed on the latest back to work guidance with our new content library.

It’s full of expertly-written guides, factsheets, templates, posters and checklists for you to read, download and share with your staff.

Head to the content library to get expert guidance on health & safety measures, HR processes, and restructuring your business.

Get clear support with COVID-19 risk assessments

As the coronavirus presents a serious health risk to your staff and customers, you should carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment to evaluate the safety of your workplace.

To save you time and effort, we’ve created three risk assessment templates for construction workers, mobile workers and premise-based workers, for you to use as your own.

All you have to do is head to your content library and download them.

Store all your documents securely

With BrightHR’s unlimited document storage, you can keep all your important back to work documents in one place.

You can store letters, checklists and risk assessments in dedicated folders and set permissions levels so your staff don’t get their hands on sensitive information.

Get your business back on its feet again

As a BrightHR customer, the Back to Work Navigator is yours for free. All you have to do is log in to your BrightHR account to start using it straight away.

Not a BrightHR customer? To find out more about our software and services and how they can help you prepare to reopen your business, call us now on 1800 279 841.

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