Staff holiday planner

The easiest way to manage staff annual leave

  • checkYour employee can request leave and you can sign it off in seconds—even if you’re both on the other side of the world.
  • checkUse the free iOS or Android app to get an instant notification of the request—wherever you are—and approve or decline it there and then.
  • checkWith 24/7 easy access to your leave records, you always know who’s off and when.
Review badge
G2 Award badge

No more paper forms and lousy spreadsheets

Managing staff holiday leave the old-fashioned way—by hand—is a pain. It’s hard, takes ages, and you’ll certainly agree… it’s boring. So we fixed it for you with BrightHR.

This award-winning HR software makes your holiday management faster, easier and much more convenient, freeing you from working out holiday leave.

Because you don’t want to waste time figuring out full-time, part-time or variable hour annual leave entitlements. But by law, you must get them right. It’s a big responsibility. And that’s where BrightHR steps in:

  • checkGet automatic staff holiday entitlement calculations and be confident they’re right.
  • checkEven the awkward calculations like when staff join during the holiday year, this software gets it bang on the money.
  • checkAll staff entitlements auto-refresh when your new holiday year begins, so you can forget about manual updates forever and trust BrightHR to do its thing.
  • checkBook mandatory leave for your staff with ease.

Too many people off at the same time? Not anymore

It shouldn’t ever happen, but it does. Employers realise too late that they’re short on numbers because some employees booked the same holiday leave.

If scrambling for last-minute cover sounds all too familiar to you, here’s how to avoid it:

  • checkBrightHR flags any holiday clashes with you, stopping any holiday leave chaos before it has a chance to happen.
  • checkKeep track of all employees’ remaining leave so you can plan well in advance for any upcoming busy periods.
  • checkCheck the calendar to see your whole team's absences at once—past, present and future.

"As a small team of twelve it’s vital for us to keep on top of absence. Using BrightHR makes us much more organised and centralises our processes, making it quicker for us to manage sickness and holidays.” Ella Ferris, General Manager, Nottingham Credit Union

Get accurate annual leave accrual calculations instantly

Don’t forget, there’s more to annual leave than just managing the mayhem—there’s a legal element, too.

Almost all workers in New Zealand are legally entitled to 4 weeks’ annual leave each year (and that’s before we look at those confusing industrial instruments that might entitle them to something different), so you have to get your holiday calculations right…

Our smart annual leave management software does the tricky calculations, automatically working out accrued leave. Plus, staff entitlements auto-refresh whenever your new holiday year begins.

So, no more figuring out fixed or variable hour entitlements. Simply enjoy BrightHR's automatic and accurate staff holiday accrual calculations, which you can be confident are right and in-line with the law.


There have been


holidays booked using BrightHR worldwide!

See BrightHR’s awesome software in action

Our short video tour walks you through BrightHR’s main features, including:

  • checkHoliday calendar and annual leave planner
  • checkLateness and sickness log
  • checkRota planner
  • checkOvertime tracker
  • checkUnlimited document storage.

In less than four minutes, you’ll see how BrightHR frees up your time and simplifies all your HR processes