HR software for start-ups and scale-ups that grows as you do

In conjunction with Empact Ventures and BrightHR

Give your business the best possible start with our easy-to-use software.

As a start-up or scale-up, your growth is our priority. That's why we offer the only HR software designed with your company's needs in mind.

Our on-demand software provides you with all the documentation you need and access to employment law experts 24/7. With our support, you can expand into new global markets, quickly and easily. Knowing that your HR needs are taken care of.

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Tailored HR offering for start-ups

We empower start-ups to assemble a rockstar team and create a strong workplace culture. We'll help you impress potential investors with:

  • Onboarding documents for your new team members
  • CPD-accredited e-learning to upskill your team on employment legislation
  • Workforce planning support for global expansion and compliance with local laws
  • Instant AI-powered answers to all your HR and employment law questions

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Tailored offering for scale-ups

We support scale-ups with growing their teams and boosting retention and productivity. We'll help you to expand into the global markets with:

  • 24/7 access to expert HR and employment law advice
  • End-to-end HR software that helps you manage day-to-day tasks like holiday requests, overtime, and sickness
  • Everything you need to meet your team's training and wellbeing needs
  • Legally compliant onboarding documents for your new team members, from contracts to handbooks
  • AI-powered instant answers to all your HR and employment law questions to overcome your challenges

Peace of mind with fixed pricing as you grow

We’ve built a strong relationship with more than 100,000 businesses located across three continents, including start-ups. Why? Because we understand the struggles of people starting a business, as we started as a small business ourselves.

We can relate to the challenges faced by start-ups and scale-ups, and we have the expertise to guide you through the journey.

We’re also offering you the chance to scale your company now and pay later through our new unique deferred payment options combined with a 20% discount on ALL our packages. From one-year, three-year and five-year fixed options. We’ll help you find the perfect package for your business needs.

Everything you need in your HR toolkit…

Manage staff holidays with ease

Fed up of sorting through stacks of paper forms? Over scribbling names on calendars? There's a better way! BrightHR’s industry-leading software makes managing annual leave a breeze. Use our exclusive staff holiday planner to:

  • Get instant notifications of new holiday requests and approve or decline them in a click

  • See any holiday clashes so you never need to be low on staff

  • Receive automatic, accurate staff holiday calculations—even for tricky variable contracts

  • Keep on top of holiday management from wherever you are with the free BrightHR mobile app


Keep accurate attendance records

Everyone gets sick from time to time. Or has a public transport nightmare. It happens.

But it can become rather tedious to keep track of your team’s attendance if you’re still using old-school methods. That’s where BrightHR comes in…

Its modern online attendance software makes managing your staff absences straightforward. Simply fire up the BrightHR app or reach for your laptop to:

  • Easily record when an employee is off sick or running late

  • See who’s available to cover and update staff members right away

  • Snap photos of fit notes and self-certification forms and upload them directly on to the system

  • Approve doctor’s appointments, dentist’s appointments, and time off for dependants in a click

Sickness and absence

Schedule the right team for every shift

Imagine how easy it would be if you could automatically notify your team of new rotas? Well, you can with BrightHR.

Our smart rota planner makes it quick and easy to create rotas, add shifts, and assign staff. Plus, you can publish rotas online at the tap of a button.

Staff even get instant rota notifications with the handy BrightHR mobile app, so you can be 100% confident that your people always know when they should be working.

And as you can easily copy shifts and duplicate rotas with BrightHR, you won’t have to start from scratch every time—saving you loads of time and effort.


Manage your HR documents online

Say goodbye to overflowing filing cabinets and jam-packed desk drawers. There's a better way to store confidential documents. With our HR document storage solution, you can store and manage all your HR documents online in one place.

You can:

  • Add unlimited documents to BrightHR’s cloud-based storage

  • Store confidential documents safely and securely

  • Create folders and set permission levels so only the staff you select can access private information

  • Check that staff read important company documents with our ‘read receipt’ feature


Get trusted HR support when you need it

Got a head-scratcher of a HR dilemma that you don’t know how to fix? Call BrightAdvice.

Our 24/7 advice line lets you speak with UK-based experts. They can help you to resolve your issues quickly and avoid costly mistakes.

Whether you need guidance on employment contracts, annual leave allowances, or sick pay, our friendly team is always ready to help.

BrightAdvice also comes with a library of exclusive HR documents, policies, and templates. It's got everything you need to create watertight, compliant HR documents.


Make health & safety compliance simple

It’s vital that you keep your staff and customers safe at work. But that can be tough if you’re not a health & safety expert…

That’s why you need BrightSafe. It’s expert health & safety software that helps you to protect your people and meet UK laws. Here’s how:

  • Create risk assessments to HSE standards with our expert template library

  • Easily record workplace accidents and carry out investigations to reduce future risk

  • Set up safety tasks and get instant notifications of when to carry them out

  • Educate staff with expert e-learning courses that have been CPD-accredited and assured by RoSPA qualifications

Plus, get expert advice from our 24/7 helpline. Call qualified, local-based experts to get quick answers to all your health & safety questions—at any time, day or night.


Promote and grow your business

Fancy boosting your sales in a few quick clicks? Get BrightExchange.

It’s our exclusive online marketplace giving you free unlimited advertising.

Simply upload your advert and within seconds, you can promote your business to 100,000+ business owners and 1 million potential customers across the globe.

And that's not all... Your staff can use it to access a range of money-saving deals with big names like Currys and The Cinema Society—at no extra cost to you.


# Great value proposition without the fluff

I use BrightHR software for people management in my business, and it’s a total game-changer. BrightHR software has made our staff management and HR so simple, straightforward and stress-free at a really challenging time for the business. I couldn’t recommend it more, it’s cracking!

Andy Reid MBE

Armed Forces Veteran and Business Owner

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