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How BrightHR Can Help You Better Manage Your Business

Published April 9, 2021 (last updated on April 26, 2024) | Adam Wyatt - Copywriter and Content Creator


While the core elements of people management have remained intact, the application of people management has evolved. On the one hand, you can reach out to all workers and issue regulations and schedules at the tap of a button, but on the other hand, you can’t utilise a one-size-fits-all approach to manage workers. People are resources, and nothing emphasises this more than the cost of hiring them and managing them. 

Fortunately, we live in a technological era where your small business can take advantage of HR software to automate employee management. With BrightHR, you can utilise data insights to manage employees’ leave, rostering, record keeping and much more at an affordable cost. 

Digital Upgrade 

Words such as “SaaS” and “cloud” are so common that they may strike you as buzzwords. But you probably already use one or a couple of SaaS platforms in your business, or in your personal life. Some example of SaaS platforms are Salesforce, Xero, Google Maps, Microsoft Office and Slack*

Bright HR is a SaaS platform. In practical terms this means BrightHR couples the convenience, power and flexibility of the internet with your employee management needs, to create a world-class digital HR service.

This means that instead of managing, writing and storing documents physically, or in separate cloud-based storage, you can use BrightHR to store and consolidate all your employee documents. For example, BrightHR can store an employees’ licence information (drivers or otherwise) and notify you when it’s due to be renewed.

But wait; that’s not all. With BrightHR, you can access any of this safely stored data from any location, at any time, from any device – phone, tablet, laptop or PC.

Time Management 

Time is the one thing you can’t get more of; and optimising your workforce’s time is a top priority for many employers. Good time management includes juggling tasks and prioritising different demands. BrightHR can help you optimise your workforce management with electronic timekeeping.

Project Management

Let’s say a project due date is fast-approaching; with BrightHR you can roll out revised rosters to help your staff adjust accordingly. What’s more, your employees can respond immediately and notify you if they can work that shift to help you address problems quickly and avoid time wastage. 

Shift Management

Employers can manage the shifts of your workers, giving them a better overview of your employees’ activity through electronic timekeeping. Employees can clock in and out of their shifts with Blip! by BrightHR to ensure accurate records for payroll.


If a worker works overtime, you can cross reference the records on BrightHR to help you pay their wages accurately. You can also issue specific hours for certain tasks using BrightHR and set reminders for lunch breaks and use the employee’s data to generate shift reports.


With electronic timekeeping, absence management becomes significantly easier. With the tap of a few buttons, you can input all of your employees absences; why they were away from work and how long they were out. Employees can submit electronic annual leave requests for your review and consideration. With the data at hand, you can easily find payable hours, or review absenteeism trends among your staff. 

Watch: Bright’s How-To Youtube Playlist

Get a feel for how BrightHR works by watching our video tutorials.

Mobile Accessibility 

Mobile access enables you and your workers to get information in real-time and handle changes quickly and effectively. Blip! by BrightHR allows employees to clock in and out of work. Using geolocation technology, Blip! can also track when an employee enters or leaves a workplace. This solution is ideal for employers who have employees working across a range of workplaces, such as a construction or catering business.

Record Keeping 

Your paper files, cabinets, and pen are an opportunity for increased human error, confusion, delays, and worse, legal cases. Storing your records electronically and automatically is essential to reduce mistakes, avoid confusion, improve time management, and prevent legal claims. You must manage attendance, tax, labour, and health forms for each worker, and BrightHR keeps all these records accurate and searchable.

BrightHR has another amazing feature; PoP. PoP can be used by employees to create expenses and upload receipts. You can use the app to review and approve expenses, create or amend categories of expenses, and export reports.

You can also store all employee data from the moment you interview, onboard, and hire them. With BrightHR, you can develop retrievable employee profiles with all personal details, skills, attendance, and performance for easier employee management. 

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We’ve covered a lot about BrightHR in this article. We have many more exciting features to explain to you in future articles, including BrightSafe, Redundancy Navigator, Back to Work Navigator and, most excitingly, VaccTrak. Keep an eye for more information soon.

BrightHR helping you manage your people and business

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