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People management scale-up BrightHR delivers small business owners their most valuable asset – time

- February 24, 2023 2 MIN READ
BrightHR CEO David Price
Smart HR software company, BrightHR has reached a milestone in Australia.

Since its launch, the scale-up tech platform has helped more 20,000 local Australian businesses navigate HR-related challenges and grow.

BrightHR CEO David Price said they’re not focused on adding to that figure.

“I can see us helping 30,000 clients and beyond in the next couple of years,” he said.

“Not only is it a credit to our customer loyalty here in Australia, it also demonstrates the global demand for smart, reliable HR software. To date, managers and staff using BrightHR have logged 128,000 staff holidays and clocked in to work 3.1 million times.”

Price launched BrightHR 10 years ago after seeing how small business owners spending hours every day on HR tasks.

Head of operations Jessica Van Der Walt said challenges around employee recruitment and retention, don’t leave business owners with time to think freely.

BrightExchange, a world first for an HR company, was launched for this very reason,” she said.

It allows users to create unlimited adverts for 140,000 potential local users for free. Clients can advertise their products and services on the marketplace and share exclusive perks and discounts with other business owners.

Walt said they’ve developed suite of tools which helps managers navigate the entire employee lifecycle.

“After having observed the many difficulties, businesses were having hiring in a tight recruitment market last year; the company launched their Turbo Talent Navigator, an all-in-one platform designed to help SMEs snatch up top talent,” she said.

Training also plays a crucial role in ensuring staff is fully equipped to handle an ever-changing world and evolving job needs.

“Our brand-new online micro-learning platform, BrightLearn, is designed to educate employers and employees on a wide range of HR topics anytime, anywhere. And as a company that champions small businesses, we offer this feature to Bright customers at no extra cost,” Walt  said.

Dan Ussher, CEO and founder of Veresco GRC said BrightHR was “a no-brainer” for him.

“In Australia, we have a very complicated relationship with HR. And as a CEO of a company, I was struggling to keep on top of my admin and to understand local requirements,” he said.

“The 24/7 access that I get to HR specialists protects me and helps me manage.”