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G’Day Bright HR: Peninsula Announces New Cloud-Based HR Software Launch in Australia and New Zealand.

Published October 8, 2019 (last updated on June 28, 2024) | Adam Wyatt - Content Writer


Announced today, Peninsula is bringing BrightHR, a cloud-based HR software service, to the fingertips of thousands of small and medium businesses across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Establishing in the ANZ market as a new service offered exclusively by Peninsula, BrightHR is a HR support software that helps small business employers streamline employee data collection, storage and management. It is web-based and is available as a mobile app, empowering users to maintain and act on requests easily anywhere. At time of launch, the award-winning HR software already has over 600 ANZ businesses registered with access to the software and more than 27,000 globally.

The BrightHR service is the latest addition to Peninsula’s unique suite of services designed to make the complex simple for small and medium business employers – improving their operational HR management, people performance, and giving them access to the tools and advice they need to confidently manage their business.

Peninsula’s Managing Director Ed Mallett says Peninsula is about: “Empowering businesses, helping them to understand what systems and practices they need to have in place to meet their obligations.” Mr Mallett says the BrightHR service aligns perfectly with Peninsula’s key vision to make managing employees easy for small businesses owners and start-ups: “In a world powered by cloud-based apps, we’re bringing innovative solutions to small businesses  to save them time, help them comply, build in structure and efficiencies, and give them a tool that can be used daily by every member of their growing business. Most importantly, BrightHR seamlessly compliments existing components of the Peninsula experience.”

BrightHR’s CEO, Alan Price said: “With demand across the globe for our product increasing fast, I’m delighted that we’re able to help Australia and New Zealand’s diverse and highly skilled small business community tap into the benefits of our cloud-based HR software. Whether businesses are using our software on their laptop, tablet or mobile, BrightHR will save employers time, money and effort.”

BrightHR users can record, monitor and manage employees’ absences, annual leave requests, rosters and shifts in a single place. It also has a feature for workforce scheduling that allows employers to quickly assign and share these working schedules to the team. With the software being accessible through the cloud and its mobile app, time-off requests and approvals are easily accessed by employees and managed by employers making record management and people management simple.

BrightHR capabilities and benefits in a snapshot:

  • Record and monitor staff absence in one central place

  • Store medical certificates and other related documents

  • Stay compliant with a comprehensive audit trail

  • Create digital rosters in seconds for individual employees and the team

  • Track and record employees’ hours of work

  • Notify employees in real-time about upcoming roster schedules

  • Always ensure there are enough staff to cover shifts

  • Manage employee business expenses

  • iOS and Android app capabilities including real-time notifications for employers and employees

Peninsula is offering free BrightHR demos and invites businesses across ANZ to try out a new and more efficient way to handle their people management responsibilities.


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About Peninsula.

Peninsula is Australia and New Zealand’s leading outsourced HR solution for over 25,000 small and medium sized businesses; providing customised expert advice, documentation, and protection to manage their workplace with confidence. For more information on Peninsula’s employment relations and health and safety solutions visit www.employsure.com.au

About BrightHR.

BrightHR is an international HR software and support service. Their cloud-based software offers users single place to record their employees’ absences, respond to annual leave requests and make shifts and rosters. For more about BrightHR visit www.employsure.com.au/what-we-offer/bright-hr-software/ 

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