BrightHR invests £1million in Back to Work Navigator

Stephen Chapman's picture

BrightHR in Manchester has invested £1m in what it’s describing as a “cutting-edge” Back to Work Navigator tool.

The HR software and employment law specialist is also financing a national campaign to promote the system.

The Navigator is a centralised hub, where employers can manage all their back-to-work processes ahead of re-opening their businesses. This will help them change furlough statuses, set up staggered shift times and send in-app notifications to staff.

There is also a library of documents covering health and safety, Covid-19 risk assessments, annual leaving planning and restructuring.

"With the UK government announcing its plans to ease the lockdown earlier this week, businesses need to start preparing now to reopen. It's important to note that this does not mean that everything suddenly returns to normal. There are health and safety guidelines to think about, rotas and staggered shift times to plan out, and furloughed paperwork to complete. And that's where the BrightHR Back to Work Navigator can help,” explained Alan Price, CEO at BrightHR.

“BrightHR is committed to supporting new and existing clients through this challenging time, and our significant investment of £1 million in the Back to Work Navigator tool and national advertising campaign shows this. Our new piece of software compliments BrightHR's already established suite of tools, such as the Furlough Navigator and Shift and Rota Planner, and it will transform the way business owners manage their staff during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Working alongside We Are Boutique, the campaign will air on Sky TV and AdSmart.

“It’s been great to work with such a dynamic business that has the interests of small businesses at its heart. We responded to BrightHR’s brief with a multi-channel campaign that went live within weeks,” added Simon Bollon, Managing Director of We Are Boutique.

“It’s targeted specifically to raise awareness of the help and advice that’s available to business owners during these challenging times.”