We think the best way to get to know BrightHR is to get everybody using it. If you or any member of your team are having issues we are always here to help.


Employees have the most basic permission type. They can only access and make changes to their own profile.

Managers (you’ve guessed it) manage other people. As well as accessing their own profiles, they have access to their employees’ profiles, too.  

Admins hold all the power. They can access all areas within BrightHR and all employee profiles. There’s nothing they can’t do—they’re your superusers.   

Head to Settings on the Dashboard (it appears at the bottom of the page).

Select Permissions across the top bar. In here you can chose any Person in the business and change their New role to Admin.

Remember to click to update your changes.

Managers can:

  • Add, view and edit absences for themselves and staff.
  • Approve or decline employee absence requests.
  • View and edit personal details for themselves and staff.
  • Add new employees to the BrightHR system.
  • See the calendar for different teams and employees.
  • View notifications about you and your team.
  • Upload documents to all employee folders.
  • Create and view rotas.
  • Terminate contracts and delete staff from the system.
  • Add annual leave and create holiday carryover (if enabled in settings).