BrightHR announces new integration with Starling Bank

Starting this month, the partnership between BrightHR and Starling Bank will allow customers with a BrightHR account to access their business information from the Starling app.

Users receive real-time HR updates, such as working locations of employees, and how many members of staff are on holiday.

In addition, Starling business customers will be guided through compliance requirements, with the aid of BrightHR’s Furlough Navigator tool, which enables business owners to make HMRC claims.

As a second lockdown is being enforced from today in the UK, businesses face further uncertainty around their financial situation, but with the furlough scheme being extended to the end of March 2021, and real-time visibility, companies can navigate through the pandemic and beyond.

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“BrightHR is delighted to be integrating with the Starling Business Marketplace,” said Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR. “Just like Starling, our ambition is to support our customers continuously, to give them the best tools, software and advice to help their businesses thrive.

“To celebrate the launch of our new partnership, Starling business customers will also have free access BrightAdvice, our dedicated support phone line, where customers can speak to employment law experts at any time. It’s our way of supporting small businesses during this time when the way we live and work has changed beyond recognition.”

Helen Bierton, chief banking officer at Starling Bank, commented: “The main purpose of the Starling Business Marketplace is to help our customers seamlessly run their businesses and save time on admin.

“Our new integration with BrightHR means customers will now be able to manage their HR affairs on one easy-to-use digital platform, helping them save time on HR admin and focus on growing their businesses.”

The new integration has been endorsed by BrightHR client Edu-Lettings, a recently established service for schools that want to let out their facilities to local community groups.

Its founder, Mike Blundell, commented: “We use BrightHR to securely store employee documents and school manuals, and we can upload digital copies of school manuals from our laptop and instantly update them if they change.

“I’d certainly recommend both the BrightHR and Starling apps.”

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Aaron Hurst

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