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// EXPERT PROFILE //

Why a happy workforce

IS AT THE CENTRE OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

While small businesses owners clearly recognise the value of HR , it can also be a department which is complex and difficult to manage . Alan Price , CEO of BrightHR , tells Intelligent SME . tech about how BrightHR set out to change that , discusses his own career journey and highlights how organisations can provide positive experiences for employees to ensure staff retention and recruit new talent .

MY CURRENT PROJECT IS
OVERSEEING THE GLOBAL ROLL
OUT OF OUR HR
TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS BRIGHTHR , SUPPORTING OVER 44,000
ORGANISATIONS
AND OVER 500,000 USERS WORLDWIDE .

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Tell us about BrightHR and the clients and markets served ?
BrightHR passionately believes in the power of small businesses but could see employers struggling with the responsibility of HR and the time it took to manage . So , we set out on a mission to change that and launched BrightHR .
Our software lets employers manage all their HR in one place , from their desktop and mobile app . From handling everyday HR tasks – like logging sickness , calculating holidays , creating rotas and much more – to creating complex contracts and policy documents , BrightHR gives employers HR technology that ’ s easy to use , and advice that ’ s clear , practical and jargon-free .
Our clients might manage shift workers at a shop or have hundreds of full-time staff at a large company . Either way , BrightHR saves them time , money and effort .
Using our software means employers don ’ t have to spend hours every day on their HR tasks . Their time is freed up , giving them opportunity to actually grow their business .
What has your own career looked like so far ?
I have been at the forefront of championing good business practices for over 22 years , from supporting employees with the trade union movement at the start of my career , to now supporting over 110,000 SMEs covering three million employees worldwide , in my current position as CEO at BrightHR and Chief Operations Officer at the Peninsula Group .
My current project is overseeing the global roll out of our HR technology business BrightHR , supporting over 44,000 organisations and over 500,000 users worldwide .
The Peninsula Group provides people support , namely HR , employment law and health and safety transformation to over 75,000 businesses in the UK , Ireland , Australia , New Zealand and Canada . I am responsible for the leadership of the Group ’ s operations strategy , presiding over 125,000 client monthly service interactions and client experience engagements . I also hold a number of non-executive positions across the 11 group companies , while maintaining a group operational overview and group HR responsibilities . I am proud to be a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with 18 years ’ experience in employee relations , a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the CMI , a certified practitioner and Fellow of the AHRI ( Australian Human Resources Institute ) and a professional member of SHRM , Canadian Human Resource Professional Association and British Columbia and Chartered Professionals in Human Resources .
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