The small business HR & payroll experts

Employing and paying people can be stressful. There’s lots of red tape and paperwork that’s hard to get right. Our helpful experts and clever HR and payroll software take that pain away.

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Join 1000+ companies enjoying managing their staff with citrusHR

Many small businesses think “HR” is not for them, but UK employment law affects everyone of us.

We’re here to help you get it right – sensibly, affordably and stress-free!

Friendly Team


No call centres, just a dedicated account team to help you with every HR question no matter how small.

Employment Experts


We’ve got your back, sometimes every small business needs and expert on their side.

HR for 21st century

HR for the
21st century

Where it makes sense we use technology to improve your HR processes – such as linking to Xero.

We love small businesses

We love small

Helping UK small businesses better manage their staff easily and pain-free is our goal in business. Can we help you?

What our customers say about citrusHR

It’s so reassuring to know that I’ve got a team of proficient, capable people behind me and that anything I come up against can be dealt with

Veronica Hannon – Transform Communications

citrusHR keeps us on top of HR and employment law in a way that we simply couldn’t do ourselves.

Ricky Ghai – Plus 1

I really value being able to pick up the phone whenever I need advice and speak to a friendly expert I can trust. And the software saves us huge amounts of time – essential for a busy PR agency!

Nick Vellacott – Highlight PR

citrus HR have taken us through contract reviews and provided us with a fantastic staff handbook and employment documents. We’ve also found the ability to set and track employee goals within the system has really helped us to manage performance.

Anna Hall – Sound Financial (case study)

It helps me to sleep at night knowing all our contracts and policies are compliant. And that if any issues do arise, citrusHR’s expert advisors are on hand to help us deal with them appropriately.

Derek Moore, Coffee & TV (Case Study)

Having quick, easy access to expert advice has given us the reassurance that we’re following the right HR procedures and our business is protected.

– Neil Morris, The Filter

The set up process was really easy and it was nice to know there was advice on hand whenever we needed it. The citrusHR consultant went above and beyond our expectations.

Matthew Squirrell, Dove and Hawk

Feel safe in the knowledge that you have HR covered

citrusHR Support Service - Expert advice
  • Expert advice from our qualified consultants and employment lawyers whenever you have a question
  • Tailor made employment contracts and a staff handbook to keep you legally compliant

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Easy-to-use HR software that eradicates HR admin

  • Instant access to every staff record secured safely and securely
  • Easily manage holidays, absences and sickness, staff expenses, time tracking and more!
  • Run payroll in just 5 minutes

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Our fresh approach

Made for UK small businesses

Over 1000 small businesses and over 20,000 of their employees regularly use citrus HR to manage HR

You're a name not a number

We are big enough to support you properly, but we are small enough to really care. We have an in-house legal team and no call centres.

No long contracts

Stay because you want to, not because you can’t get out of a long contract. Our monthly rolling subscription means you can cancel.

Combining the best of people with the best of technology

HR Support + HR Software

Get unlimited advice from our HR experts, all the compliant documents you need, and our easy, time-saving software.

HR Software only

Or if you have in-house HR experts and just need software, you can do that too…

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Are you looking for help with…?

  • Making redundancies
  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Capability issues
  • Health & Safety

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