Alan Price – Chief Operations Officer
Alan Price is Peninsula’s Chief Operations Officer and CEO of BrightHR, the most popular HR software and support service for SMEs in the UK.
At Peninsula, Alan supervises more than 100,000 monthly client interactions. And, at BrightHR, he oversees the support that the company offers SMEs across the UK, Ireland and Canada. But his overall responsibility is making sure clients of the entire Peninsula Group enjoy the same market-leading quality of advice that the group is renowned for.
His 18 years in employee relations have led to widespread recognition. This includes a Chartered Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts—having demonstrated a significant contribution to business and society.
Alan was also one of the youngest judicial appointments to Her Majesty’s Employment Tribunal Service, a position he still holds.
His expertise means businesses such as banking giants Lloyds and Santander often seek out his advice. He regularly provides comment to media like the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and Sky News.
In 2019, employee reward company Perkbox named Alan as their HR Hero of the year—honouring his outstanding work, introduction of innovative methods, and challenging of the status quo in the sector.
In addition to his work with Peninsula Group, Alan supports the development of future business leaders as an Honorary Industry Fellow at the University of Salford. He also supports various charities, including as an Ambassador for the North West Air Ambulance Charity.
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Recent Blog Posts By Alan Price – Chief Operations Officer
Essential HR rules for a workplace Secret Santa
When Secret Santa turns sour… In a ‘joke’ present gone horribly wrong, a police officer lost his job after gifting a Muslim colleague bacon and wine. ... Read More
What are the new rules for taking carer’s leave?
The government will be introducing a new law that gives one week (five working days) of unpaid leave to employees with caring responsibilities. This m... Read More
Should my staff work an extra hour when clocks go back?
At 2am on 30th October, clocks will go back an hour. This raises important questions for staff and employers, like will you need to pay night staff f... Read More
Should you rehire an employee who left your business?
After the Great Resignation, we’re now seeing the rise of the ‘boomerang employee’ – a term used to describe a former worker who wants to come back to... Read More
‘Quiet quitting’: the new trend killing staff productivity…
A rising viral trend on social media sees workers engage in ‘quiet quitting’ – a phenomenon linked to increasing levels of staff burnout. Workers are... Read More
How to manage an employee with bad personal hygiene
70% of employees say bad personal hygiene is their biggest pet peeve - and it’s not hard to understand why… Sitting next to and talking to a co-worke... Read More
Post-holiday blues: how to remotivate your worker after their summer holiday
The post-summer blues can hit staff hard – especially after a couple of weeks of jet setting. When staff return from a holiday, they might be feeling... Read More
Keep staff loyal: six key questions to include in your stay interview
The gruelling Great Resignation continues to plague the UK, which puts pressure on businesses to hold onto their staff. People are looking for better... Read More
Five reasons you should hire a summer intern
World Youth Skills Day is coming up and the message is as clear as ever: get young people to equip themselves with the skills they need for success. A... Read More
Top reason why staff leave jobs: revealed
To uncover the key reason why staff quit their jobs, we carried out a poll to climb into the mind of a former employee. And contrary to belief, pay di... Read More
Tribunal rules calling man ‘bald’ is harassment: when banter becomes bullying
An employment tribunal has ruled that calling a man ‘bald’ is sex-related harassment. Tony Finn, a former employee at a West Yorkshire manufacturing f... Read More