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
Should you hire someone who’s unfriendly in the interview?
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1 in 6 employers offer ‘mental health days’: are they the next big thing?
According to our recent client survey, one in six employers now offer ‘mental health days.’ And with a further 8% also hoping to introduce them withi... Read More
Do staff lose an hours’ pay when clocks go forward?
It’s that time of year again. As we jump into spring, time jumps with us. We know that at 1am on 26th March, we all ‘lose’ an hour of our day. But wha... Read More
Is it legal to ‘fire and rehire’ my employee?
If you’re thinking about changing your employee’s terms and conditions, be aware that using certain tactics could land you in legal trouble. Last yea... Read More
Five reasons why staff lie about sickness
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Four new HR policies you need in 2023
In 2022, businesses faced several significant challenges. A cost-of-living crisis. Rising energy prices. Temperatures soaring to 40 degrees and later ... Read More
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