Alan Price – CEO at BrightHR
Alan Price is Peninsula’s Group Operations Director 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.
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Recent Blog Posts By Alan Price – CEO at BrightHR
When should you start your holiday year?
Experts at BrightHR estimate that 77% of UK businesses reset their annual leave in January. If you’re one of those companies, you might think lining ... Read More
A leap year looms: extra staff pay and other problems solved
You might not have thought too much about next year’s potential extra workday. But take it from me, it’s probably a good time to start. Because every... Read More
“Bad weather shut my business! Do I still pay staff?”
Why does the weather cause the UK so many problems? It’s not like we get tornadoes, wildfires or any other type of major natural disaster. Instead, we... Read More
Can staff carry holidays over into next year?
Quick question: How many holidays do your employees have left to take? You’ll probably not know—at least not off the top of your head, anyway. But i... Read More
Saying no to holidays, even if they’re booked
Picture this. It’s Monday morning. An employee asks to see you. They hand you a slip of paper marked with dates, and explain it’s the time they’d li... Read More
How do I stop staff taking so many sick days?
“I threw up when the tinned tuna I ate turned out to be cat food.” “I’m feeling too upset after finishing The Hunger Games.” “I accidentally sent ... Read More
Should YOU ban mobile phones at work?
Did you know—the average office employee spends 56 minutes on their mobile phone each workday? That’s almost five hours per week. So for every seven... Read More
Breaking: New ruling to boost staff holiday pay?
Say one of your employees goes on annual leave. You know what to do. They take a week off—you pay them a week’s salary. After all, they have a holiday... Read More
More work, less noise: headphones in the workplace
Two years ago, Sainsbury’s dismissed an employee for using earphones while he worked in one of their delivery yards. He claimed unfair dismissal. W... Read More
Staff medical appointments: a right to time off?
There’s no legal right to paid or unpaid time off for staff to attend medical or dental appointments. So it’s for you to decide whether you let your e... Read More
Bank holiday basics: 4 quick HR fixes...
It’s easy to think that the entire nation is counting down to four full days of freedom. But for employers and business owners like you, the looming l... Read More