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
Managing annual leave during a pandemic
Like most business leaders, you probably see a spike in holiday requests around July and August and another towards the end of December. But this yea... Read More
Bringing your staff back from furlough
You’ve probably seen that the Chancellor has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until October 2020, although there will be some changes fro... Read More
“Help! How do I motivate staff on their notice?”
It’s tough to manage an employee working their notice period. They’re leaving. They’ve got a new job. Their head’s elsewhere, and their heart’s not i... Read More
Why cliques at work can be bad for your business
43% of workers say there are cliques in their workplace. Why are cliques so problematic, what makes them so common, and how can you stop them from for... Read More
Early May bank holiday to move in 2020
Big news: To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the government has moved the 2020 Early May bank holiday to Friday 8th May. It means that Monday 4... Read More
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