Kate Palmer - HR Advice and Consultancy Director
A thought leader on HR and employment law; Kate Palmer is Associate Director of HR Advisory and consultancy at global employment law consultancy, Peninsula.
Kate joined in 2009 from a worldwide facility services company where she was Senior HR Manager. Her exploits included providing HR & employment law support to over 30 UK hospitals and dealing with high profile NHS union cases—expertise she now brings to Peninsula clients.
Today, Kate is involved in all aspects of HR and employment law advice. She develops Peninsula’s expert law advisors and ensures each client gets the answers they need every time they call.
Kate also works on research & development, creating new processes and services such as BrightAdvice—an advice line offering quick access to qualified employment law and HR support for BrightHR customers.
As an industry opinion leader, Kate’s expertise is sought after frequently. Her authoritative HR and employment law commentary is regularly featured on BBC TV and radio channels as well as in major publications such as The Times.
Recent Blog Posts By Kate Palmer - HR Advice and Consultancy Director
HR dos and don’ts for having a mental health chat
You have an employee who’s been taking a lot of time off recently. Personal issues, they say. You don’t want to pry but when they are at work, they se... Read More
Teacher strikes: what if my employee can’t work?
On 16th January, the National Education Union (NEU) announced that teachers in England and Wales will strike for several days across February and Marc... Read More
“Accentism”: 25% of employees report having accents mocked at work
In a report by The Sutton Trust, 1 in 4 UK employees say they’ve had their accents mocked at work. Devyani Sharma, the author, says this ‘accent bias... Read More
New year, new starters: update your onboarding process for 2023
January is the number one month for changing jobs, 1 in 5 people reveal in a Glassdoor survey. With job seekers on the move, you might be looking to ... Read More
Five things to include in your financial wellbeing policy
When one in four employees say money worries affects their work, financial wellbeing must be a priority in the workplace. As cost of living rises, st... Read More
Prevent Halloween nightmares from haunting your business…
Halloween’s just round the corner. And whilst it might be the season to dress up and carve pumpkins, be warned. Halloween can create HR and health &a... Read More
Menopause Awareness Month
October is ‘menopause awareness month’, and ‘World Menopause Day’ is on 18 October 2022. This year, probably more than ever, employers need to be prep... Read More
What do I need to know about Parental Bereavement Leave?
This brand new employment right was introduced in April 2020, at a time when the world was in the initial grips of Covid-19 so may well have gone unde... Read More
Be a mental health champion for your workforce
Amid a cost of living crisis, money worries are on everyone’s mind. And we need to be mindful of how the current climate is impacting mental health. ... Read More
Q&A | Managing lateness and absence during travel disruption
Staff caught up in train cancellations? If the ongoing rail strikes are still hurting your business, it may be time to rethink your HR strategy. From... Read More
Two-thirds of staff set to resign over cost of living: here’s how to help
As cost-of-living rises, your staff may be more on edge than ever. It’s a difficult time. They may be experiencing stress, financial worries, and unce... Read More