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
60% of employers don’t know staff breastfeeding rights
Do you know what rights mothers have to breastfeed at work? A whopping 60 percent of employers don’t… We surveyed 48,973 employers across four cou... Read More
Five ways to cut the time you spend on HR
From holiday requests to conduct concerns, you’re far too busy for daily staff management. But without spending a large chunk of time on HR, you’re le... Read More
Could your staff get day-one rights to request flexible working?
The government is holding a consultation on whether workers should get the right to request flexible working from day one of employment. And while y... Read More
Menopause tribunals are rising: what should you be doing?
Imagine if your employee always overslept or forgot major tasks. After a while, you’d probably give them a warning… But if your worker’s poor perform... Read More
Section 44: could it stop your staff returning to work?
Over the pandemic, library workers and postal staff refused to work due to safety concerns. And they were entitled to do that – thanks to a piece of ... Read More
54% employees could quit without flexible working
According to a recent survey, 54% of employees would consider quitting unless their bosses allow flexible working. Which means it’s more important th... Read More
In the pub while off sick? What to do when staff fake illness
You might have seen the recent story in the news: that “going to the pub while off sick isn’t a sackable offence.” In case you haven’t, a man called ... Read More
Seven ways to save money as furlough contributions rise
Employers now need to pay to keep staff on furlough. Contributions started at 10 per cent last week, before they jump again to 20 per cent in August.... Read More
Four ways an apprentice will help your business this summer
As school finishes for sixteen-year-olds, it’s the perfect time to hire an apprentice. If you’ve never considered the scheme before, see how your bus... Read More
My employee doesn’t want to return to work: what can I do?
Less money spent on childcare. More time in bed. And a non-existent commute… Those are just some reasons why one in four UK workers would rather qu... Read More
Five interview tips to guarantee you hire the right fit
When it’s time to grow your team, you want to find the right fit. Because when you employ an unsuitable candidate, you face the difficult choice of ... Read More