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
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
National Living Wage update: have you prepared for the year ahead?
Now it’s April, we’re under a new tax year. And that means there’s a whole list of changes for employers like you. From wage hikes to more statutory ... Read More
COVID-19 testing at work: dos and don’ts
In England, you can now sign up to take part in the government’s COVID-19 workplace testing scheme - no matter how many employees you have. And that... Read More
Six new employment laws (and what they mean for you)
Keeping up with employment laws is no small task. With so much to consider – and not enough time in the day – it’s understandable if you haven’t read... Read More
Five last-minute COVID-safe Christmas party ideas
It’s the time of year when you’d normally be gearing up for your work’s Christmas party. But not much about 2020 has been ‘normal’. And with most of... Read More
Big changes announced for the National Living Wage
In November 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced big changes to the National Living Wage. And these could have a major impact on how much y... Read More
FAQ: Job Retention Scheme extension
On the 5th of November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Job Retention Scheme would extend until March 2021. For many employers, th... Read More