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
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
Three ways HR could change under the new Prime Minister
Liz Truss is now the Prime Minister of the UK. And like any new leader, she will no doubt cement her premiership with a raft of new policies. Which c... Read More
Your onboarding checklist for your employee’s first week
So, you’ve made your hire. It’s your new starter’s first week on the job and you want to help them settle in. But before you can hit the ground runni... Read More
Six ways to make your staff feel more confident
Building confidence in your staff is key to your success. When your staff feel confident at work, they’ll be happier, motivated, and stronger perform... Read More
My staff all want time off during the school holiday : what do I do?
Once school’s out for the summer, staff with childcare responsibilities might struggle with a standard working routine. Which means you may need to ma... Read More