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
Remote worker pay cuts: the risks employers should know about
Recently, one law firm slashed remote workers’ wages by 20%. You might be asking yourself whether a pay cut would be reasonable if staff will no long... Read More
No tokenism: here’s how you can really help LGBTQ+ staff
It’s pride month. So, remember to check off these HR essentials to support your LGBTQ+ staff. It’s easy to post a rainbow flag on social media but th... Read More
103% increase in planned redundancies: here are your alternatives
Prices are going up. Bills are going up. Inflation is at its highest point since the early ‘90s. The 103% increase in planned redundancies seems to be... Read More
Five things you need to include in your menopause policy
Menopause symptoms can create an uncomfortable and isolating experience for staff at work. 900,000 workers in the UK have quit their jobs because of i... Read More
P&O Ferries dismissals: what went wrong?
Last month, P&O Ferries found themselves in the firing line after dismissing 800 employees without notice via video message. It begs the question... Read More
Women’s History Month: four ways to help female staff progress
Career-driven women have it tough. Between childcare responsibilities, health conditions, and vicious stereotypes, it's a juggling act. It’s not easy... Read More
Six HR-approved ways to tackle poor staff performance
You’ve noticed an employee isn’t pulling their weight. They haven’t met their targets. They don’t seem as engaged with the work. As a boss, you alread... Read More
Your guide to drama-free workplace relationships
Noticed a spark between two of your employees? That’s not unusual. In fact, a quarter of all Brits are in relationships with someone they met at wor... Read More
New year, same issues? Four HR policies you should update
There’s no denying it: the last two years have introduced countless challenges for employers. From poor employee wellbeing to rising resignations, ma... Read More
Three out of four workers plan to quit their job in 2022
According to a recent study, three out of four workers want to hand in their notice this year. That’s the majority of your workforce. So if you’d ra... Read More
12 Nays of Christmas: the top festive HR issues to avoid
Christmas is a time of joy for most. But for many employers, high spirits and heightened emotions can lead to major HR issues… Discover the top 12 fe... Read More