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
How to support an employee with a premature baby
What do Manchester City and Waltham Forest Council have in common? Both employers have received praise for their support of employees with premature b... Read More
The lowdown on smoking breaks at work
A Japanese company recently made the news for giving non-smokers six extra days’ holiday each year to make up for the time that colleagues spent on sm... Read More
Keep sick leave under control this Christmas
If the festive season doesn’t bring you challenges, then you’re in a minority of employers. For the rest of us, it’s an annual challenge to try to ... Read More
"It was just banter... a bit of a joke!"
The dreaded B-word. People use it all the time. You might even use it yourself. In its original sense, banter is completely fine. After all, who doesn... Read More
Employee perks a small business can afford
Here at Peninsula, we are focused on staff wellbeing. We use employee feedback site Glassdoor as the platform to encourage all employees to explain wh... Read More
4 ways to improve gender equality in the workplace
1. Train senior staff To improve gender equality in the workplace, you need to introduce a specific policy and you need to get your top people on boa... Read More
Equal pay audits
An equal pay audit can help employers to determine if male and female staff are being paid equally Our guide to conducting an equal pay audit Did you ... Read More
Asda: Save money. Live better?
Asda’s mission statement, Save Money, Live Better, took on a new meaning after 9500+ female employees' claim that the supermarket giant is in breach o... Read More