Nicky White, Human Resources Manager at Heart of England Co-operative Society
Monday, February 8th, 2021
WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH IS THE PRIME FOCUS FOR THE HEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY’S NEW HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
The Heart of England Co-operative Society has appointed Nicky White as Human Resources Manager.
Nicky, aged 41, who brings a wealth of experience to the position, will oversee the roles and responsibilities of the teams within the Society’s human resources, training and development and payroll departments.
After leaving school in Nuneaton she went straight into employment, working for Boots where she worked her way up, gaining experience in all areas of the business.
She started on the shop floor and over 16 years rose through the ranks to Store Manager and Area Manager and also worked in Human Resources, Learning and Development and Customer Services.
She went on to work for an occupational skin care and hand hygiene manufacturer called Deb which later merged with SC Johnson which manufactures well-known household cleaning products such as Glade, Pledge, Mr Muscle, Toilet Duck and Brillo.
A global business based in the US, Nicky was Group HR and Training Manager with HR responsibility for Research and Development in the UK, Germany and the US, and Human Resources for Scandinavia. As part of that role Nicky was the global training manager implementing training and capability initiatives globally.
Keen to enter into the education sector, Nicky later moved to Warwickshire College Group for a year as Head of HR.
During her career and while raising her family the mother-of-four also studied for a degree in HR and went on to complete a Masters Degree in 2019.
Nicky said: “I was delighted to be offered the position at the Heart of England Co-operative Society as I am of an age where I am keen to work for a business that fits with my own values.
“Whilst customers and members come first, the Society also operates a culture where their employees are valued. There is a community feel, a family feel, and it is a business which has been able to enjoy continued growth by placing itself at the heart of its communities.
“It’s a Society to be proud of!”
Nicky said the events of the past year in particular had prompted her to look at employee wellbeing as a priority, building on the Society’s progress to date. She is looking to implement an employee assistance programme within the next month and an annual wellbeing calendar that will address different topics each month through the company’s intranet.
Another priority will be to help maximise the skills and abilities of every member of staff for the benefit of personal development and for the benefit of their career journey with the Society.Back to newsline