It’s a day to celebrate the achievements of women, so who better to catch up with than our 2017 Employee of the Year, Emma Whitting? We managed to pry her away from her work for a quick coffee and a chat...
What’s your background?
I studied Media & Cultural studies at university and always loved marketing, video and creative work. I wanted a career that combined my passion for working with people with my marketing and sales experience but was conscious I didn’t want to be in a corporate environment. I’d loved my time as a retail supervisor, which gave me an excellent grounding in dealing with people, so when the opportunity at Henry Nicholas came up I jumped at it! I’ll be celebrating my three year anniversary here in April - it’s flown by!
What about your Henry Nicholas journey?
I started out as a Resourcer and made my first placement within a few weeks of joining the business and hit all of my development targets, so I progressed quickly to become a Consultant. That’s when I got the opportunity to learn more about the business side of recruitment and everything that’s involved with building a solid client base. Because Henry Nicholas covers a wide variety of disciplines across the UK, I was able to gain greater knowledge of marketing, PR, design and technology roles.
Is there such thing as a typical day at Henry Nicholas?
No! Every day is different, but typically I would take a detailed client brief, put together some engaging content, proactively source candidates using my contacts, LinkedIn and job boards, fully qualify the candidate drivers and match the right people to my clients. Additionally, I manage candidate interviews and the offer process, whilst also taking time to keep build my client base.
What do you like about Henry Nicholas as an employer?
The team are really supportive of one another, so collaborative working is the norm. There’s also a real buzz about the place, we work really hard but we try to have as much fun as possible, whether that’s having a quick game of ping-pong or drinks after work on a Friday. There are lots of amazing incentives, from company trips to Barcelona, Las Vegas and New York, through to the strong focus on development with regular salary reviews and one-to-one coaching. One of the best things is that the team have always trusted my work ethic, knowledge and ability, allowing me to work autonomously to deliver results.
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