We speak to Amy White, HR Advisor about her role at Weetabix, which includes sitting on the Weetastars Steering Committee and spending time with her crazy cockapoo, Dougie.
What’s your role?
I work in the HR Service Delivery Team. My primary roles are to resolve enquiries from our employees and to ensure all records are accurate and ready for payroll.
One of the most enjoyable parts of my role is sitting on the Weetastars Steering Committee. Weetastars is an amazing tool that our employees use to vote for their colleagues who truly go above and beyond in their roles, and the committee comes together to decide on the overall quarterly and annual winners.
I am also currently working on a project to improve the end user experience of our HR portal. Once this goes live in the New Year, I hope that we can improve our customer service as a team and become more efficient in our ways of working.
How long have you been at Weetabix?
I’ve worked at Weetabix for just over two and a half years now.
The biggest attraction to me initially was the commute. Joining Weetabix meant I could improve my work life balance drastically by shaving off over an hour and a half of my commuting a day.
The people are what has kept me here though, especially through the many lockdowns and working from home! As much as I have enjoyed working from home, I have missed seeing the team in real life but we’re very mindful of wellness and have kept each other going, often by communicating with gifs!
Tell us a little about your career/education so far?
I studied Law at university and soon after that, I knew I wanted to work in HR and my goal was to become a HR Advisor.
Over the years I have focused less on employment law and have developed a passion for employee engagement. In a previous role, I was responsible for implementing an engagement and benefits programme which included recognition, reward and communication in one hub.
Working on that project is one of the biggest highlights of my career. The previous benefits the company had to offer were very basic, which meant I knew I was truly making a difference to the employees’ experience at work.
What do you love doing outside of work?
When I’m not at work, you will be most likely to find me outside with my dog, Dougie. I’m always taking pictures or videos of him being a crazy cockapoo – I’m not joking, my camera roll is full of him! Once he’s worn out and ready to sleep for the rest of the day, I’m either out with friends and family, eating and drinking (I am a sucker for a bottomless brunch).
I absolutely love going on holiday and being able to see different parts of the world. When I finished university, I travelled around America and got to visit LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, and New York, before flying home to start my first job.
Since then, I’ve also been to Thailand and Iceland, as well as a few trips to Spain and Portugal in between.
My love for the English coast has been with me ever since I was a child as we regularly visited Cromer in Norfolk. Now we have Dougie, we go away in England more often, so he gets to enjoy his holidays just as much as we do!