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#NNSTARTUP DAY 2023 – Nicky Buckley from East Midlands HR Talks About Her Journey So Far!

Nicky is the Managing Director of East Midlands HR and here she talks about starting her fourth year in business and taking on that first employee.

Nicky is an HR professional and is very experienced and knowledgeable around a number of subjects including:

  • Improving Business Performance with effective, time-saving HR practices
  • Improve productivity, reduce labour costs with Performance Management support
  • Reduce HR admin by 30%, save time, improve efficiency, manage absence, with a HR System – from £13 per month
  • Remove risks of employee relation issues with clear Policies and procedures
  • Attract and recruit the right candidates with our Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) as part of our retained support
  • Build engaged, happy & productive workforces with line manager training and toolkits
  • Employee productivity boosted with our Certified Corporate Wellness Ambassador programme
  • Stay ahead of your competitors with a strategic 12-month plan
  • Not sure what you need? Start off with an HR Audit and let us guide you through the findings


Key Experience:

  • Strategic People Plans building employee engagement, increased retention and reduced absence
  • HR System & Time and Attendance Integration
  • Start-Up of HR Operations within a brown-field site (F+F Clothing)
  • Organisation Design / Restructure / Redundancy
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Workforce Skills Planning
  • TUPE Transfers In and Out
  • Policy design and manager guidance
  • Internal HR Audits and Right to Work (immigration) compliance



  • Site Start-Up for Tesco F+F Clothing ecommerce business
  • Recruitment of ‘hard to fill’ and high volume vacancies
  • Onboarding & Induction programme, reduce hire to competence skills
  • Line Manager Development Programmes and coaching
  • Time & Attendance / HR Information System implementation
  • Employee Engagement surveys and site action plans
  • HR Audit compliance including BRC, SMETA ETI and Investors in People
  • Talent Management supporting succession planning and performance
  • Standardisation of Group HR Metrics and dashboards for KPI’s



  • MCIPD Chartered Member of CIPD to Level 7
  • Certified Corporate Wellness Ambassador
  • Professional Member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
  • Thomas International DISC Personality Profile, General Intelligence & Emotional Intelligence
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Hay Grading – Salary Benchmarking


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