Our latest Guide for HR professionals has just been published and it covers a topic of perennial interest, onboarding.

Welcoming new team members can be tricky.  You want to make them feel welcome and also get them up-to-speed and working efficiently asap.

Both HR professionals and line managers will find our new Guide helpful in navigating the onboarding process.  You’ll learn about setting expectations, communication, training and more.  We also look at different models you can use for onboarding, such as the buddy system, job shadowing, rotational programmes and self-directed learning.  Finally, we offer some suggestions on how you can assess if your onboarding programme is successful.

Our Guides are a growing series of short introductions to the key questions HR professionals may have about particular aspects of HR.  Topics covered so far range from job analysis to learning and development and from internships to sexual harassment. You can also check out the complete collection at https://www.hrreview.co.uk/category/guides

While the Guides are available online free of charge, you can also download pdf copies to keep – or circulate to colleagues who might find them useful.  The downloadable versions are only £1.99!

We are keen to improve and grow our guides collection so if you notice any key points we have missed, or want to suggest a topic for a new Guide, just use the form at the end of each Guide to let us know your thoughts.





Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.