We would love you to write for us!
At HRreview, we offer experts in a particular area of HR or management the opportunity to provide content on a regular basis, adding value for our readers and giving you the exposure that will promote you, your organisation and your brand and position you as an HR thought leader.
You can write on any topic, issue or trend that conceivably falls under one or more of our seven content headings: HR, employment law, diversity, learning and development, recruitment, reward and wellbeing.
Your content could appear along side a profile of you that includes a short biography and a photo that would be accessible directly from the HRreview homepage.
Our editorial guidelines for the columns are as follows…
Writing for Us
If you are interested in writing a one-off or occasional piece for HRreview, please submit a detailed brief to the Editor. The criteria that we use to judge whether the piece will be of interest to our audience is as followed:
- The article is evidence-based – The best synopsis & articles contain statistics and evidence to back up its claims. This gives the overall piece more credibility and allows readers to understand what has influenced the advice given. It also ensures that they will be able to trace back the sources if they want to read more on the topic.
- The author will be an expert – We really encourage those who are experts within their fields to submit to our site. Ultimately, our audience want to hear from leading experts who can display thought-leadership and effective and applicable advice.
- The advice must be applicable across sectors – Our readership is diverse and hail from multiple sectors. If the synopsis provided is too narrow in its focus, it is likely that the advice within the article will be too niche to be of interest to all of our audience.
- The article is interesting – At HRreview, we receive many pieces from different authors that often cover the same topics. The best articles are the ones which focus on areas we have not covered/rarely cover. Due to this, it is advisable to look at what has been posted on this topic previously to ensure you are not covering the same ground. In addition, the article should be engaging and well-written – something that would really be enjoyed by a HR professional.
- The article is not just a promotion of the author’s company/services/business – The author should have some well-thought out and genuinely interesting ideas or comments related to the topic they want to discuss. If it is evident to us that the author is using the article to garner free promotion, we will not run the piece. It is very evident when authors choose to put promoting their business first and the content of the article second so please do not do this.
- The article has strong opinions – the author should believe in the copy they’re writing, and your strong beliefs should come across on the page. The editor might return copy occasionally for stronger opinion to be added.
Generally, published analysis pieces are between 800-1200 words. Once we have read over the synopsis and feel that it meets the criteria above, we will ask for an author biography and an image of the author.
We reserve the right not to publish articles for any reason.
Some other things to bear in mind:
We are currently seeking regular bloggers to contribute ideally at least once a month. For these regular blogging spots, we only accept senior HR professionals that have worked in a variety of positions in HR and feel confident to contribute regularly about different issues that concern HR as a whole. If you feel that this is you, please feel free to contact the Editor and we can discuss this some more at length.
- Articles should be 800-1200 words in length.
- You should provide us with a short biography (around 100 words) and a profile picture of yourself (ideally .png or .jpg format, minimum 300 x 300 pixels at 72dpi) – you will be able to submit this when you register with the site or when you submit content.
- All content and biographies should be submitted HERE
- We ask that you do not overtly promote commercial activities, products or services in your column.
- Please also note that your content must be exclusive. By this we mean that the same piece is not published in any other magazine or website – including your own (this is important for SEO reasons). If you would like to promote the story on your website we recommend writing a short summary and then linking to the item on HRreview.
You can find some basic guidelines about the HRr house style below.
Some simple guidelines for our writing style…
- UK English
- Please spell numbers under 10 (don’t use numerals) except in headings
- Please write ‘percent’ in body copy but use “%” for figures in brackets eg (3%)
- Generally please ‘close’ words such as website (not “web site” or “web-site”), wellbeing (not “well being” or “well-being”)
We are happy to accept additional images to accompany the article, eg. illustrations, graphs, tables.
(Please ensure we are granted permission to use any images or that they are copyright free. We accept no responsibility for image royalties and will pass any charges and/or fines for illegally submitted images directly back to the supplier)
Keywords: Feel free to suggest 2-5 keywords to tag the content for SEO