HR and Manager's Role in Employee Onboarding

Hi All,

I am currently working on improving my company's new employee onboarding process. I was wondering if you could share what your role in onboarding is and how you support managers during the first few months of their new team member joining in?

Are you involved in ensuring that your new starters meet key stakeholders in the business, or would that be their manager's responsibility? 

Kind regards,


  • HR co-ordinate meetings for the new starter with:
    HR and training team
    IT support
    line manager

    Manager co-ordinates meetings for the new starter with:
    own team
    key colleagues

    HR contacts with new starter:
    first day welcome and overview, tour if office-based
    first week check-in and answering queries, making sure set up on self-service HR portal
    first month pensions and payroll chat

    In the 2nd month we would check in with the line manager to ensure all was going smoothly.