In a Nutshell: Issue 70 


With predictions of rising healthcare worker shortages, recruiting and retaining employees in this sector is more important than ever. A worker’s first ‘onboarding’ experience is a major factor when it comes to deciding whether or not to stay with an organisation.

Reviewed by:

Melanie Green, Research Adviser

Melanie joined the CIPD in 2017, specialising in learning & development and skills research. Prior to the CIPD, Mel worked as an HR practitioner in a technology organisation, working on a variety of learning and development initiatives, and has previously worked as a researcher in an employee engagement and well-being consultancy. 

Melanie holds a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from University of Surrey, where she conducted research into work–life boundary styles and the effect of this on employee well-being and engagement.

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