What is an HR Audit?
The purpose of the HR Audit is to conduct an in-depth analysis of the HR function to identify areas of strength and where improvements may be needed.
What does it involve?
Conducting an audit involves a review of current practices, policies, and procedures and covers the following areas: -
Performance appraisal systems
Policies and procedures/employee handbook
Recruitment, selection and terminations
Health, safety and security
Training and Development
What are the benefits of conducting an HR audit?
Legislation affecting all aspects of Human Resources is constantly evolving and the legal ramifications of non-compliance impact the HR department, the organisation, and its employees.
An HR Audit can help to ensure legal compliance while measuring the effectiveness of HR programs. There are many reasons why an HR Audit should be conducted, and the results can be used for multiple purposes.
As a minimum, the results of an audit help you to determine what needs to be done, how these changes will impact the bottom line of your business and how to prioritise problem areas in terms of significance.