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HR Audits

HR audits are used to assess the compliance of your HR policies and procedures. They can diagnose issues before they become real problems and help you find the right solutions.

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What is a Human Resources Audit?

A Human Resources Audit (or HR Audit) is a comprehensive method (or means) to review current human resources policies, procedures, documentation and systems to identify needs for improvement and enhancement of the HR function as well as to assess compliance with ever-changing rules and regulations. An Audit involves systematically reviewing all aspects of human resources, usually in a checklist fashion.

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Sections a review should include:

  • Hiring and Onboarding
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Termination process and exit interviews
  • Job descriptions
  • Form review
  • Personnel file review

The purpose of a HR Audit

The purpose of an HR Audit is to recognise strengths and identify any needs for improvement in the human resources function. A properly executed Audit will reveal problem areas and provide recommendations and suggestions for the remedy of these problems. Some of the reasons to conduct such a review include:

  • Ensuring the effective utilisation of the organisation’s human resources
  • Reviewing compliance in relation to administration of the organisation
  • Instilling a sense of confidence in management and the human resources function
  • Maintaining or enhancing the organisation and the department’s reputation in the business
  • Performing “due diligence” review for shareholders or potential investors/owners
  • Establishing a baseline for future improvement for the function

Because of the multitude of laws affecting each stage of the employment process, it is extremely important for an employer to regularly conduct an HR analysis of their policies and practices. This helps to identify regulatory compliance issues if they exist and avoids potentially costly fines and/or legal challenges, if otherwise ignored.

While tribunal awards help defines the risk of non-compliance and signify the importance of conducting periodic HR Audits, an Audit can also ensure that policies and procedures are fair and consistent across the organisation and strengthen employee satisfaction. By maintaining a satisfied and productive workforce, an employer lessens the expense associated with costly turnover of staff. Losing one employee is estimated to cost a company 50 – 150% of the lost employee’s salary in time and money spent to replace that employee.

Optimal have an expert team capable of conducting HR Audits on any HR function of any size.  For an informal chat, give us a call on 0330 0881857 or email enquiries@optimal-hr.co.uk

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