HR audits are undertaken to allow organisations the chance to evaluate their policies, practices, procedures, strategies, methods and programs. Companies need to take an objective look at these to understand their strengths and best practices as well as identify key areas for improvement.
Common HR functions to audit include:
- Legal compliance
- Record keepings
- Compensation / pay equity
- Employee relations
- Performance Appraisal systems
- Policies and procedures / employees handbook
- Health & safety / security
Audits can be done to ensure that those practices being performed are serving its intended purpose as well as measuring how effective and efficient current HR functions are. It is also a way for organisation to monitor their legal and ethical obligations.
The findings obtained through effective audits provide recommendations and suggestions on where improvements can be made and ultimately identify gaps between what is currently being done, what should be done and what could be done.
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