It is important for HR to keep pace with the demands of dynamic business environments and legal frameworks. Unfortunately, many HR functions have evolved without being fully aware of these demands and are either totally reactive or are driven by their specialist outlook, not taking into consideration the imperative of supporting the organization, its business and its strategies. The HR audit is used to highlight areas of weakness, areas that can be improved and even areas where there are no policies or procedures.
Employment law is also an ever changing field and to avoid costly litigation, your policies, procedures and processes must reflect the law. The HR audit is an essential preventive strategy to ensure you remain legally compliant.
- Implement cutting-edge processes to ensure complete legal compliance
- Minimise potential exposure caused by weak procedures and policies
- Prepare for and conduct an internal HR audit
- Develop techniques to extract and collect critical information
- Measure the effectiveness of your organization’s procedures and how they impact your bottom line
- Ensure management buy-in through compelling data
Presentations, role-plays, group discussion, lectures
The HR Audit – Something to Look at
- The purpose of an audit
- The non-financial audit
- Why conduct an internal audit?
- When to conduct the internal audit?
- Immediate benefits of an HR audit
- Legal compliance
- HR and business needs
Initial Analysis, Audit Methodology – Instruments & Deliverables
- Preparing for an HR audit
- HR benchmarking
- External audit
Scope of the Audit
- Functional role of HR
- Human resource management system (HRMS)
- Resource management
- Compensation and benefits management
- Talent management
- Training and development
- Employee services
- Legal issues
- The financial audit of HR
Measuring HR & Auditing Against Business Needs
- What measurements have we got?
- Collating Information
- The Balanced Scorecard
- Impacts of HR measurements against the Balanced Scorecard
- Gathering useful HR metrics to ensure audit compliance
- Are you a strategic partner of the organization?
- Return on investment (ROI) for HR
The Audit Findings, Feedback & Action, & Taking HR to the Next Level
- How to follow up the HR findings
- Accepting the audit findings
- Searching for improvements
- Compiling an audit action plan
- Auditing the audit
- Ensuring effective revisits
- Taking HR to the next level