HR 

Audit

HR Audit is a comprehensive review for current human resources policies, procedures, documentation and systems to identify needs for improvement and enhancement of the HR function as well as to ensure compliance with ever-changing rules and regulations.

An HR audit can be structured to be either comprehensive or specifically focused, within the constraints of time, budgets and staff. There are several types of audits, and each is designed to accomplish different objectives. Some of the more common types are:

  • Compliance: Focuses on how well the company is complying with current federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Best Practices: Helps the organization maintain or improve a competitive advantage by comparing its practices with those of companies identified as having exceptional HR practices.
  • Strategic: Focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of systems and processes to determine whether they align with the HR department’s and/or the company’s strategic plan.
  • Function-Specific: Focuses on a specific area in the HR function (e.g., payroll, performance management, records retention, etc.).