HR Practices Audits

Human Resources Practices Audits – Strategic and Effective

Human resource audits take an objective look at an organization’s HR policies, procedures and practices. WGI provides this type of comprehensive review of the company’s current state which can help identify whether specific practice areas or processes are adequate, legal and to help identify gaps in HR practices. This augments HR’s effort to minimize lawsuits and regulatory violations, as well as to achieve and maintain a competitive edge from an HR practices perspective.

There are several types of HR audits, and each is designed to accomplish different objectives. These include: (SHRM 2014)

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

Of course, it is critical that the organization follow-up and take action with the information identified as a result of an audit.

The WGI Human Resources consultants can assist in developing action plans for implementing the changes suggested by the results of the audit, with the goals of increasing efficiency, legal compliance and organizational effectiveness.


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