HR Audit is an important risk mitigation exercise in assessing the effectiveness of the HR function. The business environment has become increasingly dynamic and challenging necessitating a paradigm shift in the way HR is conducted. HR needs to adopt a more proactive and agile approach to ensure that risks are minimised and financial returns are maximised and ensuring that:
needs of management and employees in the organisation are being met
all processes, procedures and initiatives undertaken by the department are in line with good practice, relevant and efficient
work practices are in line with European and national laws and regulations
This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of audits and the role of the HR audit including how to run an HR audit; we will focus on the process of planning an HR audit and executing it. When is the best time to carry out an audit to maximise benefits for the employees and your company? What checklists to use to look into HR practices and how to evaluate them? We will look into Employee records, policies and procedures, payroll, health and safety, hiring and onboarding, employee training and performance management and analytics.
This course is designed for the HR professional who is keen to improve HR performance irrespective of his/her role and rank. It is equally important for the non-HR people who want to understand and appreciate more the role of HR. Why is it there and how does it add value to the well being of employees and concurrently contribute to the bottom line.
Internal and external auditors will also benefit from this course as they will get valuable tips on conducting an HR audit.
There are various reasons including:
1. Ensuring that HR is aligned with company strategy and contributing to employee wellness
2. Looking for potential trouble spots, gaps, irregularities (for eg reputational risk when hiring people, discrimination when selecting new employees) and/or identifying ways you can improve work practices
3. Understanding the need to evaluate the HR team and identify any training needs for their personal development.
4. Determining which HR practices may not be working well and which could be affecting employee productivity across the board for e.g. onboarding, performance management