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Tip Tuesday: What Should an HR Audit Include?

September 14, 2021

HR audits mitigate a company’s financial risk, loss of productivity, expenses, and legal liability. A comprehensive review must be performed by an experienced, outside firm. When seeking a firm to conduct an HR audit, below are key categories they MUST include:

  • Personal Interviews   includes interviews with those who serve in leadership positions and whose duties include functions necessary to proactively create a “best-in-class” workplace and those individuals who have direct knowledge of current policies and practices or who are in a position to make decisions concerning future actions.
  • Review of Data – review all available written material concerning the client, both as part of our compliance analysis as well as to provide an organizational context for our recommendations. This should include:
    • Job descriptions
    • Advertisements
    • Exit interviews
    • Organizational Structure
    • Performance reviews
  • Regulatory Compliance Review  review compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including:
  • Employee handbooks
  • Posters and bulletins available to all employees, and
  • Benefits summaries and documents