HUMAN RESOURCE AUDITS ARE INTENDED TO HELP IDENTIFY WHETHER AN HR FUNCTION’S SPECIFIC PRACTICE AREAS OR PROCESSES ARE ADEQUATE, LEGAL AND EFFECTIVE
The results obtained from this review can help diagnose gaps in HR practices, and HR can then prioritize these gaps in an effort to minimize lawsuits or regulatory violations, as well as to achieve and maintain world-class competitiveness in key HR practice areas.
In addition to identifying areas of legal risk, audits are often designed to provide a company with information about the competitiveness of its HR strategy by looking at the best practices of other employers in its industry or the general moves in HR as Business Enablers. In essence, an HR audit involves identifying issues and finding solutions to problems before they become unmanageable. It is an opportunity to assess what an organization is doing right, as well as how things might be done differently, more efficiently or at a reduced cost.