07/01/2022 | PCI HR Consulting Practice
An HR audit is an objective, systematic review of a company’s HR policies, procedures, strategic direction, structure, resources, and ultimately, its contribution to the organization. Such an audit offers the opportunity to protect the company, establish best practices and identify areas for improvement. It can help evaluate whether specific practice areas are adequate, legal and/or effective.
HR audits are essential for companies to ensure that they are avoiding any legal or regulatory liability associated with their HR policies and practices. In addition, audits can also provide the opportunity to benchmark a company’s strategies and practices against the best practices of other companies in its industry.
Types of Audits
There are various types of audits, each designed to accomplish specific objectives. Here are some of the more common types:
Steps of an Audit
Follow these general guidelines for conducting an audit.
Below are sample questions regarding organization and structure:
Below are functions of the HR department: