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HR Audit

HR audits are undertaken to allow organisations the chance to evaluate their policies, practices, procedures, strategies, methods and programs. Companies need to take an objective look at these to understand their strengths and best practices as well as identify key areas for improvement.

Common HR functions to audit include:

  • Legal compliance
  • Record keepings
  • Compensation / pay equity
  • Employee relations
  • Performance Appraisal systems
  • Policies and procedures / employees handbook
  • Terminations
  • Health & safety / security

Audits can be done to ensure that those practices being performed are serving its intended purpose as well as measuring how effective and efficient current HR functions are. It is also a way for organisation to monitor their legal and ethical obligations.

The findings obtained through effective audits provide recommendations and suggestions on where improvements can be made and ultimately identify gaps between what is currently being done, what should be done and what could be done.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on HR audit, please see our FAQs and other resources below.

Information Sheets

Checklist

Benchmarking and best practice

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Environmental scanning

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Examples of quantitative HR audit measures

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How to measure HR outcomes

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Should an HR audit be conducted?

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What is an HR Audit?

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What is the purpose of an HR audit?

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Why should HR activities be evaluated?

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The HR audit process

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What decisions can be made from audit findings?

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What is the HR scorecard?

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Common metrics

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The HR audit process

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Sample Audit Questions

Sample audit questions

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