What is an HR Audit?

The purpose of the HR Audit is to conduct an in depth analysis of the HR function to identify areas of strength and where improvements may be needed. 

What does it involve?

Conducting an audit involves a review of current practices, policies, and procedures and covers the following areas: - 

  • Legal compliance 

  • Record-keeping 

  • Employee relations 

  • Performance appraisal systems 

  • Policies and procedures/employee handbook 

  • Employee benefits 

  • Recruitment and terminations 

  • Health, safety and security 

 

A full audit typically takes up to a day to complete. 

What are the benefits of conducting an HR audit? 

Legislation affecting all aspects of Human Resources is constantly evolving and the legal ramifications of non-compliance impact the HR department, the organization, and its employees.  

An HR Audit can help to ensure legal compliance while measuring the effectiveness of HR programs. There are many reasons why an HR Audit should be conducted, and the results can be used for multiple purposes.  

At a minimum, the results of an audit help you to determine what needs to be done, how these changes will impact the bottom line of your business and how to prioritise problem areas in terms of significance. 

How much does an audit cost?

The HR Audit costs from £995 and includes a full report detailing recommendations.