Conducting an HR Audit

Training Summary
A traditional criticism of the Human Resource Management function is that it's an overhead cost that is unpredictable and unquantifiable. The absence of professional agreement on benchmarks against which HR function effectiveness can be measured, has reached critical momentum in times of financial crisis. The inability to specify a return on investment in human capital operations fuels this negative perception and corrodes respect for HR. While financial audits are required by law, audits in HR are mostly discretionary unless required by specific legislation. In many organizations this perception is an obstacle for HR professionals seeking to be "at the table" and viewed as a strategic contributor to organizational goals.Through facilitated discussion, group and individual hands-on exercises, this workshop will show you how to develop and conduct an HR Audit. You'll discover how to use different types of benchmarks and indicators to produce a Scorecard which will reveal the true state and comparative effectiveness of your HR function. You will learn to use audit results to construct strategic and action plans to address gaps and inefficiencies.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
2 Days/Lecture & Lab
Anyone with responsibility for the HR function or any particular aspect of its management; Financial Managers or anyone interested in improving the efficiency of HR Management in their organization and controlling its costs
Course Topics
  • Why Audit?
  • Defining and Deciding on What and How HR Functions Can Be Measured
  • Developing Benchmarks and Indicators
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Analysis and Use of Audit Results

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