What does an HR Audit do for my business?
Spring cleaning for your HR program.
By Calvin Gower, Trüpp.
Let’s face it. It can be difficult to keep your HR department up to par in today’s fast-paced business environment. Employment law is always changing, attracting and retaining top talent is a moving target, and your overall people strategy needs continuous attention. Take the time to do a comprehensive assessment of your HR program to ensure your organization is staying on track with compliance and HR best practices.
With the year well underway, it’s the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning. Fortunately, keeping your organization’s HR compliance on task is easier and more affordable than ever with audits from Trüpp. An HR 360 audit, for example, takes an umbrella approach to assessing gaps, highlighting opportunities for improvement, and building a game plan that will lead to a more efficient and effective HR program. When an HR audit is conducted, your current HR structure, roles and responsibilities, processes, and systems all come under the microscope, enabling you to uncover gaps and find opportunities for improvements that will not only ensure compliance, but position your team and your organization for success.
Here’s a simple breakdown of what you could accomplish with an HR 360 Audit:
- Assess gaps in regulatory compliance and take corrective action where needed. Evaluate key policies and practices, and assess relevant company records associated with leaves of absence, benefits administration, wage and hour, workplace accommodations, equal opportunity, and immigration laws, among other key areas of compliance.
- Assess the strategic side of your business. Evaluate manager preparedness, leadership and employee communications and trust, and other issues that impact employee engagement and HR’s support of your organization.
- Find opportunities for improvement. An HR audit from Trüpp provides insight on vulnerabilities, non-complaint policies, and inefficient practices that might otherwise go unnoticed, helping to highlight opportunities most likely to reduce risk and increase overall productivity.
- Get pull-through with recommendations and new priorities from HR professionals. A major benefit of bringing in an outside organization like Trüpp to do an HR audit is that you will be provided with a prioritized roadmap triaged by both risk and severity, so you can be targeted and efficient with your improvement efforts. Findings are always informative and cover important topics such as organizational structure and process improvements, better system utilization, and practices that contribute to an elevated employee experience.
Great organizations look for ways to improve and grow. Assessing your HR program keeps your improvement efforts intentional and on task. Take a look at Trüpp’s audit offerings and consider an HR spring cleaning for your organization so you can make the most of your resources.