Sample Question - HR Audit


I am working as a Human Resource Manager with a Telecom company in India. We need to begin HR Audit for our circles of operation. Since the concept is new to me I would like to understand the methodology and the relevant text/literature on the subject matter. If a few links are available please suggest the same.


We have pulled together a number of resources to assist you in understanding HR Audits. Before referencing those attachments, we wanted to provide you with some of the basics to be sure you had a clear understanding of an HR Audit.

What is an HR Audit?
An audit is a means by which an organization can measure where it currently stands and determine what it has to accomplish to improve its human resources function. It involves systematically reviewing all aspects of human resources, usually in a checklist fashion, ensuring that government regulations and company policies are being adhered to. The key to an audit is to remember it is a learning or discovery tool, not a test. There will always be room for improvement in every organization.

Why Do An Audit

    1)To insure the effective utilization of an organizationís human resources.

    2)To review compliance with a myriad of administrative regulations.

    3)To instill a sense of confidence in management and the human resources function that it is well managed and prepared to meet potential challenges.

    4)To maintain or enhance the organizationís and the departmentís reputation in the community.

    5)To perform a "due diligence" review for shareholders or potential investors/owners.

What does a full HR Audit entail":

    1)Legal compliance

    2)Compensation/Salary Administration




    6)Training and Development

    7)Employee Relations


    9)Files/Record Maintenance/Technology

    10)Policies and procedures (including employee handbook)



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