It’s easy to let human resources policies and practices go unchecked, but businesses who do audit their HR activities can make a big difference in mitigating risk and motivating their workforce. In addition to uncovering potential problems that pose a risk to the organization, a company can also gauge how satisfied and engaged their employees actually are. There are two areas to focus on: company culture and compliance.
When assessing workplace culture, a business will want to take a deep dive into:
- Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes
- Performance management procedures
- Promotion opportunities
- Compensation structure
- Benefits packages
- Employee feedback and performances
- Employee satisfaction and retention levels
When auditing for compliance, the following needs to be taken into account:
- Hiring practices and federal, state and local hiring laws
- Employee health and safety policies
- A review of the company’s employee handbook
- Leave policies
- Employee data privacy
With company culture matters, it’s a good idea for a business to examine their practices and policies through a lens of equity and compassion. What are their cultural strengths and which areas can they improve upon? With compliance matters, it’s critical for businesses to ensure they are following federal, state, and local regulations to mitigate risk to their company.
Marzano Human Resources Consulting is experienced in HR audits and help ensure that their clients are primed for a successful new year.