HR Audits

Human Resource Audits


What is an iHR Human Resources audit?

An iHR Human Resources audit is an independent, objective and systematic review of an organisation’s HR function, encompassing the following;

  • Legislative Compliance (Industrial Relations, EEO)
  • Strategy
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Training and Staff Development
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Engagement
  • Performance Management

iHR can limit the scope of an HR audit to specific or preferred activities.


What are the benefits of a HR audit?

  • Identify procedural or compliance issues and control risk
  • Define priorities for future activities
  • Build business plans and strategy
  • Obtain information to build a business case to better resource the HR function
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of a mature HR function


How is an iHR Human Resources audit conducted?

An iHR Human Resources audit typically follows the following process:

  1. Define the scope of the audit
  2. iHR’s Audit Survey is modified to ensure scope is adequately met
  3. “Long Form Survey” is completed face to face or over the phone with primary stakeholder(s)
  4. A selection of “Manager Surveys” are completed face to face or over the phone
  5. A quantity of “Employee Surveys” are completed face to face or over the phone
  6. Results analysed
  7. Report written
  8. Report delivered


Sample HR Audit Survey Questions

iHR Human Resources Audits are divided into question sets relating to HR activities. The questions are designed to give iHR qualitative and quantitative data. See sample of HR Audit survey questions.


Outcomes of HR audit

Typically, an audit is used to develop action plans or business plans based on the recommendations contained in the report. When used correctly and regularly, an audit can foster a climate of continuous improvement and help the organisation’s HR function to mature.