Ensure your people processes are effective

Have you recently reviewed your HR practices? If the answer is no, an HR audit could benefit your business.

An HR audit helps you to fully understand how effective your current people processes are. It will look at your HR practices, policies and procedures, checking they are up to date, and compliant with employment legislation.

Reviewing your HR function will also give you an idea of how to get the best out of your teams, ensuring they are motivated, engaged and performing to the best of their potential. This includes managers – enabling them to effectively lead their own teams.


What is an HR Audit?

An HR audit will review your people policies and procedures to ensure they are compliant and fit for purpose. The goal is to understand any challenges your business may be facing, the needs of your business and identify opportunities for improvement.

When it comes to employment law, not only are there changes to keep on top of such as increases to statutory pay, and national insurance contributions, but new case law is emerging all the time, so it’s important that this is reflected in the way you manage your people.

An audit will look at written policies and procedures and also systems and unwritten practices – such as your company culture. Happy and engaged employees are key to business success, so it’s important managers know how best to manage employees fairly and consistently.


Why it’s always the right time for an HR audit

As rising costs put businesses under increased pressure, there’s never been a more critical time to ensure you’re doing everything possible to support your people and the success of your business.

We’ve helped countless business to overhaul and streamline their HR function in order to bring about lasting change that’s positively impacted employee performance and wellbeing.

See the difference an HR audit can make to your organisation.

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What is the point of an HR Audit?

An HR Audit isn’t just about ensuring your business is compliant with employment law, it’s an opportunity to reflect on what works well and what could be improved in order to make meaningful changes to the way your business works.

Do you have any missing or outdated policies or practices? Is your employee handbook comprehensive and up to date? These are just two questions an HR health check will help you to uncover. It can help you identify gaps in processes and skills, strengths and weaknesses in training, communications and other employment practices.

It can diagnose issues before they become real problems and help you find the right solutions.

It’s also an opportunity to make cost and time savings by identifying where processes could be streamlined, outsourced, or automated for improved output and performance.

We recommend carrying out an HR audit annually to see the benefits.

How Reality HR can help

Our HR Consultants can assess your processes and practices, to understand the needs of your business – we will have the benefit of being able to see things you don’t see and therefore bring a fresh perspective.
Once we have a clear picture of your business, we’ll use this to implement practical solutions to set your business on a course for success. We can help to make your company a place where people feel proud, motivated and engaged to work.
Our HR Consultants can support you in conducting an HR Audit of your business in the following areas:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compliance with GDPR
  • Employee profiles and HR records
  • Induction and onboarding
  • Visas and employment rights
  • Employee contracts
  • Health and safety
  • Training and development
  • Disciplinary and grievances
  • Performance monitoring
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Employment termination and exit interviews
  • Hybrid working policies and procedures
  • Absenteeism and leave
  • Administrative processes
  • Succession planning

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