Auditing Your Human Resources Department

A Step-by-Step Guide to Assessing the Key Areas of Your Program

 Auditing Your Human Resources Department

Author: John H. McConnell
Pub Date: July 2011
Print Edition: $79.95
Print ISBN: 9780814416617
Page Count: 304
Format: Hardback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814416624

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Like many HR professionals, you probably have ready-access to the nitty-gritty details of the job—when new hires are trained or what measures are taken to meet safety regulations. But the big picture can be more elusive. How effectively does human resources perform its multiple functions? What’s working well? What can be done better?

Now, you can accurately assess your department’s strengths and weaknesses through a quantitative lens with this comprehensive HR self-audit. Packed with hundreds of pages of questionnaires, checklists, and forms, the second edition of Auditing Your Human Resources Department puts an arsenal of self-assessment tools and guidelines at your fingertips—all replicated on the accompanying CD. And the second edition is fully updated with new audit categories, a more complex scoring system, revised assessment tools, improved procedures for customizing results, and a new focus on strategic planning, organizational operations, and technological developments.

Auditing Your Human Resources Department supplies a clearly defined four-step process of information gathering, evaluation, analysis, and action planning for 11 key results areas, including:

• HR strategic management

• Workforce planning and selection

• Training and organizational development

• Total rewards

• Employee and labor relations

• Safety and security

• Information systems and metrics

• Diversity and EEO

• HR facilities, organization, and staff

For each area, you’ll customize the auditing process to fit your organization, gauge your department’s effectiveness at achieving goals, compare your results with other organizations, and uncover trouble spots that need to be addressed. And you’ll do it all in-house, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

With its proven formula, fully updated tools, and on-target input from an advisory board of experts in the field, this new edition of an HR classic is indispensable for everyone wishing to maximize their department’s strengths, improve upon weaknesses, and provide the long-term strategic focus needed to help their organizations thrive.

John H. McConnell, SPHR, is director of employee and labor relations for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and president of McConnell-Simmons and Company, a management consulting firm specializing in human resources products and services. He has written over two dozen books on management and human resources, including How to Identify Your Organization’s Training Needs and How to Develop Essential HR Policies and Procedures.

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