Take this self survey to see if an HR Audit is right for your company or organization.

The Self-Survey

to help evaluate if an HR audit is right for you...


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Evaluate your HR processes

5-Always | 4-Usually | 3-Sometimes | 2-Seldom | 1-Never

1. Our organization attracts and retains good qualified workers. Our website is up-to-date and easy to navigate.   5 4 3 2 1
2. Employee productivity, work quality, and customer service are strengths in our organization.   5 4 3 2 1
3. Absenteeism is not a problem in our organization.   5 4 3 2 1
4. All employees are knowledgeable about and follow the work rules, policies and procedures in our organization.   5 4 3 2 1
5. We regularly measure our HR practices and use HR metrics to evaluate productivity and profitability.   5 4 3 2 1
6. We have classified jobs as exempt (salaried) and non-exempt (hourly) and are confident that our job classification system would pass a Department of Labor audit if challenged.   5 4 3 2 1
7. Our performance management process is easily understood and used successfully by all our supervisors. It is fair and equitable and rewards good performers.   5 4 3 2 1
8. Our salaries and wages are reasonable, competitive, and externally and internally fair and competitive.   5 4 3 2 1
9. The quality of our supervisors and managers is very high. We measure it by using periodic employee surveys.   5 4 3 2 1
10. We regularly provide training to employees, particularly on legally required topics such as Illegal Harassment Prevention, No Discrimination, changes to benefits, changes to company policies and procedures, etc.   5 4 3 2 1

If you scored 40 or higher, you most likely do not need an HR audit.
If you scored 30-39, you would benefit from an audit.
If you scored below 30 or if any of the statements was scored a 1 or 2, you definitely need an HR Audit.



How long does an HR Audit take? 

Depends on your size – typically 4-8 weeks.

How much does it cost? 

Also based on your size – figure $10-25 per employee; it costs less the more employees an organization has. There is also special pricing for non-profit organizations.

After the Audit, what happens next?

Workplace Solutions will meet with your senior management and/or Human Resources to review the audit results. The organization will receive two detailed reports:

1. An Excel spreadsheet identifying the specific HR processes and practices currently in place, their current effectiveness and efficiency, and recommendations for improvement.

2. A prioritized Action Plan for improvements that the organization can implement immediately or in the timeframe it desires.

We know that an HR Audit was a success when:

1 You see opportunities to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your HR practices and processes by implementing selected recommendations from the audit report; and/or

2. You attain a higher level of confidence in the efficiency and effectiveness of your current HR practices and processes; and/or

3. Your managers begin to question your HR practices in terms of their efficiency, effectiveness and legal impact.