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ch15 - I SUMMARY A human resotnce audit evaluates the human...

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Unformatted text preview: I SUMMARY A human resotnce audit evaluates the human resource activities used in an orgm'zation. its pur— pose is to ensure that operating managers and human resource specialists are following human resource policies and maintaining an effective workforce. The scope of the audit involves human resource specialists, operating managers, empbfies, and the extemal environment. Inputs ”are sought from all {our sources, be¢ause each has a unique perspective. To be trulyr elieetive, human resource activities caimot meet just the wishes ofexperts in the field; they must also meet the needs of employees and operating managers and the challenges from the environment. The audit team uses a variety of research approaches and tools to evaluate human resource activities. Data are ythered through interviews, questionnaire surveys, internal records and eaperimemation. Through these tools, the audit team is able to compile an audit report. The audit report provides feedback to top management, operating managers, human resource specialists, and the human resource manager. Armed with this information, the human resource manager then can develop plans to ensure that human resource activities better contribute to the objectives of the organization. If human resource management is to be responsible. it must reviewsr its past performance through audits'and research. At the same time, it needs a future orientation to anticipate upcoming challenge Finally. a proactive 1riew encourages human resource management to oontnhute to both people and compact},T goals. To be proactive requires modern information systems, increased professionalism. and a fumre orientation to meet the major environmental. governmental, and technological challenges facing human resource departments. 'Ihese evolving challenges will necessitate human resource managers to identifyr new appmaches. With all the challenges facing human resource management, its role is sure to grow in scope and importance. The key to this growth is unlocking the contribution that people make to urge. nizations. It is through this contributionthat organizations prosper. In him, it is through our life—sustaining organizations that we prosper as individuals and as a society: ...
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