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Chapter 15 Human Resource Auditing HUMAN RESOURCE AUDITING CHAPTER OBJECTIVES After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Discuss the strategic importance of a human resource audit. Describe the steps and research tools used in a human resource audit. Discuss how a human resource department should prepare for the future. POWERPOINT ® SLIDES Canadian Human Resource Management includes a complete set of Microsoft PowerPoint ® files for each chapter. (Please contact your McGraw-Hill Ryerson representative to find out how instructors can receive these files.) In the lecture outline that follows, a reference to the relevant PowerPoint slide for this chapter is placed beside the corresponding lecture material. The slide number helps you to see your location in the slide show sequence and to skip slides that you don’t want to show to the class. (To jump ahead or back to a particular slide, just type the slide number and hit the Enter or Return key.) 15-1 1
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Part 7 Strategy Evaluation LECTURE OUTLINE (with PowerPoint ® slides) Human Resource Auditing Slide 1 Human Resource Audit Slide 2 Benefits of a HR Audit Slide 3 Importance of HR Research Slide 4 Steps in Conducting HR Audits Slide 5 STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE AUDITS A human resource audit is an examination of the human resource policies, practices, and systems of a firm (or division) to eliminate deficiencies and improve ways to achieve goals. Benefits include: Helps align the human resource department’s goals with the goals and strategies of the organization Finds better ways for HR to contribute to societal, organizational, and employee objectives (clarifies HR’s duties and responsibilities) Ensures timely compliance with legal requirements Discloses how well mangers are meeting their human resource duties Uncovers critical human resource problems and possible solutions Reduces human resource costs through more effective procedures Provides specific, verifiable data on the HR department’s contributions Stimulates uniformity of HR policies and practices Helps review and improve HR’s information system Creates a more professional image of the department among various stakeholders IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE RESEARCH Legal Implications -- Failure to comply, subjects the organizations to lawsuits e.g. equal employment, safety People costs are significant -- Pay and benefits are a major operating expense Department’s activities help shape productivity and quality of work life Critical resource is information, knowledge and expertise i.e. human resources Growing complexity of human resource work -- Department is expected to make strategic contribution i.e. productivity improvement, cultural change etc. are critical to corporate survival STEPS IN CONDUCTING HUMAN RESOURCE AUDITS 15-2
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Chapter 15 Human Resource Auditing Human resource auditing involves 4 major steps: Defining the scope of the audit Choosing the research approach
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