Many HR auditors use a checklist during the audit to help collect all relevant information and identify any gaps in the department’s procedures. Expert HR firms have complex checklists tailored to each company’s goals and the type of audit, but all HR departments should have their own checklists for performing their annual internal check-ups on each of their processes.
There are three types of questions that every checklist should include:
1. Does the company have a process or policy?
This should be the first question on any HR checklist. It establishes whether a necessary process or policy exists and what it is.
2. Does the process follow this best practice?
HR department policies and procedures should be designed to follow the general best practices. This ensures that the policies are inclusive and don’t have any unintended consequences.
3. Does the process or policy achieve this specific goal?
All procedures should have a purpose. This type of question helps determine if the department is meeting its goals and moving forward.
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