The process by which an individual determines direction, influences a group, and directs the group toward a specific goal or mission.
Human Resource Audit is a comprehensive method of objective and systematic verification of current practices, documentation, policies and procedures prevalent in the HR system of the organization. An effective HR audit helps in identifying the need for improvement and enhancement of the HR function. It also guides the organization in maintaining compliance with ever-changing rules and regulations. HR audit, thus, helps in analyzing the gap between ‘what is the current HR function’ and ‘what should be/could be the best possible HR function’ in the organization.
Though HR auditing is not mandatory like financial auditing, yet, organizations these days are opting for regular HR audits in order to examine the existing HR system in line with the organizations policies, strategies and objectives, and legal requirements. HR auditor can be internal or external to the organization. Generally, HR consulting firms render the service of external HR auditors.