Spring is a great time to review and renew your HR policies and procedures or even to create fresh new practices that align with your company’s culture. Taking time each year to do a little “spring cleaning” self-audit on your company’s HR strategy can re-energize your entire organization from the inside out. Employees are your company’s most valuable asset. Invest some time in making sure your HR department has the proper design and resources to support your business.
Look over this Self-Audit Checklist to see if there are areas of your HR policies and procedures that need a bit of sprucing up this Spring – and then take action to get things in order.
Review HR policies and Employee Handbook
- Are all policies up-to-date and compliant with State & Federal Labor Laws?
- Changes to policies updated in your Employee Handbook?
- Are the way policies are applied fair, consistent, and well documented?
- Do your facilities and practices meet OSHA standards and requirements?
- Do the benefits elections match what is listed with the benefits carrier and on payroll deductions?
- Are eligible employees provided the opportunity to enroll in or waive available coverage?
- Does your company offer employee self-service access to payroll and benefits management?
- Are benefits offerings competitive within your market or industry?
Refresh Employee Performance Review Procedures
- Does your company have regularly scheduled coaching or 1:1 sessions?
- Are your company’s goals and core values effectively shared with employees?
- Do performance measurements gather pertinent information that is useful for employee management?
- Are the performance management efforts reflective of the company’s goals?
Examine Recruitment Techniques
- Do job descriptions reflect the correct job duties and requirements?
- Is your company profile and information up-to-date on your website?
- Does your website design reflect your company and appeal to the talent you are trying to attract?
- Are your compensation packages appealing and competitive?
Evaluate Employee Rewards and Retention
- What behaviors does your company encourage and celebrate?
- What methods are used as incentives to motivate the right behaviors from employees?
- How does your company’s recognition and retention efforts stack up to your talent competitors?
- Do you offer training and certification opportunities for your employees?
The well-being of your company relies on effective, compliant, and up-to-date HR practices. Don’t ignore a mess when you find one. If you discover that it will take a power washer rather than a feather duster to get the job done, then call in the professionals at APS to help get your company’s HR department cleaned up and taking care of your business.