What is an HR Audit and Why You May Need One

Centripetal Consulting Group

Progressive organizations will embrace a well-executed HR audit as an important tool for creating, updating and executing HR strategies and best practices that will provide long-term support to the organization’s vision.

A human resource audit helps organizations to:

  • Ensure compliance with various laws and the myriad of other employment and benefits-related statutes. Governing bodies include IRS, DOL, EEOC, etc.
  • Examine the effectiveness and costs of HR policies and practices and their role in the organization’s strategic planning.
  • Benchmark actual against desired performance and develop an action plan for addressing shortfalls.
  • Reduce costs by identifying and correcting inefficiencies and compliance problems.

A comprehensive audit will include discovery in these areas:

  • Department infrastructure
  • Compliance with state and federal employment laws
  • Recruitment and selection processes
  • Employment-related tests
  • Employee relations
  • Performance-evaluation/management processes
  • Documentation, including employee handbooks
  • Job descriptions
  • Personnel records and files
  • Benefits administration practices
  • Benefit costs
  • Exempt and non-exempt classifications
  • Time-keeping and pay practices
  • Recordkeeping and posting requirements
  • Policies governing independent contractors
  • Training and Development
  • Technology
  • Safety and security
  • Labor relations

If you are concerned that your organization may be lacking the time or expertise to ensure full human resource compliance, contact us by completing the form below and we can put you in touch with the most appropriate HR resource who will be able to diagnose the problem and also correct your specific situation.

About Amy Grimmer

Amy Grimmer currently serves as President and CEO of Centripetal Consulting Group (CCG). Grimmer founded the company in 2007 with the concise mission to revolutionize the positive business impact that employers realize through HR Outsourcing. Both CCG clients and its HR services vendor network of HR look to Grimmer and CCG’s associates as a trusted, unbiased resource to understanding the complexity of HR Outsourcing. Grimmer’s vast knowledge of the HR Outsourcing space, CCG’s client focused approach, and the continued rapid growth in the HR Outsourcing industry are all contributing factors to the success of Centripetal Consulting Group.
Prior to founding CCG, Amy Grimmer served the human resource outsourcing industry in a business development capacity. Her experience spans several functional HR practice areas including HR Outsourcing Strategy, Payroll/Tax Filing, HRIS and Benefits Administration, Health & Welfare Consulting, Retirement Plans, Workers Compensation, PEO/ASO Arrangements, HR Compliance, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. Grimmer’s prior employers include Ceridian, ADP, Aerotek, Advantec, and RSM McGladrey Employer Services.
Amy Grimmer exhibits extreme passion and dedication to the HR outsourcing industry and is an avid networker, author, and student of her profession. Amy has published several articles, whitepapers, and E-Books on various topics within the HR Outsourcing space.
Amy is a graduate of the University of Missouri and holds a BA in Communications and a BA in English. She has completed coursework for her Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management at Lindenwood University.

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