HR Auditing: Identifying and Managing Key Risks

2017 Seminar on HR Auditing: Identifying and Managing Key Risks

NetZealous DBA as GlobalCompliancePanel 12/01/2017 to 13/01/2017 | USA, Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas,3600 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169, USA


HR audits are designed to help your organization focus its attention on its human resource management practices, policies, procedures, processes, and outcomes by providing you with a structured and systematic series of questions about key compliance, risk management, internal auditing, and human resource management issues. As a process, HR audits are designed to help your organization identify potential and actual problem areas, help assess the effectiveness of current HR management activities, help assess weaknesses in HR internal control processes, and help assess human capital strategic and compliance related risks. HR audits should additionally provide suggestions for corrective action.

Importantly, HR audits should consider human capital related risks and opportunities from an enterprise risk management (ERM) perspective. That is, your HR Audits should take a holistic approach in assessing human capital risks and attempt to indicate the interrelationships and interactions between HR and other management and organizational issues.

Recognizing that no two employers are alike and that the practices, policies, and processes that may be appropriate and effective for multinational corporations may not be appropriate for small and medium size companies or non-profits, your HR audit activities should be designed to help your organization develop and tailor employment practices, policies, procedures, and processes to meet your specific needs. Your HR audit activities should first provide your organization with the "right" questions to ask about various employment practices issues; then helps you determine the optimal answer for your organization.

The HR audit areas in this program provide you with the right questions to ask about your human resource management activities. More importantly, it provides you with a positive method to identify and take corrective measures.

Why should you attend?

Numerous studies have identified the growing critical importance of human capital. Human capital determines that long term success of an organization. Human capital-and its management-- also represent significant liabilities. Managing this risk has become a critical activity for most organizations, and one that represents important opportunities.

Human capital risks can significantly threaten an organization and are routinely recognized for their negative impact on an organization. At the same time these risks are noted as "one of the risks least effectively managed." As noted, they are identified as risks that when improperly managed create significant strategic, financial, operational, and reputational risks. These risks threaten the management and sustainability of the organization and reduce it value.

As a result, organizations are bringing advanced techniques to the management of their human resources--this includes the use of HR auditing techniques. No longer merely checklists of do's and don'ts, HR audits have become a continuous, sustainable, comprehensive audit activity that assesses the governance, compliance, and management of the organization's human resources management practices, liabilities, and potential opportunities. HR audits increasing provide assurance that risks are properly identified and managed, that HR activities are aligned with organizational objectives, and that compliance and governance requirements are being met.

Many of our current management models were based on manufacturing - turning materials into products to sell. The environments were commonly production lines with expensive machinery and individuals had to be "at work" to produce.

This workshop reviews the current use of HR audits, reviews HR audit techniques, and discusses how HR Audits can be used to help the organization reduce risks and seize potential opportunities.

Who will benefit:

HR ProfessionalsCFOsInternal AuditorsExternal AuditorsRisk ManagersCompliance OfficersCOOs Agenda:

Day 1 Schedule

Lecture 1: Introduction to HR Audits

Background of HR auditsEvolution of HR auditsDeveloping an HR audit planIdentifying key HR audit issuesExercise: Pre-HR Audit Questionnaire

Lecture 2: Assessing Human Capital Risks

Discussion of risk management issuesDetermining human capital risksDeveloping Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)Discussion of human capital risk mitigation and risk appetiteExercise: The Employment Practices Liability Risk Assessment Tool Exercise: Mapping capital human risks

Lecture 3: Developing HR Metrics

Discussion of HR metricsDetermining relevant human capital measuresDeveloping Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)Developing HR audit dashboardLecture 4: HR Audit Model

Discussion of the critical components of an HR auditDiscussion of internal controlsDiscussion of internal audit activitiesExercise: The HR Audit Worksheet

Day 2 Schedule

Lecture 1: Assessing Strategic Alignment

Assessing of the value of human capitalAssessing your employment brandAssessing work force needsAssessing employee commitment and engagementDiscussion of employee surveys to validate audit findingsExercise: Mapping employee commitment

Lecture 2: Assessing HR Management Related Documents

Assessing employment posters and noticesAssessing job descriptionsAssessing employee application and other hiring formsAssessing employee filesDiscussion of employee handbooksExercise: Review Survey Report on Employee Handbook Policies and Practices

Lecture 3: Assessing HR Management Processes and Practices

Assessing the recruitment, selection and hiring processAssessing performance managementAssessing employee relationsAssessing the discipline and termination processDiscussion of TechnologyLecture 4: Practical Applications of HR Audits

Indentifying to HR audit stakeholdersDiscussion of HR audits for vendors, suppliers, and contractorsDiscussion of HR audits in mergers and acquisitionsDiscussion reporting and implementing HR audit resultsSpeaker:

Ronald L. AdlerPresident, Laurdan Associates Inc. 

Ronald L. Adler, president of Laurdan Associates Inc. has 42 years of HR consulting experience and has served as a consulting expert on work force, workplace, and HR management issues for The Wall Street Journal, HRMagazine, and other publications and newspapers across the country. Mr. Adler's research findings have been used by the Federal Reserve Board, the EEOC, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), insurers, and international organizations.

Mr. Adler is a frequent lecturer and author on HR management, employment practices, and UI issues. Mr. Adler is the author and editor of the Employment-Labor Law Audit (ELLA), the internationally recognized HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment process.

Mr. Adler is an adjunct professor at Villanova University where teaches a graduate level course in HR Auditing. Mr. Adler is also a certified instructor for The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society on employment practices liability and HR auditing issues and has conducted continuing education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on HR management and HR auditing topics. Additionally Mr. Adler has served as an adjunct instructor at the Baltimore City Community College on workplace diversity and sexual harassment.

Mr. Adler is an appointee to State of Maryland's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Oversight Committee and previously served as an appointee to the State's UI Funding Task Force, the UI Advisory Committee, and the state's Workforce Training Initiative. Mr. Adler has served as a moderator at the State of Maryland's Annual Human Relations Conference and at the state's Annual Small Business Conference.

Mr. Adler has assisted Congress and state legislatures develop employment and UI related legislation and has testified before the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee on genetic discrimination in the workplace and insurance.

Mr. Adler is a member of the Maryland Chamber's Employment Relations Committee and chairs the Chamber's UI subcommittee. Mr. Adler is also a member of the U.S. Chamber's Labor Relations Committee.


Location: Las Vegas, NV Date: January 12th & 13th, 2017 and Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Venue: Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas

Address: 3600 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169, USA



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