HR Audit Key Strategic & Tactical HR Issues considering Covid-19

Course Description:

HR audits have increasingly become a critical tool in assessing, measuring, and managing the scope and capabilities of an organization. Designed to help focus an organization’s attention on its human resource management practices, policies, procedures, processes, and outcomes, HR audits provide a structured and systematic approach to assessing key questions about the organization level of compliance, it risk management strategy, its internal auditing process, and its human resource management activities. As an auditing process, HR audits are designed to help your organization identify potential and actual problem areas, help assess the effectiveness of HR management activities, help assess weaknesses in HR internal control processes, help assess human capital strategic, and help assess compliance related risks.

Importantly, HR audits consider human capital related risks and opportunities from an enterprise risk management (ERM) perspective. That is, HR audits 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.

Because no two employers are alike, HR audits typically help organizations develop and tailor employment practices, policies, procedures, and processes to meet its specific needs. Properly designed, HR audits should first provide your organization with the “right” questions to ask about various employment practices issues; then help your organization determine the optimal answers.

Thus, while HR audits alone will not guarantee that your workplace will be selected as a “best place to work” or be free from all legal challenges, they will serve as a guide through the maze of human resource management best practices and employment and labor laws and regulations. HR audits will further enhance the value of your organization’s human capital, enhance your organization’s competitiveness, and reduce your organization’s exposure to employment practices liabilities.

Why should you Attend:

Surveys of organizations identify the human capital risk as one of the most important risks facing organizations…and one of the least effectively managed. Surveys of CEOs consistently rank the “availability of key skills” as a critical risk…a risk—that if not effectively managed—can negatively affect the achievement of strategic and business objectives, negatively affect competitiveness, and hamper the organization’s ability to innovate.

HR experts and business leaders further note that misaligned, ineffective, and improper human capital management policies, practices, and processes create financial, operational, and reputational risks that can threaten an organization’s bottom-line, adversely impact sustainability, and reduce the organization’s value for its stakeholders.

Conversely, effective human capital risk management can create a competitive advantage, create new business development opportunities, enhance the effective deployment of resources, and create value.

As a result, organizations that effectively manage their human capital risks can increase the value of their human capital, be better positioned to seize new business opportunities, be more resilient to volatile conditions, and more responsive to political and governmental constraints.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Develop an understanding of key risk management techniques and issues
  • Identify and review the critical issues of human resources management
  • Develop skills in applying risk management techniques in managing human capital related risks
  • Improve your human capital risk management effectiveness using HR audits
  • Review the development of Key Performance indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs)
  • Develop competencies in human capital metrics and human capital scorecards
  • Gain practical insights in using human capital risk management to help your organization seize opportunities and reduce liabilities

Who Will Benefit:

  • Human resources managers.
  • Internal and external auditors
  • CEO and CFOs
  • Risk managers
  • Compliance managers
  • VPs, GMs, Directors, Division Heads, Senior Managers, and Coordinators

Our Speaker

Ronald Adler

RONALD ADLER, M.B.A., is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a human resource management consulting firm and internationally recognized thought leader on HR risk management and HR audits. Mr. Adler has more than 45 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations.

Mr. Adler has served as a consulting expert on work force, employment practices, and unemployment insurance issues to The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Bloomberg BNA, and other publications and newspapers. His research findings have been used by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, insurers, and international organizations.

Mr. Adler is the developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool — now in the tenth edition.

Mr. Adler has served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University, where he taught a graduate course on HR auditing. He has also served as a certified instructor on employment practices and insurance issues for The CPCU Society, has conducted continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on “Assessing Employment and Personnel Policies,” and has conducted continuing professional education courses for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Consultants.

Mr. Adler has testified before the U.S. Congress and state legislatures and has served as an expert witness in discrimination and negligent hiring lawsuits. Mr. Adler has served on two national taskforces developing HR professional standards in Human Capital Measurement and Performance Management.

Mr. Adler has served as a subject matter expert on HR metrics to SHRM and formerly served on SHRM’s Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel. He has also served as a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM’s legislative staff and has represented SHRM in meetings with the EEOC.

Mr. Adler holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University.

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