External HR audits that truly provide peace of mind.
You’re busy doing what you do best – but if you don’t have a hand in HR, how can you ensure your operations are best practice? From complying with policies and procedures to making sure your documents, systems and processes are compliant, efficient and impactful, it can take a village to get it right.
That’s where we come in. Here at HumanX HR, we’ll support you in creating groundwork for growth. Working to your strengths and weaknesses, we’ll assess and address the gaps in your business, and give you the tools to make change and move forward.
Sense check, health check, future-proof
As a business, your largest overhead is typically your human capital. Your success relies on real people that have their own needs and motivations. HumanX realigns your humans with a human-centred approach. As a team of outsourced HR experts passionate about shaping positive spaces, we’re on a mission to create a positive, profitable and modern workplace that fuels your future growth. A HumanX HR audit is designed to support existing HR effectiveness, refine and polish up policies and reduce the risk for your business by shining a light on what you don’t know.
What’s the process for a HR audit?
When you lean on us, you’ll love where you land. We take an organised, expert-fuelled, human-first approach, and we’re always zooming out to the big picture. Before we kick off any HR audit, we’ll make a move to get to know you and your team. From there, we circle back to our experts to conduct the HR audit. This will depend on where your HR function currently is, and what your strategic goals and challenges might be - whether they are directly related to your people or not.
Time to get down to business
We’ll arrange interviews with a range of stakeholders in your world, review appropriate documents and assess the way your HR department interacts with the rest of your business. The questions we devise will directly relate back to the business goals.
Results and ongoing support
We’ll leave no stone unturned – and by the end of it all, we’ll provide you with an in-depth report of our findings that we will present back to the team. At this stage, we don’t have to leave you to it. We can support you through all the opportunities for improvement, recommendations, and even a HR strategy or roadmap to help you get there.
Gain insights, intention and a partner to help you do it, too.
So why shoulder an external HR audit when your business is already booming? Step into our world, and we’ll show you how an audit can add value, instil confidence, boost employee retention and improve the overall flow of your workplace. As well as tick-boxing all the compliance and important Fair Work Act requirements, a fleshed-out HR audit realigns your focus on the things that matter most. Even if your company is flying, an external HR audit can uncover insights and opportunity as well as doubling down on values - which we at HumanX are huge believers in!
Wondering when an HR audit might fit your business best? If the lines are feeling blurry, communication is down, you want to keep an eye on protocols, or human relations and employee buy-in just feels drab, an audit can help you make positive change - with decisions based on fact not guesswork. The everyday of HR can take up all of the air in the room -, especially when you have so many responsibilities, projects and other items to check off a to do list. It’s easier than you think to lose your way a little - or not even realise you have! An HR audit helps you sense-check your operation and the environment you’re creating.
We will cover everything from organisational development, to workforce planning, recruitment onboarding, employee relations, performance management, workplace health and safety and compliance to boot. But why bother handing your audit over to someone outside of your business family? Well, when you’re toeing the line between championing company culture and keeping your finger on the pulse of risk, things can feel tricky. A helping hand that has no prior hang-ups or personal association with your organisation is impartial. They can identify possible problem areas at lightning speed. Bring in a team like HumanX HR, and foster the feedback that your company deserves.
HR Audit FAQs
What is a HR Audit, and why do I need one?
A HR Audit is a comprehensive health check or diagnostic of your Human Resources function, processes, procedures and policies. It helps you figure out how effective your HR function currently is by exploring its current state while also providing recommendations on ways to reduce the risk for your business by shining a light on what you don’t know.
It's essential because it helps you identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in your HR function. But we don’t stop there, we can also provide you with the tools and framework needed to make the change and move your business forward. This proactive approach can reduce risks and enhance the overall effectiveness of your business.
What's the process for a HR Audit with HumanX HR?
Our HR Audit process is all about getting to know you and your team. Before we commence, we spend some time with you and your team to understand your organisational strategic goals, current HR maturity and pain points.
Next, we'll dive in and conduct interviews, review documents, and assess how your HR function aligns with your business goals. We'll take a close look at your HR processes, policies, and procedures to identify areas where you could improve.
Finally, we'll provide you with a detailed report of our findings and offer ongoing support to help you implement improvements and strategic HR planning. Our goal is to help you optimise your HR function so that you can achieve your business objectives.
How can a HR Audit benefit my business, especially if it's already successful?
A HR Audit is more than just a routine check; it's a strategic opportunity to transform your successful business into an even stronger and more resilient one. Some of the benefits of having HumanX conduct a HR audit include:
Boosting Employee Retention: Success often hinges on the dedication and commitment of your workforce. A HR Audit helps identify areas where your employees can thrive even more.
Improving Workplace Culture: Success is not just about numbers; it's also about the workplace culture and how well your team collaborates. A HR Audit can pinpoint areas of improvement in your workplace dynamics.
Ensuring Compliance with Fair Work Act Requirements: Success is also built on a strong foundation of legal compliance. Even thriving businesses need to ensure they're meeting all legal obligations, including those outlined in the Fair Work Act.
Uncovering Insights and Opportunities: A HR Audit is like a fresh set of eyes on your organisation. It can uncover hidden potential and growth opportunities you might have missed.
Reinforcing Core Values: Every successful business has its core values that drive its mission. A HR Audit can help ensure that these values are not just words on paper but integral to your daily operations.
When should I consider a HR Audit for my business?
Conducting a HR Audit can be extremely beneficial when communication falters, protocols are unclear, employee engagement dips, or you simply want to ensure that your HR operations are aligned with your business goals. By performing an audit, you can obtain accurate and reliable information to make informed decisions without relying on guesswork. It also enables you to critically evaluate your HR processes and overall work environment to ensure they align with your organisational goals.
Why choose an external HR Audit provider like HumanX HR?
Choosing an external HR Audit provider like HumanX HR offers objectivity, expertise, and efficiency. External auditors bring a fresh perspective, specialised knowledge, and a focus on delivering accurate and timely results. They minimise disruption to your internal HR team or current managers in charge of HR, allowing them to concentrate on strategic tasks. Additionally, external providers can offer expert recommendations and seamlessly transition into providing ongoing HR services or specific projects based on the audit findings, providing a comprehensive and tailored HR solution for your business.
What areas does the HR Audit cover?
Our HR Audit covers a wide range of HR aspects. This includes evaluating organisational development strategies to ensure they align with your business goals, assessing workforce planning to optimise your staffing needs, reviewing recruitment and onboarding processes to attract and retain top talent, analysing employee relations to foster a harmonious workplace, appraising performance management practices to enhance employee productivity, ensuring workplace health and safety compliance for a secure environment, and meticulously reviewing compliance with labour laws and regulations to minimise legal risks. Our thorough examination spans these vital HR areas to provide you with a holistic understanding of your HR operations and uncover opportunities for improvement.
Do you recognise your company in any of these scenarios?
Our HR is too Toby-from-the-office
Everyone has strengths, both as professionals and as people. There are many situations in which using an external HR consultant is a more effective option.
Ultimately, HR can be a tricky position to hold in an organisation; striking the balance between employee-support and communicating the company’s message; empathy versus becoming an agony aunt; being the champion of culture whilst also being the person managing risk.
Bringing in HumanX to support your team means that everyone can play to their strengths. Our experts can create space for critical conversations, feedback honestly, without agenda, and help leaders make decisions based on real information. We can support Toby with performance management plans and work to achieve company goals together.
Our HR department needs support
Modern HR leaders require skills in project management, business strategy, commercial awareness, coaching, talent management, compliance and workplace relations, remuneration, learning and development, and of course recruitment.
Outsourced HR experts can support the internal team without the distractions of politics, everyday requests and growing to do lists. Able to operate as an independent squad with a single focus or integrate into the team and fly alongside the existing HR managers to lead and deliver on projects, new initiatives or help cope with capacity.
Need to get more out of the experts you already have
For business leaders who are craving space – both time and brain-space - a great HR team will understand that it is their job to enable people to do their best work. Choosing the right talent (or inviting the right talent to choose your business), designing a best-in-class learning and development program, and ensuring that your remuneration strategy is on point will help.
The gamechanger: coaching your leaders. This is the space where humans will grow, engage, and find their superpowers. Coaching is a skill in itself, it’s not every leader’s natural state. Great HR professionals have been equipped with coaching skills and understand that coaching is an ego-less journey that is critical to developing exceptional leaders. Structured coaching programs are a brilliant extra, but coaching in the workflow, and in day-to-day interactions between HR and leaders is a valuable must-have.
My team tells me that communication needs improvement
If your team is feeding back to you that communication in the organisation needs improvement, they’re trying to tell you (without risking their jobs) that your communication needs improvement. Whether this is your communication directly, or as a leadership team, or simply internal systems and processes are not effective at allowing the flow of information, we can help.
Bringing external HR experts into a situation like this is efficient; we are able to zoom out and diagnose issues and challenges - from communication that may be causing frustration and high employee turnover to the root cause of disengagement. Better than that, we will also work with your organisation to develop the HR function to resolve any concerns, improve processes and mature the company’s approach to your people.
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Our team boasts a shared understanding of human-first culture, values, leadership and organisation.
With access to cutting-edge expertise and a flexible hands-on approach, we’ll take your organisation to places that you didn’t know were humanly possible.
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Learning & Development
Create a culture of progression, drive employee buy-in and enjoy all the benefits that go with it when you build an employee learning and development program that suits your business. Investing in L&D contributes to better organisational performance. Engaged employees are more productive, innovative, and adaptable, leading to improved business outcomes, increased revenue, and a competitive advantage in the market.
HumanX is a leading provider of independent, impartial and fair workplace investigation services to organisations dealing with allegations of inappropriate behaviour at work. Most internal teams do not have the experience, capacity or resources to properly investigate workplace complaints without any perceived bias. Outsourcing workplace investigations to an independent firm is a cost effective and practical method that will help you ensure compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks.
With our HR agency, boost your internal capability and see better results in less time. Engage a consultant or team to drive and lead HR initiatives that lead to incredible company-wide results. We can develop or pick up HR projects that you just can’t get traction with or assist with a particular isolated problem.
Your people are your power and your relationships are what connect you. Creating a strong framework for your employee relations can protect your business when you need it most – and when you least expect it. Our employee relations consultants are qualified and bring a human-centric approach to workplace investigations, mediations, disciplinary matters, terminations and other disputes.
How can you expect to build a solid team without solid foundations? Here at HumanX, we know your eyes are set to the future with plans for growth and projects on the horizon, but you can’t get there if your people aren’t with you and you aren’t protected. Work with HumanX to develop functional processes, reliable boundaries and compliances that set your company up for future success and solid HR foundations.