3 Hours Virtual Seminar: Auditing the Human Resource Function & Human Resource Metrics

Marna Hayden

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This webinar covers an overall audit strategy and what areas should be reviewed, what laws need to be followed, and any "hot spots" that should be addressed. Responsibility lies heavily on Human Resources professionals to avoid any action or inaction which might present problems or be a liability for an organization. Therefore, we will cover the major areas where human resources should be especially vigilant in times of complex labor laws, changing environments and reorganization of the workforce. 

The management of Human Resources is vital in contributing to the successful execution of a company's overall business plan. Human Capital is not only one of the largest expenses, but it is the major contributor to a company's success. We will discuss measurements and ratios that will be meaningful to both the Human Resources Department and the rest of the Executive Team in determining the optimum use of its human capital and related programs. We will give you a choice of metrics to select for your organization and show you how to use them. 

We will take a proactive approach to determine what areas should be periodically reviewed and give you practical tools to execute this responsibility. It will cover what measurements can help your company assess its programs and strategies for their effectiveness. It will include a number of different metrics, formulas, and ratios to aid you in customizing a program tailored to your company, industry and specific needs. 

The webinar should give you the knowledge of the important areas Human Resources should audit, ways to conduct an audit, how to measure the effectiveness of your organization's current programs and strategies and ways to direct or redirect resources to achieve desired results. Basically, we will cover what to audit, review, measure and assess for both the protection and advancement of your organization and its people.

Course Objective

This webinar will give you a proactive approach to review your Human Resources policies and practices and compliance to applicable labor laws. It will also give you practical tools to measure your programs for their relevance and effectiveness. The combined topics are an excellent way to improve your function's overall contribution and can apply to all size departments and organizations.  There will be choices throughout to select what is best for your organization and industry so you will have the tools to customize an effective plan.
Topics covered include how to:
  • Determine who is responsible for performing an HR Audit   
  • Understand reasons for having periodic HR Audits 
  • Learn key areas of an HR Audit and what should be covered
  • Protect your organization by assuring procedures and practices are legal and sound
  • Understand how to use information gained through auditing your procedures and practices to build a stronger and better organization
  • Understand and reinforce the links between HR and organizational performance
  • Clarify HR's role in strategic planning
  • Communicate the importance of metrics in improving overall performance 
  • Learn to select and calculate appropriate metrics
  • Target areas for annual goals and measure outcomes
  • Set standards for performance
  • Show how goals can become standards
  • Determine and install ongoing metrics
  • Balance cost vs. value created
  • Improve productivity and accountability
  • Validate areas of success and identify areas for improvement
  • Tying Metrics to the Strategic Plan
  • Quantifying Human Resources and related programs to a Return on Investment  

Course Outline

  • Determining responsibilities for auditing Human Resources   
  • Enforcement agencies                                         
  • Most common areas of discrimination complaints and problems                               
  • Labor laws by company size: addressing areas where multiple laws apply   
  • Required postings  
  • Orientation, training and development   
  • Supervisors role and responsibility for Human Resources                 
  • Employee relations and communication  
  • Payroll and taxes     
  • Salary Administration      
  • Performance Management
  • Management Succession Planning
  • Counseling and documenting discipline
  • Handling terminations and Unemployment Compensation 
  • Protection of Employees and Crisis Management  
  • Recordkeeping and Employee Files 
  • Record retention and destruction   
  • Review of selection of metrics and results

Target Audience

  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • HR Directors and Managers
  • Employment Managers
  • Line Managers
  • Compensation Specialists
  • Training Directors
  • Financial Officers and Managers 
  • Auditors
  • Executive Team Members
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Speaker: Marna Hayden, Human Resources

Marna Hayden is founder and president of Hayden Resources Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in providing management and human resources services to small and mid-size businesses and nonprofits, and specialized services and training to larger organizations. She has thirty + years in the field of human resources and has held senior offices in the banking, retail, and service industries as well as serving as an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP.

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(315) 632-0735,
(315) 750-4379