Human Resource (HR Assessment): A CYA (Cover Your Assets) Tool

A Human Resource (HR) Assessment is a process of examining policies, procedures, systems, and practices with respect to an organization’s HR functions.

The purpose of the HR Assessment is to establish a baseline level of compliance relative to (1) state and federal labor laws and (2) employee relations issues that impact productivity and job satisfaction.

A traditional HR Assessment is a diagnostic tool.

However, the methodology that we utilize also makes the Assessment a prescriptive instrument by identifying operationally sound ways to resolve any regulatory or employee relations matters.

The HR Assessment covers the following broad areas:

  • Recruiting
  • Employment
  • Training & Development
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Employee Services
  • Records Administration
  • Labor/Civil Law Compliance
  • Non-Monetary Motivation
  • Organizational Effectiveness

The need for an HR Assessment is more important today than ever before.

The employment landscape is littered with federal and state legislation from simple prohibitions on smoking in the workplace to complex issues such as the legal protections afforded to recovering substance abusers.

And new amendments are being added to these laws at a record pace!

All this legislation leads to one overwhelming fact – employees are more aware of their rights than ever before and this new-found knowledge is fueling a rise in employment lawsuits.

Employment litigation cases run the gamut from affirmative actions taken by management (e.g., a layoff, testing of candidates, decision not to promote, etc.) to negligence lawsuits (e.g., failure to act on a sexual harassment report, refusal to discipline an abusive employee, failure to conduct a pre-employment reference check, etc.).

As such, employers cannot afford to “bury their heads in the sand” and hope for the best.

In today’s litigious environment, the HR Assessment becomes a tool for protecting company assets (i.e., financial and people).

Our proprietary HR Assessment reviews over 180 specific issues that are critical compliance items that an employer needs to address.

Following completion of the HR Assessment, you will receive a 15 to 20 page report providing recommendations to resolve any issues.

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