Issue: Performing an HR department audit to gauge your organization's compliance and lawsuit risks.
Benefit: Head off legal action, streamline your HR processes and earn kudos from the boss for your big-picture thinking.
Action: Launch the audit using the tips below, then meet with your CEO to discuss suggested changes.
If you're buried under I-9s, W-4s, rÈsumÈs and benefit forms, it's hard to see the HR forest through all those trees. Successfully handling such daily HR tasks may earn you a gold star as a competent HR professional, but it won't help you advance as a strategic member of the executive team.
Advice: Start playing offense, not just defense. Conduct a pre-emptive HR audit to spot potential problems and put out potential legal fires before they flare up.
Then, promote your findings (and related suggestions) as a business strategy to save your organization money and retain its resources. Such b...(register to read more)
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