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Audits

Evaluate and Enhance Your HR Function

In today's competitive climate, it is important for organizations to find a way to operate within the confines of a heavily regulated employment environment while maintaining crucial operational agility. But don’t panic—MRA is here to help. Our HR audits are customized to fit the needs of your organization and deliver an unbiased, third-party review of the health of your HR department. The audit itself helps clarify roles and responsibilities and can lead to greater uniformity for both centralized and decentralized HR functions.

MRA’s HR audits can focus on all areas of HR or they can be tailored to one specific area, like I-9s or payroll. MRA’s process will help identify whether specific procedures are compliant and provide recommendations on how employers can "raise the bar" and become an employer of choice in the market. The results obtained from the audit will identify gaps in HR practices, and you can then prioritize these gaps to minimize risk.

HR audits may accomplish a variety of objectives, such as:

  • Ensuring legal compliance.
  • Helping maintain or improve a competitive advantage.
  • Establishing efficient documentation and technology practices.
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in training, communications, and other employment practices.
  • Reviewing and recommending HR department practices to ensure they support service-level standards that affect the bottom line.

Sample Audit Questions

  • Recruitment and Selection

    Recruitment and Selection

    • Do you have a projected workforce plan for new and existing job openings?
    • Are hiring managers trained in objective interviewing techniques, including position-related questions, appropriate documentation, and legal implications for non compliance?
  • Employment Activities

    Employment Activities

    • Are you aware of the state or federal requirements for drug and alcohol testing? If so, do you have a compliant written drug and alcohol policy?
    • Where are your completed applications and resumes maintained? How long do you retain applications?
    • Is there an internal process for employees to register complaints concerning discrimination and harassment?
  • Leaves of Absence

    Leaves of Absence

    • Do you have 50+ employees at your locations within 75 miles of one another?
    • Do you have your FMLA and/or other leave(s) of absence rules, requirements and procedures in a written policy? How is it distributed to employees?
  • Recordkeeping

    Recordkeeping

    • How are I-9 forms handled for satellite offices or remote workers?
    • Where are I-9s stored and how often are the forms reviewed against USCIS storage and retention guidelines?
    • Do you use a standard method to capture payroll/benefits changes for employees?
    • Are mandatory state and federal posters appropriately posted in all required areas?
  • Wage and Hour Requirements

    Wage and Hour Requirements

    • How does your organization determine exemption statuses?
    • Do you have employees who travel from one site to another for work? If so, how do you pay them for this time?
  • Payroll

    Payroll

    • Who approves timesheets? What backup documentation is gathered if a timesheet is altered?
    • Who is responsible ensuring payroll controls are in place to guarantee the accuracy of wage payments? When was this last reviewed?
  • Custom Audit Assistance

    Custom Audit Assistance

    If you need custom audit assistance after reviewing the sample questions, please contact Robyn Spiering at 800.488.4845 or robyn.spiering@mranet.org.

Mandatory Federal and State Law Posters

Employers are required to post all current labor laws to ensure employees have an understanding of their rights under state and federal laws. To avoid significant fines due to noncompliance, it is essential for an employer to stay up to date with required postings.

I wanted to let MRA know how pleased I am with the entire (HR audit) process, as well as the final work product. The auditor was highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable, and a very talented HR resource.

Keith Fraleigh, President, Proven Direct

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