Vol. 5 No. 1 (2015): Vol 5, Iss 1, Year 2015

Essence of human resource audit: an analytical study

Minhajul Islam Ukil
Career Analyst and MBA Student, Department of Management Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka1000, Bangladesh
Published June 30, 2015
  • Effective HR Audit; HR Auditor; HR Functions; Human Resource Audit; Managerial Compliance.
How to Cite
Ukil, M. I. (2015). Essence of human resource audit: an analytical study. Journal of Management and Science, 5(1), 101-110. https://doi.org/10.26524/jms.2015.10


The human resource is the most important asset of an organization, which helps in achieving competitive advantage. In order to response to the changing work environment, human resource personnel must determine ways to justify thier performance and operational workload.Human resource audit supports an organization to review and critically analyze the effective performance of employees and human resource functions. A human resource audit is a methodical
process that aims to investigate the underlying policies, strategies, systems, techniques, documents,functions, and practices of an organization with respect to its human resource management. The purpose of this study is to review the concept and essentials of Human Resource Audit. The current study is a desk-research in type and constructed on the basis of secondary data, attempts to review the existing literatures of human resource audit from different viewpoint. The human resource audit has distinct application in a diverse area of an organization such as human resource functions, managerial compliance, employee satisfaction, corporate strategy and human resource climate.Organizations should conduct human resource audit regularly setting and following a set of principles, where the auditors would enjoy full freedom in entire audit process. The thorough and objective evaluation of a human resource audit can generate information necessary to the successful improvement of the entire human resources of an organization.


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