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Like a tune-up that keeps your car running smoothly, Human Resources Compliance Audits make sure your company is following its policies and meeting the requirements of changing laws.

Companies must comply with federal and state laws through policies that provide the structure for communicating their workplace expectations and values to their employees. The audits are an opportunity to make sure your HR policies and practices follow the laws that apply to your business. It’s best to assess compliance before there is a problem to avoid fines and penalties by the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service or Department of Health & Human Services.

Our team will help you identify compliance violations and risks, then recommend solutions. The audit usually takes one to three days, depending on the size of the company, and comprises three parts:

  • We determine the laws that apply to your company to assess your risk of fines or penalties.
  • We evaluate your HR practices to identify anything not being done that would improve your workplace culture.
  • We conduct an employee survey to ascertain morale and engagement.

This audit can make your business a more effective organization.

Some of the areas we review are reference letters and employment verification, pre-employment activities, performance management, learning and development, policies and procedures, safety, workers’ compensation, affirmative action, termination and succession planning.

Companies are required by law to document specific policies and make them available to employees. Some companies add policies that pertain to their organization or industry, including statutory leaves, overtime, code of conduct, discrimination, harassment, health and safety, accessibility, accommodation and open-door policies.

I recommend HR compliance audits for companies with 10 or more employees. We also can perform audits on a smaller scale for businesses with fewer than 10 employees. No matter your company size, the results will support improvements in your company’s performance.

Audits not only help protect the safety of employees, they also make sure the company is treating its workforce fairly through pay and opportunities. Finely tuned HR policies can create an environment in which the team works well together to drive positive company results.

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Radio show appearances

Tune in for my guest spot on Lisa Casillo’s show, “Connecting: Worcester Style,” from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 28 on Unity Radio 97.9 FM.

I will be a guest on Hank Stolz and Ben White’s radio show, “Talk of the Commonwealth,” Sept. 3 on WRCN 830 AM. The program airs from 6 to 10 a.m.

And don’t forget to listen to “Connections Count,” the show Darlene Corbett and I are hosting from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays on Unity Radio 97.9 FM.  You also can find us on Unity Radio’s website at https://www.wuty979fm.org/monday. To be a guest on the show, email us at  connectionscount1@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about Human Resources topics, contact me at melody@melodybeachconsulting.com.


Melody L. Beach Consulting Group
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