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WHYAUDIT A STAFFING SYSTEM
Staffing system audit evaluates all human resource activities, systems, and
procedur Dnnected with staffing. Provides feedback for effectiveness of
Technology, the legal system, economy, and society profoundly affect staffing
Entropy is the tendency of a system to break down over time.
Organizational Atrophy refers to the break down of internal operating systems,
success breads failure: past success leads to feeling of invincibility.
unavoidable unless these systems are consistently regulated
Strategic, structural, or Tactical Changes
Any change in strategy, structure, or tactics affect the roles, required
competencies, and behaviours of employees, necessitates the notification of new
performance criteria and hiring practices.
Workforce composition in most organizations continually changes. Increase of
Women, minorities, and the physically challenged in equiring new hiring and
STEPS IN A STAFFING AUDIT
Scope of the Staffing Audi
Extends beyond the staffing department’s actions ; success depends on how well
it performs and how well its programs are carried out by others in the
Alignment with the corporate strategy
Staffing specialists do not set corporate strategy, they strongly determine its
Ihaviours of hires are not aligned with corporate strategy, a firm’s
competitiveness is reduced.
Important for evaluation:
hiring/promotion criteria consistent with strategy
Performance criteria and standards align with the strategy
Staffing system supportive of excellence
Supervisors competent in hiring h and assessing employees validly to further
Nternal human resource deployment practices support strategy Audirt of staffing systems and structure:
should logically begin with a review of the staffing department’s work.
Focus on planning, execution, and control. Hese areas supplement and integrate
with each other no single area should be overemphasized
Audit of managerial compliantce
Audit will uncover errors from ignoring or violating policies so that timely
corrective action can be taken.
Audit of performance
For auditing organizational performance, a team must examine major issues,
such as profitability and productivity gain, as well as less tangible outcomes
Research Approaches to Audits 11.6 pg 347
uses the staffing department or function in another firm as a model
en compares its results or procedures with those of the other orga nization
:ompare the results of specific staffing activities or programs and their relation to
costs, selection ratio, qualifications of hires, absence, turnover, and salary data.
Make sense when trying procedure for the first time
Reviews past recruitment, hiring, and deployment practices to determine if those
actions followed company poli s and legal requirements.
-Objectives- based approach
Compares spe cific objectives with actual achievements to identify appropriate
Research Design and Data Collection Methods
Such cultural audits aim to gauge the prevailing organizational culture and the
way it is revealed