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HR Audits

HR Audits

People are your most valuable assets and likely your biggest expense. Have you ever had an expert third party take a good look at the systems you use to manage those assets?
An HR audit is a quick way to identify what is working well in your HR department and find opportunities to improve.


An HR audit looks at the HR areas that are important to your business such as:

  • Human Resources Strategic Planning
  • Attracting and Selecting Staff
  • Onboarding and Orientation
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Compliance
  • Equity and Diversity Management
  • Performance Management
  • Ending the Employment Relationship

The audit can be in-depth and comprehensive or focused on quickly tackling one particular issue.

What is the End Result?

Drake's HR Audit solution leads to a report with specific recommendations on how to get your business on track with:

  • More effective policies, processes and procedures
  • Up-to-date labour law compliance
  • Specific actions to solve HR challenges
  • Specific actions to seize HR opportunities

How is the Audit Done?

Drake Consultants can draw on a variety of diagnostic approaches such as on-site visits, interviews, surveys, in-the-field observation and documentation analysis. We make sure the research is tailored to your needs by meeting with management to understand the business strategy and pressing issues. We identify gaps between objectives and activities. We research region-specific labour laws across Canada. We uncover areas where improvements will make the biggest difference.

The audit provides the HR function with a much appreciated expert view of what it is doing well and where it can improve. It helps align the HR function more closely with the real needs of the business. It makes sure investments in HR are directed where they are most needed.

What is the Payoff?

An audit can pay for itself many times over by uncovering changes in HR practices that will have the biggest, positive impact on your business. This will, in turn, improve both productivity and performance. It also reduces the risk of lawsuits by ensuring labour law compliance.

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