A new client based in Southampton, Hampshire wanted an HR Consultant to run an audit on their HR function for several reasons. Most importantly they wanted to know if they were complying with employment law. They also wanted to know :
* Whether they were exposed to legal risk from current and ex employees
* How efficient the department was and whether things could be done more quickly or with less expense
* What other employers of a similar size and industry background were doing in terms of HR service provision
* How competitive they were in terms of salary and benefits
The audit showed that they were in fact up to date with most of areas regarding employment law although their handbook needed updating and their recruitment process was unnecessarily complicated. There were however lots of historic issues where employees were on several types of contracts and also issues around potential discrimination claims. Helen wrote a report so that the business was able to comply more closely with its legal responsibilities.