January 29, 2014

One of the most important aspects of any business owner’s job is to minimize risks when dealing with human resources (HR) issues. Many have learned the hard way that treating a crisis once it arises puts the company on the fast track to trouble. Experience shows that companies need to work proactively to discover potential problems and handle them immediately. Auditing your HR practices on a periodic basis is the best way to create that advantage. The formality of an audit is the only systematic way an employer can examine its human resources function objectively, identify problem areas, assess strengths that can be leveraged, prioritize according to greatest payoff and take prompt, effective corrective action where needed.

Read Article, as published in West Virginia Magazine, August 2013, by Sharon Boyce-Werdebaugh, Principal, AlignHR, LLC.