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HR Audit and HR Due Diligence

In the fast-paced world of modern business, optimising your Human Resources functions is a strategic imperative. That’s where Consultivo People Advisory steps in as your trusted partner for HR Audits. 

Our comprehensive service goes beyond routine checks, providing a meticulous examination of your HR policies, procedures, and practices.

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Purpose of an HR Audit and HR Due Diligence

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Human resource audits, or HR audits, are systematic and objective examinations of an organisation’s HR process and human resource (HR) function. The purpose of an HR audit is to identify areas of strength and weakness in the HR function, and to make recommendations for improvement.

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Employee or Staff Well-being Audit helps you to understand your Corporate Wellness index.


A structured Competency Assessment and Competency Mapping Process ensure that workforce competence is demonstrated to meet business requirements.

Why Choose Consultivo People Advisory for your HR Audit and HR Due Diligence?

Strategic Insight

Strategic Insight

Gain a strategic advantage with our in-depth understanding of HR functions, and M&A requirements ensuring alignment with your organisation's broader goals

Compliance Assurance

Compliance Assurance

Navigate the complex landscape of HR regulations effortlessly. Our audits ensure that your practices adhere to legal requirements

Efficiency Optimisation

Note Worthy Efforts & Gaps

Efficiency Optimisation

Identify areas for improvement and enhance the efficiency of your HR processes, from recruitment to performance management

Tailored Solutions

Tailored Solutions

Every organisation is unique. Our expert consultants craft personalised solutions that suit your specific needs, ensuring a seamless integration of best practices.

Types and Approaches of an HR Audit or HR Due Diligence

Choosing the right type and approach for your HR audit is crucial for maximising its effectiveness. Here’s a breakdown of some common options:


Compliance HR Audit

Focuses on ensuring adherence to legal and regulatory requirements, e.g., labour laws, discrimination protocols, health and safety regulations


Operational HR Audit

Assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes, identifying bottlenecks and improvement opportunities


Strategic HR Audit

Examines how HR aligns with and supports the organisation’s overall business goals and strategic objectives.


Functional HR Audit

Evaluates specific HR functions, e.g., recruitment, performance management, compensation, training, to identify best practices and gaps

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Our Approaches to HR Audits and HR Due-Diligence

Comprehensive approach

Our comprehensive approach involves a thorough review of all HR policies, procedures, and practices. It is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process but provides a detailed and accurate assessment of the HR function.

Focused approach

Our focused approach involves a review of specific HR policies, procedures, and practices. It is a less time-consuming and resource-intensive process but provides a limited assessment of the HR function

Independent and Unbiased Approach

Conducted by our independent consultants or auditors, providing an objective perspective and expertise and delivering fresh insights. Also, establishes transparency leading to enhanced confidence to the stakeholders.

Combination Approach

A blend of internal and external resources, leveraging internal knowledge with external objectivity for a comprehensive analysis

  • Compliance with Employment Laws
  • Recruitment and Onboarding Processes
  • Employee Policies and Procedures
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development Programs
  • Employee Relations
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health and Safety Practices
  • HR Record Keeping and Documentation
  • Employee Engagement and Satisfaction
  • Termination and Separation Processes
  • Succession Planning
  • HR Technology and Systems
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Organisational Culture
  • Labor Relations
  • Employee Communications

HR due diligence is a critical process conducted during mergers, acquisitions, or other significant business transactions. The coverage areas for HR due diligence typically include:

  • Workforce Structure
  • Employee Contracts and Agreements
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Legal Compliance
  • HR Policies and Procedures
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Relations and Culture
  • Health and Safety Practices
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • HR Technology and Systems
  • Succession Planning
  • Project specific requirements

By comprehensively covering these areas, HR due diligence aims to provide the acquiring entity with a clear understanding of the human resources landscape of the target company, helping to identify potential risks, liabilities, and opportunities for integration.

Standards and Guidelines

The standards and regulations pertinent to your HR audit and HR Due-Diligence hinge on factors like organisation size, industry, geographic location, and audit scope and location specific legal requirements.

A Few of the International references

  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Labour Standards
  • UN Global Compact – Principle 1 to 6
  • GRI Standards – GRI 401 to 412 and Sector Standards & Guidelines 
  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Supply chain requirements like ETI Base Code, SMETA, EcoVadis
  • ISO 30415:2021 Human resource management — Diversity and inclusion
  • SA 8000 Standard
  • BS 76005:2015, Valuing People – Diversity and Inclusion
  • Industry Specific Standards & Guidelines

and many more

A Few of the Indian references

  • The Factories Act, Mines Act, BOCW, The Shops and Establishments Act
  • The Minimum Wages Act, The Equal Remuneration Act
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act
  • The Personal Data Protection Bill

A thorough HR audit, aligned with relevant standards, ensures legal compliance and cultivates a workplace that prioritises fairness, compliance and ethics for employees.

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HR Audit & Due-diligence Audit is an excellent vehicle for gaining the insight of different elements and lifecycle of employment practices like attraction, training, retaining and rewarding It reflects a clear understanding of the employees who make up the workforce.

A carefully designed and conducted HR Audit & Due-diligence audit can reveal a great deal of information about the entire people management process including:

  • Legal Compliance: Ensures adherence to labor laws and regulatory requirements, reducing legal risks.
  • Process Optimisation: Identifies areas for improvement, enhancing the efficiency of HR functions.
  • Risk Mitigation: Helps in identifying and addressing potential HR-related risks and liabilities.
  • Strategic Alignment: Aligns HR practices with organisational goals and strategic objectives.
  • Employee Satisfaction: Improves employee morale and satisfaction by addressing HR issues.
  • Improved Decision-Making: Provides data-driven insights for informed HR and organisational decisions.
  • Operational Efficiency: Streamlines HR processes for better overall organisational efficiency.
  • Cost Management: Identifies cost-saving opportunities and ensures optimal use of resources.
  • Talent Development: Highlights areas for employee training and development, fostering skill growth.

As a one of the leading HR Audit Companies & Due-diligence audit firm, Consultivo provides end to end services in this domain.

Organisations are expected to conduct an HR Audit on a regular basis. Many conduct this annually.

Conducting regular audit or assessment demonstrates that the company actually cares about how they perceive their work environment. It ensures both way communications from employees and their organisation.

Choosing when to conduct the audit should take several things into consideration. Few of them are mentioned below:

  • Scheduling the audit in a relatively non-peak production period and avoiding holiday seasons generally ensures maximum responses.
  • Until and unless there is a specific purpose, it’s better to avoid high-stress periods like a bonus, performance appraisal, merger, restructuring, lay-off etc. There is a chance to get skewed results during these periods.

An HR Due-Diligence Audit is generally conducted prior to a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) or Collaboration.

As a one of the leading HR Audit Companies & Due-diligence audit firm, Consultivo provides end to end services in this domain.

As a one of the leading HR Audit Companies & Due-diligence audit firm, Consultivo provides unbiased and insightful information with recommendations for improvement.

HR Audit & Due-diligence Audit can be conducted fully online, Fully Onsite and in a blended method, depending on the purpose and requirements.

Consultivo offers bespoke solutions in the entire domain of HR Consulting including Employee Survey, HR Audit, Human Rights Due Diligence, Competency Mapping, Employee Well being Audit and HR Trainings. Call or WA +91 98311 45556 or write to [email protected]

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