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Creating and Implementing HR Audit Tools

Creating and Implementing HR Audit Tools
Product Code - HRAU01
Speaker(s): Ronald Adler, President and CEO of Laurdan Associates
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As governmental agencies bulk up their auditing staff and commit increased resources to assessing employers’ wage and hour and employment law compliance, employers are increasingly in the investigative bull’s-eye. The target of these investigations: employers’ improper, unlawful, and/or discriminatory management policies, practices, and processes. The compliance risks resulting from these assessments are significant and can include fines and penalties, debarment, loss of contracts, criminal sanctions -- including jail time – and the loss of managerial prerogatives.

Human capital risks from misaligned and ineffective HR management policies and practices pose similar material risks: from damaging an organization’s employment brand and reputation and hindering innovation and productivity, to preventing the organization from achieving its business objectives, reducing its competitiveness, and destroying the value of its human capital.

In response to governmental action and in an effort to improve the value of their human capital, employers are increasingly turning to HR audits to profile and assess their risk exposure, assess internal controls, improve risk management outcomes, demonstrate a “culture of compliance,” and enhance the ROI of human capital. Additionally HR audits are becoming an integral part of an organization’s internal controls and strategic management activities. This program is designed for HR professionals, risk managers, internal auditors, in-house counsel, insurers and brokers, and management consultants or other individuals who want to learn how to use HR auditing to identify and assess human capital related risks.

Join Ronald Adler, President and CEO of Laurdan Associates, a human resources management consulting firm specializing in HR audits and employment practices liability risk management, as he:

─ Explains the process of HR auditing
─ Reviews the Five Critical Components of an HR Audit
─ Examines the factors that affect your organization's exposure to human capital related risks
─ Outlines questions you should consider before undertaking HR audits
─ Identifies various tools you can use to prepare for, conduct, and evaluate results of HR audits
─ Discusses who should be involved in the HR auditing process
─ Reviews the pros and cons of conducting HR audits
─ Provides an action plan for comprehensive HR auditing
─ Tells you what you should do once you've completed your audit
─ Answers your questions about costs and resources associated with HR auditing, employment practices liability insurance, employee and management training essential to risk management, and more

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Ronald Adler, President and CEO of Laurdan Associates

Ronald Adler is the President and CEO of Laurdan Associates, a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm in Potomac, Md., specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, employee surveys, and unemployment insurance management issues. Mr. Adler has more than 39 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations.

Adler has served as a consulting expert on work force, employment practices, and unemployment insurance issues to The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, and other publications and newspapers across the country. His research findings have been used by the Federal Reserve Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, insurers, and international organizations.

Mr. Adler is a co-developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation's leading HR auditing and employment practices risk assessment tool, and is a frequent lecturer and author on HR management and workplace issues.

As an adjunct professor, Adler teaches a course on HR auditing in Villanova University's Graduate Program in Human Resources Development. He is also a certified instructor on employment practices and insurance issues for The CPCU Society, has conducted continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on "Assessing Employment and Personnel Policies," and has conducted continuing professional education courses for SHRM, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Consultants.

Mr. Adler has testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on unemployment insurance issues and before the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee on genetic discrimination in the workplace.

As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Adler serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on HR metrics and previously served on SHRM's Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel and on SHRM's Consultants' Special Expertise Panel. He is a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM's legislative staff, has contributed materials for The SHRM Academy and the SHRM Learning System, and has represented SHRM in meetings with the EEOC.

Mr. Adler currently serves on taskforces developing professional standards in human capital measurement and performance management.

Additionally, he belongs to the Institute of Internal Auditors, chairs the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's UI Subcommittee, and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Labor Relations Committee.

Adler holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University. He can be reached at