Every well-run company conducts periodic human resources assessments to address potential problems head-on. These evaluations are also a way to identify continual improvement opportunities. When preparing the assessment, it helps to keep certain objectives in mind.

Review Employee Benefits and Training Requirements

The HR assessment should always include a salary review of each job function. Job descriptions must be kept current as well. Make sure the entire compensation package is fair and competitive for each employee.

Training should be a key component of the annual assessment. Supervisors need to review each employee’s performance for the year and design training goals for next year’s professional development. Creating¬†good and trusting relationships with employees should be a top goal for the manager as well.

Review Opportunities for Improvement

Once the assessments are completed, the HR department should create a list of potential problems and suggestions for improvement. Items could include such things as:

  • Employee suggestions and complaints
  • Performance reviews that aren’t up to standard
  • Departments with high turnover rates or understaffing problems
  • Issues with attracting top talent
  • Organizational concerns

It is also critical for the company to remain compliant with all local, state and federal human resources requirements. Laws regarding discrimination and other employee-related policies can change over time, so you must stay current.

Designing a comprehensive human resources assessment will help you address ongoing issues and keep your business running smoothly.