HR Audit Masterclass

HR Audit Masterclass

Instructor-led Training Course


Often in assessing a company’s business practices and legal compliance, the emphasis is on the company’s financial records. It is equally important, however to assess HR policies and practices, including the less concrete and less tangible areas that deal with employee dignity and well-being. These are harder to measure, but their impact on productivity can be significant. Additionally, poor business practices can lead to very expensive legal sanctions. Just as regular companies ensure proper financial, legal and management practices, HR audits can be valuable tools in assessing policies and practices and ensuring that the company maintains a safe, competent and respectful work environment. They are used to highlight areas of weakness in the HR function, areas that can be improved and even areas where there are no policies or procedures.

The HR audit is broken into areas of evaluation that include what is needed before a company hires any employees all the way through the process of recruiting new employees, bringing them aboard, enrolling them in benefits programs, safeguarding their confidential information, managing, developing, retaining and supporting them, and participating in their exit from the company, if necessary, either voluntarily or otherwise.

This workshop will take you through the various phases of an HR audit and beyond, starting from the “Data Collection and Information gathering” phase all the way through to the often neglected “Action Planning” phase. The process is similar to one that a Human Resources consultant might use in conducting a standard HR audit. However, the structure and presentation of the process will allow you to perform the audit yourselves. The approach adopted breaks the key areas commonly found in Human Resources functions into categories similar to those on which SHRM tests are based. Additional categories are further added to contribute to a more rounded and comprehensive workshop.


  • Develop and conduct an HR Audit
  • Investigate the underlying policies, strategies, systems, techniques,
    documents, functions, and practices of your department
  • Measure the effectiveness of your department’s procedures and compare
    against your organisational objectives
  • Apply different types of benchmarks and indicators to produce an HR
  • Use audit results to construct strategic and operational action plans to
    address gaps, inefficiencies and regulatory compliance
  • Ensure your policies and procedures are compliant with regulatory
    requirements whilst satisfying your business needs
  • Increase your department’s operational and strategic value by embracing
    HR Analytics
  • Evaluate and address the quality-based requirements needed to become
    an ISO-certified HR department


  • HR Generalists
  • HR Specialists
  • HR Section Heads
  • HR Department Managers
  • OD specialists


A balanced approach between PowerPoint presentation and facilitated
discussion, individual exercises and group-based activities will show you how to develop and conduct an HR Audit; use different types of benchmarks, metrics and indicators to produce an HR Scorecard,; understand the comparative effectiveness of your HR Function and use audit results to construct strategic and operational action plans to address gaps, inefficiencies and regulatory compliance


Mostafa Azzam

Digital HR & People Analytics Leader

Executive Director, the HR talent®

SHRM Facilitator & Consultant

HCI Senior Instructor & Faculty

Franklin Covey© Authorized Facilitator

Informa Connect Facilitator & Associate Consultant

Adjunct Faculty, American University in Cairo (AUC)

Award-Winning Speaker & Writer

“Top 50 Global HR Tech Influencers to Follow in 2021”


Mostafa Azzam is Founder and Executive Director of the HR talent®, with offices in both Canada and the Middle East. He boasts an impressive track record of over 28 years leading HR and L&D functions, globally. He is an HRM Consultant and an internationally acclaimed Master Facilitator, Keynote Speaker and Conference Chair. He is an authorized SHRM Facilitator and Consultant, an HCI Faculty Member and Senior Instructor, and a Franklin Covey© Approved Facilitator. Mostafa is also an Adjunct Faculty Member and Lecturer at the AUC, as well as a seasoned Leadership Coach, Psychometric Profiler and a prolific HR Writer.

Mostafa is widely recognised as a thought leader and globally respected authority on HR Analytics, Digital HR, Talent Management and Strategic HR. He helps HR practitioners and organizations realize their full potential through leveraging Data-driven HR and Analytics to drive and sustain improved business performance and outcomes. He has unique expertise setting up and managing leadership development programs for major industry players undergoing seismic organisational transformation shifts. Throughout his career, Mostafa’s unique skillset has helped maintain organisational capability and capacity at world-class standards for major industry-leading organizations such as British Petroleum (BP), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Saudi Chevron (SAC), Aramco, Maërsk (A.P. Møller), American University in Cairo (AUC) and the British Council.

Mostafa is recognized as one of the “Top 50 Global HR Tech Influencers to Follow in 2021” and one of the “Top Global HR Analytics Influencers for 2019.” He was also recognized one of the “100 Most Talented Global L&D Leaders in 2018,” where he was awarded the global “Learning & Development Leadership Award” and the “HR Best Practice Award” for his contributions to the fields of HR and L&D.

Mostafa was educated in the UK and holds a BSc. in Engineering and an MA in TEFL. He is bilingual and is natively fluent in both English and Arabic. He brings to his events a genuine passion and provocative insight that is truly remarkable and refreshingly invigorating!



“Mostafa is one of the finest L&D professionals I have known. He is a champion facilitator & a prolific speaker. I can safely say he is one of the finest speakers in the region.”

Head of Training & Development – QatarGas, Qatar

“Learning from Mostafa is an awesome experience. His approach is intellectually challenging and engaging. He uses his achievements & experiences to bring out the best in his participants. As an L&D professional, I wish I could be like him.”

Head of Learning, Development & Employee Engagement – FPH Corp. and First Gen Corp., Philippines

“Mostafa is one of the best HR experts in the world!”

Executive Chairman & CEO –Stantec (MWH), USA


HR Audit Masterclass Course Overview
HR Audit Masterclass Course Overview
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⏰ Course Dates and Timings


16th – 18th October, 2023


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, UAE time

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Singapore time

Courses Delivered




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