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The human resources ("HR") audit is a valuable tool in the in-house counsels risk management toolbox. It can help you to identify and correct weaknesses in HR practices and processes before someone mishandles or overlooks an employment situation, possibly giving rise to litigation. This article gives you practical pointers on how to launch an HR audit, specifically, how to make the business case to your company decision makers, how to select the people who will perform the audit, how to make the audit thorough and meaningful, and how to make effective use of what the audit reveals.

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