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How Can I Help? A Human Capital Assessment Is Only The Beginning.

By: Sara E. Choate, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

I once had a yoga teacher that, at the beginning of each class, said her goal was for us to leave feeling better then when we came in. When I sit down with clients at the start of a Human Capital Assessment – a human resources (HR) audit – I often tell them the same. I see the nervousness and anxiety that comes with inviting an outsider into their business and having that person ask questions about compliance, culture, structure, and benefits. It can feel overwhelming and that’s completely understandable.

Here’s the thing – I know how hard our clients work – and I’m not the HR police. There is simply so much to keep up with, and we are all human. We don’t know what we don’t know. Even as someone who has been in HR longer than I care to admit, I am still learning and growing. Every. Single. Day. But I can tell you this. A Human Capital Assessment is a fantastic way to check your organization’s HR pulse. Together, we’ll look at areas addressed in this extensive assessment, which include:

  • Hiring, staffing, & onboarding
  • Employee relations
  • Wages, benefits, & hours requirements
  • Recordkeeping & compliance


We’ll make the day of the assessment as painless as possible (maybe even a little fun) and later present the results and recommendations in a way that provides a clear path going forward. If your HR practices are something that loom over you like a dark cloud, know that it doesn’t have to be that way. As a matter of fact, with a Human Capital Assessment, you’ll likely feel better than you did before we started. Let’s talk. Your people are worth the investment.

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