Abstracts: September 6th, 2001

Nutley S
Human Resource Management Journal, (UK), Vol 10 No 2

Start page: 21. No of pages: 18
Reviews the systems used to audit human resource management in UK public sector organizations – systems audit, compliance audit, performance audit, user satisfaction audit, value-added audit and strategic HRM audit. Identifies the most prevalent approach as being Investors in People approach, which is used to assess training and development activities, and is essentially a systems and compliance audit. Focuses on systems and compliance audits, assessing their benefits and limitations by looking at systems audits in three National Health Service trusts. Sets out the advantages and disadvantages of all six types of audit, concluding that the best approach involves a hybrid the nature of which depends on the overall purpose of the audit. However, underlines the need for more research into whether human resource management audit will result in improved performance.
Subject(s): AUDIT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR, NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, UNITED KINGDOM

ISSN: 0954-5395. Reference: 29AN042.
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