POTOMAC, MD (PRWEB) June 6, 2006
Laurdan Associates, Inc. recently announced the release of the eighth edition of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool. Available in hard copy and web-based versions, ELLA® provides users with a systematic approach to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their organizations’ human resources and employment practices liability risk management activities, to identifying hidden problem areas, to measuring outcomes and benchmarking best practices, and to prioritizing corrective measures.
The eighth edition of ELLA®, which now covers 26 employment practices areas:
º Adds five new Profiles: Governance and Ethics, COBRA and HIPAA, Employee Benefits Plan Compliance, Affirmative Action Planning, and Workplace Safety.
º Adds new material on Wage and Hour, Immigration, Leaves of Absence, and human capital management.
º Updates and expands the assessment of organizational values and culture, performance management, and HR metrics.
º Adds greater emphasis to strategic HR and employment practices liability risk management.
Additionally, the new web-based version includes: 1) enhanced security through encrypted user logins, 2) faster Profile response time, 3) improved navigation throughout ELLA on the WEB™, 4) new external search capabilities using Google™, and 5) new exportability of ELLA® content to Microsoft® Word®, which allows greater customization of users’ HR audit reports.
“There has been a heightened interest in HR audits as organizations seek to enhance the value of their human capital while reducing their exposure to employment related liabilities,” according to Mr. Ronald Adler, president–CEO, of Laurdan Associates, Inc. “Like financial audits, HR audits can help organizations assess asset integrity and organizational well-being, help monitor and assess internal controls, help conduct due diligence, and help demonstrate a commitment to compliance.”
“Further, in the ‘war for talent’ and with the growing recognition of the relationship between HR management and the bottom line, CEOs, CFOs, boards of directors, and internal and external auditors are increasingly finding HR audits a valuable tool to help their organizations align employment practices with business objectives.”
For more information, contact Mr. Ronald Adler, president-CEO, Laurdan Associates, Inc., Suite 201, 10220 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854, 301-299-4117.
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