Positive Work Culture

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What is the HR Department Role in Developing a Positive Work Culture? Nadina Lynch Peirce College This paper is prepared: HRM 425 HR Capstone Professor Kristen Irey Introduction Culture is the proper way to behave within a company. Organizational culture is based on shared beliefs, values and ideas that are established by the top management or founder of the company. These ideas are reinforced, to help shape employees perceptions, behavior and understanding. Having a positive organizational culture is vital to any company and the HR department plays an important part in leading the way. When a company hires a new worker they are not only hiring a person but this is the beginning of a new relationship. The proximity…show more content…
Employer to employee relationship will vary from organization to organization. Developing a romantic relationship is taboo and unwise. Also, it is important not to develop a closer relationship with one particular person; everyone should be treated equal by the employer. This will save the company from being accused of unfair practices in the workplace. This will foster positive workplace culture within the company. The HR department is vital in perpetuating a positive workplace culture by making sure that everyone knows and understand the ground rules of the organization. The disciplinary policies, laws against discrimination, and sexual harassment are just a few items that should be included in the company’s handbook. This information should be provided to everyone periodically and documented within the HR department. A great way for the HR department to achieve this is have everyone sign that they have read and received the policies of the…show more content…
It is important that the HR department make sure that the hiring decisions based on cultural does result in a lawsuit that job candidates can come back and say because they did not look like the selectors so they did not receive the job. In the end, the HR department is the caretaker of the organization’s culture. The HR department plays a vital role implementing and fostering the workplace’s culture and reinforcing behavior and attitudes by making sure everyone is aware of the ground rules and that senior management is leading by example. Reference Mathis, R. & Jackson, J. (2011). Human Resource Management. South-Western/Cengage Learning, Schreiner, E. (2011, August 2). What Is an Employer-Employee Relationship? Retrieved December 27, 2017, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/employeremployee-relationship-16737.html Understanding and Developing Organizational Culture. (2017, August 22). Retrieved January 12, 2018, from
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