HR and Organizational Culture: Training, Safety, Conflicts

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the main reasons why organizational culture is such an important topic for numerous businesses today, plus some foundational concepts to consider within it. The promotion of a strong company culture is something that more and more business owners and managers have realized the importance of, and there are several ways to go about this – including the use of strong human resource professionals. 

At WTA Inc., we’re proud to offer a wide range of HR services to clients around Salt Lake City, from outsourced payroll services to worker’s compensation claims, PEO services for employee benefits and more. While part one of our series went over benefits like recruitment, hiring, and policy development, today’s part two will look at some of the other major value-add areas a strong HR team can bring to organizational culture. 

HR and Organizational Culture Training, Safety, Conflicts

Training and Future Development

Training is both an initial and long-term investment in new employees, and it’s one that can have major impacts on both individual success and overall company culture. Employees who feel they are given the tools to succeed at their job will be more productive, more loyal, and happier – all traits that contribute positively to organizational culture. 

And while initial training is important, ongoing development is also huge here – if employees stagnate or feel they have no room for advancement, it’s easy to lose motivation and fall into a routine that doesn’t help the company grow. HR can assist with both initial training efforts and long-term development plans. 

Safety and Compliance

Another area where HR plays a huge role: Safety and compliance within the workplace. Especially in industries like construction or manufacturing where safety concerns are more prevalent, HR professionals will be tasked with ensuring all legal and ethical guidelines are met. This includes areas like OSHA compliance, employee safety training and more.

But even beyond these areas, HR pros can help instill a general culture of safety within the workplace. They can work with management in certain cases to develop a system that prioritizes safety while also still allowing for productivity and efficiency. 

Resolving Conflicts Easily

For many organizations, conflict resolution is a major burden on managers and other leaders. It takes up valuable time that could be spent on more efficient tasks, plus it can create animosity between employees or within teams. HR pros are trained in these areas, and they can help resolve conflicts much more easily and quickly than others might be able to do.

Particularly in cases where there’s a dispute between employees or where an employee feels mistreated by a manager, HR professionals can act as the neutral third party that helps both sides come to a resolution that’s fair for everyone. This leads to better relationships among team members and a more positive overall culture within the organization. 

There are numerous areas where HR plays a key role in promoting and maintaining a strong organizational culture, and at WTA Inc., we’re proud to offer all the necessary services in this realm. To learn more about any of our HR outsourcing solutions, speak to the staff at WTA Inc. today.