Occupational Psychology is also known as industrial psychology. As a field, occupational psychology is concerned with all areas of work whether industry, large organisations, small businesses, institutions, or even the self-employed.
The Occupational Psychology ebook looks at underlying theories in occupational psychology and how they can applied in the workplace. This ebook will help with recruitment and selection of staff, and how businesses and individuals can get the most out of employees and make work a more enjoyable and productive experience all round.
Occupational Psychology refer to a field of psychology which is focussed on work behaviour. Occupational psychology is concerned with more than just industry or organisations. It is concerned with all types of work environments, employees and employers. The main goal of occupational psychology is to improve performance of organisations and to enhance the job satisfaction of employees.
This ebook is ideal for managers, human resources professionals and small business owners is 78 pages.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
What is Occupational Psychology?
Who is it Useful For?
Key Areas of Knowledge & Practice
Focus on Employee and the Organisation
CHAPTER 2 RECRUITMENT
Choosing a Career
Foundations of Occupational Interest Inventories
Assessment of Occupational Interest Inventories
The Recruitment Process
1) Job Analysis
3) Screening & Short-listing
4) Lateral Hiring
Steps in the Job Analysis
Measuring the Person- Organisation Fit
CHAPTER 3 INTERVIEWS & SELECTION
What is an Interview?
The Amount of Interviewers
The Benefits of Interviews
Validity of Tests
Other Components of Personnel Recruitment
Choosing the Right Employees
CHAPTER 4 TRAINING OF STAFF
The Need for Training
Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
Organisation’s Values & Ethics
Types of Training
Training Needs Analysis
Individual Training Needs
Checklist for Training Needs
CHAPTER 5 EMPLOYEE WELLBEING
Workplace Factors which Affect Health and Wellbeing
Physical Wellbeing and Psychological Wellbeing
Stress at Work
What Can Management Do?
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
CHAPTER 6 MAINTAINING STAFF MORALE AND MOTIVATION
What is Motivation?
More on Incentives
Internal or Intrinsic Incentives
Internal Incentives within the Working Environment
Incentives External to the Working Environment
Other Needs Applied to Work
Theories of Motivation
Classical Management Theory
Human Relations Theory
Human Resources Theory
How can you use them in the real world to motivate staff?
Motivation of Work Groups
CHAPTER 7 OTHER APPLICATIONS
Selecting Employees for Small Businesses & Start-up Businesses
How to Choose a Contractor for Home or Office Improvements
Choosing Temporary Workers, Casual Workers or Contractors
Assessing Individual Qualities
Assessing Skills and Qualifications
Understanding Body Language
Personality and Work