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What are the major research methods we use in
Recruitment, Testing and Employee Screening
Human Resource Planning
Strategy in HR/Personnel Psychology
What are the organizations goals?
What short term plans can we develop to reach those
Staffing strategy takes into account employees
Testing, Assessment, and Interviews
Average score is 47/60 which is an 78%
If you made 47 or higher on the test, I think that is
fine (54 or higher is an A)
Do more or what you are doing
Less than 47 (especia
Stress and Negative Employee
The Not-So-Fun Part of Working
Stress is the physiological and/or psychological
responses to an event
The Event is the Stressor
Stress is the response to the stressor
QG: What are stressors at work? How do y
Research Methods in I/O
Why are Methods impt in I/O?
Using Theory and Research to help managers and other
decision makers make the best decision
Use scientific method to study and analyze employees
Evaluating how well employees are working
What are Performance Appraisals (a.k.a.
What is the purpose of Performance
Validation of Selection
Why employees do what they do
when they do it
What is motivation?
A force that causes people to ACT, DIRECT behavior
towards or away from something, and SUSTAINS effort
QG: What motivates people at work?
Theories of motivation
Communications at Work
The Glue, the Oil or the Lifeblood of an
Defined as the transmission of information from
one person or group to another person or group
Communication is a fundamental
Groups at Work
Two or more people engaged in social interactions for
the purposes of achieving some goal
Key: Interactions and interrelatedness
Task and Social groups
Formal and Informal Groups
QG: What are groups at your work?
The I in I/O Psychology
Aka Personnel Psychology
Deals with the creation, care, and maintenance of a
Most similar to Human Resources
Actual jobs for psychology majors who study I/O
Ability to guide a group to the achievement of
Also the ability to influence attitudes, beliefs,
behavior and feelings of others
Supervisors are not the same as leaders!
What makes someone a go
Job Satisfaction and
Positive Work Behaviors
What is job satisfaction?
The positive and negative feelings employees have
about their jobs.
QG: What do employees like and dislike about
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