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Occupational psychology is the study of human behaviour in the workplace. Occupational psychology is particularly associated with: employers’ recruitment selection methods (for example, selecting someone who is the right psychological fit for the job); improving productivity (for example, staff motivation); and employees coping with stress.
7 Nov 2018
Work stress has led to nearly half of UK workers to look for a new job, according to new research...
27 Apr 2018
For a team to function well and achieve the right outcomes in an effective manner, it needs good chemistry. Psychometrician...
2 Nov 2017
Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and...
1 Feb 2017
A recent occupational psychology conference covered topics including web-based interventions for mental health, taking time off from smartphones and workplace...
10 Nov 2014
Key lessons for employers to take away from last week's CIPD annual conference in Manchester highlighted by Martin Couzins...
13 Jun 2014
The pros and cons of remote working have been widely discussed in the media over the last few years. While...
19 Apr 2010
Something like two-thirds of UK employers ban employees from online social networking at work. To some extent, this action is...
23 Jan 2008
Prof Coggon, president of Faculty of Occupational Medicine, explains why occupational health practitioners need to be concerned with employees’ ill...
19 Jun 2007
There’s a danger that coaches could find themselves dealing with issues best handled by counsellors or psychotherapists. Anyone commissioning coaching...
4 Jun 2007
Some people’s personalities mean they will get very little from e-learning, according to research conducted by psychometric testing specialist SHL....
A third of HR personnel fail to see the funny side at work as Personnel Today poll backs findings of Happiness Index
27 Apr 2007
Three in 10 people are unhappy working in HR, according to a Personnel Today poll. Ninety-three of the 305 respondents...
17 Apr 2007
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is widely used in training and L&D. But how appropriately?
Transatlantic Olympic gold-medal rower James Cracknell reveals hidden depths explaining importance of mental strength to Personnel Today HR Directors Club briefing
17 Nov 2006
Rowing across the Atlantic pushed Olympic gold medal-winning rower James Cracknell to draw on reserves of mental strength he never...
27 Jul 2006
Good news for HR as it gets labelled one of five least boring job options for graduates.