Organisational psychology

Organisational 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.


Organisational culture influences employee wellbeing

3 May 2011

Workplace culture and job satisfaction have a big impact on wellbeing and absence. OH practitioners should address this, argues Anna...

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Friday podcast: it’s mainly men losing jobs; can HR be blamed for banks’ troubles; and Personnel Today launches its ditch the retirement age campaign

17 Oct 2008

Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes:

98% of those losing their jobs in the three months to August...

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AUDIO – Occupational Health interviews Prof Coggon

23 Jan 2008

Prof Coggon, president of Faculty of Occupational Medicine, explains why occupational health practitioners need to be concerned with employees’ ill...

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Coaching and counselling can be a dangerous mix

19 Jun 2007

There’s a danger that coaches could find themselves dealing with issues best handled by counsellors or psychotherapists. Anyone commissioning coaching...

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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...

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Work Wise Week starts on 3 May

30 Mar 2006

Firms are being urged to work 'smarter' by taking part in Work Wise Week in May.

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Public declaration of pride in private sector companies

3 Aug 2005

Private sector workers have a greater sense of pride in their workplace and its management.

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Employee Advisory Resource offers advice on dealing with trauma

8 Jul 2005

Employers offered advice on dealing with post-terror attack trauma at work.

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Turner faces the tough stuff

28 Sep 2004

Out go the big presentations. In come Alf Turner's plans for British Gas staff and, in turn, its customers

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