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Industrial – Organisational Psychologist

Aliases: Psychologist

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Industrial–Organisational Psychologist is expected to perform include:

  • Applying principles of psychology to personnel, administration, management, sales and marketing problems
  • Indulging in policy planning, employee screening, training and development, organizational development and analysis
  • Working with management to reorganize the work setting to improve the workers’ productivity
  • Analysing​ data using statistical methods and applications in order to evaluate the outcomes and effectiveness of workplace programmes
  • Conducting research studies of physical work environments, organizational structures, communication systems, group interactions, morale and motivation 
  • Assessing the organizational functioning
  • Developing employee selection and placement programmes and getting them implemented
  • Developing interview techniques, rating scales and psychological tests 
  • Assessing the skills, abilities and interests for the purpose of employee selection, placement and promotion
  • Formulating and implementing training programmes, applying the principles of learning and individual differences
  • Identifying the training and development needs
  • Observing and interviewing the workers in order to obtain information about the physical, mental and educational requirements of jobs 
  • Gathering information about aspects such as job satisfaction​
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available​
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization 
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), One Arm and One Leg (OLA), Muscular Weakness (MW), Both Arms (BA), Both Legs and One Arm (BLOA) and Both Legs and Arms (BLA)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 5

Preferably, B.A. in any specialization

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles of psychology 
  • Skilled in applying the principles of psychology in case of personnel, administration, management, sales and marketing problems​
  • Skilled in policy planning, employee screening, training and development, organizational development and analysis
  • Ability to understand workers’ needs and help in improving their productivity
  • Knowledge of all the statistical methods and applications
  • Skilled in evaluating all the outcomes and effectiveness of workplace programmes
  • Proficient in developing interview techniques, rating scales and psychological tests 
  • Skilled in identifying the training and development needs
  • Ability to analyse​ the job profiles and the required skills to work on psychometric assessments
  • Skilled in giving formal presentations with adequate charts and graphs to the clients on the relevance of psychometric analysis 
  • Ability to conduct focused group discussions with leading corporates for understanding behaviour mix
  • Knowledge of statistics
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Analytical bent of mind
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing B.A. degree across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/ba-psychology.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Intern → Industrial – Organisational Psychologist → Department Head

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 10,000 to Rs 21,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 1-5 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 5
  • Government agencies
  • Industrial set-ups
  • Corporate houses
  • Academic establishments
KEYWORDS 

Psychologist, Industrial

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152634.0700Industrial – Organisational Psychologist
ISCO 20082634 Psychologists
NIC 200872200Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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