Learn How to Build a Better Workplace
Also known as industrial psychology, occupational psychology covers psychology that focusses on work behaviour. Work types are multidisciplinary, ranging from small business through to large industries, institutions, and even freelancers.
In this course, you'll study key areas of knowledge and practice, including recruitment, training and development, leadership, managing wellbeing, and workplace design. The principles covered in this course are useful for managers, business owners, marketing and psychology students, and more.
There are seven lessons in this course, as outlined below.
Lesson 1 Introduction to Occupational Psychology
- What is Occupational Psychology?
- Who is it useful for?
- Key areas of knowledge and practice
- Focus on the employee and the organisation
- Work roles
Lesson 2 Recruitment
- Choosing a career
- The recruitment process
- Steps in the job analysis
- Measuring the person-organisation fit
Lesson 3 Interviews and Selection
- What is an interview?
- Interview types
- The amount of interviewers
- The benefits of interviews
- Employee assessments
- Validity of tests
- Other components of personnel recruitment
- Employee selection
Lesson 4 Training of Staff
- The need for training
- Initial training
- Types of training
- Training needs analysis
- Individual training needs
- Checklist for training needs
- Training programs
Lesson 5 Employee Wellbeing
- Job performance
- Workplace factors which affect health and wellbeing
- Work groups
- Physical wellbeing and psychological wellbeing
- Stress at work
- Workplace aggression
- What can management do?
Lesson 6 Maintaining Staff Morale and Motivation
- Staff morale
- What is motivation?
- Other needs applied to work
- Theories of motivation
- Job satisfaction
- Motivation of work groups
Lesson 7 Other Applications
- Selecting Employees for Small Business and 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