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"Industrial-Organizational Psychologist"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

Apply principles of psychology to personnel, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee screening, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to reorganize the work setting to improve worker productivity.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Industrial-Organizational Psychologist"

1) Analyze data, using statistical methods and applications, in order to evaluate the outcomes and effectiveness of workplace programs.

2) Analyze job requirements and content in order to establish criteria for classification, selection, training, and other related personnel functions.

3) Conduct research studies of physical work environments, organizational structures, communication systems, group interactions, morale, and motivation in order to assess organizational functioning.

4) Develop and implement employee selection and placement programs.

5) Develop interview techniques, rating scales, and psychological tests used to assess skills, abilities, and interests for the purpose of employee selection, placement, and promotion.

6) Facilitate organizational development and change.

7) Formulate and implement training programs, applying principles of learning and individual differences.

8) Identify training and development needs.

9) Observe and interview workers in order to obtain information about the physical, mental, and educational requirements of jobs as well as information about aspects such as job satisfaction.

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10) Study organizational effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency, including the nature of workplace supervision and leadership.

11) Advise management concerning personnel, managerial, and marketing policies and practices and their potential effects on organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

12) Assess employee performance.

13) Counsel workers about job and career-related issues.

14) Participate in mediation and dispute resolution.

15) Study consumers' reactions to new products and package designs, and to advertising efforts, using surveys and tests.

16) Write reports on research findings and implications in order to contribute to general knowledge and to suggest potential changes in organizational functioning.

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