Implication of knowledge of psychology in Human Resource Management field:
When one people have a firm knowledge in psychology, he/ she certainly getadvantages to deal with the mind of employees or the human resources effectively thanother people. As human resource management is directly related with the employeeperformance, it is necessary to understand the mental stance of the employees. To getfairly clear information about the will, desire, expectations of the employees, apt inpsychology is recommended. I can apply my knowledge of psychology in the fieldsgiven below.
1. Selecting the best candidate:
The first step of a HR manager is to find acandidate who is capable of doing best for the organization. The candidates can bescreened out according to their personality, mental aptitude, physical fitness, dexterityetc. It is proved in research that, personality checking is the most effective method topredict one’s future performance in the organization. However, it is most difficult tomeasure one’s personality properly. The knowledge of psychology can be implementedto do this. “Big five model” is one of the most commonly used mean to categorize aperson based on his/her personality. According to big five models, a person can havefive different styles like extraversion, agreeableness, and openness to experience,neuroticism and conscientiousness. Once identified, it becomes easy to measure onefuture job performance. Extraversion, characterized by sociable, active and assertive isa predictor of success on jobs like sales representative. Agreeableness means trusting,caring and compliant and it predicts fair representation ability in job. Conscientiousnessis the relationship between dependency and achievement. It is the most importantpredictor of future job performance. It positively relates with intrinsic and extrinsic job