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Implication of Psychology in Human Resource Management

Implication of Psychology in Human Resource Management

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Implications of knowledge of psychology inHuman Resource Management
Introduction to Psychology
Course Code:
GEN 205
Prepared for:
 Dr. Sheikh M. ShahidullahDepartment of Social Science
Prepared by:
 Shati ItminanID: 2008-2-10-121
Date of submission:
April, 2010
The scientific study of behavior and mental process is known aspsychology. It deals with the latent, hidden, conscious and unconscious stages ofhuman mind. Psychology is important as it is concerned with the study of behavior andmental processes and at the same time, it is also applied to many different things inhuman life. Everything we perform is very much related to or with psychology.Psychology, primarily studies who and what we are, why we are like that, why we actand think like that and what we could be as a person. Having a firm knowledge inpsychology certainly helps to enjoy a better career in future. In this tough andcompetitive arena of job world, it is a tiresome work to do well in a job having onlybookish or general knowledge about the job content. A person gets success both interm of intrinsic and extrinsic, if he/she possesses broader sphere knowledge about the job context and the cognitive or mental stance of the employees, supervisors,customers and clients of that particular job. Hence, knowledge of psychology oftensupports a person to achieve the desired target effectively.
My Career of interest:
As a business student, I was given several choices to select likeMarketing, Accounting, Finance, Management, HRM etc. Among these alternatives, Ichose HRM or Human Resource Management. Human Resource management dealswith carrying out the “people” or the human resource aspects of a managementposition, including recruiting, screening, training, rewarding and appraising. Humanresource management is the study that helps to implement a smooth operation of theemployees through an organization. HR manager’s main responsibility is to monitor theoptimal level of performance and to correct them if any deviations occur.
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

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