Are we recognising the value of psychology in HR?

The importance of psychology for a business can sometimes be under-estimated. There’s often a great focus on meeting targets, and it’s easy for other aspects of the work environment to take a back seat. But, in order to ensure the success of a company, you need to have the right people in the right places and working to their full potential. Psychology plays a critical role in attracting, retaining and developing top talent so that your organisation can really thrive.

In order to truly appreciate staff and respond to their needs in the workplace, HR teams and employers have to be able to read and understand an individual’s behaviour, emotions and attitudes. This will help to ensure motivation in their role, which in turn will lead to employees being more proactive and effective, resulting in increased productivity for a business…

Read this article in full on our HRZone blog.

News Archive January 2013