How Organizations Have Used Industrial Organizational Psychology Essay

1586 WordsJun 29, 20157 Pages
Introduction: Employees form the basis of a successful organization, and the abilities and behavior of workers can vary the performance of an organization significantly. Certain job are unique in nature and require specific skill sets; Therefore, selecting the right candidate is essential in the hiring process. The selection processes is designed to seek out the most qualified candidate to accomplish the requirements of the position. Whether it is from one simple phone interview or multiple interviews with different managers of the company. There are an innumerable number of selection methods that are used for recruitment, selection and training process of employees. This essay aims to expound on two real-world examples of how organizations have used industrial-organizational psychology to select and train employees; namely, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the State Police Department. In doing so, an examination of the methods used to measure the levels of success of each training program. Lastly, a discussion of any legal or ethical concerns that may arise in the implementation of each training program. An example of how organizations have used industrial-organizational psychology to select and train employees are the Department of Defense’s (DoD) use of an industrial-organizational psychologist to assist with the hiring and training of military personnel in the United States Marine Corps. United States Marine Corps serves as an expeditionary
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