Industrial Psychology

Completing a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology will allow for registration with the HPCSA as an industrial psychologist. Industrial psychology is the study of behaviour in the workplace. Industrial psychologists continually study the behaviour and attitudes of employees in every major type of industry and then compile the latest findings and recommendations, making them available to employers. These psychologists show employers better methods of hiring, training and managing employees, as well as how to gain better feedback from employees. Industrial psychologists improve the performance, morale, well-being and safety of employees, which in turn contributes to the company’s bottom line. Industrial psychologists also coach a company’s managers, demonstrating better methods of assessing and managing the talent of their employees to maximize their potential. This can help uncover hidden talent in the workforce, and it sometimes reveals that certain employees are better suited to a different job position than they currently work in.