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Industrial Organizational Psychologist job description

An Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is a professional who uses psychological principles and research methods to solve problems in the workplace and improve the quality of life.

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June 1, 2022

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Eftychia Karavelaki

Senior Recruitment Manager

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Industrial-Organizational Psychologist responsibilities include:

  • Applying psychological research to the workplace
  • Working within human resources offices
  • Helping businesses hire more qualified employees

Job brief

We are looking for an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist to join our team to ensure our employees are happy and the organizational infrastructure is strong. 

Industrial-Organizational Psychologist responsibilities include interviewing employees to understand their needs, identifying opportunities to make our operations more efficient, and helping our Human Resources department review potential candidates. 

Ultimately, you will work with department managers and other decision makers to help make our organization more efficient and improve the happiness of our employees.


  • Help train and motivate workforce
  • Assess job performance of individuals and their teams
  • Improve organizational structure to improve efficiency
  • Improve the quality of life for employers and employees
  • Ease transitions such as corporate mergers
  • Study consumer behavior to help our employees understand what our customers are looking for

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist or similar role
  • Experience working with employees from a variety of departments
  • Ability to interview employees to understand their needs and how we can improve our organizational structure
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

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