Personnel Psychology

Personnel psychology is a branch of industrial and organizational psychology (I/O psychology) that is concerned with the process of acquiring staff and the mental well-being and work relations of current personnel. The acquisition and recruitment of new employees along with the interview and selection process is usually a central focus for a personnel psychologist.

They also work with workers who are already within the organization by making sure employees are satisfied in the workplace and the relationships between managers and other employees are proper. Typically personnel psychologists work in business or educational settings with human resources being a common department.