One of the aims of our organisation is to raise the bar of occupational psychology, which we do by carrying out scientific research that helps organisations make better decisions and openly sharing the results with as wide an audience as possible. But we believe that to really achieve this aim, we need to put our money where our mouth is and invest in the next generation of occupational psychologists.
Earlier this year we launched a search for six early career psychologists who were passionate about the science of occupational psychology and eager to achieve chartership. Last week we reached an important milestone as we welcomed the six successful applicants to our team!
In their roles as Insight Psychologists, they will work with clients, conduct research into the world of work and embark on a development programme called Pathway.
Pathway is a three-year development programme running in parallel with their BPS Chartership, which will provide them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become well-rounded occupational psychologists. This means developing their skills beyond psychology; equipping them to become professionals who understand and can operate effectively in organisations.
One of the things the new team will be working on is identifying and evaluating the evidence-base for a range of HR challenges such as training and development, performance management, and the impact technology is having on how we work. We look forward to sharing the results with you and championing the importance of evidence-based practice.