The IUP Journal of Soft Skills
The Role of Psychology in Human Resource Management: A Study of the Changing Needs in Managing Workforce in Organizations

Article Details
Pub. Date : March, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Soft Skills
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJSS10322
Author Name : Astha Gupta* and Nitu Saxena**
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 16



Corporate employees across the world come from diversified cultural backgrounds with different personalities and work together. Is it easy to work in such an environment? This diversification comes up with two aspects: one in which the environment can affect humanity and society at large; and on the other hand, it can bring a major positive change in the personality of individuals. However, what matters is the mindset of an individual, as an employee's psychology could make the organization successful. This study focuses on the physiological aspects of human resources which would help in building the organizational culture. It describes how the important problems can be addressed by adopting the tenets of fantastic psychology to align HR with the adaptations which are taking place in jobs and the economic arena. The paper shows a fundamental reconsideration of HRM problems and gives the utility of fantastic psychology as a possible solution.


During the last decade, India secured not only a strategic position on the global corporate map but also recognition as a potential economic powerhouse. The birth of a new globalization age is distinguished by constantly changing trade patterns, market transformations, economic crises, and global environmental and sustainability issues. The nation's ability to meet these challenges is heavily reliant on Human Resources (HR). As a result, the issues facing Human Resource Management (HRM) have grown, making it more complex than ever. To resolve these issues, organizational psychology needs to be taken into consideration.

James defined psychology as the conscience of the mental life because he thought that consciousness is what makes the mental life possible. He sought to discover the utility of human consciousness and how it is fundamental to survival (Ruhl, 2020).

Flippo (1961) defined Human Resource Management as "planning, organizing, directing, controlling of procurement, development, compensation, integration,