Course description

Recruitment, Training and Development


Psychology is a theoretical discipline that has made an impact on several applied areas during the last century. Efforts have been made to make theoretical and research based knowledge available to people working in applied settings and psychological research has produced knowledge that is indeed important for organisational effectiveness. Areas that are important for organisational effectiveness in this regard are selection, training, and development. Because many organisations use large amounts of money every year on such activities, it is important that planning and implementation are based on up-to-date research results. Thus, this course seeks to give students knowledge of relevant theory, research and practical applications in areas that are important for organisational effectiveness. The course has both theoretical and practical aims.

Course content

  • Job analysis
  • Selection methods & utility
  • The selection interview
  • Training in organisations
  • Organisational development

Learning outcome knowledge

  • should acquire knowledge on research based psychological methods used in selection
  • should acquire knowledge about learning, training, and career development
  • should acquire knowledge on issues relevant for e.g. organisation development

Exam organisation

  • Written assignment: 100%