Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology is the study of human behavior in the workplace. I/O Psychologists improve selection, employee development, and team processes by studying worker behavior and evaluating companies. This work started in WWII, when lives were literally on the line to find the best candidate for a position. Scientists needed to develop methods to select officers and pilots, place them into roles that were the best fit for their skills, and develop them to be top performers.
50+ years later, researchers in the I/O psychology field continue to gather evidence that demonstrates which tools are the best predictors of performance. Today, this research is applied in the workplace primarily through non-scalable and expensive consulting services – meaning this deep insight is often reserved for vetting executives of Fortune 500 companies. But the introduction of AI to the I/O field changes all that.
AI offers scalable and efficient decision-making, so it’s no wonder that stretched HR & Talent professionals turn to AI to future-proof their talent processes and save resources. But not all AI is created equal; after all, the crux of AI is to mimic human decision-making – which can so often be unpredictive and biased. Plum’s technology learns from the expertise of I/O psychology methods proven to predict success and mitigate bias.
Before, organizations could only gain access to the deep insight of I/O psychology through time-consuming and often costly consulting services. Now, with Plum, the certainty of predictive data is available to all.