Current Trends by Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Paper

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It is important to learn where to go to find current issues and relevant "hot topics" in your field of study. For this assignment, you will explore an industry website. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Inc., is Division 14 of the American Psychological Association and Organizational Affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Part I:
Review the following pages for the recent workplace trends according to SIOP:

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). (2014). New year, new workplace! SIOP announces top 10 workplace trends for 2015. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). (2015). SIOP announces top 10 workplace trends for 2016. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Once you read both SIOP articles, do the following:

  • Briefly describe the topic that you found most interesting
  • Reflect on why you believe you are interested in this topic
  • Explain how you would go about learning more about the new trend

Part II:

Now, investigate the "Current TIP Issue" via the (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. page.

Pick one article or section of the TIP journal that is of most interest to you. Once you've read the article or section, do the following:

  • Describe your choice and why it was interesting to you.
  • Share at least two things that you learned from your selection.

The paper should be in APA style and be a minimum of 1500 words.

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Current Trends: SIOP

Part I
Description of the Topic That I Found Most Interesting
The topic that I found most interesting is one of the top ten workplace trends of 2016
regarding Health and Wellness in the Workplace. This trend provides that in 2016, there
would be an increasing focus on health as well as wellness in the workplace. The SIOP
organization acknowledged that occupational health research takes a firm foothold in the
minds of people. In this trend, the SIOP organization acknowledged that the society is
increasing realizing the fact that a healthy and happy workplace is a productive workplace. I
think this is one of the most important news of 2016.
Workplace wellness refers to any workplace health promotion activities and
organizational policy that are designed for supporting healthy behaviour within the workplace
as well as to enhance health outcomes. It is commonly referred to as 'corporate wellbeing'
outside the United States. According to Baicker, Cutler & Song (2010), workplace wellness
activities include medical screenings, weight management as well as health education
programs. Besides, workplace wellness includes the entire on-site fitness facilities as well as
programs. As per Mattke et al. (2013), there are mainly five main elements that need to be
considered in workplace in a quest to make it a healthy working environment. These elements
include employee growth and development, work-life balance, employee Involvement,
employee recognition as well as health and safety. It is worth noting that depending on the
target audience, the programs of Workplace wellness are grouped into primary, secondary, or
tertiary programs. An employer can implement any of the programs or even all the programs.
As per Goetzel et al. (2014), primary programs normally target the already healthy
employees. The...

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