Job Rotation: Increases task variety by periodically shifting workers between different jobs
- Done on regular schedule or periodically/occasionally
- This technique is used to expose workers to all verticals of the organization
- It is also used to test the skills of the workers in order to place the workers in the right place
- Helps workers gain more experience in the different fields of the organization
- Reduces boredom that workers might experience from doing the same task over and over
- Helps an organization do succession planning which involves choosing the employees that could move up to senior level positions when there is a job position that needs to be filled
- Few employed Canadians engage in job rotation or cross-training.
- 15% say they “occasionally” participate in such workplace practices.
- 6% report doing so on a frequent basis.
- Those employed in firms with fewer than 20 employees are least likely to be engaged in job rotation (84% say they don’t)
- In firms with over 500 employees are more likely (80% saying they do)
- People use job rotation to make sure everyone understands the different jobs in the firm