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Job Rotation

Job Rotation Meaning & Definition

A movement of employees on different
job role which enriches their skills,
ability to work on different roles and

A management technique which is used
to shift employee from one job to
Role of Employee Job Rotation Policy

To convey the employees about the job rotation technique

To clarify on the rules and regulation associated to the job rotation
To specify the frequency of job rotation
To make the organizational outcomes more efficient
To improve the productivity of the employees
To boost innovative thinking and inventiveness
Benefits and Purpose of Job Rotation Policy

It minimizes work related strain, physiological
stress and fatigue
To create a career path for employees
It eliminate the risk of to be stuck on high risk job
Provide opportunity to gain new knowledge
It improves efficiency and productivity of
To enhance the understanding
To keep employee motivated and productive
It increases work flexibility
To create unity among employees
Provides relief from boredom and complacency
It decreases absenteeism
Job Rotation Program Steps
Selection of
Leadership Ideal Bench
Critical Job Job Analysis
Commitment Strength

Assessment and Development

Job period Selection process
Evaluation maps

Internal Team
Support Rewards
Communication orientation
Types of Job Rotation Process

Task rotation Position rotation

The employees are shifted from The designation, location or department
stressful job to less demanding of the employee is changed by the
job. It is used to provide employee organization. It is used to provide
a break from mentally or employee an opportunity to gain
physically stressful task. different skills, knowledge and new
work perspectives
Objectives of Job Rotation

To reduce the repetitiveness in the job profile of the employee

To develop a pool of talented employees
to place a right employee at right job
To provides basic knowledge about the organizational operations
 To enrich the work experience of the employees
To sharpen employee skills
Advantages and Disadvantages of Employee job rotation

Advantages Disadvantages
Reduces the job repetitiveness Process is time consuming and costly
Supports the overall In some cases job rotation can lead to
development of the employees dissatisfaction among employees
Reduces the chances of It is not a solution on the
employee burnout disengagement of the employees.
Helps employees to find out It is not applicable to the industry
their strength and weaknesses which required highly skilled employees
Creates a back-up talent pool It can lead to loss due to error
for organization generation by employees who are in
learning process.