4. Job rotation program

Another way to grow talent in your business is to develop a job rotation program. With job rotation, employees typically rotate laterally between positions for a certain period of time.

A job rotation program not only enhances employee learning and growth, but it can also:

  • Eliminate boredom and boost engagement.
  • Give employees a break from strenuous job duties (e.g., heavy lifting).
  • Help you see where employees work best.
  • Eliminate knowledge hoarding by cross-training employees.
  • Make your workforce more agile and equipped for future changes.

Before you establish a job rotation program, first create a design that maps out which employees will rotate to which positions and for how long. The more planning you put into it, the less chance you have of wasting your and your employees’ time.

By Rachel Blakely-Gray