Implement a Job Rotation Program

Develop and engage your workforce by giving them opportunities to broaden their experience across the organization.

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Lack of development, movement, and opportunities across the organization for employees can lead to:

  • Job dissatisfaction amongst employees seeking opportunity for advancement.
  • Lower engagement due to lack of development and career plateau.
  • Higher voluntary turnover costs and vacancies in key roles.
  • Decreased innovation and creativity.

A well-developed and implemented job rotation program can:

  • Attract and retain a workforce that will grow and move with the company.
  • Improve employee fit in their roles, driving performance and engagement.
  • Close skill gaps for current and future needs with development opportunities.
  • Help to build leadership capabilities and identify high-potential employees.

Module 1: Develop the Job Rotation Strategy

The Purpose

  • Learn the benefits of a job rotation program.
  • Set job rotation program strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Use McLean & Company’s five-step process to develop a job rotation program.
  • Clearly define the program strategy and goals.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Identify key job rotation drivers.
  • Key job rotation drivers identified.
1.2 Align job rotation strategy with organizational strategy and workforce plans.
  • Job rotation strategy aligned to the organizational strategy.
1.3 Select metrics for your job rotation program.
  • Key metrics for success established.
1.4 Identify positions for inclusion in the job rotation program.
  • Positions or streams for job rotation selected.

Module 2: Design the Job Rotation Program

The Purpose

Describe the program and roles.

Key Benefits Achieved

Establish program guidelines.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Set eligibility criteria.
  • Eligibility criteria for job rotation determined.
2.2 Define the Program Manager role.
  • Project Manager role defined.
2.3 Outline the application process.
  • Application process outlined.
2.4 Outline job rotation workflow, and determine tools and processes that need to be built.
  • Operational workflow for the job rotation lifecycle outlined.

Module 3: Prepare to Communicate the Program

The Purpose

  • Develop a communication strategy.
  • Determine feedback and follow-up plan.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Communicate the program and gain buy-in.
  • Improve the program using feedback.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Create a communication plan.
  • Communication plan created.
3.2 Prepare to respond to manager push-back.
  • Plan to address potential concerns prepared.
3.3 Create feedback collection strategies.
  • Feedback collection strategy determined.

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