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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Job rotation

What is job rotation?

Job rotation is the structured interchange of employees between different jobs, requiring them to rotate between different workstations or jobs at certain time intervals.

What are the benefits of job rotation?

Implementing job rotation helps to increase innovation and improve work process efficiency. In addition, by being exposed to different jobs, the employee skill base improves and increases job assignment flexibility over time.

What are the potential barriers to job rotation?

While not all jobs and departments are a good fit for job rotation, at the same time, some employees may not want to rotate because they have an “easier job.” Employees may also feel threatened by losing their jobs to other colleagues.

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