How are companies using rotational assignments?


How are companies using rotational assignments?

Rotational assignment programs are proving to be beneficial to companies in many ways. Client Relations Manager Kelsey McKay digs deeper in this Relo Tip Tuesday.


Complete transcript: “Hi, I’m Kelsey McKay, a client relations manager here at Plus. Today I’m going to talk about how companies are using rotational assignment programs.

First, what is a rotational assignment? Generally, a rotational assignment involves sending an employee to several different locations. This is often done through a series of short-term assignments, ranging from three to nine months in length each. For more on rotational assignments, watch the Relo Tip video from my colleague, John Boes.

Many companies use rotational assignment programs to help develop existing employees, as well as college new hires, into future leaders. Through a rotational assignment, companies can expose high-potential employees to different aspects of the organization in different locations around the country or throughout the world. At the end of a rotational assignment, the employee has a better understanding of the company and what makes it tick, which makes the employee better suited for a leadership role.

However, not all rotational assignment programs are designed for leadership development. Some programs are designed for knowledge transfer within an organization. In these programs, expert-level employees are sent to train and work with staff in different locations. Other rotational programs are used to fill business needs. For instance, if a company is short-staffed in one or more areas, employees can rotate between them to address the issue.

As you can tell, organizations are using rotational assignment programs to address a number of business and talent development needs. And we only see rotational assignments becoming more and more popular in the mobility world. Thanks for watching.”

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