Job Rotation & Cross-Training: A Step-by-Step Plan for Making It Work

Duration: 60 minutes

Think of a REALLY key player in your organization. If that person won the lottery and decided to retire tomorrow, how disruptive would it be? Would customers be affected? What would be the financial impact?

These are tough questions that managers and HR professionals need to ask all the time, especially when every employee is at full capacity and every job is mission critical.   (more details below)


WHY ATTEND 

You can’t quickly replace extremely valuable employees. Finding the right people takes time and money, and so does training. Not to mention ensuring that new people adopt your values and acquire institutional knowledge –“intangibles” that are very hard to replicate in new hires.

That’s why it’s time to think seriously about job rotation and cross-training, strategies that build redundancy and prepare for unexpected turnover. Immediate benefits are greater stability and lower risk, but there are also secondary benefits. Cross-training provides your employees with development opportunities that increase both morale and retention.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in the program will learn: 

  • A step-by-step checklist for implementing a job rotation program in your organization
  • How to work with managers and individual contributors to “free up” time to learn additional functional skills
  • Best practices for evaluating how well your job rotation program is working
  • How job rotation and cross-training link to career development and succession planning processes within your organization

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr. Lynn Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and the CEO of Integral Talent Systems, Inc. (ITS), a technology enabled global talent management consulting firm. ITS has been based in the heart of Silicon Valley for over 20 years. The company’s mission is to provide organizations with research based, state of the art tools and strategies to optimize their investment in talent for greater financial return and market success.

Dr. Ware has been a key thought leader in the talent management community for over 30 years. She co-authored the ASTD Talent Management Certification program and has been a retained consultant for 160 of the Fortune 1000 including Charles Schwab, The Gap, Genentech, Google, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Scripps Health and Verizon.

Dr. Ware is frequently quoted on trends in talent management strategies in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, Computer World magazine, Network World and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been featured several times on CNN as a national talent management expert.

CERTIFICATION

This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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