If the employees become all-rounders by ever shorter product life cycles, complex and dynamic environmental conditions, as well as the constantly increasing competitive pressure, a central and decisive role to personnel development in the company. Companies embark on the various paths to a target-oriented human resources development. Of the so-called job rotation represents a, which is a method developed in Denmark the labour market policy. The original objective of the job rotation was to allow longer and often external training for an employee by a suitable unemployed during this period took over its representation. In practice this form has establish but themselves in the least. Rather, companies in the sense of job rotation practice a planned and systematic workplace or task change within the company.
Job rotation chains are used, in this case by the delegation by another employee of the company for the length of absence”is applied. Focuses on the construction of their own is often in this context”leaders or the preparation of trainees to future tasks. In the operational implementation of job rotation is usually between two different forms distinguished, but also can be combined: Jobenrichment: task switching in different high requirement level (job enrichment) Jobenlargment: task switching within a request level (activity extension) aside from the leadership development as well as preparation of the trainees on their future task, the job rotation has numerous benefits for all employees of the company. So, for example, previously acquired knowledge in the new area the employee carries and in return receives new knowledge by the employees of the new area. Job rotation can in the best case to an increase in flexibility and mobility, as well as to increase the skills and abilities the rotating”employee’s lead. Due to the changed angle as well as other feedback through the new colleagues, raise awareness about new approaches can be achieved. In addition, employees this improved his career opportunities within the company.