The Effect of Job Rotation on Employees in Organizations in the UAE

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Sasha Hodgson
Maleeha Al Shehhi
Eman Al-Marzouqi

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Middle East Journal of Business

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Job rotation is a type of on-the-job knowledge acquiring where an employee is encouraged through a list of coursework planned to give them an extent of practical knowledge and coverage of different aspects of employment for that profession. Job rotation is a suitable development method for employees who are focusing only on common job tasks rather than a specialized professional route. It is also a way of obtaining speedy coverage and experience to a large selection of positions within a company in order to boost certain capabilities. The basic purpose of this study is to find out the impact of job rotation on employees in UAE public and private (both) organizations. For this purpose, online survey technique was used and data was gathered from 100 employees including males and females from UAE organizations. Data was analyzed through reliability, descriptive, correlation and regression analysis. The findings of the study show that job rotation has a highly significant and positive impact on employees in both the public and private sector in United Arab Emirates organizations. Job rotation creates new opportunities for employees and develops high skills in them. Introduction Nowadays, "upgrading the knowledge and capabilities of personnel, equipping employees with the most up-to-date and unique capabilities, improving upon productiveness and worth-extra operations, blocking personnel skills from turning into obsolete and enhancing the coaching lifestyle." (Ortega, 2001). "Job rotation is a serious component of work layout and an industrial observe normally used along with the intention of lowering monotony and building substantial inspiration." (Huang, 1999) According to Jorgensen (2005) "Rotation is usually described as performing at different tasks or in numerous positions for established intervals of time." "In the planned way applying lateral transfers aiming to permit employees to gain a range of information, skills and competencies and can be noticed being an on-thework training technique." (Gomez and Lorente, 2004). Therefore, it is thought to gain an effect on worker determination. "Job rotation is a part of job system where the employees transfer from one position to another in a specific period of time to do different tasks compared to the previous positions. It can be defined as working in different positions and doing different tasks for a period of time in an organization in order to learn a different range of skills and knowledge." (Jorgensen et al, 2005). Also, according to Eriksson & Ortega (2006) "Job rotation is an effective way to develop employees' abilities". This research has been investigated in UAE organizations of how employees can benefit from job rotation. It could check with different types of rotations. Job rotation certainly is a kind of on-thecareer knowledge enhancing wherever an employee moves through a timetable of assignments intended to provide them with several career experiences. "Task rotations are appropriate progress remedies for employees who are in search of a general




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