Despite benefits, many employers not offering job rotations: Survey

Successful program requires commitment, transparency, buy-in from leaders
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2016

Fidelity Investments Canada knows well the benefits — and challenges — of job rotations. The company offers three types of programs in Canada: one for co-operative students and summer students; another as secondment opportunities to cover contract opportunities and maternity leaves or sick leaves; and a third as a pipeline for the sales group.

“For the employee, it’s just a great way to be developed and be successful,” said Diana Godfrey, vice-president of HR services at Fidelity in Toronto. 

Despite the obvious benefits, job rotation programs are not promoted by more than one-half (53 per cent) of employers, according to a survey of more than 270 Canadian CFOs by Robert Half Management Resources.