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periodic shifting of an employee from one task to another with similar skill requirements at the same organizational level
3 strengths of job rotation
reduces boredom, increases motivation, helps employees better understand how their work contributes to the organization
3 indirect benefits of job rotation
more skills gives more flexibility, adapting to changes, filing vacancies
3 drawback of job rotation
training costs increase, productivity is reduced, disruptions with new employees
what is a draw back of job rotation for supervisors
spend more time monitoring and answering questions
variable pay program
pay plan that bases a portion of an employees pay on some individual and/or organizational measure of performance
what is an advantage of the merit based pay plan
people thought of high performance can receive bigger raises
what can merit pay plans allow individuals
perceive a strong relationship between their performance and the rewards they receive
2 disadvantages of merit pay plans
only valid as the performance ratings and pay raised fluctuates with the economy
skill based pay
set pay level on the basis of how many skills employees have or how many jobs they can do
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