ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Humantech's newest white paper identifies both the barriers to and the opportunities for successfully implementing a job rotation strategy. "The Effectiveness of Job Rotation on Work Performance" shares key findings from recent studies and survey results from global companies.
"Responding to the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is necessary in the modern workplace, but it is sometimes difficult to determine the validity and effectiveness of different strategies. Job rotation is one strategy that often causes confusion," says Michael Hoonhorst, board-certified professional ergonomist for Humantech. Job rotation has become a common practice and is being used by many employers to alleviate physical fatigue and stress by rotating employees through various jobs.
Scientific research, however, shows a mixed consensus on the effectiveness of job rotation and whether it benefits or hinders employees. Job rotation does not address the root causes that may lead to MSDs. Rather, it reduces the duration of risk exposure for individual employees and, in turn, exposes additional people to existing risk factors. The manner in which job rotation is implemented may determine its success as a strategy for providing mental benefits and productivity increases, or its failure due to the lack of a systematic approach or ineffective management of rotation schedules.
One of the keys to a successful program is establishing a process to develop a job rotation schedule. To learn how to design an effective program, to learn what companies should focus on, and for the survey results, download the white paper today.
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