Possible problems with rotation programs
*Cost associated with the initial the learning curve on new jobs, including time spent learning, training costs and errors that employees often make while learning a new job.
*Costs in term of the satisfaction and motivation of other employees who aren't rotating. (non-participant jealousy).
*Increase department costs to pay rotations.
*Increase amount of management time spent on lower level employees.
*Result in significant administrative costs for operating the JRP.
*"Star" rotations may leave if they don't get promoted or get enough money at the end of the rotation.
*Some rotations get the training and then leave.
2) Lack of input / control
*No assessment or poor assessment of rotations.
*Employees rotated too fast/ slow and the individual can not slow down the rate.
*Fixed duration of rotations without an option to shorten, lengthen or make permanent can frustrate advanced rotations.
*Decrease retention rate and negative morale if the rotation is not managed correctly.
*Job rotation may increase the work load and decrease the productivity for the rotating employees manager and for other employees.
3) Nor rewarding
*Expectation of promotion / salary increase at the end.
*No incentive for manager to support this program.
*No measurement or reward for managers that develop their employees.
4) Difficult to select
*Don't have the right set of criteria for selection.
*Different criteria are needed for rotations then for normal jobs.
*People that select are not part of the rotation.