Maximizing Rotational Assignments: A Handbook for Human Resources Executives

The rotational assignment — an integral component of talent development plans at many leading corporations — creates an opportunity for companies to provide their executives with an accelerated learning experience that can lead to demonstrable results for both the executive and the company. This handbook explores the dynamics in identifying and executing business unit, geographic, and staff-line rotations.

This piece is based on research conducted by The Conference Board Working Group on Rotational Assignments, which met from October 2004 to May 2005. The group’s focus was to examine the ways in which companies are using rotationals and on the role that HR might play in guiding a rotational assignments program. Its goal was to create a practical handbook, containing pragmatic advice, guidelines, and a set of tools that HR executives could refer to when launching or implementing a rotational assignments program.

Included with the report is a series of detailed worksheets, forms, checklists, and samples that can be used to plan, execute, and evaluate an effective rotational assignments program as well a separate downloadable PowerPoint Presentation to aid in building executive commitment for a rotational assignment program.

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