Making the Switch: Are skills really transferable between jobs within an organization?
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Columnist Laurie Ruettimann argues that HR departments expect too much from job-rotation programs. "While there's no doubt rotational programs can be fun and interesting, let's face it—there are certain skill sets that do not transfer well and would not improve with a rotational assignment," she writes. "And when it comes to building character and resiliency, I think you're either born with it or you're not."