Human Resource - Managing Transfers and Promotions

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Lesson 12 Managing Promotions and Transfers Promotions A promotion is a move up the organizational ladder; job rotation and transfersare lateral moves; demotions are downward moves; and layoffs move employees out. Layoffs, in contrast to dismissals are terminations, sometimes temporary, required for business needs unrelated to worker behavior or performance. All of these changes bring about shifts in status, and often in pay, of the employees involved. Farmers may not anticipate the loss of morale and impact on productivity that such organizational actions can bring. When an employee feels rejected, palpable dissatisfaction may result. Guadalupe Alegría is resentful of how the company has treated her. Questions keep popping into her…show more content…
For example, all hoers, pickers, irrigators, and tractor drivers might be in one group; mechanics and welders in another; foremen and managers in still another. All managers, for instance, would have once worked as foremen but not necessarily as hoers or pickers. The benefits and disadvantages of using seniority in promotion decisions. The most obvious strength is its undisputed objectivity. Growers may deviate from a system based purely on seniority in order to avoid some of its inherent limitations. Seniority systems tend to reward loyalty and promote cooperation—albeit not excellence. Advantage · Employees get to experience many jobs on the way up the promotional ladder, provided that they stay long enough and openings develop. Jobs can be grouped into different ladders such that experience on one job constitutes good training for the next. · Cooperation between workers is generally not hindered by competition for subjectively determined promotions. · Workers need not seek to gain favor with supervisors (through non-productive means) to obtain advancement. If, for example, a supervisor’s direction violates the interests or policy of the ranch, employees would have less fear of reprisal for not following it. Disadvantage · Some employees may not be able or want to do certain jobs into which a strict seniority system would propel them. (Not all tractor drivers would make good foremen, or would like to be foremen.) Employees should be able to opt not to

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