The Effect of Job Rotation on Employee Performance: The mediating role of HR strategy and training in the petrochemical industry

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Alizadeh Majd, A, Bell, R, Ali, S., Davoodi, A. and Nasirifar, A. 2024. The Effect of Job Rotation on Employee Performance: The mediating role of HR strategy and training in the petrochemical industry. Industrial and Commercial Training. pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-10-2023-0074
AuthorsAlizadeh Majd, A, Bell, R, Ali, S., Davoodi, A. and Nasirifar, A.
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This study investigates the impact of job rotation on employee performance and explores the mediating role of HR strategy and training effectiveness on this relationship, within the petrochemical industry, which represents a highly specialist and hazardous industrial context. Data was collected through a questionnaire which was distributed among the experts working in an Iranian petrochemical organization. Previously validated scales were utilized to measure job rotation, employee performance, HR strategy, and training effectiveness, and partial least squares structural equation modeling was utilized for hypothesis testing. The research findings indicated that job rotation had a negative effect on employee performance. Whilst training effectiveness and HR strategy positively mediated the relationship between job rotation and employee performance. This highlights the importance of ensuring effective training and a HR strategy to support job rotation of skilled and specialist employees.
Managers of employees in specialist and hazardous industries, such as petrochemical workers, interested in job rotation to support employee career development, should be mindful of potential negative implications on employee performance. To support and improve employee performance, job rotation should be considered alongside HR strategy and training. Previous research has largely focused on the value of job rotation to develop managers’ organizational understanding and to reduce injury within blue collar work, which has led to a paucity of research into job rotation within highly skilled and specialist industrial roles. It is highlighted within the literature that it remains unclear what supports effective job rotation. This study addresses this lacuna by investigating how job rotation affects employee performance in a highly skilled and specialized industry and how strategy and training effectiveness mediate this effect.

KeywordsJob Rotation; Human Resources; Employee Performance; Training; Iran ; Petrochemical Industry
Year2024
JournalIndustrial and Commercial Training
Journal citationpp. 1-28
PublisherEmerald
ISSN 0019-7858
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-10-2023-0074
Web address (URL)https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0019-7858
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