Job rotation offers one of the best possible ways to learn on the job

Case: Boosting careers with job rotation

Embracing new challenges through job rotation offers one of the best possible ways to learn on the job.

Employee competencies and skills play a crucial role for Metso. Embracing new challenges through job rotation offers one of the best possible ways to learn on the job, along with growing in confidence and paving the way for future leadership opportunities.

We communicate internally about our open positions. A lot of our work is project-based, which lowers the threshold to take on a new position. The renewed model for development discussions also supports job rotation, encouraging employees to plan their careers over the long term and inspiring them to take ownership of their own development.

Job rotation can act as an eye-opener for everyone. Yet more importantly, it is a means to retain the vast amount of skills and knowledge within the company. Growing global leaders who have a wide experience base is crucially important for us. This is why we have implemented a more structured way of identifying successors for key positions as well as employees with the potential to be future leaders. We strongly emphasize every manager’s accountability for building future leaders – and to embrace the concept that everyone is given an equal opportunity to step into bigger boots.