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in selection and placement. As a follow up, the wrongly placed employee is transferred to a more suitable job. 5. Shift transfers: This is pretty common where there is more than one shift and when there is regularised rotation. In many multi-shifts jobs such as Call centers employees are transferred from one shift to another due to their personal reasons like health problem or evening college for higher studies or any family problems. 17.3.3 Promotion Promotion is vertical movement of an employee within the organisation. In other words, promotion refers to the upward movement of an employee from one job to another higher one, with increase in salary, status and responsibilities. Promotion may be temporary or permanent, depending upon the needs of the organisation. According to Pigours and Myers, ‘Promotion is advancement of an employee to a better job better in terms of greater responsibility, more prestige or status, greater skill and esp ecially increased rate of pay or salary”. Arun Monappa and Mirza S Saiyadain defined promotion as “the upward reassignment of an individual in an organization’s hierarchy, accompanied by increased responsibilities, enhanced status and usually with increased income though not always so” Promotion has an in-built motivational value as it elevates the authority, power and status of an employee within an organisation. It is considered good personnel policy to fill vacancies in a higher job through promotions from within because such promotions provide an inducement and motivation to the employees and also remove feelings of stagnation-and frustration. 17.3.4 Purpose and Advantages of Promotion Promotion stimulates self-development and creates interest in the job. According to Yoder , “promotion provides incentive to initiative, enterpri se and ambition; minimizes discontent and unrest; attracts capable individuals; necessitates logical training for advancement and forms an effective reward for loyalty and cooperation, long service etc.” The purposes and advantages of promotions are to: Recognize employee’s performance and commitment and motivate him towards better performance;
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159 Develop competitive spirit among employees for acquiring knowledge and skills for higher level jobs; Retain skilled and talented employees; Reduce discontent and unrest; To fill up job's vacant position that is created due to retirement, resignation or demise of an employee. In this case next senior employee will be promoted to the vacant job. Utilize more effectively the knowledge and skills of employees; and Attract suitable and competent employees. 17.3.5 Promotion Policy We have seen policy is the guideline for action. Policy varies with organization. So the promotion is very sensitive to employees, it is very essential. The promotion policy should clearly stated, widely circulated, and fully explained to their employees. The promotion policy which influences the number of factor of the organization such as, morale, motivation, turnover of the personnel in the organization. The personnel department of the organization must develop an
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