optimal placement is possible. Thus, the number of people and the number of jobsdetermine the placement process in any organization.Placement ProblemsThe difficulty with placement is that we tend to look at the individual but not at thejob. Often, the individual does not work independent of others. Whether the employeeworks independent of others dependent depends on the types of jobs. Jobs in thiscontext can be classified into the three categories:i.Independent (in such activities of one worker have little bearing on theactivities of the other workers, here the placement is simple to conduct).ii.Sequential (activities of the workers are dependent on activities of a fellowworker example assembly line sequential jobs).iii.Pooled (where the job is high degree of independence among activities. Thefinal output of is the result of contribution of all workers. It is team workwhich matters. Placement for this is quite difficult).Fig 3.2 Assessment-Classification Model and Employee PlacementCollect details of the employeeConstruct his/her profileWhich sub-group profile to job family profile?Which job family profile does subgroup profile best fit?Assign the individual to job familyAssign the individual to specific job after further counselling and assessmentPrinciples of PlacementA few basic principles should be followed at the time of placement of a worker on thejob. This is elaborated below: 1.Man should be placed on the job according to the requirements of the job. Thejob should not be adjusted according to the qualification or requirements of theman. Job first, man next, should be the principle of the placement.2.The job should be offered to the person according to his qualification. Thisshould neither the higher nor the lower than the qualification.3.The employee should be made conversant with the working conditions prevailingin the organization and all things relating to the job. He should also be madeaware of the penalties if he commits the wrong.4.While introducing the job to the new employees, an effort should be made todevelop a sense of loyalty and cooperation in him so that he may realize hisresponsibility better towards the job and organization.56
5.The placement should be ready before the joining date of the newly selectedperson.6.The placement in the initial period may be temporary as changes are likely afterthe completion of training. The employee may be later transferred to the jobwhere he can do better.Proper placement helps to improve the employee’s morale. The capacity of theemployees can be utilized fully. The right placement also reduces labour turnover,absenteeism and also accident rate. Than the employee can adjust to the requiredenvironment of the organization effectively and performance of the employee will not behampered.