Employee Placement is a process of allocating employed individuals to certain jobs that match their skills and abilities. By performing this process a business company attempts to create an effective working environment in which there is a good match between management needs and employee qualifications. Employee placement serves as a great method of avoiding employee overload and layoff.
The process of employee placement comes in four steps, as follows below:
- Collect – gathering employee data to identify skills, qualifications and abilities of existing workforce.
- Evaluate – evaluating employee competencies to define what kind of job every employee fits best.
- Place – allocating employees to relevant and best fitting jobs.
- Control – monitoring and measuring performance of employees at their workplaces.
In most companies, the process is usually documented and managed under an employee placement policy that identifies and defines standards and requirements for employee qualifications and jobs. Such a policy provides management staff with general guidelines and best practices for selecting employees and appointing them to right positions and job roles.