Employee Promotion is the advancement of an employee through appointing this employee to a position that guarantees a higher salary range than the one this employee is presently assigned to. Along with higher salary, the new position requires the employee to take more responsibilities and perform other (more complex) duties. Employee promotion often comes as a result of job posting procedures.
In a typical organization, decision on promoting an employee is to be made by an immediate supervisor of that employee. Before making the right decision, the supervisor should be certain that the candidate to promotion has all necessary skills and knowledge to comply with requirements of the new position. All achievements the candidate has reached at the current position should be counted well. If the employee has obtained some training, the supervisor should regard this achievement as one more advantage for the candidate to be approved for job promotion.
There are 3 types of employee promotion:
- Departmental: a worker is promoted into an open position with a higher salary rate within the same departmental entity.
- Company: a new position with a higher salary rate and in another debarment/division is given to a candidate.
- Cross-functional: this type of employee promotion occurs when a worker is assigned to a vacant position which entails a higher salary range and more complexity in duties but current duties and responsibilities remain assigned to the worker.