Original Date: 02/19/2007
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Best Practice : Florida Region Rotation Program
The Florida Region Rotation Program was initiated to assist employees with career development and growth opportunities within the state. The corporate rotation plan at Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems Manufacturing Center in Largo, Florida, now provides local job rotation opportunities to Florida-based employees.
Prior to 2006, employees at Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS) Manufacturing Center in Largo, Florida, were limited to traditional corporate career development and growth programs. Employees at the facility did not have formal individual development plans, and follow ups to the annual Performance and Development plan were limited.
Raytheon Largo decided to supplement the corporate career development program with a Florida-specific program and implemented the “Florida Region Rotation Plan” in 2006. The plan is a collaborative effort between the Florida Diversity Council, Raytheon Largo’s Employee Development Council, and the Raytheon Largo/St. Petersburg, Florida engineering community. Two new rotational paths were initiated and offered to Largo and St. Petersburg employees. The “Growth Path” is typically for employees who wish to rotate jobs within their given expertise or function. For example, an engineer from Largo could apply for the “Growth Path” program and rotate to an engineering job at St. Petersburg. The other program available is the “Leadership Development Path.” This program represents a cross-functional rotation, with the goal of further developing an employee’s skill base with the anticipation that the employee will assume key leadership positions upon completion of the rotation. Average rotation length is between two and three years. Both programs are formally chartered by the leadership team to enhance employee careers by providing a method of gaining diverse experience and training.
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