What is secondment? A guide to the meaning, benefits & more for secondments at work
A secondment is a temporary work placement of an employee in another area to that in which they normally work – they can be either be internal or external. They're internal when the work is within another area of the same organisation, and they're external when the employee transfers to another organisation for the temporary change in roles.
A well run and successfully managed secondment programme can really benefit both your business and your employees. A secondment should develop your employees’ skill sets and give them new experience, in areas removed from their current task, but in ways that will be useful to their roles now or in the future. The point in secondments is to develop employees in roles that they couldn’t access within their current team. As well as skills and experience, your business is also likely to benefit from the networking opportunities that secondments offer employees.
Here's everything you need to know about running a best-in-class secondment programme.