Job vacancy

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The vacancy describes free workplace (seat). Vacancy may be created by relocation of an employee to another position, the termination of the contract or as a result of organizational changes.

Management may decide to:

  • fill the vacancy - initiate recruitment process,
  • restrain to fill the vacancy - transfer tasks to other job positions, reducing employment,
  • partial fill - by part-time, seasonal or casual employment.

Vacancy is harmful for organizations, because:

  • process flow is interrupted - efficient operation is not possible, errors are common, employee suppress making relevant steps in the process,
  • other staff informally must take over the task, but are not paid for it which reduces their motivation.