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The objective of this paper is to identify the role of job rotation on human resources development of administrative staff of the University of Zakho. To achieve this objective a questionnaire, which consists of 30 questions, has been distributed to 52 persons of administrative staff of the university and only 47 were valid for analysis. For data analysis, SPSS has been depended on using correlation and regression. The results showed that the overall degree agreement of job rotation variable was (69.20 %) and for human resources development was (67.23%). Accordingly, this research has concluded that there is a significant relationship between job rotation and human resources development. In addition, the results indicate that there is a significant impact of job rotation on human resources development. Moreover, job rotation method is considered as a new managerial technique to reveal the capabilities of the staff, and giving them chances to express their abilities and talents in different activities and places like supervisory and leadership jobs. Job rotation technique is also helpful for management to reveal the individual differences among their employees and stimulate the young to practice supervision, management and leadership. Based on the results, this paper has placed a number of recommendations. These recommendations are; it is very important for top management to increased attention to job rotation based on a clear and studied plan in order to eliminate the bureaucracy, routine, get out of the recession, and to resist the changes resulting from the belief that the job is owned by the employee. It is also very important for the university’s management to pay attention to human resources development as it contributes to grow their abilities and increase their job performance and their loyalty to the university. Additionally, it helps the staff to overcome the weaknesses and strength their performance through participating in scientific conferences and seminars, and efficient training programs. This, in turn, reflects positively the success of the university and raises its level internationally.
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