Promotion (rank)

A promotion is the advancement of rank or position in an organizational hierarchy system. The opposite is a demotion.

Promotion may be an employee's reward for good performance i.e. positive appraisal. Before a company promotes an employee to a particular position it ensures that the person is trained to handle the added responsibilities. This is marked by job enrichment and various training activities.

A promotion can involve advancement in terms of designation, salary and emoluments nature of job or what the job can be described as.

ee also

*Peter Principle
*Glass ceiling

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