job swapping

job swapping

[′jäb ‚swäp·iŋ]
(computer science)
Temporary suspension of job processing by a computer so that higher-priority jobs can be handled.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The only obstacle we faced in implementing this program was to coordinate staffing to ensure that routine facility operations continued with the job swapping in effect.
At an age when most are considered beyond job swapping, Les Benton, 52, has changed employment, and country.
For smaller firms, I'm a fan of two productivity techniques: job swapping, as people take extended leaves or are out sick, and cross-functional teams.