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Job evaluation is a tool used to evaluate the worth of each job in your organization and in today's labor market. A successful job evaluation system can help you make your organization's pay system equitable, understandable

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Introduction How do you satisfy your employees they want fair pay, regular raises, attract and retain talented employees in your organization, need clarity about their roles and responsibilities as well as about what's expected from them. The solution for this is Job evaluation if it is performed effectively and used to clarify and revise job descriptions and position responsibilities. Job evaluation is a tool used to evaluate the worth of each job in your organization and in today's labor market. A successful job evaluation system can help you make your organization's pay system equitable, understandable, legally defensible, approachable, and externally competitive. You can use job evaluations to: * Clarify job descriptions so that employees understand the expectations of their roles and the relationship of their roles to other jobs within the organization. * Attract desirable job candidates. * Retain high-potential employees. Text What is Job evaluation? Job evaluation is a systematic process that you can use to determine the relative level, importance, complexity, and value of each job in your organization. With a successful job evaluation system, you can compare each job to other jobs within your organization. It is best to perform job evaluation after work analysis. ...read more.


More value is also assigned to jobs that supervise, exercise decision-making authority, or rely on independent judgment. For example, a job-ranking system might rank the job of CEO as the most valued job within the organization and the job of product assembler as the least valued. Advantages: Simplicity is the main advantage in using a ranking system. It is also easy to communicate the results to employees, and it is easy to understand. Disadvantages: Ranking jobs is subjective. Jobs are evaluated, and their value and complexity are often assessed on the basis of opinion. Also, when creating a new job, existing jobs must be reranked to accommodate the new position. * Classification - The general purpose of job classification is to create and maintain pay grades for comparable work across your organization. To conduct a job classification: First, write descriptions for a category of jobs; next, develop standards for each job category by describing the key characteristics of those jobs in the category; finally, match all jobs to the categories based on the similarity of tasks, the decision-making exercised, and the job's contribution to the organization's overall goals. Universities, government employers and agencies, and other large organizations with limited resources typically use job classification systems. ...read more.


This method requires accurate market-pricing surveys. Contributing in Developing Salary Scales Job evaluation is a powerful tool in determining the compensation and benefits of the employees. With the help of Job evaluating method like Job classification, where in the jobs are grouped together on the basis of difficulty level and responsibility helping it to grade it accordingly. This intern determines the salary scale of that grade therefore developing the salary structure of an Organization. A job evaluation scheme, with an exact procedure, can help maintain the credibility and acceptability of a grading structure. Properly introduced and maintained, job evaluation can help lay the foundation of fair and orderly pay structures and thus improve relationships. It helps gather information to develop job descriptions that meet the changing needs of the organization which helps in redefining the pay structure so that the new employees are happy as well as old employees are easily fitted into it. Thus by implementing a successful job evaluation, an organization can develop an equitable compensation plan and attract and retain high-performing and talented employees. Conclusion From this we can say that job evaluation provides a transparent framework, which helps in creating the foundation of fair and appropriate pay structures giving an environment where in discrimination cannot take place against any employee as far as the pay, and kind of work is concerned. ...read more.

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