Job evaluation

Job evaluation is the assessment of the content of a job by reference to its core components, such as skill, effort and responsibility, for the purpose of placing jobs in order of hierarchy.

Job evaluation establishes a basis for management, employees and trade unions to agree on the relative value of jobs to form the basis of career structures and to establish a fair pay system. The need for restructuring following a merger is a common reason for carrying out job evaluation, as job evaluation can provide a logical underpinning to the introduction of a single pay and grading structure.

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Research published today shows that 36% of UK employees report having a “low-quality” job.
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The finance watchdog has exposed serious flaws in how City HR teams vet candidates for top banking jobs.Since December, the...

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Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money. But there are plenty of alternatives to...

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A guide to help employers reduce their exposure to equal pay claims when they evaluate jobs has been launched by...

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Pay is less important than relationships with colleagues and type of work in retaining staff, according to research released today.The...

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Where did you work before and what were your duties? I was project managing Ministry of Defence bids at Babcock...

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Unison seeks national plan on staff moves in local authority reorganisation

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A national framework for staff being transferred to new employers is needed to support the government’s planned shake-up of local...

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Bowland Solutions is to work with Southampton City Council (SCC) to implement a new on-line 360 degree feedback process in support of the...

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Major players in the shipping industry are forming an HR and benchmarking club intended to produce reliable salary and compensation...

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Good news for HR as it gets labelled one of five least boring job options for graduates.

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Meaningless jobs are a thing of the past for majority of UK's workers.

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Job Evaluation – a Guide to Achieving Equal Pay

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Job Evaluation – A Guide to Achieving Equal Pay
Authors: Michael Armstrong, Ann Cummins, Sue Hastings and Willie Wood

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Scots would take pay cut to work less hours

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One in three Scots employees would take a salary cut to reduce their working hours, according to new research

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