Pub. date: 2007 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952651 | Print ISBN: 9781412924702 | Online ISBN: 9781412952651| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Michael M. Harris
Job evaluation may be defined as a systematic, objective process of determining the worth of jobs to an organization. It is important to note that a job evaluation evaluates jobs (e.g., marketing manager, financial analyst) and not the people in those jobs (e.g., Mary Smith; David Johnson). Organizations use the results of this process to help determine the appropriate salaries or wages for different jobs. Job evaluation has also frequently been used to conduct comparable worth studies. Most medium and large organizations use some form of job evaluation in determining salaries and wages for their employees. The numerous methods for conducting a job evaluation range from relatively simple approaches (e.g., ranking) to more sophisticated, complex approaches (e.g., point-factor). Job evaluation methods also differ in terms of whether they are standardized systems or whether they are custom-tailored to the specific organization. The Hay Guide Chart–Profile Method™ is a proprietary, standardized system ...