Decide on a job evaluation scheme

Key points

  • A job evaluation scheme determines the relative value of jobs within an organisation in a consistent way.
  • The employer should consider the objectives, risks, costs and scope of the project before deciding how to proceed.
  • Job evaluation schemes can be proprietary (designed by a consultant or other external organisation), in-house or a mixture of the two.
  • In order to provide an effective defence against an equal pay claim, a job evaluation scheme needs to be non-discriminatory and break jobs down into their core components.

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