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job evaluation

analysis and comparison of jobs for the purpose of determining the pay structure within an organization. Methods used in job evaluation include (a) ranking jobs on the basis of a subjective estimation of their relative overall value to the company (see ranking method); (b) assigning jobs to certain predefined classifications on the basis of job description (see classification method); (c) comparing jobs to certain identified benchmark jobs in terms of the compensable job factors entailed; (d) assigning point values to jobs according to a series of defined criteria such as education, experience, and the initiative or effort needed (see point method); and (e) ranking jobs according to a statistical analysis of job content, as revealed by employees’ answers to a standard questionnaire (see job-component method).

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