Job evaluation (JE) determines the value of a job in relation to other jobs in an organisation in order to establish a rational pay structure. JE is a key part of the pay system that covers NHS staff on the 2018 terms and conditions of service (Agenda for Change).
It enables jobs to be matched to national job profiles or allows trusts to evaluate jobs locally to determine which pay band a post should sit. It can also help you with:
- Issues over equal pay and equal value.
- Organisational change leading to new job design.
- Employee dissatisfaction with the way jobs are graded.
- Lack of rationale for current grades.
Job evaluation requires you to take a close look at the jobs your employees do. This can help you to improve job design and understand training needs.
Your job evaluation scheme, implemented correctly, should comply with equal pay law.
Find out more about the criteria for good job evaluation, the key features of the scheme and how to access training in this web section.