A Combined Analytical Method of Job Evaluation


Abstract: This study includes the design and application of a job evaluation scheme in a metal working company. The first step was the design of a system for determining the weights of job factors from sets of paired comparison decisions by considering only a small sub-sample of jobs. This was carried out in such a way that the rank order obtained from the point rating system duplicated, as closely as possible, that derived from the analysis of overall paired comparison assessments. Then, these factor weights were used to establish a factor plan, which was used to calculate the overall total point values of the jobs, within the sample, on the basis of their job descriptions by making use of the above factor plan, and a final rank order was established according to the total point values. Six main and 17 sub-factors were chosen for the evaluation. The factors were divided into different levels in order to establish a framework for a factor plan varying from three to seven levels. The factor weights were determined by the Linear Programming Package QSB and, from this, the resultant factor plan was prepared. This factor plan was, in turn, used to evaluate a sample of 54 jobs carried out in the Company. At the end, a final rank order was established for a meaningful base to build up a grade structure.

Keywords: Job Evaluation, Point Rating, Factor Comparison, Factor Plan, Linear Programming.

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