Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Job Evaluation

Job evaluation

Job evaluation represents a process by which job descriptions can be used to identify the rank order (or relative magnitude, or relative worth) of jobs in an organisation.

One of the key aims for job evaluation is to ensure that, ‘non-discriminatory job evaluation should lead to a payment system which is transparent and within which work of equal value receives equal pay regardless of sex.’ (Equal Opportunities Commission, 2003). Employees subject to a job evaluation scheme need to understand how it works and how the results were arrived at in order to have any confidence in it and to avoid conflict. Equally, there exists a legal requirement to be able to demonstrate (if challenged) that whatever pay structure is in place within an organisation ...

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