International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


An Analytical Approach to the Unequivocal Need of Organizations for Job Evaluation
Muhammad Ali EL-Hajji

This paper tries to answer the questions of why organizations need job evaluation. What makes this need so pressing? Why organizations show an increasing interest in job evaluation? Is job evaluation an inevitable exercise in the life of organizations - And to what extent does this reflect reality? Is there tangible evidence attesting this fast-growing need for job evaluation? Can job evaluation be responsive enough to meet the continuous change and development to job content and job requirements due to, for example, technological progress? These points represent the area / scope of the paper and reflect the main purpose behind writing this research. This in turn reinforces the value of job evaluation with respect to its purpose and place, the effect of which is to provide ever more compelling reasons why it is a tool that every organization should, at the very least, seriously consider. The paper further illustrates that the need for job evaluation can be seen through the necessity for organizations to establish a fair wage system by neither overcharging the organization’s budget for the jobs performed by the worker nor underestimating the work-value of the jobholder. The purpose is to create a situation of input – output balance that equates with a fair wage being paid in return for the type of work or job in hand. This is in order to reach a win / win situation, resolve any inconvenience that may occur between employees and their employer related to wage consistency or equity, and to create a sound work climate. This accentuates that the job evaluation has become inextricable for most organizations and demonstrates how this applies, in particular, to the larger ones. It also shows that Job evaluation of Some Kind is a universal phenomenon in organizations paying wages and salaries.

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