Most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe

Most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe

We recently undertook a survey to appreciate the most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe. 82 Zimbabwean organisations employing a total of 54 964 employees participated in the survey. The smallest participating organisation employed 12 people and the largest employed 16 000 people.

In basic terms, job evaluation is a process of comparing jobs with one another. It deals with the relationships between jobs within an organisation. The aim of job evaluation is to provide a systematic and consistent approach to defining relative worth of jobs within an organisation. As such, job evaluation is aimed at providing a defensible and equitable basis for determining and managing internal pay relativity between jobs.  It also provides a framework within which decisions on salaries and grading can be made.

The most widely used job evaluation system for grading managerial jobs is the Paterson system (46.84%) followed by the Castellion system (13.92%). Other system currently being used in Zimbabwe include the Hay system (8.86%), In-house systems (15.19%) and Peromnes (3.80%). 6.33% of the participating organisations do not use any job evaluation system.

The most popular system for grading non-managerial positions is the Paterson (31.3%) together with NEC specific grading systems (31.3%).

Over 70% of the organisations have some grading related queries. Only 17.50% of the participating organisations indicated that they do not have grading queries at all.

Only 29.11% of the participating organisations feel their job evaluation system is very effective. 57% feel it’s somehow effective with 13.92% saying it’s not effective.

The top three factors organisations consider when choosing a job evaluation system are objectivity (90%) followed by ease of use (66%) and cost effectiveness (62%).

When grading jobs the majority of organisations use the Committee approach (69.2%), 17.95% use experts while 7.69% use computerised systems.

Newly created jobs (31%), significant change in job content (29%) and requests by aggrieved employees (12%) are the events that can always trigger grading of jobs.

All job evaluation systems tend to come up with relatively the same kind of job ranking. Our observation is that the choice of a system nowdays is a matter of fashion rather than utility.

In deciding whether or not to introduce or revise job evaluation systems, organisations should consider what practical benefits they expect from the system. False starts with job evaluation schemes can be expensive and damaging to industrial relations. Organisations should therefore consider a number of factors when deciding to introduce or revise a job evaluation system. A good start is to seek expert advice beforehand and organisations without the necessary expertise can get advice from good external consultants.

What job evaluation system will be ideal for your organisation? Simple techniques can produce basic grading structures, acceptable to both sides. It does not follow that complex schemes are better or necessary. What is important is that the system should suit the needs of the organisation and have credibility with the workforce.

It is important to get workforce understanding and acceptance of the system before it is introduced. If the scheme is not developed in a participative way, this could lead to greater level of employee suspicion and less employee commitment to results.  It is also important to ensure that a senior person within the organisation is involved with the project so that an understanding of the underlying philosophy does not come from the consultant. Should understanding of the system fade when the consultant leaves, resultant problems will be difficult to resolve.  Job evaluation is most effective as a participative exercise and this, in itself, can improve relations between management and staff. It is therefore recommended that job evaluation is introduced or revised jointly by allowing management and employees or their representatives to discuss relevant issues initially in a non-negotiating forum.   A joint approach is more likely to commit both parties to the outcome of the exercise. A jointly agreed job evaluation scheme can remove emotion from grading queries by allowing reasoning, rather than confrontation, to prevail.

Memory Nguwi is an Occupational Psychologist, Data Scientist, Speaker, & Managing Consultant – Industrial Psychology Consultants (Pvt) Ltd a management and human resources consulting firm.  Phone 481946-48/481950/2900276/2900966 or email: or visit our website at

450 Responses

  1. RobertMum says:

    We will help you promote your site, backlinks for the site are here inexpensive

  2. This is one awesome article.Really thank you! Want more.

  3. رشفه says:

    Really informative article post. Will read on…

  4. I really enjoy the article post. Will read on…

  5. website says:

    Thanks a lot for the post.Really thank you! Awesome.

  6. Wow, great article post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  7. btsports says:

    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  8. Thank you ever so for you blog post.Much thanks again. Will read on…

  9. Thanks-a-mundo for the article post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  10. I am so grateful for your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  11. amb says:

    Appreciate you sharing, great article post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  12. wow, awesome article post. Want more.

  13. Really appreciate you sharing this blog article.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  14. I appreciate you sharing this blog.Much thanks again. Awesome.

  15. This is one awesome blog.Really thank you! Cool.

  16. Thanks-a-mundo for the article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  17. Hey, thanks for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

  18. A round of applause for your post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  19. I am so grateful for your blog post. Much obliged.

  20. Really appreciate you sharing this blog.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  21. Really informative post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  22. Very good blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  23. Thank you for your blog.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  24. Im grateful for the article post.Really thank you!

  25. Public policy is key here, and our states need to develop some strategies – – soon.

  26. Thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  27. Hello there I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Google for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  28. I am a older women looking to chat.

  29. Thanks for discussing the issues and covering them in a well written format.

  30. empresa says:

    Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  31. Are the issues really as complex as they seem?

  32. I am a mother looking to talk.

  33. I am glad to be a visitor of this thoroughgoing web blog ! , regards for this rare information! .

  34. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail on the head. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  35. Best American Healthcare University online surgical technician training is far superior to other online Surgical Technician programs because it includes the training, exam review and national certification exams. Register with Confidence and attend a nationally accredited, but affordable program. In just 4 months, you can complete the surgical technician program from the comfort of your home without a loan on your neck. Enroll now at

  36. empresa says:

    Are the issues really as complex as they seem?

  37. I like what you have to offer. Keep up the good work!

  38. I’d like to be able to write like this, but taking the time and developing articles is hard…. Takes a lot of effort.

  39. informate says:

    I wanted to check up and let you know how, a great deal I cherished discovering your blog today. I might consider it an honor to work at my office and be able to utilize the tips provided on your blog and also be a part of visitors’ reviews like this. Should a position associated with guest writer become on offer at your end, make sure you let me know.

  40. Well done! Keep up this quality!

  41. This information is so great thanks!

  42. Vclub says:

    I was reading through some of your content on this internet site and I believe this web site is very informative ! Continue posting .

  43. I discovered your weblog site on google and verify just a few of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader.

  44. Our community leaders need to read this, and look at developing some of your recommendations.

  45. slotpg says:

    I value the article post. Awesome.

  46. vnhoi says:

    A friend of mine advised this site. And yes. it has some useful pieces of info and I enjoyed scaning it. Therefore i would love to drop you a quick note to express my thank. Take care

  47. see how says:

    Major thankies for the blog post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  48. Alventiz says:

    You explained it really well. how to write a research papers purposes of writing an essay

  49. Awesome posts. Thanks. us essay writing service thesis paper online coursework

  50. Josephtob says:

    Gultekin Ben Gultekin Ben

  51. Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, thanks.

  52. Amazing article, cheers, I will bookmark you now.

  53. I like to spend my free time by scanning various internet resources. Today I came across your website and I found it has some of the most practical and helpful information I’ve seen.

  54. NathanWab says:

    We will help you promote your site, backlinks for the site are here inexpensive

  55. mypeemorm says:

    canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg I understand that many reviewers see their jobs as a competition for a persons dollar, but for me it s bigger than that

  56. ufabet says:

    I just added this to my favorites. I truly love reading your posts. Tyvm!

  57. h380 says:

    The clarity in your post is just nice and I can tell you are an expert in the subject matter.

  58. Davidanike says:

    Обучение менеджера маркетплейсов маркетплейсов
    – курсы бесплатно и платно по работе с маркетплейсами Велдберис, OZON, Я.Маркет и т.д., и освоение работы для начинающих новичков с нуля “Менеджер маркетплейсов”, на обучении научат использовать аналитику, разные форматы продвижения магазинов уже через короткое время, освойте популярную профессию в дистанционном формате и получите навыки в интернет-маркетинге, для того, чтобы зарабатывать деньги и помогать предпринимателям; в курсе вы узнаете все: оформление и продвижение карточек, выстраивание стратегии продвижения, работа с поставщиками, нюансы маркетплейсов, после завершения профессионального курса вы получаете диплом, цены и отзывы указаны по ссылке.

  59. How can I get more helpful info?

  60. Just wanted to say thanx!

  61. Good job for bringing something important to the internet!

  62. I cannot thank you enough for the blog article.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  63. Tv box says:

    I like to spend my free time by scanning various internet resources. Today I came across your website and I found it has some of the most practical and helpful information I’ve seen.

  64. KennethClege says:

    Быстрые займы и микрозаймы в интернете Dostupno48: займы онлайн
    в МКК, срочная выдача на банковскую или кредитную карточку, оформление займов высоким % одобрения и выдача заемщику заёма за пару минут с помощью сайта МФО, возврат легко и удобно на сайте, низкие процентные ставки по заему и множество вариантов получения денег: online, наличными в офисе МФО, перевод на банковский счет, перевод на карту. Плюсы и виды займов: без отказов, краткосрочные, круглосуточно, по договору с МФО, без проверки и справок, с просрочками. Микрофинансовые организации предоставляют выгодные условия для постоянных клиентов и повторных займах. Подберите заем, оформите заявку на заём. Лучшие займы и ТОП займов для потребителей от кредиторов.

  65. You are a great writer. Do you have any more webpages?

  66. A neighbor of mine encouraged me to take a look at your blog site couple weeks ago, given that we both love similar stuff and I will need to say I am quite impressed.

  67. Hello there I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Google for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  68. Awesome blog article. Cool.

  69. Fantastic knowledge. Thanks a lot!
    medical pharmacies online medicine order discount canadian pharmacy no prescription needed

  70. I am interested in more information. How can I reach you? You can see me naked

  71. Thanks again for the article post.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  72. Nicely put, Cheers.
    best 10 online canadian pharmacies list of approved canadian pharmacies cheap medications

  73. Alvinhub says:

    Wonderful content. Appreciate it!
    personal statement essay for college how to write a informative essay mba thesis writers

  74. Alvinhub says:

    Really a good deal of good material.
    english essay writing service how to write a comparing and contrasting essay professional resume writing services

  75. Alvinhub says:

    Regards. Useful information.
    how to write a critical evaluation essay essay writer affordable writing services

  76. This is one awesome blog.Much thanks again. Great.

  77. Nicely put, With thanks.
    best 10 online canadian pharmacies top rated canadian pharmacies online canadian drugs pharmacies online

  78. You stated it fantastically.
    discount pharmacy pharmacy northwest canada online pharmacy india

  79. sbobet says:

    I had fun reading this post. I want to see more on this subject.. Gives Thanks for writing this nice article.. Anyway, I’m going to subscribe to your rss and I wish you write great articles again soon.

  80. Thanks for some other great post. Where else may anybody get that kind of information in such an ideal method of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such information.

  81. Alvinhub says:

    Thanks, Plenty of facts.
    writing a college application essay online writing services

  82. Alvinhub says:

    With thanks. Wonderful information!
    college essays for sale dissertation ghostwriter

  83. Alvinhub says:

    Thanks a lot. Great stuff.
    how to write a scholarship essay about yourself compare and contrast essay college level university essay writing service

  84. Nicely put. Regards!
    canadian drugs pharmacies online best online pharmacies canada prescription drug assistance

  85. Many thanks. Awesome information!
    drugstore online best canadian pharmacies medical pharmacies

  86. Alvinhub says:

    Nicely put, Thank you!
    essay about college experience ghostwriters for hire

  87. Alvinhub says:

    Fantastic advice. Thank you!
    college narrative essay content writing services vancouver

  88. Alvinhub says:

    Superb info. Kudos!
    college essay words business letter writing help

  89. Wonderful stuff. Cheers.
    medical pharmacy canadian viagra overseas pharmacy forum

  90. Hi, I just hopped over to your web-site through StumbleUpon. Not somthing I might typically browse, but I liked your views none the less. Thanks for making something worthy of reading through.

  91. Alvinhub says:

    Awesome data. Regards.
    how to write a creative nonfiction essay cheap essay writing services

  92. Alvinhub says:

    You actually explained this terrifically.
    help with writing an essay extended essay help writing websites for students

  93. WaynespurB says:

    Когда вы боретесь с расстройством, связанным с употреблением алкоголя, вам может казаться, что конца не видно, но вы не должны страдать в одиночестве. Сегодня существует множество вариантов лечения, которые помогут вам излечиться от алкоголизма и вернуться к здоровой и полноценной жизни.
    Различные факторы, такие как история болезни, система поддержки и личная мотивация, могут сыграть свою роль в успехе вашего выздоровления. Лечение должно проходить под наблюдением группы медицинских специалистов в реабилитационном центре. По всей стране в центрах лечения алкоголизма работают профессионалы, которые проведут вас через все этапы процесса выздоровления – от детоксикации до жизни после реабилитации. Считайте их своей круглосуточной системой поддержки, которая будет радоваться вашим успехам и вместе с вами преодолевать любые трудности.
    Помните, что преодоление алкоголизма – это процесс. Менее половины людей рецидивируют после достижения одного года трезвости. Это число уменьшается до менее 15% после пяти лет трезвости. Чтобы получить наибольшие шансы на долгосрочную трезвость после завершения стационарной или амбулаторной программы, вам следует участвовать в местных группах поддержки и продолжать консультации. Лечение алкоголизма – это инвестиция в ваше будущее. Оно изменит к лучшему не только вашу жизнь, но и жизнь окружающих вас людей, таких как члены семьи и друзья.

  94. Alvinhub says:

    This is nicely said. .
    essay writing guidelines write my assignment ireland

  95. Regards, Plenty of forum posts!
    canadian king pharmacy order medicine online online drugstore pharmacy

  96. You said it very well.!
    canada drugs online pharmacy walmart online pharmacy canada pharmacies prescription drugs

  97. thank, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article. I really appreciate your wonderful knowledge and the time you put into educating the rest of us.

  98. Alvinhub says:

    Beneficial content. Many thanks.
    best online essay writers help with writing a thesis statement

  99. Alvinhub says:

    Thanks a lot! I enjoy this.
    help writing essays write my assignment

  100. sbobet says:

    I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  101. Alvinhub says:

    Whoa a lot of amazing data.
    writing a 3 paragraph essay dissertation writing services usa

  102. You mentioned that adequately.
    top rated online canadian pharmacies canadian king pharmacy canadian prescriptions

  103. Alvinhub says:

    Whoa many of awesome tips.
    how to write a community service essay college supplement essay coursework writing help

  104. Alvinhub says:

    Nicely put, With thanks!
    good essay writing websites i need an essay written for me

  105. Alvinhub says:

    Great write ups. Cheers.
    ivy league college essays article rewriting services

  106. Thanks for posting this. Looking for these resources 😀

  107. You stated that terrifically.
    drug prices comparison canadian pharmacy generic viagra canada pharmaceuticals online generic

  108. Regards, Fantastic stuff!
    indian pharmacy online pharmacy trusted online pharmacy reviews

  109. Alvinhub says:

    You actually explained it fantastically.
    essay paper writing service best dissertation writing service

  110. Alvinhub says:

    Cheers, I like it!
    write essay about yourself writing an essay for college letter writing service

  111. sbobet says:

    A cool post there mate ! Thank you for posting.

  112. A thoughtful insight and ideas I will use on my blog. You’ve obviously spent some time on this. Congratulations

  113. Alvinhub says:

    Nicely put. Appreciate it.
    i have to write an essay writing prompts for college essays i need a ghostwriter

  114. Nicely put, Kudos!
    canadian pharmacies that are legit canada pharmacy online orders online medicine order discount

  115. Seriously plenty of very good advice!
    pharmacy prices cheap prescription drugs legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies

  116. Alvinhub says:

    Perfectly voiced truly. !
    someone to write my essay buy college essays online writing services rates