What are the most commonly used job evaluation systems in Zimbabwe?

What are the 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. https://www.linkedin.com/in/memorynguwi/  Phone 481946-48/481950/2900276/2900966 or email: mnguwi@ipcconsultants.com or visit our website at www.ipcconsultants.com

Categories:

537 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  2. I am so grateful for your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  3. Great, thanks for sharing this post. Will read on…

  4. Hey, thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Great.

  5. I really liked your article.Thanks Again. Cool.

  6. I really enjoy the article post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  7. I appreciate you sharing this article.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

  8. I really like and appreciate your article. Much obliged.

  9. amb says:

    Major thankies for the post. Want more.

  10. I really liked your blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  11. A big thank you for your blog.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  12. I think this is a real great post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

  13. Really informative post.

  14. wow, awesome blog post.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  15. Thanks-a-mundo for the blog.Really thank you! Great.

  16. btsports says:

    Thank you for your article. Great.

  17. Very good article post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  18. Muchos Gracias for your blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  19. Really informative blog post.Much thanks again. Great.

  20. Im obliged for the post.Much thanks again. Want more.

  21. I really liked your blog.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

  22. NUTRITION says:

    Very informative post.Really thank you!

  23. superslot says:

    I am so grateful for your blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  24. credgelm says:

    pharmacie en ligne lyon pharmacie reims pharmacie de garde nancy , medicaments ketoprofene pharmacie bailly burnhaupt , pharmacie la bailly rue albert camus salouГ«l pharmacie avignon montfavet pharmacie veterinaire brest therapie cognitivo comportementale lille pharmacie auchan trinite pharmacie lafayette creer un compte .
    pharmacie brest garde pharmacie lafayette horaires d’ouverture generique aerius comprime , therapies used in psychiatry therapie jean lapointe . pharmacie centrale annecy pharmacie riquier annecy therapie cognitivo comportementale nevers pharmacie fleveau angers . pharmacie lafayette charleville therapie de couple strasbourg pharmacie de garde issoire , therapie comportementale et cognitive saint etienne pharmacie en ligne quissac , produits alimentaires medicamenteux pharmacie de garde paris 16 pharmacie de monteux becker Sony Sound Forge vente en ligne, Sony Sound Forge pas cher Sony Sound Forge Sony Sound Forge achat en ligne Canada Acheter licence Sony Sound Forge . pharmacie rue saint pierre beauvais therapies comportementales et cognitives en 37 notions pharmacie amiens jean catelas therapie de couple est ce efficace pharmacie internationale beaulieu sur mer , pharmacie de garde gard pharmacie a argenteuil . pharmacie auchan bordeaux lac pharmacie boulogne billancourt avenue jean baptiste clement pharmacie de garde bailly romainvilliers

  25. Thank you so much for helping me.

  26. This information is so great thanks!

  27. You are a great writer thanks.

  28. I am a mother looking to chat.

  29. Amazing forum posts. Thank you.
    essay write help writing thesis article rewriting service

  30. pgslot says:

    Major thanks for the post. Really Cool.

  31. Thank you, Lots of content!
    https://definitionessays.com/ write narrative essay

  32. Im obliged for the article.Really thank you! Want more.

  33. venlafaxine 150mg pill effexor canada buy effexor 75 mg pill

  34. Alventiz says:

    Thank you! Fantastic stuff! how to write a research papers service to others essay

  35. pregabalin 150mg price lyrica 75 mg uk order pregabalin online

  36. Kudos. Awesome information! write my essay for cheap custom papers thesis paper writing

  37. ivermectin 3mg tablet stromectol pill for humans stromectol tablets for humans for sale

  38. ivermectin cream uk buy stromectol online purchase ivermectin

  39. Thank so much for helping me.

  40. Thanks a lot for the article post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  41. sildenafil for sale buy cenforce 50 mg pills cenforce 50 mg usa

  42. You are a great writer thank you.

  43. Thanks so much for your hard work. You can see me naked https://bit.ly/3sRlKDe

  44. Interested in more info. How can I contact you? You can see me naked https://bit.ly/3sRlKDe

  45. read more says:

    wow, awesome article. Keep writing.

  46. Alvinhub says:

    Cheers. Loads of info!
    where can i buy an essay https://writingthesistops.com/ how much is a ghostwriter

  47. Im grateful for the article. Really Great.

  48. Alvinhub says:

    You said it nicely..
    what to write in an essay about yourself essay help with handwriting

  49. Helpful info. Appreciate it!
    drugs without prescription canadian king pharmacy prescription pricing

  50. Alvinhub says:

    Seriously plenty of amazing facts!
    how to write essays write my essay help with assignment writing

  51. Really a good deal of valuable knowledge!
    panacea pharmacy ed meds online without doctor prescription international pharmacies that ship to the usa

  52. Enjoyed every bit of your blog post.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  53. Alvinhub says:

    Terrific facts. Regards!
    personal essay college application https://topswritingservices.com/ professional report writing services

  54. Alvinhub says:

    Thank you. Excellent information.
    good essay writing service the essay writer college admission essay writing service

  55. You actually stated it perfectly.
    canadadrugstore365 non prescription online pharmacy reviews medical information online

  56. Alvinhub says:

    Amazing plenty of good tips.
    write my college essay me https://freshapps.space/ writing essays services

  57. You explained it very well!
    canadian pharmacy generic viagra online pharmacy viagra walmart pharmacy price check

  58. Alvinhub says:

    Truly lots of valuable tips.
    automatic essay writer essay typer custom writings plagiarism

  59. Alvinhub says:

    You made your point!
    how to become a good writer essay where can i write an essay online top 10 dissertation writing services

  60. You actually mentioned it adequately!
    canadian pharcharmy canada pharmaceuticals online online pharmacies of canada

  61. Fantastic blog.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.

  62. Alvinhub says:

    Amazing material. Thanks!
    how to write a journal essay essay writing service review best custom writing service

  63. Regards, A lot of write ups!
    canadian online pharmacy ordering prescriptions from canada legally canada drugs

  64. Cindy Oms says:

    Interested in more info. How can I reach you?

  65. Alvinhub says:

    Truly a lot of great info.
    writing essays in college essay writing service best resume writing services washington dc

  66. Very good material, Thanks!
    canadian pharmacy king price pro pharmacy canada canada pharmacy online orders

  67. Alvinhub says:

    With thanks! Very good information!
    good essay writing website writing an opinion essay content writing services us

  68. Beneficial info. Thanks a lot!
    canada pharmacy online orders canadian pharmacy meds ed meds online

  69. Alvinhub says:

    Perfectly spoken really! !
    expository essay writing how to become a good essay writer essays writing services

  70. Alvinhub says:

    Many thanks. Awesome information.
    college essay grader https://essaypromaster.com/ executive resume writers nyc

  71. I am 43 year old female Thank you so much!

  72. Alvinhub says:

    Thank you, A lot of content!
    help me with my essay writing my essay online essay writing services

  73. Alvinhub says:

    Thanks a lot, Ample content.
    write my essay review college essay assignment essay writing service review

  74. Alvinhub says:

    Reliable advice. Regards!
    personal essay for college admission how to write an interpretive essay writers wanted online

  75. Alvinhub says:

    Tips very well considered.!
    best college admission essay essay writing service custom writing help

  76. You said it perfectly..
    drugs from canada with prescription cheap prescription drugs prescription without a doctor’s prescription

  77. Alvinhub says:

    This is nicely put! !
    community service college essay https://altertraff.com/ custom writing services reviews

  78. Alvinhub says:

    Cheers, I value this!
    should college essays be double spaced https://agbsl.pro/ best resume writing services in nyc

  79. Alvinhub says:

    Seriously plenty of terrific information.
    write my history essay best writing service reviews best resume writing services nyc

  80. Superb facts. Thanks a lot.
    rx pharmacy buying prescription drugs canada compare rx prices

  81. Alvinhub says:

    Very good forum posts. Kudos.
    how to write cause and effect essay essay writing services hiring ghostwriters

  82. Alvinhub says:

    You actually reported this adequately.
    sat essay help write my essays writing helper

  83. Awesome advice. Appreciate it.
    drugs for sale indian pharmacy canada pharmacies/account

  84. Alvinhub says:

    Wonderful forum posts, Thank you.
    how write an essay how to write a self evaluation essay writers online

  85. brand sildenafil brand sildenafil cheap sildenafil