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Job Architecture, Evaluation and Levelling

Analysing, evaluating and sizing jobs in a consistent manner is one of the key challenges of pay and career management. Aon offers a range of solutions from job family architecture models through to traditional points-factor job evaluation to help you more efficiently manage this process.

We will consult with key stakeholders to discuss your project plan with the goal to optimise the process of evaluation within your HR department.

Job Family Architecture

The nature of today's complex working environment is driving an increasing need for organisations to understand the true structure and composition of the jobs and the value they add. As a critical talent retention tool, properly designed job architecture will enable employees to understand the progression opportunities available to them - it provides the 'passport' to enable employees to develop throughout their career.

Job architecture is a systematic way of organising jobs within a company and it's foundation is based on:

  1. job evaluation
  2. identified job families or functions

What is the benefit of a job architecture?

  • To define, assess and manage role relativities /equivalencies
  • Provide a platform for defining career paths and succession planning
  • Creates a platform for developing global reward strategies
  • Structures enable definition of HR programme eligibility across businesses and geographies
  • Improve speed and efficiency of organisational change - in particular: organisation design, staffing and employee mobility
  • Support cascade of business and individual objectives and accountability

As well as our job evaluation methodogy JobLink, Aon has already identified 19 job families and 90 disciplines which can be readily adapted to your specific organisational needs. We also have specific families developed for our industry verticals such as Oil and Gas, Real Estate and Automotive.

Make consistent and defensible reward decisions

Job analysis involves one of our consultants systematically identifying and documenting important information associated with job roles within your organisation. This can include key responsibilities, activities, skills, work environment and required education levels.

A job analysis can benefit your organisation by:

  • allowing you to gain an in-depth understanding of the content of your organisation's job roles
  • delivering results that can be used for enhancing human resource strategies, activities, and processes
  • enhancing employees' trust in remuneration decisions by providing them with an opportunity to express their knowledge of the roles they perform and contribute to the processes that determine remuneration levels.

Manage your job evaluation process through JobLink

JobLink is an evaluation solution suited to any organisation looking to structure their HR strategies, policies, practices and remuneration decisions around an objective assessment of jobs.

Job evaluations are an essential element to provide basis for fair, transparent and defensible people management decisions. JobLink allows HR practitioners to:

  • deliver an agreed method and set of criteria for evaluating roles in your organisation
  • formulate a body of knowledge on the size and relative worth of roles by gathering, sorting and assessing information
  • minimise subjectivity and maximise consistency related to assessing the size of roles
  • compare and contrast the size of roles within your organisation and make consistent, rational and defensible HR/remuneration decisions
  • use job sizing information to build and maintain a solid HR/remuneration framework tailored to your organisation
  • increase the credibility of the HR/remuneration functions by providing a fair, transparent and communicable methodology for decisions.

JobLink also provides you with the infrastructure to manage your internal grading system effectively - including band level descriptors and a technology application. You can implement a generic version or we can tailor the solution for your organisation's unique needs.

JobLink is linked to Aon's leading remuneration databases

Using our JobLink methodology allows you to easily underpin your grading structure with competitive market data from Aon's leading remuneration database.


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