The Achilles heel of HR systems

Job evaluation tools just starting to tap technology
By John Johnston
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 08/12/2003


veryone and everything has a dirty little secret. When it comes to how human resource management systems (HRMS) handle compensation, job evaluation seems to be the skeleton locked away in the organizational closet.

Why is job evaluation a company’s dirty little secret? Often it’s because of the way the system is designed, administered and the results matched to the pay system. Job evaluation is, by its nature, a time consuming and bureaucratic process and it’s even worse using job evaluation committees.