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Grading exercise
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Chrm Message From: ruchika_talwar Total Posts: 18 Join Date: 22/08/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 16/04/2015 10:28:46 Points: 90 Location: United States

Dear group,

I'd like to know how to differentiate employees having different pay scales with grades. Our organization has never had grades in the past but we are in the process to introduce grading scales and hence this question.

To be candid, I have whatsoever no experience in relation to this subject matter and would like to know more.

Thanks in advance for helping out.


Chrm Message From: tania Total Posts: 26 Join Date: 22/08/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 16/04/2015 10:31:09 Points: 130 Location: United States
Dear Ruchika,
First of all, you need to understand that job families are groups of occupations based upon work performed, skills, education, training, and credentials. 
Job ladders are career progression path in your organization. You have to see particular job can move from minimum one level to maximum level. Accordingly you may assess on experience, qualification or expertise may move in dirrerent level within one job occupation shall be organised for pay bands from low to maximum.
This exercise shall be done for all job position where these positions have movement as career path or job ladder by promotions to move upwards in your organization which can be indicator as grade.
Some occupations may have limitation but due to market pricing of such jobs are specialise into ocupation like Engineers, Professionals, Finance,Commercial and Administration etc.

This is in order to maintain internal equity and external equity. 

You may want to inquire and research also about employee banding and levels within banding.



Chrm Message From: paresh.kamat Total Posts: 26 Join Date: 22/08/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 04/02/2016 09:03:57 Points: 130 Location: United States

You can design the grading structure on the basis of the roles and responsibilities handled by the employees in the organisation which will provide you with the information that who is senior level employee and who is junior level. 

Chrm Message From: Uday Total Posts: 28 Join Date: 22/08/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 04/02/2016 09:06:11 Points: 140 Location: United States

Dear all,

If you want adopt grading system then firstly you need to do job evaluation of each position in your organization that subsequently has data of roles, competencies, responsibilities, etc.

This is the starting point for this exercise.