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How Heavy Is A Job?: A Critical Survey of Job Evaluation as a Payment Device


  • Monojit Chatterji
  • Stephen Devlin


This paper provides a summary of the purpose, practice and history of job evaluation in its primary role as a compensation system. It critically reviews the implicit assumptions made in the construction and application of the procedure with specific reference to PwC’s evaluation of the salary structure of the Welsh Assembly in 2004.

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  • Monojit Chatterji & Stephen Devlin, 2011. "How Heavy Is A Job?: A Critical Survey of Job Evaluation as a Payment Device," Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 259, Economic Studies, University of Dundee.
  • Handle: RePEc:dun:dpaper:259

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    job evaluation; compensation systems;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods

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