evaluate job roles

Rates of pay

Acas Fair Wage Guidance

Employment advisory service Acas has published a free guide to help employers evaluate job roles and provide an appropriate rate of pay. The guide, Job evaluation: considerations and risks, advises employers how to assess the relative importance of the various jobs within their business, taking into account skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions. It then shows businesses how to use these factors to implement a fair pay system. Acas Scotland director Frank Blair said: “Employers sometimes find it hard to justify their grading and pay systems. Putting in place a job evaluation scheme can remedy this and can also help prevent equality and HR–related problems from arising. “A good number of the difficulties encountered by businesses will be avoided by adequate p... »