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Job Evaluation and Grade Structures Masterclass

Developing and Implementing Effective Job Evaluation Systems and Building Grade Structures in order to Meet Business Needs and Drive Employee Performance and Organisation Effectiveness.
Course Fee SGD2,195

Course Trainer

Robert Mosley was awarded the “Global HR Leadership Award” in 2017 by the World HR Congress to recognize his iconic contribution to the global C&B community over the past decade. He is truely one of the leading HR trainers in the world today, and is in the “Global Guru #500 List”.

Robert is widely recognised in many industries and many countries as one of the leading global experts on compensation and benefits, and is also a leading expert in the more general field of human resources and performance management. His main areas of expertise and specialism are in the fields of job analysis, job descriptions, job evaluation, grading schemes, pay structures, allowances, bonuses and incentives, industrial relations and collective agreements, e-HR systems, performance management, performance appraisals, and all issues on compensation and benefits globally, especially in the GCC and Asia having worked in these regions for over 25 years.

Robert was born and educated in London (in UK) and he graduated with a MA masters degree in Mathematics from Oxford University (in UK) in 1983, and then obtained his MBA masters degree in business studies from London Business School (in the UK) and Chicago Business School (in the USA) in 1985. He then became a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (in UK) with an FCIPD qualification, after deciding to focus on HR.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for everyone who requires an appreciation or an in-depth knowledge of determining the grades of jobs and the value of jobs, and everyone who needs to understand the concepts and techniques of job evaluation, and everyone who needs to be able to build and design grade structures, including all employees in all areas of Human Resources at all professional levels of VPs/Directors/ Managers/Specialists/Analysts/Generalists, and this course is designed for the all of the following participants:

All managers and professionals and specialist who work in any area of HR.

All specialists in HR who work in Compensation and Remuneration and Rewards.

All specialists in HR who work in Organisation Design and Organisation Effectiveness.

All specialists in HR who work in Performance Management and Performance Appraisals.

Course Introduction

A fundamental component of reward management and HR management is a grade and salary structure, and these are often taken for granted. Rather than make changes, HR and reward professionals try to fit the ever-changing needs of their employees into a grade system that may not have been reviewed for many years. In an increasingly competitive environment, when you want to attract and retain the best individual employees and high-performers, having an effective and fair job evaluation and grading system is crucial to underpin best-practice reward policies and deliver pay-for-performance.

Key Benefits Of Attending

Provide techniques and professional skills for job evaluation and understanding how to build grade structures, and implement one of the core essential building blocks of placing jobs fairly in the overall grading hierarchy for best-practice human resources management.

Understand the different approaches and systems and tools for job evaluation in order to determine how to place a job into the correct grade in your grading and pay structures.

Learn about the different approaches for job evaluation, and gain an understanding of which system might produce the best results within your organisation and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used types of job evaluation methods.

Align your grade structures to your organisational objectives and human resources strategy and discover practical steps for implementing a job evaluation system, and developing a grading system to underpin your salary structures and remuneration policies.

Increase your business performance and employee effectiveness by developing a clear job grading structure that correctly values the responsibilities and contributions of each job to determine the correct grade for each job in your organisation.

Opportunities for networking in the breaks with your fellow course delegates and course tutor to discuss practical issues that will help you in your workplace.

What You’ll Learn

This online course will provide a sound knowledge of job evaluation approaches and provide an understanding of how job evaluation fits into the broader context of human resources management, and to provide practical skills in the application of job evaluation systems. Most employers want to ensure that they can “attract, retain and motivate” the best employees and teams, and this five half-days online course will cover the key areas in job evaluation tools and techniques and best- practice processes for evaluating jobs and placing them accurately into your overall grade structure. This course will explore the different types of job evaluation systems that are used, both globally, and give you a basic familiarization with the concept of job evaluation and a high-level appreciation of the most commonly used best-practice approaches (such as Hay, Mercer, Towers-Watson, etc).

You will gain hands-on practice in evaluating jobs and this course is suitable for both HR generalists and remuneration specialists, and the aim of this course is to enable you to get a better understanding of how to evaluate jobs and how to design a grade structure that will help you to attract, motivate and retain employees. This online course is aimed at both HR Generalists and Reward Specialists to help you design and review your grading structure to ensure you evolve with a best-practice system.

Course Methodology

You will be provided with the information you need to establish a job evaluation system and make changes to your grading structure. You will have an opportunity to test various ideas and to establish what may work for you. You will be given access to various tools and techniques, as well as information on the latest trends and developments. This course will involve working in teams on practical case studies to gain detailed hands-on experience of evaluating jobs using the various tools and techniques that will be discussed throughout the course.

Course Case Studies

You will work on typical job evaluation and grading problems and issues, including actual issues and problems that are identified by the participants during the course. The course will include the following case studies designed around various companies in Asia:

  • Selecting the most appropriate job evaluation system
  • Building the internal case for review/design of a new grading/salary structure
  • Designing the most appropriate grade structure
  • The debate of single-step grades versus double-step grades versus broad-banding

Course Outline

● The Golden Triangle of Reward Management (Jobs, People and Performance, and Pay Markets
● The Role of Grading and Salary Structures in Compensation and Reward
● How Grading and Salary Structures have Developed and Global Trends
● The Role of Job Evaluation
● Determining Comparative Job Size and Internal Relativities
● Understanding Jobs and How to Effectively Place Jobs in the Correct Grade Hierarchy
● The Common Golden Rules of All Job Evaluation Systems
● Understanding the Step Approach to Job Size (Single-Step or Double-Step or Broad-Banded)

● Commonly Used Best-Practice Proprietary Systems of Job Evaluation
● Showcase review of the “Hay Group Guide Chart and Profile Method of Job Evaluation”

● Commonly Used Best-Practice Proprietary Systems of Job Evaluation
● Overview of the “Mercer International Position Evaluation (IPE) Methodology”
● Overview of the “Towers-Watson Global Grades”
● Summary of Other Commonly Used Job Evaluation Systems and Different Methodologies
● Comparisons Across Different Job Evaluation Systems and Mapping

● How Many Grades Should Your Organisation Have from Top-to-Bottom?
● Determining Grades and Overall Grading Structure to Fit Organisation Requirements
● Determining How Many Grades and Setting Grade Breaks
● Defining a Grade and the Different Spread of Grades (Single-Step, Double-Step, Broad-Band)
● The Pros and Cons of Broad-Banding in Different Organizational Cultures
● Benchmarking and Designing a Grade Structure Compared to Other Companies
● Latest Trends on Job Family Grade Structures and Generic Job Titles Aligned to Grades
● Latest Trends on Agile Grades

● Job Evaluation Processes
● Traditional Committees and Job Evaluation Panels
● Hub-and-Spoke Method of Job Evaluation centered around HR
● Universal Job Evaluation Questionnaires and Computer Aided Job Evaluation (CAJE)
● Implementing a New Job Evaluation System and Grading Structures
● The Role of Management in Implementation and the Role of HR and Reward Experts

● Designing Salary Ranges for Grades and Pay Differentials Between Grades
● Managing Development of Employees and “X-1” Principle and “X+1” Principle
● Managing Progression Within a Grade Structure
● Managing Promotions and Upgrades Through a Grade Structure
● Coping with Employees who Reach the Maximum of their Grade

Frequently Asked Questions

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There are no pre-requirements, and this course is suitable for participants who classify themselves at either “elementary” or “intermediate” or “advanced” levels.

You will get certificate of attendance from HRD Future. In order to get the certificate of attendance signed by the course trainer, you are requested to attend at least 90% of the course.

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to enquiry@hrd-future.com or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode

(1) BANK TRANSFER (USD/SGD only)

  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

(2) CHEQUE

Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     

(3) CREDIT CARD

We are using PayPal as the credit card payment gateway. This is the most secure way for credit card payment. There is an additional 4.4% + SGD0.5 credit card charges per transaction. A payment request email with payment link will send to you via HRD Future’s PayPay account if you choose this option.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email enquiry@hrd-future.com providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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