Editor's message: A robust pay and grading system will form the basis of reward in most organisations. This will detail, among other things, how job roles at the organisation are ranked, their associated salaries, and how employees progress through the different levels. When devised in conjunction with a thorough job evaluation process, a pay and grading system can help to prevent equal pay issues.
A grading structure will need to be supported by accurate, up-to-date information on market pay rates. Employers may therefore need to carry out a pay benchmarking exercise when introducing or reviewing a pay and grading system.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
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