Job evaluation committees consist of consultants, managers, employees and human resources professionals. These groups meet periodically to ensure the company’s financial and human capital are being used as efficiently as possible.
Reviewing Job Descriptions
Job evaluation committees compare the job descriptions of their employees to the tasks they perform. This helps the committee suggest changes to job descriptions, salaries and job titles.
Reviewing Department Structures
Job evaluation committees review the chain of command to ensure there are not more managers than needed. They may also explore opportunities to shift employees to new roles in the organization.
Ensuring Departmental Efficiency
Organizations that are inefficiently run are often unprofitable. Job evaluation committees work to ensure each department is structured for maximum efficiency.
Recommending Staffing Changes
In many cases, the job evaluation committee will recommend the organization hire one or more employees. It also may recommend staff reductions.
Recommending Additional Training
If it is determined that a department is performing unsatisfactorily due to inadequate training, the job evaluation committee may recommend mandatory training. It may also recommend replacing existing staff with workers who possess a different educational background.