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Glossary list

Job Analysis

The preparatory stage for writing job descriptions.

Job Description

A written description of a job which includes information regarding the general nature of the work to be performed, specific responsibilities and duties, and the employee characteristics required to perform the job.

Job Design

This aspect of management is part of organisation structure. Individuals carry out activities that lead to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives.

Job Evaluation

Used for compensation planning purposes, it is the process of comparing a job with other jobs in an organisation to determine an appropriate pay rate for the job.

Job Rotation

A reaction against job specialisation. Linked to the Human Relations School.