The role of job evaluation and its influence on organisation pay structure (a case study of the Higher Education Loans Board)
Mburu, Madrine Weveti
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An organization is formed to achieve certain objectives. The objectives may be long or short term. These objectives are captured through the organization's mission; which in summary gives a justification for the organization's existence. The Human Resource Management (HRM) tries to contribute to this vision by planning, co-coordinating and ensuring that the employees' skills are fully utilized and deployed in the right jobs. This can only happen if jobs in the organization are properly evaluated as this has a bearing on the pay structure. The main issue being investigated in this study is to what extent does the pay structure reflects the value of the jobs at Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). In the literature review section various works on job evaluation (JE) by other writers, and the influence JE has had on the organization's pay structure are reviewed. Questionnaires were used as the research instruments to collect data. Simple random sampling from staff at HELB offices was used and the data was analyzed using the Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings in this study reveal that there is a significant correlation between job evaluation and employees' remuneration at HELB. Finally the study recommends that HELB should have a proper communication structure in place, and employees should be motivated to enhance job satisfaction. The management should always be reporting to employees about the results of job evaluation.