job families

In addition to family-specific job titles, this approach can serve to optimize personnel development by designing a dedicated competency model. Further HR processes such as personnel planning or personnel marketing can be geared to the needs of these job clusters which makes job families a useful variable in statistical analysis, reporting and HR controlling.

Also referred to as occupation families, job families allow similar professions to exist in different parts of an organization. It means position clusters cannot be derived solely from the organizational chart.

Depending on company strategy, job families can also be the basis for differences in the remuneration policy. Typically, remuneration of sales functions differs from other functions - there’s a different pay mix with a higher variable pay.

Separate pay bands can be modelled for particular high-demand occupations. If and when this is recommendable should be checked in each individual case.

Job families can be defined at any level of detail and typically the process follows the existent or planned categories of functions. The more heterogeneous the positions in a job family, the more sense it makes to further segment them into sub-families.

Job families can also be referred to as occupation families, depending on the organization. Same or similar professions can exist in different parts of an organization, thus position clusters often cannot be derived solely from the organizational chart only.

gradar’s Global Job Families

We have based gradar's 138 global job families on an analysis of the most used benchmark jobs from ‘general industry’, ‘high-tech’ and ‘retail’ compensation surveys. This list is expanded to incorporate specific industries such as ‘insurance’ and ‘retail banking’:

Business Administration
  • Office Clerks
  • Other Business Administration Disciplines
  • Receptionist / Switchboard
  • Secretarial / Business Assistance
Corporate Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Investor Relations
  • Other Corporate Affairs Disciplines
  • Public Relations
  • Regulatory Affairs
Customer Service
  • Call Centre
  • Non Technical Customer Service
  • Other Customer Service Disciplines
  • Technical Customer Service
Engineering
  • Application Engineering (Automotive)
  • Architecture
  • Calculation / Simulation Engineering (Automotive)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil / Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Other Engineering Disciplines
  • Prototype Engineering (Automotive)
  • Sales Engineering (Automotive)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Technicians / Skilled Trade
  • Testing and Measuring Engineering (Automotive)
  • Trial / Test / Verification Engineering (Automotive)
Finance
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Controlling / Financial Analysis
  • Credit / Collections
  • Financial / Business Audit
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Other Finance Disciplines
  • Tax
  • Treasury
Human Resources
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • HR Business Partner
  • HR Information / Management Systems
  • HR Service Centre
  • Learning and Development
  • Other HR Disciplines
  • Payroll
  • Recruitment
  • Safety / Health / Environment
  • Training
Information Technology
  • IT Administration
  • IT Helpdesk
  • IT Network Administration
  • IT Network Architecture / Planning
  • IT Security
  • Other Information Technology Disciplines
Legal Services
  • Legal Support
  • Other Legal Services Disciplines
Marketing
  • Brand Marketing
  • Business Development
  • E-Commerce Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Other Marketing Disciplines
  • Pricing
  • Product / Marketing Communications
  • Product Management
  • Trade Marketing
Production
  • Maintenance
  • Other Production Disciplines
  • Quality / Product Testing
Product Development
  • Other Product Development Disciplines
Project Management
  • Agile- / Scrum-Master
  • Business Consulting Project Management (external)
  • IT Consulting Project Management (external)
  • IT Project Management
  • Other Project Management Disciplines
  • Product-Owner
  • Project Management (external)
Process Management
  • Other Process Management Disciplines
Research and Development
  • Clinical
  • Life Science
  • Other Research and Development Disciplines
  • Physical Science
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Safety and Compliance
Sales
  • Key Account Management
  • Other Sales Disciplines
  • Sales Effectiveness
  • Sales Engineering
  • Sales Support / Administration
  • Sales Training
Software Development
  • Database Development
  • ERP Configuration / Customisation
  • Other Software Development Disciplines
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Testing
Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Materials Management
  • Other Supply Chain Management Disciplines
  • Purchasing / Procurement
  • Warehousing
Website Development
  • Other Website Development Disciplines
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • UI/UX Development
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Content Management
  • Webdesign / Graphic-Design
  • Website / Online-systems Administration
Retail
  • Loss Prevention
  • Merchandise Buying
  • Merchandise Management
  • Merchandise Planning and Allocation
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Other Retail Disciplines
  • Product Design Creative
  • Product Design Technical
  • Regional Store Management
  • Store Cashier / Checkout
  • Store Department Management
  • Store Management
  • Store Operations
  • Store Sales
  • Storeroom
Visual Merchandising
  • Other Visual Merchandising Disciplines
  • Visual Merchandising Store Operations
Franchising
  • Franchise Management
  • Franchise Operations Support
  • Franchise Sales / Recruiting
  • Other Franchising Disciplines
Retail Banking
  • Retail Banking - Management
  • Retail Banking - Product Consulting
  • Retail Banking - Product Development
  • Retail Banking - Sales and Service
Consulting (external)
  • Business Consulting
  • Other External Consulting Disciplines
  • Technical Product Support
  • Technology Consulting
  • Technology Consulting (Software Architecture)
  • Technology Consulting (Software Customizing)
  • Technology Consulting (Software Development)
Insurance
  • Actuarial - Life
  • Actuarial - Non-Life
  • Claims - Life
  • Claims - Non-Life
  • Insurance Product Development
  • Other Insurance Disciplines
  • Underwriting - Life
  • Underwriting - Non-Life
  • Underwriting - Reinsurance
General Management
  • Operations Management
  • Other General Management Disciplines
Data Science and Analysis
  • Other Data Science and Analysis Disciplines
Quality Management
  • Other Quality Management Disciplines
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Planning
Media and Entertainment
  • Other Media and Entertainment Disciplines
Municipal / Public Services
  • Courts
  • Education
  • Other Public Services Disciplines
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health / Safety
  • Public Transportation
  • Public Works / Utilities
NGO Operations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Disaster Management / Emergency Aid and Response
  • Documentation and Information Management
  • Education / Learning and Training
  • External Relations / Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation
  • Fundraising / Grant Development
  • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • International Relations
  • Member Relations
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Other NGO Operations Disciplines
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Political Affairs
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Public / Private Partnerships
  • Volunteer Services & Community Outreach
Universities / Higher (Tertiary) Education
  • Academic Operations
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Art Centres
  • Athletics
  • Central Administration
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Student Affairs
Real Estate / Facility Management
  • Design and Construction
  • Facility Management
  • Other Real Estate / Facility Management Disciplines
  • Real Estate Management
  • Site Selection / Acquisition

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