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gradar is a next-generation approach to job evaluation. Developed to provide an intuitive and affordable service, our system leads the way in innovation and accessibility.

job evaluation explained.

Since mankind began exchanging money for goods and services, businesses and their staff have been negotiating the price of work. For the purposes of fair pay, organisations would ‘evaluate’ the jobs performed within them to determine their value to the organisation.

By considering a job’s cognitive and physical requirements, as well as working conditions and responsibilities, businesses were historically able to assess the worth of a specific role.

It became clear in the early 20th century that a system of job evaluation could bring far more benefits than just fair pay. It could boost efficiency, improve recruitment and provide a strong foundation for operations.

In the years ahead, two methods of job evaluation - analytical and non-analytical – became prominent. Levelling systems in collective labour agreements and for compensation surveys are often non-analytical and strongly linked to the price of labour, whereas analytical job grading schemes have a stronger focus to determine the internal relativities within an organisation.

With the shift from detailed, task-based analysis to a more holistic, analytical approach to job evaluation, the process became complex and expensive, often needing the “secret knowledge” of specialised consultants. But now, over half a century later, gradar has introduced an easy-to-use, affordable software suitable for every business.

Considering wider factors such as professional knowledge, specific responsibilities and interpersonal skills, we offer a progressive, transparent job evaluation service.

The gradar approach.

We designed the gradar system with our clients in mind. We are committed to providing a simple, standardised service with a number of user-inspired features which your business can operate independently.

We evaluate jobs across 25 grades in three different career paths; individual contractors, management roles and project management roles.

People Management

Management positions place their emphasis on disciplinary management of employees and organizational units, as well as budget responsibility. Their achievements are typically of an indirect nature through leadership, promotion, support and motivation, along with the functional use of the resources available to achieve their goals.

Project Management

The core objective of project managers is delivery through coordination, personnel distribution, resource allocation and budget control in the context of time-limited, one-off projects.

Individual Contribution

Position holders contribute mainly through the application and development of specific skills. Employees add value either individually or as members of an organizational unit. The responsibility may extend from the execution of individual tasks of an unskilled worker to the technical management of a discipline as an expert. Disciplinary leadership does not belong to the core tasks.

Job evaluation

job evaluation with gradar.

gradar provides consistent and objective results on all job levels. From unskilled workers to strategic experts, from project to people managers, it follows a strict requirements-based approach. One of gradar’s key characteristics is this qualitative approach to job evaluation. By providing clear factor definitions and distinctive verbal level descriptions, the evaluation process is easily understandable for everybody involved and provides a high level of objectivity.

The well-balanced choice of input, throughput and output-factors makes gradar the ideal tool to evaluate positions in organisations of all sizes and in all industry sectors.

Individual Contribution

Project Management

Management


Professional Knowledge and Experience

Thinking and Cognitive Requirements / Problem Solving


People Responsibility

Project Responsibility and Leadership Span

Leadership Span and Guided Group of Employees


Organizational Knowledge


Processes and Complexity

Functional Responsibility

Scope of Decisions

Project Size and Project Budget

Processes and Complexity

Organizational Responsibility

Scope of Decisions


Communication

And our three-step process has never been easier.

  1. Set up the job in the gradar system
  2. Evaluate the job based on its requirements
  3. Compare the results across job families and business units
Cross

Our system is fully customisable. From job families and organisational structures to benchmark survey translation matrices and competency models, you can configure the system to your requirements.

We’re suitable for every business, from SMEs to multi-national companies. We don’t assess turnover. We don’t assess scope. We focus solely on comparable job evaluation results. It’s an approach that makes us the ideal solution for organisations in fast-changing work environments.

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Ease of use

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Clean and neat responsive design
  • Fast and easy setup
  • Secure and straightforward access management

Compatibility

  • 132 global job families that enable automated job matching to major compensation surveys and job-specific competencies
  • Strong correlation with other job evaluation and grading systems

Results

  • Real-time cross comparison
  • One-click .xlsx, .csv & .docx exports
  • Up to 6 user-defined variables to cluster jobs
  • Comprehensive filter options
Global Job Families

The 132 gradar global job families are a standard variable available to all users that allows for a translation of job evaluation results into benchmark surveys job codes and job-specific competencies of TMA’s competency library.

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benchmark
Benchmark survey job matching

Our job matching module is a web-based translation matrix for converting the analytical job evaluation results into benchmark job matches from global and local salary surveys

gradar’s job matching module is a major timesaver for all compensation professionals as you can manage all your jobs and their matches to compensation surveys in our system.

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Job evaluation and competencies

We translate our job grading results out-of-the-box into a level and job-family-specific selection of TMA competencies. The competency management module allows for a manual definition of job-specific competencies.

competencies

The competency editor allows to set up company specific models based on almost any variable available in the system. Such client-specific models between gradar results and TMA’S competency library can be developed and implemented with the help of QPM and gradar implementation partners.

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Compliance

To ensure full compliance with local equal pay laws and pay equity acts, gradar provides an optional module for the evaluation of working conditions. This module can be customized and provides the data basis for fair and transparent allowance payment practises.

Built for a global audience

The system is available in 15+ languages at no extra cost, including English (UK & US), Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. It’s been implemented in organizations across the globe.

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Psychological stress

Static physical efforts

Dynamic physical efforts

Unilateral physical efforts/ forced posture

Skill requirements (fine motor skills / dexterity)

External influences: Heat, dirt, dust, cold (mechanical / physical)

External influences: Nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC)

pricing & feature overview

gradar is for every business.
We’re one of the most affordable job evaluation systems on the market.

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Basic

Basic Edition

All the fundamentals with minimal setup. Available after seven days trial of Evaluation Edition. Advanced features are not accessible.

$0 /yr

Starter

Starter Edition

The perfect solution for job evaluation and competency management in Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

$1500 / yr

Professional

Professional Edition

Everything needed to build and maintain a professional job architecture in a larger company.

$3000 /yr

Enterprise

Enterprise Edition

Packed with enhanced features, such as a real-time cross comparison, custom job families, custom organizational units and enterprise-grade access management.

$6000 /yr

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