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Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Online from: 1979

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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Subjectivity and Bias in Job Evaluations


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Title:Subjectivity and Bias in Job Evaluations
Author(s):Rita Johnson, (Research Associate), Peter Cooke, (Senior Lecturer, Sheffield City Polytechnic)
Citation:Rita Johnson, Peter Cooke, (1981) "Subjectivity and Bias in Job Evaluations", Employee Relations, Vol. 3 Iss: 4, pp.17 - 19
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/eb054978 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Acknowledgements:This article was also published in Industrial Management & Date Systems, Volume 82 Issue 7/8.
Abstract:Job evaluation is not an exact science. Yet notions of “comparability” and “differentials” seem to imply that a set of objective criteria exists which can provide the necessary and sufficient causes for ranking one job higher or lower than another. At the same time, it is commonly accepted that subjective and non-rational factors enter into the evaluation of jobs. One example of such factors (of particular interest in the light of recent legislation) is that of sex bias.


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