Advanced Search
Journal search
Journal cover: Employee Relations

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Online from: 1979

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

Content: Latest Issue | icon: RSS Latest Issue RSS | Previous Issues

Options: To add Favourites and Table of Contents Alerts please take a Emerald profile

Previous article.Icon: Print.Table of Contents.Next article.Icon: .

Subjectivity and Bias in Job Evaluations

Document Information:
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.

Backfiles Disclaimer

Articles that form part of the Emerald Backfiles have been created through digital scanning. Whilst all efforts have been made to ensure accuracy, Emerald will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If you require further clarification please contact

Fulltext Options:



Existing customers: login
to access this document


- Forgot password?
- Athens/Institutional login



Downloadable; Printable; Owned
HTML, PDF (320kb)Purchase

To purchase this item please login or register.


- Forgot password?

Recommend to your librarian

Complete and print this form to request this document from your librarian

Marked list

Bookmark & share

Reprints & permissions