Job leveling is a vital foundation for reward and talent management programs. Career paths, compensation, learning and development, performance management, and workforce planning, all stem from a comprehensive job leveling process.
Today, companies and startups struggle with job leveling due to a lack of resources (i.e., time). With endless online examples of job levels and conflicting methods companies use to level their jobs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Google, for example, has so many levels they accommodate half career steps, while Zappos has a holacracy, where it’s a flat org and no one has a title.
The purpose of job leveling is to establish a common framework that uniquely works for your organization.
The goal of job leveling is to ensure titles align with employees’ roles and levels of responsibilities, which can help drive employee engagement. One of the top reasons why employees leave a company is due to a perceived lack of growth and development opportunities.
Established requirements for promotion and clear career paths improve employee engagement and retention and equip managers to successfully set expectations as part of performance feedback. Employees won’t need a crystal ball to see their future potential in the company.
CultivatePeople has helped over 300 global tech companies with their full compensation processes. Job leveling is typically the first step we take in assessing the market competitiveness of compensation for companies. We've streamlined the job leveling process to the essentials - no fluff needed.
When you’re done, you’ll be providing guidance and confidence for managers to have tough conversations...like when employees ask, "Why am I not a Senior Engineer yet?”
We know firsthand how daunting a job leveling exercise can be. If you need help working magic with the foundation of your company structure, contact us.