Job evaluation is a method of evaluating the relative worth of jobs in an organization. It is the evaluation of job and not the person doing it. By this process determination of the worth of one job in relation to that of the other jobs in a company is made so that a fair and equitable wage and salary system can be established. It is important when an organization decides to fix relative pay levels for job classifications based upon an equitable ranking of importance and responsibilities of jobs.
It is therefore an assessment of the work involved in a particular job, the responsibilities borne by the person who does it, and the skills, experience, or qualifications required. Job evaluation makes it possible to compare different jobs with agreed common standards. It may be specific or not to an organization