Benchmark Job Law and Legal Definition

Benchmark job refers to a job that is commonly found and defined, that serves as a basis for pay comparisons, either within the organization or to comparable jobs outside the organization. Pay data for these jobs are readily available in published surveys.

It includes specific and realistic job specifications that relate to what, why and how work is done on a specific job, and as such are imposed on all employees equally and ensure all applicable legal and regulatory requirements are met. Benchmarks analyze the behaviors, attitudes and personal skills needed for optimum performance in a position. Candidates are measured against a benchmark, for hiring and development.