Our Job Evaluation solution is the preferred technology partner to:
There are various ways to undertake Job Evaluation within Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs). Whether you are conducting Job Evaluation through your local authority, third-party consultant; or using a paper-based version of the NJC scheme, we can assist you through the process of bringing this operation in-house. Bringing this process in-house may be a cost-effective solution, whilst giving ownership and accountability to meet the needs of the MAT. If you are a newly formed MAT looking to introduce a Job Evaluation solution, we can guide you through your journey, from initial business discussions to implementation.
The NJC scheme has been subject to regular updates, most recently in 2020 as there continues to be a significant change in the public sector in the form of new and evolving jobs emerging against a background of significant restructuring of MATs.
Scheme reviews are conducted fairly by the NJC’s Job Evaluation Technical Working Group (JETWG) which comprises representatives from UNISON, GMB, Unite, the LGA (advised by a practitioner from a local authority), a consultant from Pilat (regarding the Gauge+ software) and an independent JE advisor.
With the current and recent reviews, no changes have been made to the basic structure of the scheme or the associated weighting or scoring, with the main changes being to the guidance notes and help text (conventions) associated with the scheme. The most recent review encompasses both the paper and computerised (Gauge+) versions of the NJC scheme.
Gauge+ software is designed to optimise the efficiency of the job evaluation process, incorporating the NJC’s analytical job evaluation scheme which is sound and robust and enables employers to produce appropriate job hierarchies based on relevant components.
During implementation, we will schedule a project kick-off meeting to finalise key dates, milestones, and responsibilities associated to your Gauge+ site going live.
Once dates have been agreed by both parties, our developers will be able to start building your Gauge+ site. If you have been using the paper-based NJC scheme, we can migrate your historical data into the software giving you a full audit trail.
In preparation, for training, we will set up delegates attending training with user profiles. These user profiles will have full admin access to Gauge+ for training purposes, however, these settings can be changed post-training.
When purchasing a Gauge+ software license, as a minimum, you will receive two days mandatory training from one of the Reward Consultants here at Pilat. The training outlines the software functionality, selected scheme, critical questions, the Job Analysis process, job evaluation methodologies and options.
Training is suited to all levels, whether they are new team members requiring knowledge of the scheme or experienced Job Analysts seeking to strengthen their facilitation skills.
Your assigned Reward Consultant can offer guidance on appeals, identifying pay structure options, developing new pay and grading structures, modelling assimilation costs of new pay structure and more.