A set of jobs based around common activities but conducted at different levels of the organization. For instance, a finance and accounting job family could embrace junior finance officers, senior accountants, and the finance director of the enterprise. A job family may form the basis of an integrated pay structure, such that all jobs within the family are managed using a common set of pay rules and procedures. The reason for basing pay on job families is that it allows rates of pay for each family identified to be set with regard to the external labour market. For example, the rates of pay for those within the finance job family can reflect the going rate for accountants and finance directors, with different rates of pay being established for those in other job families, such as operations or personnel management.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.