Is a principle increasingly advocated by writers on reward, who argue that earnings should be based on the attributes of employees rather than the nature of the job role they occupy. Person- as opposed to job-based pay involves reliance on payment systems that link earnings to the skill level or performance of the individual employee. It may also involve the abandoning of traditional job evaluation and the notion of paying the rate for the job and is indicative of a growing individualism within employment relations. [See new pay.]
Subjects: Human Resource Management.