Classification and Job Analysis

An organization’s classification system is the foundation on which almost all HR systems are built. It is difficult to overestimate the value of a classification system that has been well-planned, developed, and administered. Ensuring that classification systems are accurate and up-to-date is the first – and arguably most important – step in building successful and equitable HR programs including recruitment, performance management, compensation, training and development, and succession planning. Relevant, legally compliant class descriptions are the fundamental and essential building blocks of a reliable classification system.

Our staff has successfully analyzed and classified more than 20,000 jobs in California alone!

Our unique approach to completing classification studies includes a comprehensive, balanced, unbiased approach, with many review steps and significant communication with all participating stakeholders. This emphasis on client customization, coupled with our public sector expertise in implementing recommendations, has been the key to our success.

Classification Study Process

K&A is very knowledgeable about class studies and the industry; providing good suggestions, flexibility to discuss the project, and information in a timely manner.

Compensation Studies

The art of compensating employees in a competitive, yet equitable, manner is one of the most challenging roles of management, particularly in the public sector. We provide you with customized tools to assist in developing and implementing a total compensation policy that aligns with your organization’s philosophies and positions you to recruit and retain a qualified work force.

We utilize thorough and reliable data collection and job matching methodologies, which include in-person contact with professionals at each comparator agency to get our questions answered. K&A does not send out questionnaires, which is the practice of many others in the industry. All data collection and analyses are performed by our own professional staff. We use the CompSTAR database, a proprietary internal database, to house the most current and up-to-date compensation and benefits data collected by our team. CompStar allows us to run comprehensive reports which provide our clients with a compensation and benefits comparison to other agencies. As a result of our comprehensive approach, our studies have a high degree of validity and credibility and an overwhelming implementation rate among our clients.

Compensation Study Process

Each compensation study can include any or all the following elements:

  • Market Based Salary Findings
  • Total Compensation Findings
  • Benefit Cost Detail
  • Design of a Compensation Pay Plan
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Private Industry Data
  • Regression Analysis
  • Internal Equity Analysis
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Summary of Market Trends
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