Ed Llarena, Jr.
Owner/ Managing Partner
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Dear All Can anyone guide me in the Hays system of grading of staffs in a company. Thanks Liz
From Australia, Adelaide
I hv picked this from the net, will this b useful and answer your to your question?

Overview of the Hay Method

The Hay Guide Chart-Profile Method of Position Evaluation is the most widely used method of work measurement and role valuation in the world. It is used by more than 5,000 private and public sector organizations for the evaluation of all types and levels of jobs. Two recent studies in specific areas of the world validate the above information. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK found that 78% of organizations in the UK that use proprietary job evaluation systems use Hay. A Towers Perrin study revealed that 75% of all large private sector organizations in Europe use Hay evaluation for some of their jobs. Similar data could be developed for North America.

The system continues to evolve (as it always has), with client input, in response to changes in the environment such as pay equity legislation, the increasing use of technology in the workplace, and evolving ways of organizing work. It is used to support organization analysis and role design and to underpin grading and banding and can be customized to specific client and work culture requirements. The basic, underlying concepts have stood the test of time quite simply because they are so universal. They provide a framework to sort positions in an equitable manner.

The focus of the job evaluation process using the Hay Method is on the nature and the requirements of the job itself, not on the skills, educational background, personal characteristics, or the current salary of the person holding the job.

The Hay Method is based on the idea that jobs can be assessed in terms of the knowledge required to do the job, the thinking needed to solve the problems commonly faced the responsibilities assigned, and the working conditions associated with the job.

The Hay Method is comprised of four "Guide Charts" which are used to define each factor and to provide quantitative measures, which form the basis for evaluation. The four factors used by Hay are as follows:


This Guide Chart measures the total of every kind of knowledge and skill, however acquired, needed for acceptable job performance. It consists of three dimensions:

* practical procedures and knowledge, specialized techniques, and learned skills;

* the real or conceptual planning, co-ordinating, directing, and controlling of activities and resources associated with an organizational unit or function; and,

* Active, practicing, person-to-person skills in the area of human relationships.

Problem Solving

This Guide Chart measures the thinking required in the job by considering two dimensions:

* the environment in which the thinking takes place; and,

* the challenge presented by the thinking to be done.


This Guide Chart measures the relative degree to which the job, performed competently, can affect the end results of the organization or of a unit within the organization. It reflects the level of decision-making and influence of the job through consideration, in the following order of importance, of:

* the nature of the controls that limit or extend the decision-making or influence of the job;

* the immediacy of the influence of the job on a unit or function of the organization; and,

* the magnitude of the unit or function most clearly affected by the job.

Working Conditions

This Guide Chart measures the conditions under which the job is performed by considering:

* Physical Effort, which measures the degree of physical fatigue that, results from the combination of intensity, duration, and frequency of any kind of physical activity required in the job.

* Physical Environment, which measures the physical discomfort or the risk of accident or ill health which results from the combination of intensity, duration, and frequency of exposure, in the job, to unavoidable physical and environmental factors.

* Sensory Attention, which measures the intensity, duration, and frequency of the demand, in the job, for concentration using one or more of the five senses.

* Mental Stress, which measures the degree of such things as tension or anxiety which result from the combination of intensity, duration, and frequency of exposure to factors, inherent in the work process or environment, which would typically cause stress to someone reasonably suited to the job.

* By focussing on the important aspects of the content of each job, the end results which each is expected to achieve, and the conditions under which the work is performed, the Hay Method provides a vehicle for systematically assessing the relationships among the various positions and determining their relative value.

From India, Hyderabad
Thank you for your post but i am looking for Hays method of grading and not position evaluation
As i have already undergone the training for Hays Guide Chart Profile Method
So kindly if anyone knows Hays Grading Strategy please advice.

From Australia, Adelaide
Dear Peer Sahab
Thank you for your efforts but i was looking into a more easier like Grade 1 for Drivers and Grade 8 for MD, as someone told me this sort of grading he took from Hays.
I was just trying to clarify these

From Australia, Adelaide

I suggest your company buy the Hay Ccompensation Report for the UAE. It is normally published every year.

In this report, you will find the information you need. Hay's Job Grade Reference Guide is usually explained in the first part (General) of the report under the sub-heading titled Job Mapping Methodology.

In the Job Mapping Section, Haygroup gives a sample of their Job Grading System that you are looking for. The chart includes the following information: Reference Level (Job Grades 6-21); The Hay Point Range (73-880+); the Most Typical Hay Point (75-805); and, the examples of the Jobs that normally belong to each Reference Level or Job Grade.

In the last part of the report you will find the Appendices where they usually explain the following items: 1)Survey Methodology, Assumptions, & Definitions; 2) Guide Chart; 3) Market Charts; 4) Haygroup worldwide offices.

The use of the Haygroup (like other methods of Job Evaluation) requires technical background in the implementation of Job Evaluation Programs.

The absence of such technical background can lead to confusion and the misuse of the tool. It can also create havoc within your organization. This is the reason why you are required to get a license from Haygroup to be able to credibly implement the system. This is like the license you need from the Engineering Software Institute of Carnegie Mellon University if you want to implement a credible CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) certification program.

I have a business partner in Dubai (Future Match-HRC) that can help you implement the Hay System in UAE. Let me know if your organization has budget and would be willing to get external help so I can call theIR MD.

Best wishes and goodluck.

Ed Llarena, Jr.

Managing Partner

Emilla Consulting

From Philippines, Parañaque
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