Defines career development opportunities for staff across the organisation
Understanding the relative organisational position of each role can help to identify both career and succession planning opportunities. By grouping comparable roles, a clear view of the career path for each employee can be defined and mapped out. This framework established by job families can support conversations concerning career planning and pinpoint specific training requirements.
Clearly delineated role types also allow for greater consistency in performance reviews across the business. This lessens the pressure on managers to take the initiative and have the right conversations at the right time with their team members because there is an agreed talent management approach across the organisation. For the wider business, it also helps to identify overlaps and gaps in responsibilities between business functions, strengthening the organisation’s structure.
As an additional benefit, a clear progression plan and defined pay scales within the job families system provide confidence and security for employees. This understanding of the payment thresholds and career path promotes improved productivity and increased employee satisfaction, both of which can have a positive effect on business growth.