Mercer Enhances Multinational Job Tool

January 31, 2008 ( - Mercer's International Position Evaluation (IPE) system, and eIPE Unlimited Web tool, has been enhanced to include an alternative platform for those less experienced in position evaluation, the company announced.

A Mercer news release said the product is used by multinational organizations to objectively and consistently evaluate and assign jobs to grade levels across the organization. To allow international organizations to more effectively decentralize the position evaluation process, the enhanced system allows users to choose between two levels of functionality: the point-factor rating methodology or the decision tree that leads the HR professional through a series of questions to evaluate a position.

“Over the past few years, we have done considerable research to ensure what we value in jobs reflects the nature of today’s organizations and job designs,” said Henning Nielsen, principal of Mercer and IPE product manager, in the news release.

According to Mercer’s Global Compensation Strategy and Design Survey of US and European companies, more than one-third of multinational organizations will implement a new global level structure along with a new position evaluation process in the next two to three years.

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