Job Design and Evaluation Workshop

Explore Job Design and Assess the Value of the Jobs in your Organization

Birches Group is pleased to announce our 2019 Calendar for Job Design and Evaluation Workshop. We know from our survey experience that many, if not most, organizations in the development sector do not have a consistent, global approach to job design, so this workshop will help global organizations design, evaluate and organize jobs in ways that reflect the uniquely purpose-driven work that you do.

The curriculum focuses on topics that will help participants to fully understand and impact issues related to job design and job evaluation, which serve as building blocks to optimize organization design and impact the overall talent management strategy of your organization.  The workshop will use the Birches Group CommunityTM job evaluation system, which underpins our survey methodology, as the framework for examining the design and evaluation of jobs.

If you have adopted the Birches Group job levels from the survey as a pro-forma grading system within your organization, this course will provide you with the necessary background to fully implement job levels that are adapted to your organizations specific needs.

“This course is an eye-opener and found it critical for HR in any urgent questions as Job Evaluation is the basis to attract, develop and retain talents. Birches team – keep up the good work. It is my hope that we will have another avenue to get similar training on other compensation & benefits subjects.” – Dubai training participant, November 2015

“The training will help NGOs to overcome some of the challenges in Job Design & Evaluation.” – Dubai training participant, November 2015

“My colleague participated in the Nairobi Job Design workshop and I did observe positive differences in her work as an HR Manager after this training” – Supervisor of Nairobi training participant, April 2017

“I can confidently say that I greatly gained from the training and will definitely be implementing most of the training resources shared with us. The training course is very practical and aligned to current strategic HR thinking.” – Nairobi training participant, April 2018

“I have learned from the training how to develop job descriptions in more descriptive way and how to evaluate [jobs] based on the purpose and not the incumbent. The training helped me see the bigger picture [of the job] and will help me orient the staff in my organization to adapt with the system. I recommend [this course] for others because the training facilitation is practical and allows problem solving within HR functions to be more systematic and consistent.” – Nairobi training participant, April 2018

We limit participation in each workshop to a maximum of 25 participants in order to allow for sufficient interaction, networking, and hands-on exercises. The current workshop schedule is:

Location Dates Deadline for Registrations Registration
Johannesburg, South Africa (as part of Integrated HR workshop) May 20-24, 2019 May 03, 2019 Register for the Johannesburg Workshop
Nairobi, Kenya (as part of Integrated HR workshop) July 29-August 2, 2019 July 12, 2019 Register for the Kenya Workshop
Dubai, UAE (as part of Integrated HR workshop) October 14-18 2019 September 27, 2019 Register for the Dubai Workshop

The standard fee for participation is $2,000 for the five-day workshop. Discount codes will be released through our bi-weekly email newsletters so make sure to look out for those! Registrations will be closed 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.

The course fee includes course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks.   The course fee does not include accommodations, travel, local transportation, etc.  Participants should make their own arrangements for these services, and should pay careful attention to the time required to obtain any necessary visas.

The Community™ Market Compensation and Benefit surveys, which are now being used by over 350 NGOs in over 85 countries, and will be our primary market data reference in the workshops, have created a resource that for the very first time allows INGOs to use a single, consistent reference to labor market data in order to manage compensation across multiple countries and from year to year.  The availability of the data has illuminated the need in most NGOs to develop good practices in using data well, in order to guide good management decisions.  These workshops are another step we are taking to help you to build those good practices for your organization.

For more information, please contact us.