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Acas release guide

Published: Tuesday, 02 September 2008   Category: Sales and marketing

Those embarking upon graduate careers and jobs in recruitment could be interested to hear the employers will be given a guide to help them avoid equal pay claims, it has been reported.

Launched by employment services firm the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), the guide will act to help firms reduce claims when they evaluate jobs, according to Personneltoday.com.

The free brochure - entitled Job Evaluation booklet - will explain the risks and benefits of such tasks so that businesses can make informed choices regarding the process where jobs scrutinised without prejudice or discrimination in order to save costs.

Frank Blair, director of Acas Scotland and the guide's author, said the firm is urging businesses to be fully prepared before embarking on job evaluation as a number of difficulties could be avoided.

"Employers sometimes find it hard to justify their grading and pay systems. Putting in place a job evaluation scheme can remedy this and can also help prevent equality and HR-related problems from arising," he added.

Acas is largely funded by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

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