At the heart of defining and matching jobs, you will find the traditional tenants of the Radford structure: function, family (comprised of area, focus and career path), category and level. All of these components are used in our new job code structure. Consider each when determining the best job codes for your roles.
Function is the primary activity that describes the job’s core responsibilities.
Area is the principle area of expertise or product for which the job is responsible.
Focus is the most precise definition of the job’s responsibility.
And finally, the Level is the career path and market level based on a consistent set of defined dimensions.
Following is an example of how these components all come together to form our job families and codes. Let’s consider matching someone who has multiple responsibilities in Compensation. This job would be mapped as follows:
The Function is Human Resources
The Area is Compensation
The Focus is Multi-Focus
And, the Level could be either Professional or Management 1 through 6. Let’s assume Professional 3 here.
Together, these components create a job code of HR.COMF.P3
The job family is composed of the area, focus, category and levels. Here, the job family name is Compensation-Multi-Focus-P1-6.