3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2010 10:39 AM by mary jo RSS

    difference between job,grade,position

    ivar
      Hi

      Can anyone please explain me the difference between job,grade and position with an example

      I'm newbie to oracle apps, Any effort greatly appreciated.

      Thanks for your help

      Regards
      Ravi
        • 1. Re: difference between job,grade,position
          761288
          Hi Ravi,

          Jobs are meant to describe the duties someone performs, e.g. Engineer, Accountant, Manager.

          Positions are meant to describe specific instances of that job, e.g. Trainee Engineer, Senior Cost Accountant, Sales Manager

          In other words, Positions are subsets of Jobs.

          Grades can be set up against either a Job or a Position. You select which ones are valid.

          For comprehensive details, take a look at the relevant chapters in Oracle Human Resources and Management Systems Enterprise and Workforce Management Guide ... recommended bedtime reading ;-)

          Regards,
          Jon
          • 2. Re: difference between job,grade,position
            santhosh jose
            Just to add to Jon's description above, grades are generally used to denote the level of an employee in an organisation.

            Regards,
            Santhosh Jose
            • 3. Re: difference between job,grade,position
              mary jo
              Hi Ravi,

              Adding to the data already provided by Jon.

              'Jobs are meant to describe the duties someone performs, e.g. Engineer, Accountant, Manager' You can set up the system to just have jobs (usually used in companies with less formal structures.

              'Positions are meant to describe specific instances of that job, e.g. Trainee Engineer, Senior Cost Accountant, Sales Manager' If you are using positions you must first have your jobs defined. Usually used in companies with formal structures, used alot in public service companies that have position control such as 15 administrators reporting to 5 snr administrations etc, etc.

              'Grades can be set up against either a Job or a Position. You select which ones are valid.' Grades also enable you to allocate grade ranges or spines to particular jobs.

              Best regards, MJ