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A department rethinks its job evaluation arrangement (John Deere)

During a year-long initiative, senior lawyers in the John Deere Law Department, teaming with external consultants and human resources staff, comprehensively reviewed many aspects of its jobs.

“The process included evaluating positions within the legal department using position analysis questionnaires, and re-evaluating existing job descriptions for lawyers and amending the descriptions to reflect responsibilities and skills and competencies consistent with the overall company-wide efforts.” “Leading Practices in Job Titles for In-House Lawyers: What Companies are Doing” (Assoc. Corp. Counsel, Aug. 2005 at 13)

I don’t know what position analysis questionnaires do, but the general thrust of this initiation is commendable.

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