What does a quality job look like? The Job Design Framework allows you to choose the combination of items that best fit the needs of your business and your employees. Think of it as a menu rather than a mandate. Employers should discuss job design with frontline workers to identify the most impactful changes. A good job for one worker may not be a good job for another. But the better the job, the more likely an employer will attract and retain the best workers in a tight labor market.
It is vital for employers to understand what comprises each element of this chart. This page will provide definitions and resources for each element of the chart below. We have divided the elements that go into designing a good job into three categories, Foundational, Support, and Opportunity. Each of these categories, and the elements within, are important to understand when designing good jobs. With this information at hand, employers can choose which elements best fit their needs and the needs of their workforce. Click here to download a PDF of this graphic.
This framework was developed by National Fund Senior Advisor Steven Dawson and originally published in “Now or Never: Heeding the Call of Labor Market Demand” by the Pinkerton Foundation.