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Name of Organization/Company: Salary.com, Waltham, MA USA:
Category: Compensation Management Solution - New or New-Version

Entry Title: Salary.com's JobArchitect


Salary.com’s JobArchitect™ released on June 3, 2020.

In most companies, the management of job descriptions is often cumbersome and somewhat chaotic, leading to job descriptions that are simply inaccurate or become outdated over time: the process often entails Microsoft® Word or Excel documents on people’s desktops, different job descriptions for the same job in multiple locations or departments, no audit trail or formal process for approvals, no set framework or templates to be used throughout the organization, ill-written descriptions that don’t capture the critical aspects of the job, etc. Out-of-date or inaccurate descriptions lead to incorrectly pricing jobs and every other part of the job architecture not being right.

Salary.com’s JobArchitect™ standardizes a job architecture which is fundamental to company performance, transparency, and employee engagement. JobArchitect brings the power of a centralized command center for managing not only job descriptions but also automates the process of market pricing with accurate job descriptions. Collaboration with key company stakeholders is fundamental for job architecture accuracy – easily and quickly approving and reviewing with management, hiring managers, talent acquisition and recruiting. Documenting a historic trail of revisions is essential for any organization who goes through audits.

Organizations can create/edit job descriptions with compensation in mind, get a salary range for a job in seconds, view complete compensation information within a job’s details and communicate how employees can grow internally through a unique Career Progression Report.

Gives organizations:

-Improved internal approval process for editing/approving job descriptions.

-Structured job hierarchies with defined roles, responsibilities, and career path.

-Creating quality content fast with access to the approved content library.

-Customized design templates for creating professional-looking job descriptions.

-Establishing and meeting expectations for each role.

-Standardization of processes to ease collaboration with other users.

-Documenting jobs consistently to address legal or compliance issues.

-Transparency with a system that enables role-based view and access control.

Helps companies:

-Create formal job architecture and systematic job levelling framework for reward and career progression.

-Provide employee visibility into approved job descriptions for career progression.

-Attract/retain top talent by pricing jobs right and competitively.

-Enable better performance reviews by setting clear expectations of each role with accurate job descriptions.


Revenue impact: JobArchitect has contributed a 40% increase in recurring revenue since its release in June 2020. When bundled with our other solutions, we see a more than 50% increase in the average term length.

Customer impact: JobArchitect has helped The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) efficiently create professional-looking job descriptions for internal Business Partners.

These quotes are from Gonzalo Ruiz, Compensation Analyst II, University of Alabama at Birmingham:

“JobArchitect helped us reduce the time spent creating job descriptions in half. Today, we spend 50% less time on task-related work and spend more time building stronger relationships with our Business Partners and doing meaningful work.”

"Job Descriptions are a critical part of Human Resources – it impacts many related processes. When the information we have is not standardized, it is a challenge to share with other systems/ departments. Consequently, we affect those processes and our capability to streamline the relevant information to make better decisions across HR. JobArchitect advanced functionality helps us make the right decisions.”

From a major U.S. university: "JobArchitect saves us time and money. Being able to link the building of our job descriptions back to the compensation side is night and day better.”

From Steve Goldberg, VP and Research Director of Ventana Research: "Improving organizational agility has become a key focus for HR and optimized job descriptions are critical in doing so."

Case Study link from University of Alabama: https://vo-general.s3.amazonaws.com/a1ab4161-9c30-4e28-88fc-d6ad384e3fe2/2b2218fc-4644-4d1d-8214-c2646ac2e7e3?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ4PRWO26HAX3IOCA&Expires=1720393715&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%22Salary.com%20JobArchitect%20UAB%20Case%20Study_v8.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=222Vrzidq20YD7GMVguWDOp80NY%3D

Product description link: https://vo-general.s3.amazonaws.com/a1ab4161-9c30-4e28-88fc-d6ad384e3fe2/760a0bcf-6b0a-4251-be66-ea3f305f20b1?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ4PRWO26HAX3IOCA&Expires=1720393715&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%22CAMD-JA-Datasheet.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=jIWN8EbmYOJCDeytsUrhSkldA0I%3D

Attachment: Ventana Research Viewpoint: https://vo-general.s3.amazonaws.com/a1ab4161-9c30-4e28-88fc-d6ad384e3fe2/987a97b7-faf6-4bf5-9deb-081cc069ce97?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ4PRWO26HAX3IOCA&Expires=1720393715&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%22Ventana_Research_Viewpoint_Salary.com_Job_Descriptions_A_New_Opportuni.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=GtUxtODNtdYVwiKF8xAEDCYmdR8%3D