Sample definition of factors used in points system

Sample definition of factors used in points system

Sample definition of factors used in points system

i.Skillpoints system

A. (acquired) Facility in muscular coordination, as in operating machines; repetitive Movements, careful co-ordination, dexterity, assembling, sorting etc.
B. (acquired) Specific job knowledge necessary for the muscular coordination acquired by the performance of a job and not to be confused with general education or specialised knowledge. It is very largely training in the interpretation of sensory impressions.
(i) In operating an adding machine, the knowledge of which key to depress for a sub-total would be a skill.
(ii)In automobile repairs, the ability to determine the significance of a certain knock in the motor would be a skill.
(iii)In a hand firing boiler, the ability to determine from the appearance of the fire bed how coal should be shovelled over the surface would be a skill.
Education relates to the schooling requirements, which are essential for a satisfactory Performance of the job.
The experience factor pertains to the extent of job training, which is necessary for I before he gains a satisfactory proficiency.
Initiatives and ingenuity appraise the independent action, exercise of judgment, the of decisions or the amount of planning that a job requires.

(ii) Effort

In some jobs, particularly factory and other manual work more physical efforts are while in higher jobs, more of mental requirements is a must.

A. Physical Requirements

Physical efforts; sitting, standing, walking, climbing, pulling, lifting; both the amount exercised and degree of continuity should be taken into account. 🙂 Physical status, including age, height, weight, sex, strength and eye-sight.

B. Mental Requirements

Either the possession of and/or the active application of the following:
(1) (inherent) Mental traits, such as intelligence, memory, reasoning, a facility for verbal expression, ability to get along with people and imagination.
2) (acquired) General education, such as knowledge of grammar and arithmetic; general information as to sports, world events, etc.
3) (acquired) Specialized knowledge such as chemistry, engineering, accounting, advertising, etc.


The responsibility factor, for different items, measures responsibility for preventing damage to machinery or equipment which may result from error or negligence and also measures the probability of damage to materials, parts in a process or finished goods.
For raw materials, processed materials, tools, equipment and property.
For money or negotiable securities.
For-profit or loss, savings or methods improved.
For public contacts.
For records.
For supervision.
(i) Primarily, it means the complexity of supervision given to subordinates; the number of subordinates is a secondary feature. Planning, direction, coordination, instruction, control and approval characterise this kind of supervision.
(ii) The degree 9f supervision received. If jobs A & B gave no ‘supervision to subordinates, but job A receives a much closer immediate supervision than B, then B would be entitled to a higher rating than A in the supervision factor.