Job evaluation methods are methods used to help determine the relative worth of every job position in an organization. It is a tool that helps organizations to identify the responsibilities and functions of each job and how it compares to other jobs in the organization. By placing jobs into categories, organizations are able to construct pay scales that will help to reflect the worth of the job to the organization. This helps to create fairness to employees based on particular jobs and the jobs required skills, responsibilities, duties, and level of required knowledge. One particular job evaluation method used by organizations is the classification method. The classification method is a method that involves defining a number of types of jobs based on common factors such as: skills, knowledge, or responsibilities, and comparing the different job types with other jobs. Once the various types of jobs are defined, they are placed into different categories in which they are “best suited”. After jobs are defined and placed into categories, the categories are then placed in a hierarchy based on the level of importance to the organization. When an organization is using the classification method, it is important for organizations to consider the difficulty of work as well as the performance standards that are involved in a particular job before placing it into a category.