Why are benchmark jobs critical to job evaluation methodologies?

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Benchmark jobs remain consistent across diverse organizations and enterprises; this allows them to be used as a basis for analysis and assessment. These jobs are usually consistent between departments and organizations and data is readily available on the position. This allows the accurate comparisons of various benchmark positions across companies and industries. A researcher conducting a labor market analysis or a job seeker researching salaries is able to accurately assess data like pay, job duties and other key indicators. The ranking, classification and factor comparisons of the job evaluation methodologies would not be possible without benchmark jobs because their would be not control group to base the analysis on. 

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