Assignment of the worker to a particular occupational group or category . This decides the scope and content of many occupational rights and obligations: work content, the level of wage/pay, career path opportunities, etc. The traditional method of classification is based on the worker's occupational skills or experience. However, because of the effects of the technological revolution and new techniques of division of labour, and in order to escape the inflexibility of this method, classification using job evaluation is becoming increasingly common. Under Spanish law it must be agreed between employee and employer in accordance with the provisions of industry-wide agreements or, failing such provisions, through agreements concluded between workers' representatives and management within the enterprises concerned (see enterprise agreements ).
Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.