What is a Job Family?

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What is a job family? Why is it important? And what separates it from a job function? Let’s dive in for some answers. 

Job Family Definition

A job family includes roles with similar education, skills, training, or experience. So, what is the difference between job function and job family? A job family is a group of job functions.

Harvard defines a job family as:

“A group of jobs having the same nature of work (e.g., Accountant or HR Generalist) but requiring different levels of skill, responsibility, or working conditions (e.g., entry-level versus senior level). The job family may also be referred

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