New job architecture
Swisscom introduced a new job architecture with effect from 1 April 2015. This consists of a simplified structure with nine job levels (six for employees in the CEA, three for executive functions) which replaces the previous system of 18 functional and management levels. The conditions of employment were harmonised and the salary bands updated on the basis of the new job architecture. All the functions were re-evaluated on the basis of a recognised job evaluation process and employees classified in one of the nine job levels depending on their role. All employees received new contracts of employment based on the amended classification. With one exception, these changes did not necessitate any redundancies. As a result of the new job architecture Swisscom now has transparent and up-to-date structures. This will ensure continued fair remuneration in line with market levels in future and also offers employees more opportunities to manage their professional development.