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The Future of Work and Gender Equality

Written by Lyn Brieseman on April 1st, 2021.      0 comments

Written by Lyn Brieseman on April 1, 2020.

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Technology continues to change our lives, including our working lives, at increasing pace. Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence have already significantly changed and will continue to change the nature of work – both the mix of tasks within existing jobs and the mix of jobs that will exist in future. Technology will also continue to change how and where we work, and how work is organised.
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International Women’s Day 2021

Written by Catherine Fitzsimons on March 8th, 2021.      0 comments

Written by Catherine Fitzsimons on March 8th, 2021

Today on International Women’s Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate our women leaders, acknowledging the contribution they make to their organisations, our society and New Zealand. Let us also celebrate those organisations which have embraced change, who value diversity, treat all staff equitably, pay fairly and provide equality of opportunity.  
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Does Pay Equity Exist?

Written by Don Young and Catherine Fitzsimons on March 3rd, 2021.      0 comments

Written by Don Young and Catherine Fitzsimons on March 3, 2020.

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In our experience, most Not for Profit (NFP) organisations would agree that they strive to develop remuneration systems that are:

  • Fair and equitable
  • Defensible
  • Transparent (some more than others)
  • Affordable
Achieving this in good times is a challenge and when the going gets tough, it becomes even harder. Let’s see what that means.

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Case Study: The Workshop​

Written by Strategic Pay on March 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

Published March 2021 by Strategic Pay.

Strategic Pay were proud to work with The Workshop to establish internal and external job size relativities, and provided a recommendation based on a balanced view of which market most closely aligned with the organisation’s kaupapa, ability to pay and also best represented the mobility market.

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Covid-19 Update: Kia Kaha New Zealand!

Written by Cathy Hendry on March 1st, 2021.      0 comments

Kia Kaha New Zealand!

Another week and another lockdown for Auckland! This is certainly feeling very similar to this time last year; however, we are better equipped and able to respond quicker now to these disruptions.

During this pandemic we have developed a number of guidelines in how we will work within each Alert Level across the country. Throughout each Level we will remain open for business to support both essential and non-essential businesses with the different issues they are facing.

Topic: Covid-19

The myth of a fair CPI increase

Written by Christine Whelan on February 2nd, 2021.      0 comments

Written by Christine Whelan on February 2, 2021.

This article was published in the February Issue of New Zealand Management Magazine.

Our Strategic Pay Senior Consultant, Christine Whelan examines the debate around salary increases being based on CPI and why this may not be the best idea.

Let’s forget for a moment the fact that CPI doesn’t always move positively and consistently upwards – over the last 5 years it’s ranged between 0.5% and 2.5%, while the remuneration market movement has remained at a reasonably steady 2 – 3%. Remuneration market movements, since they inevitably reflect employers’ ability to pay, already take into account CPI, while not being driven solely by it.

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Meet Our Team: Cathy Hendry, Managing Director

Written by Strategic Pay on January 25th, 2021.      0 comments

We have the great pleasure of announcing the appointment of Cathy Hendry as the new Managing Director at Strategic Pay effective from today, 25 January 2021.


Change of Ownership and Leadership

Written by Strategic Pay on January 18th, 2021.      0 comments

Posted January 18, 2021

We are very pleased to be able to share with you some exciting news on the new ownership and future leadership of Strategic Pay.

Pay at the Top Booklet for 2020 is now published!

Written by Strategic Pay on December 14th, 2020.      0 comments

Strategic Pay are pleased to announce that our complimentary Pay at the Top Booklet for 2020 is now published! Through in-depth analysis, we cover current trends and practices relating to the payment of Chief and Senior Executives and Director Fee Levels across New Zealand.


Remuneration Survey Report: New Zealand Remuneration Report September 2020 now published!

Written by Natasha Stone on November 12th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Natasha Stone on November 12, 2020.

The Market Information team is pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 September Remuneration Report.