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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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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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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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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.


Dealing with a Zero-Pay Increase Salary Budget during a Recession

Written by Michelle Read and Michelle Gapes on October 6th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Michelle Read and Michelle Gapes on October 6, 2020.

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

At a time of economic downturn, employees look to the company’s leaders and HR team to provide guidance and support to keep the business operational. During a recession, organisations should look to review their key policies and start to formalise their current practices in order to ease the level of uncertainty and lack of clarity regarding expectations.
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Pay, Roles, Current Issues and the Pandemic

Written by John McGill on September 11th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by John McGill on September 11, 2020.

The dramatic fall in economic activity as a result of the pandemic has changed much of the debate around pay.

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Overall gender pay gap is 17.7% in NZ

Written by Cathy Hendry on September 7th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Cathy Hendry on September, 07 2020.

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Pay Equity is an important issue that has been a key focus for many businesses and governments over the past few years.

As we move into a world changed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we understand that in times of crisis business focus may change and addressing pay inequity may move down the priority list. But this is still an important issue to be addressed, in some ways now more than ever.

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Emerging Trends in Retention, post-Covid

Written by Alex Botha on September 3rd, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Alex Botha on September 3, 2020.

While common strategies for employee retention have proven tried and true, there are some clear winners post-Covid that are likely to be front of mind for many employees...

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Covid-19 Burnout

Written by Hannah Jackson on August 31st, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Hannah Jackson on August 31, 2020.

As New Zealand progressed through the different levels and eventual lockdown period, we’ve seen a rise in professionals experiencing burnouts. With the increased frequency of zoom meetings and new ways of working, more than seven in 10 professionals are suffering from burnouts as a result of the global pandemic.
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Pay Equity: Analysing the Gender Pay Gap in New Zealand

Written by Strategic Pay on August 18th, 2020.      0 comments

Posted Tuesday 18 August 2020 by Strategic Pay.

Our analysis shows that there is an overall gender pay gap of 17.7% in New Zealand! More than ever before, it is imperative that organisations examine the gender pay gap within their organisation. From our experience there are several broader human resources and employment practices that employers need to investigate and address if they really want to close the gender pay gap in the longer term.