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Approaching a Restructure

Written by Christine Whelan on July 6th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Christine Whelan on July 07, 2020.

Restructuring – a word that no one, employer or employee likes to hear. And yet recently, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s a word we’ve been hearing on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as the Government employer subsidies come to an end it’s a word, we’re likely to hear even more over the next few months.

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Annual Salary Reviews in times of Crisis

Written by Lyn Brieseman on June 23rd, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Lyn Brieseman  on June 23, 2020.

At Strategic Pay, we know money is tight given the current environment, and restraint during the annual salary review will be required in most organisations. Our experience with remuneration and rewards indicates that instead of across the board increases (including zero increases), organisations should be targeting specific groups. With highly restrained pay review budgets, alternative approaches to the annual salary review will need careful thought and complex modeling to ensure the limited budget is distributed appropriately.

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Job Evaluations: Tips and Pitfalls

Written by Rachel Bate on June 22nd, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Rachel Bate on June 22, 2020.

What is job evaluation?

A job evaluation is a systematic method of rationally assessing the relative sizes of jobs within an organisation. Size is measured by comparing jobs based on common criteria, called ‘factors’. These include knowledge and experience, thinking complexity and interpersonal skills. 

Topic: Articles

2020 Incentives in the Covid-Era

Written by Alex Botha on April 23rd, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Alex Botha on April 23, 2020.

What do you urgently need to know about incentive schemes right now?

As we begin to adjust to our new “normal” and get some of the immediate HR/H & S practicalities sorted, some of the questions now facing employers relate to incentives schemes.  For some, it is simply a question of whether to pay out incentive payments for the 2019/2020 financial year, while for others it’s a bigger question about whether their incentive scheme is still fit for purpose in the Covid-19 era.

Topic: Articles, Covid-19

What the future looks like for remuneration in a post-pandemic New Zealand

Written by John McGill on April 15th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by John McGill on April 8, 2020.

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

The world is far different than it was even a month ago. A global pandemic has gripped nearly every facet of our lives, adding to lingering panic, fear and uncertainty in areas of our existence we thought were untouchable. The day is different, the world has changed and those of us lucky enough to witness the destruction from a distance have a responsibility to bolster our guard for the next exceptional world event.

Topic: Articles, Covid-19

The business benefits of a strong remuneration policy

Written by Don Young on February 3rd, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Don Young on January 20, 2020.

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

Having a stated remuneration policy in place allows an organisation to articulate clearly how it goes about setting pay. It demonstrates that the business puts thought and consideration into how it remunerates employees, taking into account the organisation's philosophy and values alongside what's affordable and sustainable.


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Market data: The processes involved and benefits gained

Written by Craig Cameron on December 2nd, 2019.      0 comments

Written by Craig Cameron on December 2, 2019.

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

In terms of retention, market data might make it clear why people are leaving, or point to there being more work to do elsewhere. Meanwhile, remuneration for new roles can be benchmarked appropriately.
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Beyond Competitive Pay: How to attract and retain top talent

Written by Alex Botha on November 28th, 2019.      0 comments

Written by Alex Botha on November 28, 2019.

Organisations must offer more than competitive pay if they're to attract the best talent in the market. Now, it's about what else you can offer.

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Why Remuneration Insights are driving Growth in the Pacific Islands

Written by Mike Boneham on November 20th, 2019.      0 comments

Written by Mike Boneham on November 20, 2019.

For the first time, accurate remuneration data is available around Pacific Island pay and organisations are using it to improve their HR practices.
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Why legislation alone will not fix pay equity

Written by Catherine Fitzsimons on November 5th, 2019.      0 comments

Written by Catherine Fitzsimons on November 5, 2019.

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

It’s important to understand the practices applying to gender and pay in your organisation to minimise the likelihood of engagement in a formal pay equity settlement process.
Topic: Articles