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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.

This article was published on 

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.

Where do we go from here: Understanding pay in a vulnerable economy?

Written by John McGill on August 14th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by John McGill on August 14, 2020.

Remuneration Commentary from Strategic Pay

Where do we go from here: Understanding pay in a vulnerable economy?

On the surface dealing with remuneration and remuneration related issues during the current pandemic should be straightforward: cost structures are under enormous strain, jobs are clearly on the line across the board, and for many organisations their very survival is at stake so pay related matters will take a back seat. Right?


Why retention? Why now?

Written by Alex Botha on July 29th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Alex Botha on July 29, 2020.

Why retention? Why now?

As world economies continued to rebuild following the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and business confidence grew, we started to see an influx of new jobs, new technologies and an increasing HR focus on attraction; how do we recruit the kind of talent that will see our business deliver on its strategic goals?  The world post-Covid is seeing a whole new landscape emerge.

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2020 Incentives in the Covid-Era

Written by Alex Botha on July 13th, 2020.      0 comments

Written by Alex Botha.

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 was 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 post Covid-19 era.

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