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Wage pressure is taking off

Written by Cathy Hendry on August 3rd, 2022.      0 comments

This article was published in NZ Management Magazine.

While wage inflation and CPI do not directly correlate, the massive jump in cost of living, coupled with low unemployment, has resulted in the biggest change in salary movement at general staff level for over 10 years.

It is clear that New Zealand has entered into a new era of rapid change, where the ongoing pandemic with its many variants, and rapidly changing economic conditions are becoming the new normal. Leaders have likely never experienced this level of change and the need to respond quickly to such constantly changing conditions. It could be that this will be the new normal for some time.


WorldatWork Deepens Engagement in New Zealand with New Partner

Written by Strategic Pay on August 2nd, 2022.      0 comments

WorldatWork, the leading global nonprofit organization for Total Rewards professionals, is expanding its presence in New Zealand and the South Pacific region with a new strategic partnership. The organization, established in 1955, is joining forces with Strategic Pay, the premier business-to-business training and certification organization in New Zealand.    
The move will establish WorldatWork’s influence in the New Zealand and South Pacific business arena to meet the growing needs of benefits and compensation professionals. Strategic Pay services clients in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and across the South Pacific.  


Remuneration Survey Report: New Zealand Remuneration Report March 2022 now published!

Written by Eleanor Cowley on June 29th, 2022.      0 comments

The Market Information team is pleased to announce the publication of the New Zealand Remuneration Report March 2022.

Directors' Fees 2022 Commentary

Written by Cathy Hendry on May 12th, 2022.      0 comments

Written by Cathy Hendry 

2022 marks the 30th year of the annual publication of this survey, making it the longest running Directors' Fees survey in New Zealand. We are thrilled to have reached this milestone and to have informed so many organisations over the years on director fee rates.

Strategic Pay Limited's New Auckland Office Space!

Written by on March 15th, 2022.      0 comments

After 18 years at 16 Kingston Street, the Strategic Pay Auckland office is making a big move! 

Our new premises will be Level 3, 22 Fanshaw Street, Auckland 1010, effective from Tuesday 15th March 2022. We will be fully moved in and working from the new office from Friday 1st April 2022.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Public Pay Gap Registry Launch

Written by Strategic Pay on March 8th, 2022.      0 comments

Today, on March 8, MindTheGap launched a Public Pay Gap Registry showing which of our 160+ largest employers are reporting their pay gaps for gender, Māori, and Pasifika. It is the first ever Public Pay Gap Registry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

RemNet Annual Conference: Evolve - Thriving in a New Normal | Register Now

Written by Strategic Pay on February 15th, 2022.      0 comments

The postponed 2021 RemNet Annual Conference is taking place on the 3rd & 4th of March 2022, in a Hybrid format - enabling people to attend in-person or virtually.

The past two years have been transformative to say the least, we have started to adapt to working in a world with COVID-19. The theme for this conference is 'Evolve - Thriving in a New Normal', focusing on different strategies and tools we can use to improve our new world of work.
Topic: Events , Remnet

MindTheGap Public Pay Gap Registry Launch

Written by MindTheGap on February 4th, 2022.      0 comments

Strategic Pay is proud to partner with MindTheGap.nza campaign which encourages New Zealand businesses to identify their gender and ethnicity pay gaps and start publicly reporting them. 


The Great Resignation

Written by Don Young on January 28th, 2022.      0 comments

Written by Don Young on 25 January 2022

This article was published on

Don Young explores the paradox of recent low market movements against the response to the Great Resignation and other attraction/retention issues that many organisations are facing in New Zealand.

Case Study: EMA

Written by Strategic Pay on December 16th, 2021.      0 comments

Published December 2021 by Strategic Pay.

Strategic Pay were proud to work with the EMA to develop a single, comprehensive remuneration structure that could be introduced into the organisation. Marcus Hong, Technical Consultant and Cathy Tucker, Consultant worked closely with the Head of People & Support Services to understand the objectives.
Topic: Case Study, Ema