New Zealand – Companies are aiming to close the gender pay gap in 2017

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By (Danny Romero)

According to research from international recruitment firm Robert Half, 82% of New Zealand HR managers acknowledge a difference in salaries across genders and 97% of them are actively working to close the gender pay gap.

New Zealand organisations are actively taking measures to address and close the gender pay gap. One in three HR managers are implementing pay transparency and systems where promotions are linked to fixed pay rises, while more than a quarter, or 28%, are undertaking salary audits. However, 3% say they are taking no measures at all.

“Women in New Zealand are more ambitious than ever and are competing in the employment market on the same level as men,” Megan Alexander, General Manager Robert Half New Zealand, said. “Pay disparities should be concerning to any company. An individual’s work ethic and ambition, regardless of their gender, needs to be rewarded with a competitive salary to match the results and value the professional brings to their respective company.”

“In today’s competitive employment environment where skills shortages are common, companies cannot afford to miss out on the benefits of a diverse talent pool,” Alexander said. “One of the best ways to build a high-quality team is by offering competitive salary packages that attract and retain top performing candidates regardless of their gender.”

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