In the past 18 months COVID-19 has become something of an ever-present factor in all aspects of life in New Zealand and globally. The question many employers are now facing is whether to continue policies which were designed to cope with reduced income and funding, or are we now at the point where the constraints imposed by Covid-19 need to be lifted. MHR Global’s latest survey of pay rates may have an answer.
There is widespread recognition that Covid-19 has posed substantial challenges in both the public health and economic arenas. At least part of that economic challenge is focussed on employment and employee management, with many employers taking difficult employment decisions to cope with lower income and funding. We examine these perceptions in the light of the latest MHR Global salary survey results.
Pay increases which have been largely static in recent years are finally showing some – slight – upward movement. But does this necessarily result in any significant lift in underlying pay levels? MHR Global’s September 2019 results explore this in more detail.