CELEBRATING BEST PRACTICE

YWCA Equal Pay Awards 2017

For the fourth year running, YWCA Auckland is inviting business leaders who champion equal pay within their organisations, to step forward and be counted to become thought leaders to those not yet on the equal pay journey, inspiring them to help create a fairer future for everyone.

We are excited to announce the 2017 YWCA Equal Pay Awards sponsors are EY, Coca­Cola Amatil NZ and SKYCITY Entertainment Group, each with their own outstanding Diversity and equal pay track records.

Are you on the equal pay journey?

The awards recognise those at every stage of the equal pay journey. Whether you have five or 500 staff members you can prove your commitment to fairness and enter the Equal Pay Awards.

  1. Do you have policies and procedures in place that reflect your commitment to
    equal pay?
  2. Do you ensure that females on parental leave receive the same consideration as
    all other employees?
  3. Have you looked at how you assess pay rates for new hires doing the same job
    – male/female?
  4. Are you applying the same criteria when assessing performance of
    females/males doing the same job?
  5. Do you take into consideration the impact on pay progression when an
    employee asks for flexibility?
  6. Has your organisation undertaken a Pay and Equity Review Process ?

If you can answer yes to two or more of these questions, then you are eligible to enter.

To enter the Equal Pay Awards and be recognised for the work you are doing in Equal Pay, simply click the link below to complete the online entry form.

A small non-refundable administration fee of $350 + GST applies – this includes Best Practice Compact Assessment.

Make this your chance to step forward, be recognised and celebrate your success.

 

Entries close: 15th September 2017
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 9th November.

Enter the awards

 

SMALL BUSINESS

A SME organisation is a company that employs between 2-50 staff (FTE), as defined by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Organisations at this level are typically smaller businesses implementing initiatives, processes, practices and cultural intent to address equal pay. This includes both formal policies and strategies and informal practices or ‘the way we do things around here’. .

BRONZE – EMERGING

Organisations at this level are typically in planning stages of implementing initiatives, processes, practices, cultural intent and commitment to address equal pay

SILVER – DISTINGUISHED

Organisations at this level are typically in the process or implementation stages of applying initiatives, processes, practices, cultural intent and commitment to address equal pay.

These organisations have used a range of diagnostic tools, processes and systems implemented to draw insights regarding equal pay within the organisation. Implemented initiatives, processes and practices have been reviewed / evaluated and may be communicated within the organisation or externally.

GOLD – CHAMPION

Organisations at this level are typically creating and evolving strategies to establish a direct link between implemented initiatives, processes, practices and cultural intent with the organisation’s people strategy to address equal pay.

These organisations have used a range of diagnostic tools, processes and systems implemented to draw insights and create action plans to address equal pay within the organisation. Implemented initiatives, processes and practices have been reviewed, assessed and revised and strategies have been communicated throughout the organisation.

Gold award recipients will demonstrate best practice and will be acknowledged as a leader in equal pay and be prepared to share learnings for others to follow. Organisations at this level are held up and recognised as leaders in the field of addressing equal pay.

 

Each judging criteria involves the satisfaction of, or the demonstration of, progress towards achieving the specified requirements. YWCA Auckland will categorise entries based on your answers.

Still have questions?

Please email us on equalpay@akywca.org.nz or call us on 09 522 8219 and we can help with your entry.