Enter the YWCA Equal Pay Awards

 

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.

Entry to the 2017 Awards are currently closed. 

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.

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.

Bronze – Emerging

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

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’.