Pressing for what matters

Kiwi women earn $0.88 to every $1 Kiwi men earn*.

As an employer, and as a recruitment platform, we’re trying to help change that.

Our Jobs team has been working with #justask campaigner Jo Cribb to promote pay equity to both employers and employees. We all have a role to play in making this a reality for New Zealand.

When we found out this year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme was #pressforprogress, our team got together to help put our voice to the gender parity conversation.

This video wasn’t cast or curated. These are all members of our Wellington office. People who within minutes of a call out, put their hands up to help #pressforprogress. No arms were twisted. No shoulders were tapped. This matters to all of these people, and more. It matters to a bunch of us.

But what about our own backyard?

At Trade Me, we’re focused on ensuring we have no pay gaps or pay equity issues. We’ve reviewed our remuneration for all tech roles, and found no evident bias. We’re now doing this across all non-tech roles, and matching these to an external database.

We’re also proud to be a place that offers flexibility to many of our awesome Kiwi mums, so they can continue to pursue the career they want while living the life they want.

But we’re certainly not perfect. We can always do, and strive for, better. And we’ll keep doing that.

Happy International Women’s Day. #justask #equalityliveshere #lifeliveshere #payequity

* Ministry for Women, "Empirical evidence of the gender pay gap in NZ", 2017