Magazine article New Zealand Management

Executive Lifestyle Discounts

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Executive Lifestyle Discounts

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The past year saw increased competition for executive roles in New Zealand largely brought about by a rising level of interest from offshore candidates, according to international recruitment company Robert Walters.

The company's recently released global salary survey shows a general management position in this country is worth between $120,000 and $250,000, a chief executive role between $150,000 and $500,000, finance director $125,000 to $250,000 and HR director between $110,000 and $220,000.

These packages might not compare with offshore generosity, but the company reports "more and more executives seeking to combine a challenging career with the lifestyle choices New Zealand provides". The trend is expected to continue throughout 2004, ensuring this market remains competitive.

Opportunities in the executive market here are limited by the small number of large organisations and salaries vary widely depending on company turnover and financial performance.

There is also wide variation in the human resources area with salaries ranging from $38,000 to $45,000 for an HR administrator to $100,000 to $180,000 for a HR director. The survey describes the market for HR personnel as very stable with no notable shortages of candidates in 2003. …

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