Pay still an issue

An Otago Museum staff survey, conducted via internet, has highlighted continuing concern over pay issues, amid otherwise high levels of job satisfaction.

Results of the survey, undertaken in April, showed 50% (19) of participating staff were "very satisfied" with working at the museum.

Thirty-one percent (12) were satisfied, 15.79% (6) were neutral, and only one was dissatisfied, the survey, conducted by Quintessential Marketing Consulting Pty Ltd, a firm of Sydney-based human resource and marketing research specialists said.

Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul said the survey results, tabled at this week's Otago Museum Trust Board meeting, were positive, but remuneration issues also remained significant.

The meeting heard 38 staff of the eligible 51 staff had responded online, a 74.5% response rate. Casual staff were not asked to participate.

Museum exhibitions, development and planning director Clare Wilson said it showed the museum was on the right track. The biggest issue was "remuneration".

One section showed a more than 80% satisfaction rating with directors and managers, but satisfaction with "recognition and rewards" amounted to about 62%, she said.



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