Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) Public Statement on Covid-19
There is no doubt that in times of extreme uncertainly, reputable and credible information is relied upon by institutions and individuals alike, in order to inform decisions and make important choices. It is at these times, the research industry is at its prime, to support and assist all people to help make these choices. With a global pandemic creating worldwide uncertainty, this is one of these times.
The members of Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) are well equipped to provide this credible information, grounded in the use of reputable research practices. This reputation comes from adhering to stringent professional industry standards and codes of conduct, to ensure best-practice delivery of results, whilst ensuring the safety of both the public and researcher. The RANZ industry members have extensive networks of research professionals across all disciplines, who are capable of delivering effective results on the broadest spectrum of agendas. Some of these include:
In order to adapt to the speed and scale of change created by this pandemic, there is a need for information to be timely and reliable. Even during lockdown conditions, the research industry firmly remains open for business. Our work can be carried out without health risk and the flow of information remains unhindered by the lockdown. There has never been greater access to such quality information, as exists today.
If you are in need of any assistance in matters of research during this time, please contact the Research Association New Zealand.
The latest BusinessNZ Policy Roundtable discussion with CEO Kirk Hope is available here. Today’s Q&A covers a wide range of topics including Labour’s proposed Matariki public holiday, unemployment and cyber-attacks. (8 September)
Grant Walker speaks to BusinessNZ employment relations manager Paul Mackay about operations under Alert Level 2 and 2.5. The recording is available here. (31 August)
And a reminder the COVID-19 Business Helplines are here to help so please don't hesitate to call 0800 500 362 for the North Island or 0800 5050 96 for the South Island.ACC - see the notice below. If you have questions for ACC, or a matter you would like to discuss, you can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to date information about the ACC response to COVID-19 and how they can assist is on the ACC website at acc.co.nz/covid-19/businesses.
Small Business Cashflow loan CLICK HERE
MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) Guidance during COVID-19 CLICK HERE
IRD - Tax changes to assist NZ businesses to manage the impacts of COVID-19 (4 May) DOWNLOAD
FREE Business Helpline to help provide guidance to businesses:
North Island - 0800 500 362
South Island - 0800 50 50 96
Ministry of Health advice for businesses CLICK HERE.
ACC pre-invoicing message
Has your payroll reduced? Now’s the time to tell ACC.
ACC wants to ensure that your 2020/21 provisional levy reflects the impact COVID-19 may have had on your payroll. You are due to be sent your levy invoice from October.
Your 2020/21 provisional levy is based on an estimate of your liable payroll for the year ending 31 March 2021. To arrive at this estimate, ACC uses the 2019/20 liable payroll information that your business supplied to Inland Revenue.
Between now and the end of September, ACC is encouraging employers to update their estimated liable payroll for 2020/21. This is something you should consider, if you know that COVID-19 has had an impact on your payroll or is about to. This will help ACC ensure your invoice is as accurate as possible.
There are two ways to provide ACC with a revised liable payroll estimate:
ACC has created a web page that contains helpful information about invoicing this year and it’s available here, or you can call 0800 222 776 if you have any further questions.
(28 Aug 2020)
Opening the conversation: Mental Wellbeing in the NZ Market Research and Insights Community
Making sure we look after ourselves and look out for those around us has never been more important. Thanks to RANZ members who took part in a recent survey to understand member wellbeing. I hope you take the time to read this Wellbeing report which reinforces the need to really take mental health in our industry seriously, and give it conscious attention. DOWNLOAD REPORT
Useful platforms for online qual research
WELLBEING TRACKING REPORT. FORWARD NZ. DOWNLOAD (22 May)
TRACKING THE IMPACT OF FMCG AND RETAIL. 11 weeks to 10 May. Nielsen. DOWNLOAD
COVID-19 Insights Tacker: A glimpse into the hearts and minds of Kiwis during COVID-19. Perceptive. GO TO
WEBINAR - RESPECT, RESET & GO! Nielsen Pacific GO WEBINAR RECORDING
'NEW WEEKLY SNAPSHOT REPORT. Nielsen. DOWNLOAD (w/e 5 May)
ZEALAND ON HOLD? Conducting social and market research in New Zealand during COVID-19'. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
COVID-19: Tracking the Impact on FMCG, Retail and Media. Nielsen. GO TO Insights Hub.
COVID-19 Survey research notes compiled from existing surveys. AUT. GO TO
COVID-19 THE CREATIVE FIGHTBACK: How brands can help people to win the war to survive, then revive. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
INNOVATING IN CHALLENGING TIMES: Research during COVID-19. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
NEW ZEALAND COVID-19 SPECIAL REPORT. Dynata. DOWNLOAD
COVID-19 Community Mobility Report. Google. DOWNLOAD (29 Mar)
Ministry of Health - current situation MOH website.
RANZ members recently took part in a global survey of insights professionals initiated by Ray Poynter of NewMR. His intention was to gauge the feelings of the insights communities across the globe in their respective Covid-19 bubbles.
RANZ, with the help of Infotools, held webinars on 23rd April and 22nd May to present these results. If you missed the webinars, you can access them via the links below.
ONLINE QUALITATIVE LINKS:
ESOMAR - INSIGHTS IN TIMES OF COVID-19 DOWNLOAD
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND THE CPG FMCG INDUSTRY. GO TO
CONSUMER REACTIONS TO THE CORONA VIRUS GLOBALLY. Toluna. GO TO
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata. DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19 Wave 2. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata.DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19 Wave 3. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata.DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19 Wave 4. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata. DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: INDUSTRY - MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: INDUSTRY - TRAVEL DOWNLOAD
Blogs relating to research during COVID-19:
Restarting In-Person Qualitative Research After COVID-19 (Insights Association US) HERE
RAY POYNTER, NewMR 'What now? The role of brands & insights during a pandemic'. Recorded webinar CLICK HERE
NewMR has a great resources page Supporting Insights & Research curating a range of free resources, and being regularly updated to help insights and research professionals.
ESOMAR Statement: The role of the research community in COVID-19 global crisis measures and post-crisis management.
The data, research and insights sector, a sector worth $80 US billion, is proactively supporting decision-takers to take vital steps to resolve the crisis. Through its global voice, ESOMAR, and the global network of national and international associations, supports decision-takers.
CLICK HERE to download the statement.
ESOMAR information and support CLICK HERE
ESOMAR LinkedIn Group where you can be in contact and share your experience, expertise and concerns with your fellows.
Greenbook COVID-19 Insights Leaders Roundtable Webcast. A weekly discussion that will be recorded and emailed directly to you. Each session will feature a panel of representatives from brands, suppliers, associations, and consultants who will give their perspective on how our industry is impacted by the crisis, how businesses and individual leaders are adapting, and the long-term impacts from the pandemic. (12 May) CLICK HERE
AUSTRALIA ON HOLD? Conducting social and market research in Australia during COVID-19. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
Greenbook - Implications for the insights industry CLICK HERE
Quirks Media COVID-19 information and resources Part 1 CLICK HERE
Quirks Media COVID-19 information and resources Part 2 CLICK HERE
Marketing.com Executive Briefing 'Understand the COVID-19 Outbreak, Its Impact on the Economy, and Implications for Specific Sectors'