"Rob brings a wealth of experience in opening up this mindset [of aligning technologies to the business's bottom line and the needs of their people] and improving communication and collaboration from the coal face through to the shareholder. We're confident we can continue to grow and help organisations get real visibility over their entire workforce and HCM tools when they need it most," said Smart WFM founder and CEO Jarrod McGrath.
Scott joining Smart WFM from Deloitte, where he was a principal in the consulting human capital practice,
His 30-plus years of HCM, HR and technology experience, includes more than a decade in senior roles at Presence of IT before it was acquired by Deloitte, an earlier stint at Deloitte in South Africa, and nearly 10 years as group HR manager of National Chemical Products (now Dow Chemicals).
Scott is also co-founder of The Maturity Institute, and a technology advisory board member of the Australian HR Institute.
He earned a Bachelor of Commerce, a postgraduate diploma in HR management, and a Master of Management in management and HR, all from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa).
"The idea that people don't want or can't handle dramatic change in the workplace has been debunked in the past year," he said. "This was never really the case anyway, it was born out of organisations not joining the dots between their people, environments and technology to make change work, and make it stick," said Scott.
"The philosophy that underpins Smart WFM generates value for clients by harnessing the unique and diverse passions of each individual in organisations. It's an innovative approach to consulting which unlocks the true value of people – always the most valuable, and most expensive resource – in a business. It's an area big four and other large consultancies are not addressing in the market."