Jarrod McGrath Blog
I’ve spent the last 20 years working with organisations around the world to help them better manage their people in the rapidly evolving business landscape that we all find ourselves in. I’m passionate about putting people first in all situations and my writing, speaking and commentary focuses on how we can do this through innovative thinking, embracing digital and being brave enough to embrace new operating models.

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Budget fails to address productivity, industrial relations complexity

Thank you iTWire for sharing my thoughts on the 2024 budget.

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The Daily Telegraph: Focus on People, not just AI tech

I wrote in The Daily Telegraph about needing more than ChatGPT to fix productivity. Read the article and opinion below.

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Wondering where last week's pay went? You're not alone

I wrote in The Canberra Times about the disconnect between awards, EBAs, and organisations’ workforce management and payroll technology systems.

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Jarrod McGrath on Stories of Scaling Up

Jarrod McGrath on Stories of Scaling Up

In a thought-provoking interview with Jonathan Herps of Scale of Growth Partners, we explored the challenges and triumphs of scaling businesses and...

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Jarrod McGrath on weWFM Podcast

In this episode, we dive deep into the world of digital transformation and the importance of people-centric leadership with Jarrod McGrath Founder...

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Jarrod McGrath and Ashutosh Garg: Discover the Power of People

Discover the Power of People

Human-centric leadership is rooted in empathy, authenticity and a genuine concern for the well-being of team members. Instead of viewing people as...

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The importance of cultivating digital preparedness

The importance of cultivating digital preparedness

In my article on Consultancy.com.au, I delve into the importance of digital preparedness. I explore how organisations can build resilience against...

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Jarrod McGrath launches second book exploring what makes a CEO

Jarrod McGrath launches second book exploring what makes a CEO

Global human capital management (HCM) consultancy, Smart WFM, has announced the launch of company founder and CEO Jarrod McGrath’s second book, ‘The...

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The Changing Role of Chiefs

Today’s board rooms are filled with words like ‘agility,’ ‘disruption,’ and ‘innovation’. Yet this is often a far cry from the language of the modern...

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People are at centre of future

People are at centre of future

In this article, originally published in the Daily Telegraph, I delve beyond the headlines of the 2023 Intergenerational Report (IGR) to explore its...

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Workplace Management author responds to govt AI papers

Workplace Management author responds to govt AI papers

GUEST OPINION: The Federal Government released two papers on the safe and responsible use of artificial intelligence in Australia. Australian author,...

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THERE’S A HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR WAGE THEFT

There's a High Price to Pay for Wage Theft

Even unintentional pay errors due to complicated payroll processes are a huge risk for businesses. Traceability is the key. In 20 years working with...

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