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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Jarrod McGrath

My name is Jarrod McGrath and 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 focus on how we can do this through innovative thinking, embracing digital and being brave enough to embrace new operating models.

AusBiz: Budget 2021 and Impacts on People

AusBiz: Budget 2021 and Impacts on People

I was delighted to speak to Annette Beacher and David Scutt at AusBiz on what’s really needed to drive the Government’s ambitious budget aims: people.

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People Are At The Epicenter Of Everything We Do – AI Doesn’t Change That

People Are At The Epicenter Of Everything We Do – AI Doesn’t Change That

There is a new role for HR in this reality We need a mindset change on how we approach not just technology, but also people and processes in the...

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Jarrod McGrath on the remote workforce

Jarrod McGrath on the remote workforce

I really enjoyed the interview with AusBiz on looking at the importance of the person through an integrated business approach.

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Opinion: we’re spending nearly a trillion dollars on people with no idea of ROI

Opinion: we’re spending nearly a trillion dollars on people with no idea of ROI

In a thought-provoking piece for The Mandarin, I address the critical issue of the nearly trillion-dollar investment in people by organizations with...

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COVID-19 exposes challenging gap in our management of health staff

COVID-19 exposes challenging gap in our management of health staff

My analysis, originally featured in The Australian, explores the glaring gap in health staff management revealed by COVID-19. It emphasises the...

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Why a new approach to technology is crucial in IR reform

Why a new approach to technology is crucial in IR reform

In my piece for the Australian Financial Review, I argue for a pivotal shift in technology strategy to effectively drive Industrial Relations (IR)...

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Jarrod McGrath on Talking Payroll Podcast

In this episode, Tracy Angwin speaks with Smart WFM founder, Jarrod McGrath. This fireside chat is full of everything workforce management including...

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Good workers don't blame tools, so don't blame software for wage theft

Good workers don't blame tools, so don't blame software for wage theft

Highlighting a critical issue on The Australian Financial Review, I delve into the unjust practice of attributing wage theft to software failures....

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Engaging employees is more than a one-time box-ticking exercise

Engaging employees is more than a one-time box-ticking exercise

In my article for The Australian, I discuss the importance of meaningful employee engagement beyond mere formalities. It's a call to action for...

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How to combine workforce management and HR systems

How to combine workforce management and HR systems

Exploring the integration of workforce management and HR systems offers a strategic advantage, enhancing operational efficiency and employee...

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