Escient has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2022. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

“At Escient, we have always said that our people are our everything. They are at the core of what we do and our success in our market. Being selected as an Employer of Choice three years running is such an honour. It supports and reinforces our decision to be purpose and values led.  Diversity is something we take very seriously, and we believe strongly in the merits of self-expression and creativity. We recruit extraordinary talent and invest in their future to enable them to deliver outstanding results for our clients. Participating in awards like the Employer of Choice Award, strengthens our commitment to regularly reviewing our employee journey, deepening our understanding of the moments that matter to our people and allowing us to evolve our EVP in ways that is meaningful for them.”

Stephen Mabbs, Chief Executive Officer, Escient

In the past five years, Escient has grown into one of the most trusted names in professional consulting services in Australia with 130 employees and over 150 clients across four states.

Established in 2016, the company recognised an opportunity to bring something unique to the market by breaking away from traditional consulting models.

There is an ‘essence’ to Escient’s culture. Aside from the diverse set of skills their people bring to the table, culture is what sets them apart. It’s what makes Escient and their people unique. It guides Escient and reminds them that the opportunity to shape the future is why they get out of bed in the morning. Its why clients come to Escient and why they keep coming back.

Escient is committed to measuring its achievements by the impact it has on its clients’ success and places an emphasis on social value creation. The company signed a partnership agreement to support The Black Dog Institute, a leading medical research institute that focuses on mental health and suicide prevention.

A major key to the organisation’s success is its diversity – the company prides itself on being gender-balanced with multi-generational representation, where over half the team was born overseas and whose professional backgrounds span over 25 professional disciplines. Escient believes its multitude of experience and diverse cultural perspectives give its consultants better insights that inspire creativity and help drive innovation, in addition to helping build trusting relationships with clients, delivering them purpose-fit value with real, sustainable outcomes.

Another key success factor is alignment. Through innovative commercial arrangements and an employee share scheme, Escient has ensured that clients, the company and employees all win together. The company has developed and evolved an Employee Value Proposition that it benchmarks performance against via staff surveys and other forms of feedback.

Finally, Escient is committed wholeheartedly to always acting with trust and transparency in mind. Company results and growth plans are shared regularly with the entire team. Through a Client Advisory Board, Escient holds itself accountable to strategic clients who gain insight into all aspects of company performance and have a say in the company’s strategic direction.

Escient provides a broad range of professional services under key pillars of: Dealing with Change, Becoming more Human, Delivering on Purpose and Navigating Complexity.

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