From its inception in October 2016, Escient has developed its brand into one of Australia’s most trusted advisors in professional consulting services. Escient is on a strong growth trajectory, with 140 employees supporting over 150 clients across South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.
Escient provides a broad range of professional services under the four key pillars:
- Dealing with change
- Becoming more human
- Delivering on purpose
- Navigating complexity
Over the last six and a half years, they have built a “uniquely Escient” culture. The company believes a combination of diverse backgrounds, experiences and skillsets sets its people apart.
Escient is committed to measuring success based on its impact on its clients’ success, and the company strongly emphasises social value creation. They continue to strengthen their relationship with Black Dog Institute and support them to continue leading medical research into mental health solutions 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: over half the team was born overseas, and their collective professional experience spans over 25 professional disciplines. Escient believes its diversity of experience and cultural perspectives give its consultants better insights that inspire creativity and help drive innovation. Its diversity is reflected in its clients and the community, helping Escient build trusting relationships with clients and deliver purpose-fit value with real, sustainable outcomes.
Another key success factor is alignment. Escient has ensured that clients, the company, and employees win together through innovative commercial arrangements and an employee share scheme. The company has developed and evolved an Employee Value Proposition that it benchmarks performance against via staff surveys and other feedback forms.
Finally, Escient is wholeheartedly committed to always acting with trust and transparency. 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.
For information about Escient, visit escient.com.au