Escient has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021. 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.

“Escient’s favourable employer brand is built on three pillars:

1. Values: The Escient team lives and breathes the values of selflessness, courage and creativity in their work with clients and with each other
2. Meaningful Work: Employees thrive on the opportunity to solve challenges that impact society, the community, the environment and the economy
3. People-First Culture: Working with a diverse and inclusive team who care and collaborate

At Escient, you’re more than just a number and you don’t just earn a living – you build a career you love.”

Stephen Mabbs, CEO, Escient

In the past five years, Escient has grown into one of the most trusted names in professional consulting services in Australia with 120 employees and 95 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.

Escient’s ‘secret sauce’ has several key ingredients, the foundation of which is a commitment to core values of Creativity, Courage and Selflessness.  Escient’s main goal is to inspire its people and clients to think beyond what they see today and have the courage to act, and the company uses a combination of empathy, trust, collaboration, and innovation to achieve this.

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 has recently signed a partnership agreement with 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 a 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 its 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 Strategy, Design, Technology and Delivery.

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