Author: 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.

My Journey to Zen

By Jarrod McGrath | November 13, 2022 |

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Thank you to the USA for hosting me for the last four weeks, my time has been incredible. Thanks to my family and those around me for supporting my life journey and the stories I am so lucky to share.   There is so much going on in the world and I wanted to reflect on my view of change based off a highly reflective time away. I don't think I've ever had the privilege to spend so ...

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Building Customer Success at UKG Aspire

By Jarrod McGrath | November 4, 2022 |

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Smart WFM’s road trip is continuing – after an incredibly successful UKG sales kick-off (SKO), we’re excited to take part in UKG Aspire, taking part in Las Vegas from November 6-9. This event is the global HR, payroll, and workforce management leader’s flagship conference where customers and partners come together for three days of collaboration, learning, and networking. It’s all ...

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Partnering to empower people globally – UKG SKO

By Jarrod McGrath | October 12, 2022 |

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Smart WFM is on the road – as 2022 draws to a close and we look to a digitally enhanced future, we’re taking part in a number of key events with one thing on our mind: partnership. We don’t only want to empower people across the globe, we’ve designed our business with the right scalability, sustainability, focus on our people, and a networked (POD) operating model to achieve it. ...

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Why we're struggling with productivity!

By Jarrod McGrath | February 10, 2022 |

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Productivity is one of the most widely used measurements to determine the economic contribution of a country, an industry, a business, or an individual person. It’s a simple and easily understood barometer for progress – if a baker can bake an extra loaf of bread an hour, they are more productive and can likely command a higher wage for their services. In turn, the bakery can yield ...

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Smart WFM's 5th Anniversary

By Jarrod McGrath | October 6, 2021 |

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  As Smart WFM passes its fifth year of operations, Jarrod McGrath talks about the milestones the company has achieved since its inception. Over the years, Smart WFM has tirelessly promoted the importance of people, building global knowledge around digital transformation, and becoming one of the world's largest independent UKG service partners.  Happy 5th Birthday to us! The ...

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HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 x Smart WFM

By Jarrod McGrath | September 15, 2021 |

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Asia's largest HR Tech event is getting ready to roll on September 21-23. This year’s online event promises to be packed with refreshing and highly relevant content. There are great speakers such as Josh Bersin, Lars Schmidt, and Jon Ingham, as well as fantastic opportunities to learn from Google, Hubspot, DBS bank, Smart WFM and many more. Smart WFM is thrilled to be part of this ...

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Smart WFM Announces Globally Disruptive Consulting Model at UKG Works

By Jarrod McGrath | November 18, 2020 |

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Leading workforce management and HCM consultancy and dedicated UKG partner provides organisations across the globe the opportunity to tap into leading practice consulting on demand to solve unique business problems and pay by outcome SYDNEY, Australia – 19 November, 2020 – Global strategic workforce management and human capital management (HCM) consultancy, Smart WFM, today ...

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COVID may change industries that can’t work from home even more - Jarrod McGrath - The Australian, October 16, 2020

By Jarrod McGrath | October 16, 2020 |

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Most of the rhetoric around the pandemic’s impact on how we work has centred on industries and roles that are more suited to working from home anyway. Many even see it as an accelerated progression of what was bound to come amid demand for increasingly flexible working arrangements.   But industries and personnel more confined to bricks and mortar, such as healthcare and ...

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Smart WFM launches Healthcare division as digital health drives need for improved operations

By Jarrod McGrath | August 19, 2020 |

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Sydney, August 19, 2020: New division for HR workforce management consultancy will help healthcare industry modernise, digitise and replace archaic systems Australian strategic HR workforce management (WFM) consultancy, Smart WFM, today launched a new healthcare division to help the industry modernise in the new norm created by COVID-19.   The division will be led by CEO Jarrod ...

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Smart WFM expands into Asia with new Singapore Office

By Jarrod McGrath | May 19, 2020 |

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Singapore, May 19, 2020: Leading HR workforce management consultancy opens doors in Singapore. Need for remote workforce management across region paramount with WFH policies set to increase following pandemic Australian-headquartered strategic HR workforce management consultancy, Smart WFM, today expanded its operations to Asia with the opening of a new Singapore office and hiring ...

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