John Brennen OAM | CEO | Surf Life Saving Queensland

Author: John Brennen OAM | CEO | Surf Life Saving QLD   Date Posted:28 July 2015 

"Surf Life Saving Queensland have been working with wattsnext for the last three years. Initially they were engaged to assist us in creating and implementing all our HR frameworks. These frameworks have helped us to manage and develop our HR services significantly. Wattsnext has worked in a true partnership capacity with the organisation supporting the introduction of an internal HR Officer and their development and growth in the role whilst still meeting the needs of high level HR support and advice to the leadership team and Board of Directors.

Through our work with wattsnext we have been able to identify areas for improvement in changing the culture of our leadership team to ensure we work more collaboratively and better understand individual needs and how to work effectively with each other. Through wattsnext assistance, Surf Life Saving Queensland has been able to create a true cultural development and change in how we manage our HR support to the business and how we interact with the team. Wattsnext has also conducted employee and senior management feedback projects to allow us to understand the perceptions of our leadership team. Consequently, wattsnext guided and supported us through structural changes within the organisation as a result of that feedback.

We enjoy that Surf Life Saving Queensland and wattsnext are able to work together and collaborate in order to find the best solutions for our business and feel that we have a strong and ongoing relationship with the wattsnext team. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to any business looking to develop their HR frameworks, obtain employee feedback, implement cultural change and assist in the development of managers."