Today Consulting magazine announced the Top 25 Consultants for 2016, and Protiviti is thrilled to see our very own Scott Redfearn included on the list. Scott is a member of our Executive Team, the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources, and for those of us in the HR organization, he is our boss.
In so many ways, Scott has transformed the way that we think and talk about culture here at Protiviti. He has ushered in new experiences for our employees, like our sabbatical program and our Parents’ Network, all of which address the diverse needs of our workforce. He has pushed us to think differently about traditional HR — in one example, he turned the concept of one formal mentor on its head, so that now every new hire has a network of advisors to guide his or her career from day one. Beyond the framework of programs and policies, Scott champions meaningful interactions between all employees, every day, across levels, inside and outside of work. He encourages our people to bring their whole selves to work and to celebrate the things that make us unique.
All that being said, one of the best things about Scott is his wealth of wisdom, which he bestows on our team on a regular basis. This advice may be invited or it may be volunteered. It may come in the form of a transportation metaphor, as in, the ship may be ready to sail and it may be time to get on board. Or it may instead be of the culinary variety — he may encourage you to find the secret sauce, or to present your ideas as a plated meal; he may advise against any attempt to feed a starving person hollandaise; he may encourage you to lay the fish on the table. Whatever the theme, Scott’s way with words helps us to see things differently and to change the conversation. He challenges us to be the best version of ourselves, and for that, we are truly grateful.
So Scott, today we say congratulations to you on this well deserved recognition. In this moment, perhaps the most eloquent of all your Scott-isms is also the one that is most fitting:
“Well, (pause), you got that right!”