What people are saying

“Ben Watts is the trusted outsourced HR advisor to Aspen Group, an ASX listed company. He understands my organisation from top to bottom and provides insightful, accurate and timely advice to me and over 100 colleagues. His competitive advantage is a combination of intuition and straight-talk, Ben is essential to the success of our operating model and broader business.”
Joel Cann | CEO
Aspen Group

“The Zone Forum has enjoyed presentations from both Sel and Ben Watts from Watts Next over the last few years.
The generous gift of their time and expertise has helped all our forum members and I have no doubt that wattsnext knows and understands SME’s and entrepreneurs. The honest approach and gestalt sharing of their own challenges and successes has made for great learning. They understand the balance between risk and performance and the benefits of getting the culture right.

I think wattsnext is well worth talking to for any business that wants to know how to better manage their team.”
Ian Chapman | Director
VMP – Vision Media Post

“Ben Watts and the team at wattsnext have guided our business (MacGear) through a period of rapid growth. Together we designed our future functional structure and defined the key senior roles and created the HR Strategy we needed to sustain our growth. We were experiencing growing pains and needed external assistance and new ideas.

The advantage of outsourcing our HR was it removed us (the business owners) from the emotion we perceived around managing our team

Having an independent point of view allowed MacGear to avoid mistakes and manage our growth. Their support was integral as we navigated our office move and outsourced our distribution to a third party logistics provider. Having a people partner through this period of change was critical to our success. Their CEO Ben Watts has an extensive operational background and he understands business. I work closely with Ben and our relationship has been and will continual to be essential to our business journey. It would have been a mistake to go it alone or hire an internal HR resource during this period of change. Instead we had access to high level strategy, mid-level advisory and ticked all of our risk and compliance boxes. As true HR partners, wattsnext helped us recruit the best talent in the areas we needed it. No one person could have covered this breadth of support.

Overnight we had access to a full service HR department

If you are experiencing rapid growth or have an entrepreneurial flare, I suggest contacting the team at wattsnext. Being a small business themselves, they will understand you and their business acumen is second to none.”
Simon Cuff | Managing Director

“Ben and his team at Watts Next have become our dearly trusted advisers in this space, helping us with HR but much more, being a partner to the partners with support, understanding, strategy, experience and guidance that has made a tangible difference to our leadership and given us greater confidence in key decisions around people and processes. It has been a fruitful and delightful journey so far and one I see lasting indefinitely.”
Scott Oxford | Director
New Word Order

“Marsh & Partners have been working with wattsnext for 5 years now for ourselves and by referring them to our clients who need HR Services.
The team are down to earth and understand the big picture rather than just an issue at a time.  It is not only when an issue arises that you contact the team, it is when you need to get more from your staff!  They show us how to bring the firm and our team into the current workplace environment.
To have a HR team behind you to support you whenever needed, in these changing times is a great relief.”

Bronwyn Condon | Partner
Marsh and Partners

The company we keep

Subscribe to our blog The HR Disruptor