Mastertek was originally formed in 1997 and in December 1999, Graham Childs joined Mastertek as a Partner. Graham brought to Mastertek a wealth of experience in HR consulting, particularly in the area of HR Strategy development. At that time Mastertek had as its brand ‘Making Strategy Work’, which encapsulated a focus on clarifying business strategy and translating it into the design, development and implementation of practical HR programs that reinforce and drive business performance.
Under Graham’s leadership, Mastertek soon became recognised as a thought leader in the area of people management strategies. Our strength lay in our ability to clarify the business strategies of our clients and translate that strategy into workable people management programs, essentially “making strategy work through people”. In particular, a core competency has been in developing performance and reward strategies, including short and long-term incentive plans that drive business performance.
Mastertek developed people management programs for many leading companies and institutions, in particular, organisations seeking cultural change, revenue growth and profit improvement. Some of our clients include BHP Billiton, Optus, Sensis, ANZ Bank, NAB, Rabobank, Johnson and Johnson, Mitre 10, Zurich Financial Services, Accor, Shell Australia, ConocoPhillips, Mitsubishi Development, National Transport Committee, Queensland Investment Corporation, Schroders, Woolworths, National Hire, SAS Institute, Bombardier Transportation, Tiwest Joint Venture and Kerr McGee Corporation.
Throughout this time Mastertek has also developed a long-term relationship with the local government industry. Our relationship goes back to the 1990’s when we led the development of the NSW Local Government Job Evaluation Methodology including its roll-out to a large majority of Councils. From that time we became recognised as the industry experts in relation to salary system design as well as performance management and people leadership more generally. By 2016 Mastertek were exceptionally well placed to create a new, contemporary job evaluation solution for today’s modern Councils, which is now delivered to some 25% of the industry via our REMConnect platform.