About Wentworth Advantage

Our company

Wentworth Advantage is a leading Australian HR company that protects businesses from employment law risk & harnesses the power & performance of their people. With roots dating to 1991, Wentworth Advantage has a highly experienced and diverse team of workplace relations specialists that provide commercial, no-nonsense HR support.
Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between HR risk management and staff performance – the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

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For over 30 years, we have been renowned for the quality of our HR advice and the intellectual rigour of our work. We give our clients sensible, commercial HR perspectives on their business and, via our national HR Help Desk, we do it in the most efficient way to achieve the desired results.

  • We have created the most extensive HR Help Desk service model in the country, used by over 100,000 organisations and active users Australia-wide. No other outsourced HR firm can match the range of services that have been included and integrated into our 5-element service model. See ‘Services’.
  • We have built the richest and most comprehensive database of HR and workplace information resources in the country, enabling our clients to easily access, tailor and implement their own HR systems and processes.
  • For over 30 years, we've pulled our clients out of HR ‘hot water’ hundreds of thousands of times through the commercial, no-nonsense advice of our national HR Help Desk. No other outsourced HR firm can match the sheer number of calls and the associated depth of experience that comes with doing this for over 30 years.
  • Via our HR Consulting Services, we transform HR theory into actionable insights. No other outsourced HR firm can match our breadth and depth of HR & IR know-how. This enables clients to be confident that our advice is correct and our recommendations will work.
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Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision
Wentworth Advantage: Enduring excellence in Australian human resources & workplace relations

Our Mission
Wentworth Advantage is committed to being Australia’s leading outsourced human resources and workplace relations organisation as measured by:

  • Having the deepest pool of talent in the HR industry
  • Extensive client relationships resulting from exceptional customer service, and 
  • Financial strength

Our Values

Wentworth Advantage's corporate culture is a key element of our ongoing success. We take our vision of enduring excellence for the brand and superior returns for our clients seriously. Our corporate culture ensures that this occurs in an engaging and collaborative environment. Our core values are embodied in the acronym 'IMPACT': 

Integrity
Mentorship
Passion
Accountability
Courage
Teamwork

Our Expertise

Wentworth Advantage is focused on two business lines:

HR Help Desk Service
supporting three distinct target markets:

  • Small businesses
  • Associations with members who run their own SMEs, and
  • Large Organisations

HR Consulting Services

  • HR Onsite
  • Workplace Relations+
  • WHS+
  • Remuneration+

See ‘Services’ to find out more.

Our People

Mark Werman
Managing Director

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Mark moved into human resources (HR) 30 years ago. In 1992, Mark completed his Master of Commerce degree in Human Resources (UNSW). In 1991, Mark was part of the establishment of the HR Consulting Division at BDO Chartered Accountants and Advisers. In 2002, Mark negotiated a management buyout of the division from BDO, becoming the Managing Director of Wentworth Human Resources. 

As a result of an expansion in the range of client services and a recent re-branding initiative, he now heads up Wentworth Advantage and runs a team of human resources, industrial relations and work, health and safety specialists who provide quality, innovative solutions to a broad range of clients, in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Mark's specialisation is in advising organisations how to build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability and talent through leveraging human resources. Mark's strategic HR and commercial focus has enabled his clients to maximise their employees' effectiveness by discovering the specific strategic bottom-line impact of better quality people and human capital strategies.

David Wilkinson
Senior Consultant

David has extensive experience advising on IR and business management issues. Over his 30-year career, David has had a variety of consultancy and management roles, giving him a broad knowledge of State and Federal workplace relations legislation and relevant industrial bodies. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Relations/Personnel Management with a sub-major in Business Law (University of Technology, Sydney) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He is a member of the Australian Society of CPAs.

Before joining Wentworth Advantage, David worked with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia as the Industrial Relations Officer, and undertook various other special project roles with the Pharmacy Guild National Secretariat. He has worked in a number of industries including the Toyota Motor Corp Australia.

Jack Byrnes
HR Team Leader
Jack leads our HR Helpdesk while also playing a strategic role in HR Onsite and Consulting projects. With a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Human Resources) and multiple years' experience assisting organisations of all shapes and sizes, Jack brings a wealth of workplace relations knowledge and business acumen to Wentworth Advantage.

Jack is highly customer focused and continuously looks for ways to improve on systems and processes to ensure the best possible result. By combining strong communication, leadership and problem-solving skills, Jack also leads his staff with aplomb.

Our Alliances

Relationships built on trust and mutual respect

  • Wentworth Advantage is proud to have an alliance with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers having known and worked with partner Kathryn Dent for a number of years.  Kathryn is a partner in the Sydney office of HWL Ebsworth's Workplace Relations and Safety Team.  HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia and provides its clients with access to a significant depth of talent, consolidated expertise and in-depth knowledge across a number of areas including in relation to workplace relations and safety, which is an experienced practice group with offices in each State and Territory in Australia.