Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC) is the leading source of independent and innovative people oriented commercial research. Blending commercial insight, operational experience and academic rigour, OSC is regularly trusted to identify real-world solutions to intractable strategic challenges.
Our research, advisory and implementation support services cover aspects of organisational, commercial, social and economic policy and strategy; future skills strategies; labour market intelligence; political economy; human capital development; well-being, engagement and happiness; productivity, and many other areas.
OSC’s intellectual property is regularly used in national and international surveys and benchmarks, published in books and academic papers, and forms the basis for innovative human capital technology products.
Professor William Scott-Jackson
Professor William Scott-Jackson is Chairman of Oxford Strategic Consulting, a Visiting Academic at Oxford University, a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Circle and a member of Pembroke, St Cross and Kellogg Colleges. He and his teams carry out advanced research and advisory work across the Middle East, focusing on the development of national talent whilst retaining national identity and values. William is an adviser for the Arabian Society of Human Resource Management, a member of the CMI Academic Advisory Board and the CIPD Professional Standards Faculty. William also serves as an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Scott has led research and change programmes in a wide range of industries. With a Big 5 Consulting background and mid-cap and start-up experience, he has an excellent combination of global best-practice knowledge and “real world” approaches. He is an expert at translating research and strategy into effective change and ensuring the needs of the Board and other stakeholders are met throughout the program delivery. Scott has also led numerous capability build, transformation and performance improvement programs.
Paul is a strategically oriented, corporate finance CFO and NED, with over 25 years professional management experience with leading multinationals and pioneering Gulf-based businesses, including Sovereign entities and extensive Investment and Real Estate experience, covering Global and Middle East focused roles. He has an extensive track record in building empowered teams to cope with rapid growth in fast-moving, diverse situations and jurisdictions. He is a strong team player with well-developed operational, financial management, strategic and commercial skills, developed in the FMCG and premium branded media services sectors with core expertise in providing Finance leadership in rapid growth businesses across multiple business units, in multiple territories and establishing robust Governance.
HR with Purpose: Future Models of HR
A new report by Henley Business School and Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC) examined global human capital challenges facing today’s leading organisations and how business leaders can deliver the capabilities needed to achieve outstanding strategic success.
Utilising in-depth interviews with CEOs, C-Suite leaders, Boards and HR professionals, this innovative report identified key trends in the nature of work and discusses implications for the future.
UAE Employment Report
The results of a major survey of working-age Emiratis, this report analyses the employment views and perceptions of UAE national citizens. Containing up-to-date data on employment preferences of Emirati citizens, the report provides valuable insights for Emiratisation processes, recruitment, retention and development of Emirati nationals.
Delivering the Future
Following on from our 2012 report, OSC recently completed an updated version that investigates how Universal Service Providers (USPs) in G20 countries contribute to social and economic growth. Our 2016 report explores new industry challenges, defines growth opportunities and establishes metrics for measuring success.
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