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Results Driven Business Specialists Across Australia


Jesse is an IR/ER expert that provides measured and appropriate advice. I found Jesse very adaptable, easily building relationships with key stakeholders.
Liz Evans, Head of HR Australian Manufacturing at Incitec Pivot
Jesse delivered the commercial result I needed to have.
Jesse worked collaboratively with my senior management team and I to produce commercially competitive employment terms and conditions that had immediate results in obtaining new contracts.
Jesse’s in-depth knowledge of key stakeholders interests and his negotiation acumen is outstanding.
Jesse is my recommended consultant to deliver commercially astute enterprise agreements.
Chris Smith, General Manager Mining and Contracting of RUS Mining PTY LTD
Jesse is my GO TO guy for all matters relating to Employee and Industrial Relations.
George Cowan, Partner, Lawyer at Rees R & Sydney Jones Solicitors

Our Philosophy

At Workplace Wisdom, our goal is to help you to improve your workplace operations. Our expert business consultants will get to know you, your business, and your goals in order to develop a tailored solution that will help you achieve your dreams.

Our specialist knowledge comes from years of experience working closely with a number of businesses from large corporations to small start-ups that need anything from HR advice to an overhaul of business operations. This means that we can provide an individualised, holistic view that makes sense for you and your business – it’s not a one size fits all.

At Workplace Wisdom, we understand the value of personalised solutions and great working relationships. For this reason, we are dedicated to creating a solution that truly suits you and your needs.

We Listen, Listen and Listen

Our Values




Our Mission


Workplace Wisdom creates the environment that fosters success for people. Our dedicated professional network support and actively promote the same VALUE set.

Introducing Our Managing Director
Jesse Yvanoff

Jesse significantly influences all workplaces he is associated with. Jesse has had more than twenty years in-the-trenches business experience within global resource companies and their associated resource network. Jesse is a Workplace Performance Activist, a role where he challenges key influential people to excel.

Jesse generously shares his extensive experience, wisdom and actively seeks to collaborate with others to establish solutions that produce elite performance.

Jesse’s involvement in establishing high performing work places have been delivered in collaboration with global resource companies such as Anglo American & Wesfarmers; manufacturing companies Incitec Pivot Limited & Hastings Deering and with SME’s such as Rees R & Sydney Jones.


Jesse continues to partner companies in Australia and Southeast Asia

Jesse’s specific areas of expertise are:

Strategic & Tactical Employment Relations

Critical Workplace Analysis

Change Management


Managerial Coaching

To complete the range of solutions provided by Workplace Wisdom, Jesse manages talented specialists that have proven results in their area of expertise.

Introducing Our Specialist Business Advisor
Jacques Franken

Jacques started his long career as a Solicitor in South Africa and was a key player in the Petroleum Industry as the IR Executive for a major international oil company.

Since his arrival in Australia, Jacques has established himself as a creator of innovative business solutions.  Jacques is highly regarded as an industrial advocate and is committed to producing great outcomes for his client’s based on his extensive experience and knowledge.  He is a dedicated advocate of a high level of personalized client service as a means to retain long term client loyalty.

Jacques is a professional with a proven track record of achievement in Human Resources and Employee Relationship Management.  He has excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the commitment, determination and enthusiasm to succeed in a results orientated environment.

Jacques is a professional who can assist with the following matters:

  • Interpretation of industrial instruments
  • Advising on and drafting of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
  • Advising on the conduct or performance of employees
  • Termination and redundancy
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workplace conflict
  • Representation/advocacy at Tribunals
  • Drafting and interpretation of contracts of employment

As a client recently wrote in a recommendation:

“Jacques is a pleasure to work with showing both professionalism and passion is his approach to achieving the best result for clients.  It is rare to find someone that can both see and appreciate the big picture yet have the skill and attention to detail leaving “no stone unturned”.


  1. BA LLB
  2. Admitted Attorney High Court of South Africa
  3. Admitted Attorney High Court of Lesotho
  4. JP (Qual.) Qld