he human aspect of business is just as important as the business strategy itself, and people selection, onboarding and development solutions are essential to business growth. In today’s complex environment, companies can no longer give a directive and expect everyone to “get on board.” To achieve business objectives, employees need to feel equipped, informed and valued within their organizations.
Benton+Bradford’s unique evaluative approach helps our partners understand how to best leverage the skills, behaviors and potential of their talent to reach current and future business objectives. This deep dive emphasizes several core operational and cultural areas, including:
Best in class organizations understand the value of leveraging the skills and perspectives of employees from all backgrounds to create the best products for their customers.
With nearly two decades of experience developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies across multiple companies and industries, Benton+Bradford understands how to position an organization’s full capabilities for optimal business success.
We develop diversity strategies that foster a welcoming and collaborative culture, and bring about innovative, sustainable and performance-driven team dynamics.
Today’s most successful organizations understand the importance of long-range planning in recruiting and retaining productive, energetic professionals, rather than scrambled, short-term efforts focused only on immediate needs.
A thorough succession plan can maintain continuity and ensure smooth leadership transitions over time. Businesses cannot afford to lose outstanding middle managers who may feel unsure about their value and potential, as any potential departure can create potentially damaging knowledge and experience voids.
Benton+Bradford has guided a host of partners through succession plan development to close gaps and account for continued excellence. This also includes the creation of internship programs that establish a talent pipeline with top colleges and position your company as a destination workplace for young talent.
B+B oversaw an HR and business realignment for a leader in the convention, sporting and events industry, including an in-depth review of HR operations, assessment of current staff and job functions, and definition of its new HR Leader position.
Our partner’s executive leadership team and board members approved the new HR structure and job descriptions. We then conducted a successful search for a qualified candidate to fill the HR Leader role. Since this assignment, our partner has improved its organizational efficiency by successfully aligning its HR functions with its overall business objectives, all while continuing to attract renowned sporting events, conferences and concerts.
Despite garnering external accolades for its diversity and inclusion programs, a partner in the quick-service restaurant space struggled to translate these initiatives into better internal collaboration and acceptance. Our partner aimed to engage its entire workforce and drive retention and customer satisfaction through its renewed diversity and inclusion efforts.
Working together, B+B and our partner developed a successfully adopted diversity strategy that included the company’s first Diversity Steering Committee Charter.
Richard is a versatile partner who is able to manage large-scale projects, as well as a skilled coach who gives actionable feedback that leads to observable results.
I have used a number of recruitment services over the years and would rank B+B right at the top. We received an impressive slate of candidates quickly, and the eventual selection has earned high praise within our organization. I have no hesitation in recommending B+B and would hire the firm again in the future.
We look forward to continued engagements with B+B. Richard is an ‘above and beyond Coach’ who takes the time to customize a plan to meet the needs of an individual or entire team.
Richard was able to quickly learn our business, identify talent and bring us candidates that we hired, who continue to perform well for our company. His approach is relationship-oriented and grounded in authentic connections.
Richard is a skilled listener who delivers feedback that is direct, yet easily digestible and tailored to my situation. He has helped me to navigate uncertain, political waters, and has provided insight into complicated team structures.
B+B helped us explore and develop a definition of diversity and inclusion that stemmed from our view that every individual brings unique and valuable strengths to the enterprise. From this perspective, we recruited, developed and retained team members that shared our values and contributed their very best work — resulting in the exceptional performance of the company.