People selection, onboarding and talent 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.
Beyond assessment, the B+B approach leverages core findings in operational and cultural areas to design programs that support effective and sustainable recruiting and retention activity, smooth leadership transitions and a dynamic talent pipeline.
We were engaged by a client to develop a performance management system that would tie performance to merit increases and deliver behavioral outcomes aligned with company goals and values. The organization had a history of giving merit increases in an uneven manner that led to confusion about desired behavior and performance expectations.
After the CHRO and key business leaders partnered with us to uncover the needs of the organization, we created a system that enabled each area of the business to align performance to the business, cascade responsibilities, deliver expected business outcomes and model company values to each team member.
Through the successful introduction and sustained messaging about the new performance management system, each employee clearly understood how their individual performance and behaviors impacted their area and overall goals of the organization. Our efforts enabled the business and HR to effectively manage performance and the performance management budget while enforcing cultural values and performance expectations in clear ways that showed employees transparency and objectivity in rewarding success.
Our client engaged the firm to assist with the transition to an HR Business Partner model. Each HR Business Partner was new to the role and needed to evolve from tactical execution to strategic collaborator, helping to guide and lead the business to make better decisions regarding employees.
Following a discovery session with the VP of Human Resources to understand core business needs and the changing role of HR role, we developed a one-day session that helped participants understand how to leverage strategic relationships with business leaders to achieve business objectives. Topics covered included how to earn a seat at the table, how to remain objective to deliver effective insights with business impact and how to influence decisions that would better serve the business.
Our efforts resulted in a successful transition to the HR Business Partner model as evidenced by feedback from business leaders who were surveyed about the value of HR Business Partner contributions in employee recruitment and retention, leadership development and team alignment.
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.
Richard ensured that our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative would lead toward making our company more inclusive, transparent and welcoming of feedback. He did all of those things and generated positive energy that our team can harness to make decisions that improve our company as we grow.
Richard did a wonderful job finding a highly qualified GM for my landscape services company. He acted quickly and professionally, communicating beautifully through every step of the process. I highly recommend his services.
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.