The business climate is shifting. Leading organizations know it is time to re-energize, re-group and realign. Benton+Bradford's expertise lies in understanding talent acquisition and human capital and mapping those strategies to growth initiatives that provide momentum to move companies forward. By embracing the challenge of business in transition, we reveal new opportunities.

For organizations on the verge of modernizing day-to-day operations, re-evaluating culture or positioning to enter a new market, Benton+Bradford serves to align talent and business strategies. We focus on the human aspect of business and work as a partner to see change through to the end.

Phase 1 - Engagement

We meet with key stakeholders to launch the project, determine mandates for success and create...Read More

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Phase 2 - Development

From all gathered and collected data and interviews, identify gaps and develop a progressive...Read More

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Phase 3 - Implementation

Finally, we assist with the identification of the implementation team; provide counsel and guidance...Read More

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Benton+Bradford specializes in building organizational and human resources effectiveness to enhance strategic business goals.

Human Capital and Talent Acquisition Consulting

The human aspect of business is just as important as the business strategy itself. In today's complex business environment, companies can no longer succeed by just filling chairs... Read More
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Talent Advisory & Search Services

Recruiting is a very detailed and time-consuming discipline. It can come in overwhelming waves, and internal staffing teams may look to an outside partner to help plan and execute.Read More
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Cooperative Development for Emerging
Talent Acquisition

The tide is turning in talent acquisition as the focus on attracting professionals is becoming more meaningful... Read More
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Diversity Strategy

Adept organizations know the importance of leveraging diversity in the skills and experience of employees to improve their business operations. With nearly two decades in delivering... Read More
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Benton+Bradford knows people. We are proficient in executive recruitment, talent acquisition and human capital functions across all industries. Some of our specific industry experience includes: consumer products, retail, diverse manufacturing, financial services, hotel & leisure, quick service restaurants, healthcare, technology, communications, non-profit and energy. Here are a few examples of our work:

Case Study #1: e-Commerce

Situation: Company reorganized to execute a leaner business strategy, but afterward, struggled with...Read More

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Case Study #2: Defense

Situation: Company saw its workforce had a high concentration of eligible retirees and looked to onboard...Read More

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Case Study #3: Manufacturing

Situation: Company with an established diversity and inclusion program looked to more effectively link...Read More

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Benton+Bradford's founding and managing partner, Richard A. Smith, offers an extensive background in human capital along with a well-developed ability to translate customer needs into value-added solutions. Over the course of his work history, he has been recognized for his perceptive listening skills and for being a creative problem solver with a bias for action.

Before founding Benton+Bradford, Mr. Smith served in many leadership positions with top human capital firms; in his most recent role, he was the Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion with the Terex Corporation. At Terex, he was responsible for managing and advancing the global diversity and inclusion function for this $4 billion heavy equipment manufacturer with more than 16,000 employees in 22 countries. Prior to the Terex Corporation, Mr. Smith was the Senior Manager for Talent Acquisition for the South Business Unit for Wal-Mart. He drove the talent acquisition strategy for nearly 1,200 stores in eight states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, representing $85 billion and 450,000 associates... Read More

Interested in learning more about the consultancy expertise Benton+Bradford has to offer or booking a speaker on any of our topics of expertise? We are happy to connect for a phone call or meeting to discuss opportunities to fit specific organizational needs.


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