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Brad Smith joins Lockton to help Nebraska businesses attract top talent

Employee benefits expert brings 20 + years of experience to develop total rewards strategies

Brad SmithOMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2019 – Brad Smith joins Lockton as senior vice president and employee benefits consultant to help Nebraska businesses bring skilled candidates to their doorsteps.  Given that the current unemployment rate is below three percent, attracting and retaining top talent can be difficult, but a strong employee benefits strategy can differentiate an employer. Smith’s 20+ years of employee benefits experience along with Lockton’s nationwide resources is helping Nebraska businesses do just that.

 “With a buoyant economy, businesses in Nebraska expect their sales revenues to grow in 2019, but they also recognize that it is tough finding talent to fill critical roles in their organizations,” said Tim Meacham, chief operating officer of the Kansas City operation which includes Omaha. “Brad listens to employers and collaborates with them to develop benefits strategies that can help make them an employer of choice.”

Attracting top talent requires more than offering traditional benefits like healthcare. Employees want to work for organizations that will invest in their careers and give them the resources necessary to do their jobs. Smith says he joined Lockton because the organization invests in their Associates through continuous training and provides the analytical resources necessary to show clients the bigger picture about their organizations.

“Regardless of what transpires in the next 20 years in health and welfare, Lockton is the most forward-thinking firm in the U.S. to help shape the future of benefits,” Smith said. “I used to compete with Lockton and soon realized that their analytical data and people are second to none. If you can’t beat them, join them.”

Smith’s designation as a registered health underwriter (RHU) provides him with a clear understanding of how state and federal laws that impact healthcare as it relates to compliance and regulation. He is also a member of Health Rosetta, an organization that supports transparent and non-partisan fixes to the healthcare system.

When Smith isn’t advising businesses on becoming an employer of choice, he volunteers with the Exchange Club, an organization that supports abused and neglected children.

Smith is based out of Lockton’s Omaha office which is located at 13710 FNB Parkway, Suite 400, Omaha NE 68154 and can be reached by calling 402 – 970 - 6100.

About Lockton
Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,000 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown rapidly by helping clients achieve their objectives. For ten consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance.”

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