Our firm is an ongoing client of strategic HR inc. The services and expertise they provide are incredibly valuable. SHR let’s me (a business owner) to focus on my business and worry a lot less about the complexities of HR. We consistently save time and money by allowing them to do the things we don’t do well (recruit/screen) and by leveraging their expertise and tools. I send my new managers there to get “new manager” training. It’s a great company – REALLY nice people to work with. We think of them as the HR department we would have if we could. I’m not saying everyone should use them, I’m just saying everyone should at least give them a call. Contact me if you want more details (google me).

J. Steven OsborneFounder & CEO, Top Gun Sales Performance

We’ve been so pleased with our partnership with strategic HR inc.  We run a lean HR operation and strategic HR inc. has been able to find great interim talent to help us fill short-term needs. Their network and creative recruiting process ensured we had top talent for the duration of our needs. I will always think of strategic HR inc. first should our needs arise again.

Mary HowbertCompensation & Benefits Manager with G&J Pepsi

The Virtual HR Support Center was very user friendly and a great experience, which made creating our handbook so easy! The staff at strategic HR inc. have gone above and beyond to learn about our company in order to provide us with customized service that is tailored to our current needs. We are thankful for our relationship with strategic HR inc. because it gives us peace of mind knowing that we are taken care of!

Brett RalstonRoots Staffing

strategic HR inc.’s presentation on implicit bias was eye opening, interactive and educating. This training is important for everyone, making you think about your actions — how to slow down and act purposefully. Your team will learn how to improve themselves, their team and your organization as a whole.

David BurleyCTO, Upic Solutions

“I am so happy to be able to rely on the fantastic services of strategic HR inc. for our clients. Our clients have used strategic HR inc.’s HR team on a number of occasions. During each engagement, strategic HR’s team is responsive, prompt, and thorough in their investigations and provides excellent service for our clients.”

Faith WhittakerPartner with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

“Thank you (strategic HR inc.) for your work on this key position. We’re very excited for this addition to our team. You found us some strong candidates, and I know it wasn’t necessarily easy to find them.  Thanks especially to Cathleen and David for their diligence and for their strong communication and reporting on the process. I appreciate all your work. Your solid reputation precedes you!”

Rozy ParkDirector of Culture, HR, and Legal Affairs, Tedia

“We engaged strategic HR inc. to help us administer an employee survey.  They were wonderful and everything ran smoothly.  We even had employees that weren’t going to take the survey take it after hearing strategic HR’s team share why they should.  We had a 96.8% response rate.  Thank you strategic HR.”

Angie WestfallKings Food Group

“Thanks so much for guiding us through our group training. I thought we covered a lot of important ground which sparked some very good discussion. I look forward to incorporating some of the key concepts as well as several of the “ah-ha” moments relative to uncovering the deeper issues with our prospective customers.”

Scott CollinsPresident/CEO Link-age

“We just wanted to thank you for all of the hard work and guidance. Your assistance made us produce a great handbook for our associates and managers. It is much clearer and easier to understand. The feedback has been positive on the changes we made.”

Human ResourcesFirst Financial Bank

“Since my introduction to strategic HR inc., I have been impressed with the company’s knowledge base, professionalism, and willingness to give back to our community. Representatives of strategic HR inc. have volunteered their time to present at our Building Blocks for Non-Profits trainings. We continue to include them in our programming because of their incredible knowledge on various human resources topics and their excellent training skills. Strategic HR, inc. consistently receives the highest marks from attendees for the quality of their presentations. When our budget allows, we call on strategic HR inc. to assist us with issues such as recruitment, employee development, and background checks. A strategic HR inc. representative is always available to provide us with invaluable insight on a wide range of human resources issues.”

Molly LohrExecutive Director ReSources

“Strategic HR, inc. truly achieves excellence in what they do, and the services they provide. Strategic HR, inc. exemplifies the high standards of business practice in the Greater Cincinnati area. Robin and her team have provided their expertise in training, recruiting, onboarding, mentoring and a number of other areas. They listened to our needs and concerns, then proposed comprehensive solutions. They have continued to implement those solutions in a timely manner, showing that they understand our organization, our priorities and our needs. Their expertise and support have proven invaluable. I would strongly recommend strategic HR inc. to any organization needing outsourced HR support.”

Kathleen WolfVice President, Marketing, Communications & Employee Relations The University of Cincinnati Foundation

“HORAN has partnered with strategic HR inc. and have been very impressed with the level of knowledge, expertise and service that they have shared with many of our clients. In the complex world of compliance and HR, I would highly recommend the services of strategic HR inc. to any client or prospect.”

Julie Highley CBCVice President Horan Associates

“Robin and her colleagues at Strategic HR were a perfect HR solution for my small organization. When I took over we had no structure in place: no job descriptions, evaluation systems or client feedback processes. Robin helped with every step: setting priorities, creating a work plan and executing the pieces. We were a much better organization as a result of strategic HR’s solid work.”

John Fonnerformer Butler County Transportation

“Robin is a key driver of success at strategic HR inc. Her company has been a valued partner of ours for many years. We look to her often for advice on attracting and retaining talented staff as we grow. She has also co-authored a book which shares her very unique and visionary formula for communicating workers of various generations in the workplace. I highly recommend Robin and strategic HR inc. should you be seeking a highly qualified and forward-thinking HR consultancy.”

Ben Stallardformer Deskey

“When it comes to the broad field of Human Resources, an ever-growing field of legislation, strategy and compliance, you will find no better partner than the team at strategic HR inc. From daily operations to staffing to organizational development, their team has proven on numerous occasions to be professional and responsive problem solvers. You will find no better solution when looking for a Human Resources partner that cares more and works harder than Robin and her team. We value greatly the relationship and would recommend strategic HR inc. to any business or organization.”

Jerry DeatherageOwner Diversfied Asset Management

“I have very high standards and strategic HR inc has exceeded my expectations numerous times. They have become a consultant company of choice for Perfetti NA.”

Brenda GumbsVP HR, USA & Canada Perfetti Van Melle USA, Inc.

“Strategic HR has done many different things for us and they always come prepared and full of creativity. They hosted a leadership team camp that was just wonderful; it was well received by everyone involved. We give them an A++!”

Dorothy Jones, M.A.Director of Human Resources and Professional Development Hamilton County Education Service

“As Crescent Park was growing, we had the need for an interim recruiter. Patti was perfect for the role. She was very professional, hard working and needed no training. She quickly developed a rapport with our supervisors and had the open skilled-labor positions filled in no time. The positions were filled with qualified individuals that are still with us years later.”

Dena BrownDirector of Human Resources Crescent Park Corporation

“My Company is a medium-sized Tier I Automotive Manufacturer headquartered in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. The Corporate HR Manager resigned rather suddenly and unexpectedly. The Company contacted Robin at Strategic HR, Inc. in hopes that she might know of an experienced HR executive who might be willing to consult and serve as HR Manager until a suitable replacement could be recruited and hired. Within 24 hours, Strategic HR, Inc. referred a candidate who was available and willing to take on this role. The Company’s President and CEO was well satisfied with Strategic HR’s referral. In fact, within just a few months, the President and CEO convinced this consultant to accept an offer to take the position on a permanent, full time basis. All parties were well satisfied. I know—because that candidate was me. Thank you Strategic HR, Inc.”

Thomas A. BarnesCorporate H.R. Manager ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, Inc.

“I am very satisfied with our partnership with Strategic Human Resources. They have been our “recruiting department” for the past few years and we have gained tremendous efficiency with the sourcing and pre-screening of candidates. Today we are always searching for ways to maximize our time and efforts and the work Strategic HR is doing has allowed us to focus on what we do best, while they keep our pipeline primed and ready to engage at a phone call’s notice. This is a great example for us of “highest and best use” on both sides of the partnership.”

Doug StuderCEO Deskey

“I have tremendously enjoyed working with Robin Throckmorton. She is thoroughly knowledgeable concerning all aspects of human resource management. She was instrumental in developing and implementing a performance appraisal system and has provided support training to our managers. I’m very pleased with my association with Robin and Strategic HR, Inc.”

Bernadine HunterVP Human Resources ADAMH Board of Franklin County

“We have been very pleased working with the entire Strategic HR, Inc. Team. Strategic HR is very professional and has helped our company with the employee handbook and in placing an HR person at The Verdin Company.”

Suzanne SizerMarketing Manager, The Verdin Company

“We partnered with Strategic HR and outsourced our recruiting. Over the past two years, Debbie, Melinda and Patti have all helped us in sourcing and screening candidates to match our needs. This has helped us to fill our staffing needs and has allowed Empower MediaMarketing to continue to provide excellent service to our clients. Thank you Strategic HR for all of your great support. They are true professionals!”

Nancy Luehrmann, SPHRHR Manager Empower MediaMarketing

“Strategic HR has been working with our company for the past year and a half. Their HR expertise has filled the considerable gaps that we had prior to hiring them. They have demonstrated excellent all around HR knowledge and skills and can meet a variety of needs that otherwise might require an in-house HR department. The two consultants that we have worked with have fit in perfectly with our staff and have provided good solutions (and relief) for our management team.”

Scott McReynoldsVice President Finance & Administration Greater Cincinnati Foundation

“We are very pleased with the professionalism, commitment and quality of work of Shelly. Her assistance in our recruiting efforts has been extremely valuable.”

Stephanie BrenemanHuman Resources Manager Makino

“Strategic Human Resources has been our partner and right arm in recruiting for about two years now. They have given us great (friendly) service, great results and have provided much needed relief in our recruiting area.”

Nancy Luehrmann, SPHRHR Manager Empower MediaMarketing

“The team at Strategic HR inc. consistently delivers whatever we ask of them…..they offer excellent advice and deliver quality services. They approach our relationship as a partner, and act accordingly.”

Janice HittingerHR Manager PCMS

“Strategic HR has helped us on numerous occasions with their expert human resources knowledge. Whenever we have a question they are always there helping to make sure that we are in compliance with the related regulations and doing the best we can for our staff given the little funding that we have. Robin is a lifesaver!!”

Mari Lee SchwarzwalderExecutive Director Warren County Humane Association

“Strategic HR, Inc. has helped us when our plates were overflowing by bringing their expert human resources knowledge to our company. We had so many projects that we just couldn’t get to them all. The consultant we hired was instrumental in bringing balance back into the Human Resources department so I could focus on other tasks. We are very grateful for the extra support!”

Pam McAlpinH.R. Generalist United Performance Metals

“If I get thrown a challenge that I need assistance on, I call Strategic Human Resources – I know that Robin and her team will have the answer – or get the right answer for me quickly! They’re responsive, resourceful – and most importantly – correct!”

Lisa KaminskiVP People Operations Interwrite/E-Instruction

“After Strategic HR conducted customer service training with our staff, our average customer satisfaction ratings went from “Satisfied” to “Extremely Satisfied”. In a tight economy and a down market, that difference in customer service performance gives us an edge that helps us retain market share and remain profitable.”

Jeff HerronDirector of Operations Pendleton Data Farm

“I had a very good experience working with Shelly. We were relieved when she would come to work because she was a great resource when it came to personnel issues. We appreciate her expertise in Human Resources!”

Christine BennettDirector of Management Services The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati

“Strategic HR’s expertise has helped organize our recruiting efforts to fill considerable gaps that we had in the current employment market. They have fit in perfectly with our staff and have provided a great HR solution to our company.”

Michael SchweblerChief Operating Officer Midwest Ultrasound

“We have been very pleased working with the entire Strategic HR, Inc. team. Strategic HR is very professional and has helped our company with updating our employee handbook and in the evaluation of our 401K providers. Your team has helped us not only remain compliant, but remain cutting edge with HR technology solutions.”

Don BakerCFO BH Group & Affiliated Companies

“Strategic HR, Inc. provided excellent service to both employees and myself through placing a consultant that was well aligned with our strategic goals and her ability to communicate and understand our employees. I was impressed with the level of client service I received. The quality of the Human Resource solutions delivered was excellent and made our organization compliant and completely met our needs. I would highly recommend Strategic HR, Inc. to anyone looking for Human Resource support.”

David ShanteauExecutive Director Rest Haven Memorial Park

“We are extremely happy with services received from Strategic HR. Our consultant assessed our HR needs and developed a priority list that we have been “attacking” consistently. Several unexpected situations occurred in our business too, that required immediate attention and our consultant was very thorough and was quick to respond with solutions. We are very thankful to have found a company that provides personal attention, solid knowledge of HR issues, and adaptability to meet the specifics needs of our business.”

Beth JenkinsOwner MBL Enterprises, Inc. dba Springdale Cleaners

“It has been an honor collaborating with the team at strategic HR inc. They are knowledgeable in a variety of areas and are always willing to assist as needed. I have attended a variety of HR sessions they’ve facilitated and have been impressed by the amount of information presented. I have used several tools they’ve provided to improve the overall effectiveness of our HR department. I greatly appreciate the relationship I have with the strategic HR inc. team!”

Latricia HibbittHR Manager Tender Mercies

As a new start-up manufacturer providing material for Procter & Gamble, we were in great need of HR infrastructure, particularly for recruiting and screening candidates for our new manufacturing operation. Robin (Strategic HR, Inc.) provided the consultants necessary to support our efforts. With detailed hiring procedures put in place and executed upon, over the next 9-12 months our employee turnover went from ~75% to 25%. Most certainly, Strategic HR Inc.’s efforts were a major contributor to our retention success. I would not hesitate to contract Strategic HR Inc.’s services in the future!

Drew FoxCPA CEO/CFO Amantea Nonwovens, LLC.

“Thank you strategic HR for all your hard work and dedication to The Arlington Memorial Gardens. Turnover is not a “fun” part of any company and you have made things not so scary to think about.

Strategic HR has been easy to work with and have created a wonderful experience for all of us. Anytime we ask for anything it is done timely and the work is excellent. Communication is made simple and everyone seems to be available any time.

Setting up the interview process for a new position is a very wonderful process – We can tell you listen to our demands of the job and you work toward getting us someone that has the same goals we have in mind for the position.

We recommend your company to any of our associates and couldn’t be more thrilled to be connected with all of you.”

Sarah MuckenfuhsArlington Memorial Gardens

“We engaged strategic HR inc. to help us recruit a senior executive leader for the organization.  The approach to outsource the recruiting to the strategic HR inc. firm worked remarkably well.  Their team was able to quickly identify the position requirements and culture of the company that were requirements of all candidates and immediately began producing qualified prospects.  The methods utilized during this engagement were indisputably good, giving us an accurate feel for the existing candidate market and data-supported results. The team added real value to the process.  We look forward to continuing our outsourced recruiting relationship with strategic HR inc.”

Rex LeeDirector of Human Resources, Galerie

“We worked with strategic HR for our recruiting.  They kept sending us good candidates for our hard to fill positions.  They were easy to work with and understood what we needed.”

Tama SimonHR Administrator, Rhinestahl

“I worked with strategic HR inc. as a candidate when I was hired for my current position.  I applied through strategic HR inc. and worked with Melissa Dern and Avery to get this job.  They were wonderful.  They were very accessible and straightforward to work with.  I look forward to learning more about the rest of strategic HR’s services.”

Linda McGohonHR Manager, Cincinnati Fan

We have worked with strategic HR for Training, Recruiting and general HR Support.  


“The Training was fabulous!  The Training was fabulous!  A lot of case studies and real life experiences were used.  Feedback from our participants was that it was information ‘we could not learn from school.’”

HR Services and Recruitment

“The responsiveness and depth of knowledge is great.  When engaged in compliance issues we feel confident that we can delegate the entire program to strategic HR.”

Ed ChanEVP, Global Graphene Group

“I was promoted to Payroll, AP, Invoicing and some HR (which I knew very little about).  I love working with Brianne.  She is an inspiration to me!  She has helped our company so much!  We have a lot of growing to do and we are very pleased to have Brianne help us lead the way.   She has taught me so much, and I cannot wait to learn more!”

Debbie SchroederOfficer Manager, Wittrock Woodworking

“I have been a client of strategic HR for 20 years, using a variety of their services.  They have been great to work with!  I would not have it any other way!”

Dolores LindsayCEO, The HealthCare Connection

“Melissa from strategic HR inc. is such a professional!  She waded through my prospects, phone screened, interviewed and selected the best candidates for my HR Specialist position based on my criteria.  The candidates were high quality and I was able to make my decision quickly, which was a life-saver.  I would highly recommend strategic HR inc.!”

Joan TumblisonHR Manager, West Chester Township

“I would highly recommend working with strategic HR inc. We had a very tight timeline, and not only were they on top of getting all the information ready to go, within 2-3 days the job was posted. I felt like I was in good hands due to the follow-up emails, the scheduled phone calls, and receiving the final qualified candidates for review. It helped make my decision on my new hire so much easier, and allowed me to really dig into some more specifics with each candidate to further aide in making my decision. The entire process from start to finish was completed in 18 days which definitely exceeded my expectations. I will be using strategic HR inc. in the future and will be recommending them to my network.”

Laura WeisbrodManager, Big Shots Training

“strategic HR inc. has become a great partner with Frutarom USA.  Melissa has done a great job of working with us and understanding our needs.  The Devine Assessment has become a valuable tool for us in gaining insights and evaluating our candidates.”

Monica GomesDirector of Human Resources, Frutarom USA
“Cathleen and John did a very good job of making everyone feel comfortable and getting all involved.  We have some pretty reserved people on our team who seemed to open up and participate freely.”
Ashley WaltersForcam

I’m thinking about the journey we took together in the last 3 weeks, from concept to delivery, knowing that I wouldn’t change anything if I had to do it again. And you are a great part of it.

I want to thank you for a great team building event, your ability to customize according to the need, your great idea around the assessment as a tool, your ability to modify the content to maximize the outcome and engage the team, and for your professional approach and presentation skills.

I look forward to working with you in the future, as follow-up for this session and more.”

Moshe Bar-GilVP of Operations, Frutarom USA

Thank you is very much in store for you. If not for your help and perseverance I would not have this job much less have even known about it. You have been awesome through out the process and now its time to start another chapter in my life.

With Much Gratitude!

Walter SchneiderPlaced Candidate

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with strategic HR inc. as they supported our recruiting efforts! They quickly developed a solid understanding of our needs and company culture and truly operated as an extension of our team. We value their thoroughness and expert recommendations as well as their commitment to quality and ease of working together. If we have any additional human resources needs, we will definitely reach out to strategic HR inc. for support.”

Tarah CookDirector, HR & Organizational Development, Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce

“Alisa did an amazing job getting everyone loaded into the system including benefits, taxes, and groups for our merger. She coordinated everything with employees to ensure no details were missed. Thank you for all you do for us at Oxford Physical Therapy.”

Rebecca EnglehardtOffice Manager, Oxford Physical Therapy

“I wanted to thank you personally for your help in this transition. It would have been an impossible task without your hard work and patience. I can’t express how valuable you have been.”

Eric NovickiOwner, Sports Therapy Inc.