Robin is the Founder of Strategic HR and current Shareholder in Charge of Clark Schaefer Strategic HR where she brings over 30 years of human resources experience in healthcare, manufacturing, service, and non-profit organizations creating solutions to help them recruit, retain, and develop the best and the brightest employees. Robin provides a wide range of outsourced HR support in the areas of Strategy, Recruitment, Training & Development, Benefits & Compensation, Communications, Employee Relations, Recordkeeping & HR Compliance, and Health, Safety & Security.

As a long-time business owner and experienced human resources professional herself, Robin has a deep understanding and empathy for the challenges that business owners and HR professionals face. She is able to leverage her unique experience to connect with and customize the best solutions for clients.

Since its founding in 1995, Strategic HR continues to be recognized as an industry leader under Robin’s leadership. Some recent awards include:

  • Ohio Success Award Winner 2020 (Ohio Business Magazine)
  • Inc 5000 List of Fasting Growing Companies in America in 2019 & 2017 (Inc. Magazine)
  • Woman Owned Business of the Year 2019 (Clermont Chamber)
  • Best Places to Work Finalist 2023, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 (Business Courier)
  • Business Impact Award Finalist 2019 (Northern Kentucky Chamber)
  • Ranked #287 on the Entrepreneur 360 List in 2018 (Entrepreneur Magazine)
  • Woman Owned Business of the Year 2015 (Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber)

Robin is the co-author of Bridging the Generations Gap and author of Critical Touch Points of Recruitment. She is a frequent speaker for professional associations and conferences on the topics of generational differences, retention, recruitment strategies, and labor trends.  Robin has been an adjunct faculty member of the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University.

Robin holds a BS from Purdue University in Management and a Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati.  She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the National Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society of Human Resource Management.

Robin is committed to giving back through community involvement as she regularly volunteers for advisory and leadership roles to help serve the human resources profession and broader community.  Robin has served on the Board of Trustees and Personnel Committee for the Council on Aging, Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board, Clermont Chamber of Commerce Board and leads the Programs Committee, and as a founder and Board Advisor for Greater Cincinnati’s GETDOT.

Robin’s personal mission is to guide herself and others to obtain happiness and success across both their professional and personal lives. She threads her personal mission through the operations of Strategic HR, as well as her two children. Now that her children are flourishing in their adult lives, she seizes the opportunities to enjoy golf, exercise, and FC Cincinnati!

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