What We Do
Strategic Planning
HR Compliance & Structure
  • Policies and Procedures

  • Employee Handbooks

  • Job Descriptions,  Competencies & FLSA Classifications

  • ​Employment Law Education

  • Leaves - FMLA, ADA

  • Difficult Conversations

  • Hiring Your First Employee

  • Labor Relations 

  • Discipline/Termination

  • Personnel Files & Forms

  • Improving the Onboarding Process

  • Grievance Processing

We will sit down with you and listen. We want to understand your business, your passion and your people. We won't just give you a canned slide deck; we'll work with you to personally solve your challenges and be available when you need us.

Whether it's understanding and complying with employment laws, handling difficult conversations with your employees, improving your workplace culture, or working to grow your business and need the talent and infrastructure to do so, we can help.

We understand the changing human resource landscape and can help you strategically plan as your business grows. We can step in and help when:

  • Major change or growth is happening

  • Projects are behind schedule

  • Expertise is missing from your team

  • Leadership has HR needs currently unmet


 Our strategic planning services include:


  • Employee Branding

  • SWOT Analysis/Strategic Planning Retreats

  • Meeting Facilitation

  • Developing Organizational Structure

  • Analyzing HR Needs during Growth

  • Analyzing Employee Skills Sets/Competencies

Our Rates

Free Consultation up to one hour.  We're problem solvers and would like to hear more about your challenge and how we can help.


Flexible Pricing.  We want to work within your budget.  We can bill hourly, per diem or based on project scope.

Let's start a conversation.  Call 216-650-0220 or email robin.carlin@rustbelthr.com.

Interim HR Director

Sometimes you just need someone on a weekly or monthly basis, to fill in during a short-term absence, or while you're in the recruitment phase for your human resource director position. 


We are also available to step in as needed to help manage your HR responsibilities or assist you in the interviewing process as you bring on more talent. Maybe you don't need to add another full-time or part-time staff member to manage your HR load, but you do need someone to come in a few hours each month to ensure you're compliant and your business is moving forward.  We can help.

One of the biggest challenges we've noticed facing small businesses and nonprofit organizations is that they do not have the time or expertise to commit/learn the myriad of HR issues,