Consideration of adding headcount, re-aligning responsibilities, or creating new positions at your company is no small decision. Questions arise about job descriptions, insurance, compensation, and your handbook, work rules and policies.

Let our resources help you navigate through these decisions.


Pam Krivda

HARDI’s Human Resources Consultant

Pamela S. Krivda has more than twenty-five years’ experience representing and defending public and private employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations matters, including: Solid practical “what-to-do” advice to employers, Defending harassment, discrimination and other employment-related lawsuits and administrative proceedings, Private and public labor contract negotiations, interpretation and arbitration, Representing employers at trial and before administrative agencies, Legal compliance: Handbooks and policies, Leaves of absence, Accommodation, Wage and hour, Non Harassment, Termination, Separation agreements, Reductions in force, Last chance agreements, Management Training Services.

Pam is Board Certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in the practice of Labor and Employment law.

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Strickland Associates

Hiring the right people starts with asking the right questions, of the right candidates to inform your hiring decisions. The Predictive Index® is an assessment tool that measures and predicts workplace behavior.

Application of the Predictive Index:

Strickland Associates offers behavioral assessments in 4 primary areas:

  • Talent Acquisition – find and hire the right people
  • Talent Development – build teams and develop leaders
  • Change Management – build trust and manage transitions
  • Growth Strategy – improve productivity and drive revenue

This HARDI resource partnership provides members a Predictive Index survey and consultation (normally $150 individually) to any of the HARDI members looking for help with a key hire or personnel issue. Reference your HARDI membership to take advantage of this membership benefit.

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Through Gregory & Appel Insurance, HARDI members can take advantage of the following programs and resources:

HealthAdvocate® Concierge Service for your employees

Executive Benefits: Resources tailored to executive-level employees and owners. Examples include survivor benefits, benefits to an employer on the loss of a key employee, income replacement, ownership transfer and discounts on an assortment of insurance products.

Contact Mark Lambert from Gregory & Appel for complete HARDI member discounts and offers.

Mark Lambert of Gregory & Appel

HARDI Health Benefits Consultant

Building on HARDI’s strong relationship with Gregory & Appel as our endorsed Property & Casualty Insurance provider, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the Insurance & Risk Management Committee’s recommendation to name Mark Lambert as Senior Health Benefits Consultant for HARDI members. This is a reminder that all HARDI members receive two free consulting hours on health benefits, insurance and specially-reduced rates on consulting and consultations with senior leadership, benefit administrators, or existing brokers. If you have an immediate need for a consultation on your company’s health benefits plan you can contact Mark at

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Are your employees your most valuable assets?

Do your competitors value their teams more? HARDI’s Compensation Survey has the answer for your local markets and so much more! Keep your team intact, productive and motivated. This tool provides detailed analysis of wages & benefits for 30 specific job titles and for 170 state and local markets. The results of the Compensation Survey can help you:

  • Hire and keep good, productive employees
  • Compare your compensation (including medical and retirement benefits) to other companies in distribution
  • Staff new locations appropriately
  • Avoid losing an employee, which causes disruption and frustration as co-workers cover for additional work
  • Avoid having to replace employees who leave for better offers, leading to many hours spent on interviews and training

Employee compensation is one of your largest line items. Don’t guess… Know.

Price for non-participants:  $500 for HARDI members | $1000 for non-HARDI members



Through a partnership with LifeLock, HARDI member companies can add LifeLock protection as a benefit to their employees.

As an employee benefit, LifeLock is available at a 15% discount off of retail rates, when paid via payroll deduction.

LifeLock Benefit Summary (PDF)

Group Application (PDF)

For more information contact Blakely Mohr.