What can we offer?  

Broadly speaking, our consultants provide improved capability and increased capacity to do what you haven't yet or might never desire to learn, or prefer your focus to be on other key elements of the organization.

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Lindy Alfaro, MBA, SPHR

Alita Bluford, MS

Ken Handwerger, MA

Kristi Hargett, BSHRM

Staci Kennedy, MSW


Scott Trossen, MBA, SHRM-SCP


Scott started the Michigan HR Group in 2007.


As needed, we also utilize our friendly alliances with other consulting practices such as P3HR in Grand Rapids.

Consultant Roles Include:

Expert Advisor

Ad hoc coaching. Regular on-site support. Expedited, competent guidance and tools.

Trainer, Auditor and Consultant

Teach principles of workplace conduct to your supervisors. Analyze wages or overtime eligibility. Identify top 3 capabilities needed in a job and how to find candidates with that profile. Review personnel files. Write the employee handbook. Ensure benefits compliance.

Outsourced Partner

On an interim basis during absences or transitions. The on-going team for all or a subset of HR needs.  A day a month or several per week. Trusted to support and guide your managers and employees.

Service Conduit

Cloud-based job-applicant screening and resume storage. Research-based performance development SaaS system. Competent criminal background checks, and reference checking of candidates. Market pay data. HR and legal data sources.  …a sample of tools we maintain and apply when appropriate to your situation.

Vendor Intermediary

Interface with your insurance agent. Input your payroll. Hold providers accountable to the be the best you need them to be.


The Team's large-company work experience, which we leverage in supporting small orgs, includes:

American Express

Ann Arbor SPARK

Compendia Biosciences (now part of ThermoFisher)

Eaton Corporation

Eastern Michigan University

Ford Motor Company

GE Capital


Johnson & Johnson

Kelly Services Consulting


RES at The Kellogg Company

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Special Tree Rehabilitation

University of Notre Dame


Organizational associations include:

Human Capital Institute