KAREN STRASKE is the Human Resources Consultant at Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc. providing expertise in the areas of policy and employee handbook development, training program creation and presentation, as well as benefit and compensation plan analysis and administration. She also has extensive experience with employee relations, recruiting, safety, multi-state employment laws and HR department/staff development.
She received a Business Administration Degree from Western Michigan University and went on to achieve a Masters of Science in Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She has received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management.
She has been involved in proactively identifying and implementing cost savings strategies for benefit plans and employee programs. She also has developed and presented a variety of training programs that include: sexual harassment, supervisor training, performance management and safety topics. Additionally, she has successfully conducted sensitive terminations, investigations, disciplinary action, layoffs, plant closures and plant start-ups.