Robert Chiaravalli

Robert Chiaravalli is a recognized expert in labor relations, combining unique talents and decades of experience to effectively counsel its clients toward heightened profitability and workplace effectiveness.

Founded and operated by Robert Chiaravalli, Strategic Labor & Human Resources brings nearly thirty years of experience to union and non-union shops.  Having worked with the UAW and the National Labor Relations Board, large business and government, Mr. Chiaravalli is uniquely qualified to partner with his clients to strategize and develop their labor relations approach – a virtual labor relations and human resource executive for-hire.

As the vice president of human resources for a large first tier automotive supplier, he successfully changed old-line manufacturing operations into highly productive, flexible organizations while achieving substantial bottom line cost savings. As chief labor counsel he was able to avoid costly litigation and create a culture where fair treatment and cooperative problem solving is now common practice.

Mr. Chiaravalli received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from Cornell University Graduate School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School. In addition, he completed the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law School and the SCAO approved program on civil mediation through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan.

Mr. Chiaravalli is active in labor relations, law and human resource associations and holds several leadership roles, including serving as executive board member national Labor and Employment Relations Association, past president of the Industrial Relations Research  Association of Greater Detroit, and board member of the Michigan Labor-Management Association. He is also a MERC arbitrator and Michigan Department of Civil Rights Hearing referee.

Mr. Chiaravalli has published extensively and is frequently sought by companies, professional associations and media to train, present or comment on cutting edge issues in labor relations, human resources and developing trends in the business, labor/employment law and legislation.

Kathy Chiaravalli

Kathy Chiaravalli, GPHR has been a global business leader for almost thirty years.   As a global human resource consultant, Ms. Chiaravalli offers client organizations her wealth of international and domestic expertise in compensation, benefits, expatriate program management, and human resource planning in Fortune 250 organizations.  Ms. Chiaravalli has led a wide range of human resource functions in global consumer products, automotive, high tech, and service organizations.

Known for revolutionizing chaos, Ms. Chiaravalli has traveled to over twenty-five countries to design and implement business solutions and has been responsible for international human resource programs covering fifty countries for four different multi-national companies.  As Vice President – Total Reward Systems, she was one of the five highest ranking women at Allied Domecq (the world’s second largest wine and spirits company).

Ms. Chiaravalli has a Masters degree in Human Resources from Cornell University and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has completed extensive multi-week executive education programs at INSEAD in Fontainebleau France and a Global Leadership program at Babson College in Wellesley Massachusetts.

She has taught International Benefits for the International Employee Benefits Foundation.  She was a Global Team Advisor for the ACA and a Board Member and Editor for the New England Chapter of the Human Resource Planning Society.  In addition, she co-chairs the Detroit International Special Interest Group of SHRM and has been affiliated with AIESEC and the NFTC.   She taught the first GPHR certification review course in Michigan for SHRM through Eastern Michigan University.  She teaches a series of international HR courses for the American Society of Employers.   She teaches International Assignment Management for GPHR recertification credits through Eastern Michigan University.

Ms. Chiaravalli is the current President of the Michigan Compensation Association.  Among her publications and presentation related to Human Resources is “Working Abroad: Profiting from the Experience” in the Journal of International Compensation and Benefits.

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