Our Mission:

Build lasting relationships with organizations and develop strategies that support, protect, and evolve any business model.

People walking

About HR Strategies

Your People are Our Business

We are a full service agency that provides human resources expertise and related services when needed. We provide support throughout the employment cycle, hiring through retiring. We strive to provide efficient and cost effective employment practices and compliance recommendations to guide you throughout the employment relationship. The benefit of enlisting the support of HR Strategies is their up-to-date technical knowledge, expertise and reliability. Human Resources needs, are evaluated and assessed; ideas and solutions are offered for each client to meet their individual needs today and in the future.

Our Story


Our founder had the vision to bring the same high level HR expertise to companies that either didn’t have a HR function or had limited HR knowledge as that of a Fortune 100 company.

September 2002

HR Strategies, LLC is established to provide HR outsourcing to enhance an organizations’ efficiency, improve productivity and positively impact their bottom line with a staff of certified professionals.


June 2005

Our founder earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

August 2005

ABC Delaware Diversity Committe Chair

10 years

December 2008

Founder earned her Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

At the time, there were only 402 people worldwide with both GPHR and SPHR certifications.

February 2010

HR Strategies certified as Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Small Business Focus (SBF).

November 2010

Associated Builders & Contractors, Delaware Chapter - Associate/Supplier Member of the Year


May 2012

Delaware Vallery HR Consultant of the Year

August 2012

Delaware SHRM President

3 years

November 2012

Ron Shane Lifetime Human Resources Award


November 2014

Founder is the first person in Delaware to earn her SHRM-SCP certification.

She is the only person in Delaware to achieve the GPHR, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP certifications.

September 2014

SHRM Delaware State Council, Inc. State Director

4 years

February 2018

HR Strategies, LLC has distinguished itself by being the only all SHRM Certified HR firm in the region.


April 2019

Recognized by the State of Delaware for making a diversity difference in Delaware for 5 consecutive years.

More to Come!

Our Team

Tricia Clendening Headshot

Tricia Clendening SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR

President, Founder

Tricia, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR is the President of HR Strategies, LLC. She is the first and only person in Delaware to achieve all three of these certifications. She has over thirty years of progressive human resources experience with fortune 100 companies, international organizations and small to midsize companies. She has been recognized in her profession with the HR Consultant of the Year Award, ABC Associate Supplier Award, SHRM Innovation Award, Ron Shane HR Lifetime Achievement Award and most recently a finalist for the HR Person of the Year Award. Tricia has been singled out by her clients for her ability to identify and analyze the developmental needs of the leaders she coaches while understanding the impact of their business issues. She works effectively and collaboratively with her clients to diagnose issues, offer potential solutions, and support chosen recommendations. During times of change, transition and growth, Tricia maintains a results-oriented focus.


Vice President of HR Operations

Dave is leading the Training and Development, and the Talent Acquisition divisions of the business. He continuously develops creative and interactive training programs to ensure engagement and learning objectives are met. His ability to find the right talent, the first time, for diverse organizations has reduced their expenses and helped grow client’s bottom line. He brings thirty plus years of leadership, training, coaching and development as well as recruitment to our organization. Dave is a SHRM-CP and attends 20 to 30 training programs annually to keep apprised of compliance requirements, benchmarking and best practice trends so that he can develop solutions for our client’s needs.

Joanne Lee SHRM-SCP

Chief Mediator and HR Business Partner

Joanne leads the Mediation and Investigation division of the business. She brings over 35 years in HR Management roles working with profit and non-profit organizations in 25 states. Her business partners have found that she consistently acts as a catalyst between staff by defining issues, eliminating obstacles, moderating and guiding the processes to find resolution. Joanne is a facilitator for the SHRM Certification Preparation course and has served on the Business Advisory Boards for Wilmington University, Delaware Technical College, and the Center for Leadership Advisory Board for Neumann University. Joanne has received professional designation in HR Management through UCLA; been recognized in her profession with the Ron Shane Lifetime Achievement in HR Award; as a member of the SHRM Labor Relations Special Expertise and the SHRM Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Special Expertise Panels. Joanne’s passion, dedication and commitment to “People” continues in this new role.


HR Business Partner

Chris is a team player credited with supporting organizations and honoring commitments that have been consistently successful. He is a catalyst for a wide range of innovative initiatives involving talent acquisition and team building programs that have positively impacted our clients. Chris has a BS in Organizational and Community Leadership from the University of Delaware and has successfully achieved SHRM-CP. He brings seven plus years of recruiting, multiple years of teambuilding and problem solving to our organization.